New event series for WonkComms Leaders

We’re back! After a long time adjusting to the new reality of 2020 working life, WonkComms is slowly but surely gearing up for a series of events and discussions, in partnership with Soapbox who have been an integral part of

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Five Things We Learned About Communicating Research (and one bonus thing)

Is your research having the impact you want? If you’re like most of us, your answer is probably no. Learn how you can change that.

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Experts make a comeback: the DIY think tank

Garden centers have never been so hot. But don’t be too distracted by that eye catching announcement, on this lockdown-lifting bank holiday. It will be weeks before we know for sure what’s happened to the R rate but significant undercurrents

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Five Things We Learned About Online Events

Photo showing proper lighting for online meetings using only a normal desk lamp

The inaugural edition of a new series on digital think tanking kicked off with an online event on—what else?—online events.

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EVENT: #RouteToTheTop: Keith Burnet, Comms Director, Chatham House

Chatham House’s world-leading comms are the envy of wonks everywhere. Comms Director Keith Burnet talks us through his #RouteToTheTop. 08:30-10:00, Weds 25 March 2020 Sign up HERE Keith Burnet has been Director of Communications and Publishing at Chatham House since

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EVENTS: BreakfastClub Spring Collection

The WonkComms #BreakfastClub Spring Collection has arrived! COP is Coming: Think Tank Comms and the UN Climate Change Conference (Monday 2 March) – Book your place here #RouteToTheTop: Keith Burnet, Communications Director, Chatham House (Wednesday 25 March) – Book your place

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Back to basics? Campaigning in a Tory majority Parliament

Amid all the headlines about the historic nature of the 2019 election result, campaigners in charities and think tanks would be forgiven for missing just how radical it might turn out to be for the story of their careers. You’d

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Five Things We Learned About Longform

Later this month will mark the seventh anniversary of the day when the New York Times’ Snow Fall burst onto the scenes, forever (or at least for the better part of a decade) changing how we think about storytelling in

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Five Things We Learned About Data Visualization

Are you burnt out on infographics? We often see organizations relaying messages using generic and unengaging data visualization methods. And—to be honest—it gets a bit old. Here are several problems that are dragging down data viz: You’ll commonly come across

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Polarisation: why Brexit & a hung Parliament need a different campaigning style

“Umbrella bodies are the unsung heroes of the charity sector,” said the keynote speaker in the opening address. “Amen,” I tweeted. I’d been asked by New Philanthropy Capital to speak in a breakout session at their #NPCignites conference: an annual

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