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Freezing cold and ants and I tools old. Alright?

A great blog from Kelly Quigley-Hicks which looks at how simple comms messages can get lost in jargon and gobbledegook. Kelly reminds us what a barrier jargon can be and how the use of plain language will help our audience

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The reinvention of PR – ten thoughts

Kelly Quigley-Hicks recently attended a regional Chartered Institute of Public Relations conference, which brought together high calibre speakers with PR professionals from a wide range of agencies and organisations. In this blog Kelly shares with us her thoughts on the day

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Posted in communicating, conferences, data, public relations, social media, storytelling, working practices

Serious selfies, spring, and sensations

Thank you very much to all the contributors to Week 12’s 15 posts. Since I am behind on summaries, I hope that this brief summary will be enough to lead you to explore these posts. I found them all well worth

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, architecture, blogging, communicating, communities, digital games, health, health services, leadership, learning, local government, management, natural environment, politics, public relations, setting goals, social care, social media, society, storm, universities, working practices

Leaving, changing, starting, springing

Despite the date on this summary, I am writing it a month after it should have been written (I have been very busy, mostly with voluntary work for a community group), so I will attempt the briefest summary I have written

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, blogging, communicating, communities, digital games, health, health services, horticulture, leadership, local government, management, painting drawing, photography, public relations, setting goals, social media, weather, working practices

Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be….

Working for the local authority in which you live can be tricky, as Phil Jewitt explains in his blog for week 9. Contributing to discussion and debate as a resident about plans of your employer sometimes needs clarifying so there is

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First impressions count

When preparing for a new job, as Chief Executive of NHS Scotland, Paul Gray visited a number of NHS Boards to meet staff and patients. He was inspired by what he found. Then a few days before starting, tragedy hit so many when

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Posted in communicating, emergency services, health, health services, leadership, patient care, public relations, public sector, working practices

Shotgun wedding

After larking about in the countryside dressed in tweed, shooting at clay pigeons, Ross Wigham reflects on a time when some PR campaigns might have taken a scatter gun approach to hitting the target but now, with reduced budgets and

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Posted in budget cuts, communicating, data, digital technology, ideas/innovation, journalism, local government, media, public relations, public sector, social media, working practices
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