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want to be a more effective communicator? come along to our forthcoming event with PSCSF #commsforchange14 in Birmingham on September 24 >>

Monday
Sep012014

why we’re staging the #commsforchange14 event

Announcing an exciting event with our partners Public Sector Customer Services Forum that will help you deliver real change.

by Dan Slee

We’re pleased to say that comms2point0 is joining forces with Public Sector Customer Services Forum to stage an event which we think will deliver a stack of value.

We think this will work for comms and PR people but we think this will also be valuable for people who are working in your organisation on projects big and small that need communicating.

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Monday
Sep012014

seven reasons comms getting involved early is a good idea

As we put together commsforchange14 there's a regular complaint... comms is always asked to come along too late. In this post we put forward seven things you'll find if you start early or late.

by Dan Slee

We've all been there when the email comes in with news of a major launch or announcement the next day at 6pm the night before.

You are already batting with one hand behind your back before you even start to look at what the project is about.

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Sunday
Aug312014

excellent... a survey and whitepaper for #commsforchange14

In September, some of the brightest minds in public sector comms will come to Birmingham for our rather fine #commsforchange14 event. Know what's even better? We're also publishing a whitepaper at the event and we're launching a survey to help shape it. Can you help?

by Dan Slee

The single biggest problem with communications, George Bernard Shaw once said, is the illusion that it has taken place.

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Sunday
Aug312014

being an informal whistleblower should be part of the job description

Occasionally, we'll write guest posts and when approached by PR Week we wrote about the lessons for public sector communicators from the Rotherham scandal.

by Dan Slee

So now ‘Rotherham’ is doomed to enter the lexican of towns long shadowed by failure.

It is a town where 1,400 girls were abused between 1997 and 2013 and where a report pointed the finger of blame for failing to do enough to stop the attacks at Rotherham Borough Council and South Yorkshire Police.

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Thursday
Aug282014

social media for work: just add common sense

There's scores, aren't there? Scores of people getting saying stupid things on social media, isn't there? Actually, no. And yes, there is a common sense approach to take so you don't end up in trouble.

by Gemma Melling

I was interested to read the story about the number of police officers who have been disciplined in relation to the misuse of social media.

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