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May 25, 2016 Transcript of #CommsChat on PR and paid media

This week on #CommsChat we were joined by Jim Hawker (@JimJimhawker) and Farhad Koo (@farhadkoo) from Threepipe (@Threepipe) for a chat around PR and paid media. We looked at the increasingly prevalent role played by paid media in digital and social communications, and its relevance to PRs. We also covered the importance of securing paid […]

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April 25, 2016 #CommsChat on campaign comms

This week on #CommsChat, we look at campaign comms. We want to know how campaigns fit into wider comms strategy, how comms campaigns intersect with advertising/marketing campaigns and how they differ, and we ask whether campaigns can deliver long-lasting results. What is the purpose of a short-term comms campaign? How does an IC or PR […]

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March 11, 2016 #CommsChat on comms in the private sector

After looking at communications in the third and public sector, we look at life as a comms professional in the private sector. We will look at the ups and downs of working in an in-house comms team. How does working as a comms professional in the private sector differ to other sectors? What are the […]

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March 8, 2016 Transcript of #CommsChat on comms in the public sector

Last night on #CommsChat we looked at communications in the public sector with our guest Amanda Coleman (@amandacomms), head of corporate communications at Greater Manchester Police. We discussed the challenges and the opportunities associated with working as a communications professional in the public sector. Here are some of our highlights: @vickyohare @CommsChat T6 take time to get to […]

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March 3, 2016 #CommsChat on comms in the public sector

This week, we’ll look at communications in the public sector with our guest Amanda Coleman (@amandacomms), head of corporate communications at Greater Manchester Police. We’ll look at the challenges and the opportunities associated with working as a communications professional in the public sector. ​What makes comms in the public sector unique? Who is your audience? What does […]

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February 23, 2016 Transcript of #CommsChat on charity comms

Last night we chatted about communications in the third sector, and we were happy to be joined by Emma Wilson, senior communications officer at The Children’s Society. We spoke about the challenge of working with an often restricted budget, and we explored the importance of communications to charities and non-profits and the work that they do. Here […]

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February 2, 2016 Transcript of #CommsChat on the gender pay gap

We had a thought-provoking discussion this week around the gender pay gap in the communications industry. We know it’s an issue, but how can we resolve it sooner rather than later? Some highlights below: @Brianna__Myers I think that compared to other fields of work, there is less of a pay gap but it is still apparent […]

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January 12, 2016 Transcript of #CommsChat on communications trends in 2016

This week we were joined by John Brown, head of engagement at Hotwire PR, as we spoke about trends likely to affect the industry in 2016. We looked at the ongoing impact of technology and reaffirmed some classic comms lessons. Read some of our predictions here: @JeremySinger1 @CommsChat Ditching cringeworthy buzzwords in external comms and client meetings. […]

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January 6, 2016 #CommsChat on communications trends in 2016

This week on #CommsChat, John Brown (@brownbare), head of engagement at Hotwire PR, will help us decipher and unravel some of the trends likely to go mainstream in 2016. We will look at the factors affecting our industry and will aim to separate the fads from the practises that are here to stay. What are […]

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December 11, 2015 Transcript of #CommsChat on women in comms

This week we were joined by Rachel Friendly, MD at Weber Shandwick, as we tried to understand the pay gap, why there is still gender inequality in comms and what the industry should do to tackle it. Read the highlights below: @adamrubins in my experience I haven’t seen a gender pay gap. Our comps and […]

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