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Five ways to get your story on TV or radio

Getting your story onto TV and radio is a notoriously tough part of any communications manager’s job. Sometimes it can seem almost impossible, especially for smaller think tanks and policy organisations, to catch the attention of broadcasters. So how can

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: Getting your story on TV or Radio

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 challenges of

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After Action Reviews: the power of the ‘feedback loop’

My favourite kind of meeting is an ‘after action review’. It’s that meeting when you get the team back together again, once the dust has settled, and you talk about what happened, why it happened, and how it could have

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WonkComms Breakfast Club: From Analytics to Action

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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Six things to know about email marketing

On Monday this week, WonkComms aficionados gathered for our second Breakfast Club hosted by Soapbox. This time we focused on email marketing – what one attendee referred to as the ‘Trojan horse’ of digital communications. As our discussion highlighted, that’s because

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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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Five things we learned at the WonkComms Breakfast Club

Last week saw WonkComms team up with Soapbox to put on the very first in a series of Breakfast Club events. These practical events offer the WonkComms community a regular opportunity to discuss some of the big challenges of delivering

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The little big thing

Everybody’s talking about ‘the little big thing’. We’re all working on big things: ending poverty, reducing maternal mortality, gender equality, financial inclusion, universal education, action on climate change… But sometimes we forget about the little thing, that makes the big

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3 more lessons from working with African think tanks

This post first appeared on OnThinkTanks. About a year a go, I wrote up my reflections after spending time in Kenya working with think tanks from across East Africa on their communications challenges. I’m just back from Tanzania, where again

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IMPACT

BOOM! There it is. Impact… Oowf… That’s hit home. Caused ripples. Resonated beyond the usual suspects. Those ‘key stakeholders’ are now ‘all ears’. Your report is basically the research equivalent of ‘appointment to view’ television. At water coolers all across

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