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Think tank events in the wake of the pandemic: Practical tips for online and hybrid experiences

As event teams have figured out how to make the best of their new online-only situation, they’ve also discovered a better way forward beyond the pandemic. Two experts share their experience and tips for how to put knowledge into practice.

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How should think tanks deal with the problem of misinformation?

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For many people, the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 was a wake-up call. If groups like QAnon seemed far-away and abstract before, they don’t anymore: We have now watched on television as the real-world results of

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Five Things We Learned About Reaching Audiences in The New Normal

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The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way households, institutions, and think tanks are run, leading to what has become a new “normal”. Learn how to engage audiences during this time.

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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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Five Things We Learned About Online Events

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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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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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DC WonkComms Breakfast Club: What’s Next for Data Visualization?

Yes, you’ve seen this description before. It was such a hit in the UK that we’re reprising it in DC.* Over the last decade infographics have become a core part of the policy communications inventory. Now it seems as if

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Breakfast Club: The Future of Longform Content

BOOK NOW for our next London Breakfast Club! As more think tanks seek to use the power of storytelling to illuminate policy and research messages, longform features are becoming an increasingly attractive option across the sector. But what is the

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Five Things We Learned About Social Media Advertising (and One Bonus Thing)

There was a time not so long ago when social media—with its promise of free advertising and a potential audience of millions all for a couple hours a week of staff time—was a no-brainer for any think tank. Today, the

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