Perceptions of think tanks

Last month we published our research on public perceptions of think tanks in the US, Forging the Think Tank Narrative. Since then we have had the honour of being invited to a number of think tank summits and round-table events

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WonkComms and the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Still from Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel—and a dash of literary theory—point the way to a new approach to research comms outreach.

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Five things we’ve learned about blogging

The blog has become a vital – and ubiquitous – part of the think tank’s publishing platform. Offering experts and researchers the chance to convey their insights in a digestible and (hopefully) accessible way, a blog post can be an

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Blogging

Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms? WonkComms have teamed up with Soapbox to offer the UK WonkComms community a regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big

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Communications professionals: fight back with evidence

When was the last time you had to push for communications budget? Or convince colleagues that trying a different – or heaven-forbid innovative – format was a good idea? Being a communications professional sometimes feels like going into battle. Well,

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Five things we’ve learned about speaking truth to power

In this ‘post truth’ era the facts have never been more important, or more contested, in public debate. The phrase ‘speak truth to power’ was coined in 1955, by American Quakers, but the words have a timeless and mission-statement air

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Four things think tanks will need to address in a ‘post-truth’ political environment

Here at WonkComms the topic of ‘post truth’ politics has cropped up numerous times over the past couple of years – in our Breakfast Club discussions, on Twitter and in blogs. So I was really pleased to see that Chatham

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Speaking truth to power

Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms? WonkComms have teamed up with Soapbox to offer the UK WonkComms community a regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big

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Poverty porn? You’re having a laugh!

This week Comic Relief came under friendly-fire for a film they produced with global pop mega-star Ed Sheeran. While several hundred people voted it the most offensive fundraising video of the year, over six million people have viewed it on

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Five Things We Learned about Crisis Communications

Crisis Communications is a lot like fire alarms and seatbelts: you hope you’ll never need any of them, but it would be foolhardy to go without. Responding to a crisis in a timely and honest way could actually raise your

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