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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WonkComms Breakfast Club: responding a comms crisis

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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Five Things We Learned About Being a Digital Think Tank

Like pretty much everyone else who deals with words and ideas for a living, think tankers have spent the last few years grappling with what it means to move to digital. It’s meant different things to different organizations—some have focused

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WonkComms DC Breakfast Club: How to Be a Digital Think Tank

9am to 11am Wednesday, 8th November 2017 Brookings Institution 1775 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036 Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms? Over the last few years, think tanks and

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Live streaming link for our ‘digital think tank’ event

Our event The digital think tank in a ‘post-truth’ age: WonkComms In Conversation with David Nassar is now fully booked. But never fear, our lovely hosts Chatham House are live streaming the discussion on their website here. When? From 18.30

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The digital think tank in a ‘post-truth’ age: WonkComms In Conversation with David Nassar

18.30 (registration from 18.15), Wednesday 11 October 2017 Chatham House, 10 St James’s Square, London SW1Y 4LE We are delighted to welcome David Nassar, Vice President for Communications at the Brookings Institution, to discuss digital publishing, the future of online

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Five Things We Learned About Think Tank Events

If you work for a think tank, you’re probably pretty sold on two things: the power of ideas and the power of bringing people together. And if you work in events for a think tank, your daily challenge is in

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WonkComms breakfast club: Beyond the panel event

8.30am to 10:30am 5th September 2017 Soapbox studio, London 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

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Defying gravity: why the ‘submarine strategy’ drags you down

A lot of think tanks and research organisations end up using a submarine strategy. They don’t do it deliberately. It’s just what happens, by default, in the absence of a communications strategy. Left to their own devices, think tanks and

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