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Churchill, Lemons, Lists and Sunshine

Well, well, well, you have been busy this week. What a bumper crop of blogs you’ve kindly submitted for the rest of the world to enjoy, it’s really rather kind of you. Thanks. A couple of our bloggers took up

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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

Language, art and a bit of elbow grease

We’ve had 10 contributions this week – thanks to everyone who’s blogged, read and liked the posts, as well as anyone who’s decided to follow the blog. It’s been great reading all your posts, and I highly recommend looking after

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Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, architecture, communicating, communities, cultural heritage, culture, education, equality, fine art, health, health services, horticulture, ideas/innovation, languages, learning, local government, medical practice, mental health, natural environment, painting drawing, patient care, photography, police, public sector, public spaces, Religion, schools, science, social care, social media, streets, unconferences, visual arts

BREW EXPORT: 22 things I learned at two events with tea and cake

In this time of austerity public sector employees are working extra hard. The Brewcamp manages to add value to those well deserved cuppas by giving people the chance to network, share ideas and support each other. In this blog Dan

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Posted in communicating, local government, police, public sector, social media, unconferences


A really useful blog post this week for anyone looking to break into a career in PR. Ross Wigham has asked some influential comms people what they consider to be key skills and attributes needed to stand out from the crowd and get hired.

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Posted in communicating, internal communications, journalism, leadership, local government, media, public relations, setting goals, working practices, workplace

POST RELEASE: What are you doing writing just press releases in 2013?

Dan Slee has blogged before on the subject of press releases, their role in comms, and the alternatives. In this latest post he shares with us a table by Fred Godlash which sets out the reasons for writing a press

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Posted in communicating, digital technology, journalism, public relations, social media, storytelling, working practices

Food for Thought – CommsCamp13

Simon Hope writes a thoughtful and, at times, thought-provoking post about CommsCamp13 and advises talking to people in breaks (as well as eating cake). Food for Thought – CommsCamp13 by Simon Hope.

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Simply the Best for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Karen Hart introduces us to some of the amazing women she works with at Stepney City Farm. Many are volunteers who give up their time to be involved in the day to day running and

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Posted in animals, Business, communicating, communities, friendship, internal communications, public relations, women

An apple a day

Phil Jewitt highlights how from April 2013 Localgov will have a responsibility for Public Health, and how the council can help to make every contact count to improve the health and welbeing of its residents – whatever that means. An

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Split Personalities Required

Simon Hope, a new contributor to Weekly Blog Club, provides the first of the Week 12 posts. He has written a very useful reflection on the role of communications teams in our contemporary, social-media-switched-on world. Although his context is local

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