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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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How do you change someone’s mind?

“Oh yeah, what you’re talking about is ‘pluralistic ignorance’.” That’s the first thing I’m told by the first academic I meet. It’s nine AM, I’m sat in the a professor’s office in the Department of Psychology at the University of

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EVENT: Policy progression – networking drinks #RouteToTheTop

You’re invited! Tuesday, 19 March 2019, 18:30 – 21:00 34 Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HL RSVP HERE WonkComms is delighted to be partnering with Ellwood Atfield – the communications and advocacy headhunters – for our spring social event. This is the latest in

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: #RouteToTheTop with Dan Corry & Polly MacKenzie

Thursday 7 February 2019 (08:30 – 10:00) Soapbox Communications, 126 Back Church Lane, London, E1 1FH BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW Are you a better think tanker because you worked in Westminster and Whitehall? Or were you more effective at navigating the coridoors of

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PODCAST – Episode 2 – Danny Sriskandarajah’s #RouteToTheTop

If you missed our #BreakfastClub event last month, don’t worry because you can catch up on the latest episode of our podcast series. Recorded live at Soapbox in London last month, we discuss with Danny Sriskandarajah his #RouteToTheTop, ahead of

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NEW PODCAST series! Listen in

We might have launched a podcast series much sooner but WonkComms is still a collaboration of professionals who all have busy day jobs. We’ve been inspired by people like Jonathan Tanner, who was a major player in the early days

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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: 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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