7 Cs for a successful campaign + why not to “win at all costs”

Martha Mackenzie is Head of Government Relations at Save the Children and has been taking part in the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect Programme. These are edited highlights of her blog series, which WonkComms is publishing as part if our

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: #RouteToTheTop

Tuesday 6 November, 8:30-10:30am Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK NOW Danny Sriskandarajah is about to take over as the boss of Oxfam GB. His #RouteToTheTop included stints as Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society and

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WonkComms Breakfast Club:  Have we hit peak infographics? Where next for data visualisation

Mon 16 July 2018, 08:30 – 10:30 Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK NOW Over the last decade infographics have become a core part of the policy communications armoury. Now it seems as if every report

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Tackling a taboo

Fri 8 June 2018, 08:30 – 10:30 Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK NOW Comms can be a tricky discipline at the best of times. But what if the policy area you cover is one that the media considers left-field?

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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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