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Planning for impact: five things we learned

Another month, another WonkComms Breakfast Club. The topic this time? That most intractable of WonkComms challenges: planning. As always, there was more discussion than can be summed up in one blog. But we can sum up the key take-aways from the discussion.

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Breakfast Club: Marketing emails

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 an regular opportunity to get together and discuss some of the big

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Coffee, croissants and comms. What could be a better way to start your day in #wonkcomms?

We’re very pleased to announce the first in a new series of small London-based events for the policy communications community. The first session ‘Targeting Parliament’ looks at how to reach MPs and peers given the changing party political makeup of both Houses, with particular reference to APPGs and select committees.

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Holiday Social: 15 December!

There have been a few changes behind the scenes here at WonkComms. As some of you will know, Leonora is off to have a baby, and Richard has moved to Nairobi. While Leonora, Richard, and Nick will continue to be

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Catch up with our recent event on impact

On Wednesday we were kindly hosted by the Wellcome Trust to run a WonkComms event on think tank impact. With a *stella(r)* (geddit?) line up including MP Stella Creasy, the IFS’s Jonathan Wood, WonkComms original Nick Scott and the IFG’s Dr

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EVENT LIVE NOW: Packing a punch: what impact means for think tanks

This panel discussion will explore what impact means for think tanks

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Election Fever: The Role of Think Tanks in the Election

On Wednesday 26 November, we were fortunate to host a WonkComms event at our Southbank offices, bringing together a panel of hacks, wonks and wonkcomm-ers, to discuss the role of think tanks in the upcoming General Election.

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LIVE EVENT – Election Fever: how can think tanks make the most of the UK General Election

With just 6 months until polling day, the next election looms large on the horizon. Think tanks can’t ignore it and business-as-usual for research led organisations seems impossible in such a politically charged atmosphere. What should we do? What are we allowed to do (particularly in light of the Lobbying Act)? And how can Comms teams help their Wonks to get it done?

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EVENT: Storytelling in Research Communications

Invitation to a ‘WonkComms Practicals’ webinar on 28 May 2014 ECDPM is pleased to announce the next WonkComms event, a ‘WonkComms Practical’ webinar, being broadcast and livestreamed on 28 May 2014 from 15.00-17.00 (Central European Time) on storytelling for research communications. Karen

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VIDEOS: WonkComms 1 year on – 2 steps forward, 1 step back

Last Friday (2nd May, 2014) we had a birthday party! But before that we had an event, where is all started for us, at the ODI. We looked back and celebrated. But we also looked forward and wondered… what if?

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