Some really interesting research and analysis from Neil Wholey, Chair of LGinsight, on UK local authorities, reputation and local government communications.
Local election purdah for many councils starts tomorrow. Find out more about what that means and how it affects council communications.
A couple of useful research summaries from Ipsos MORI for those working in public sector communications.
LGA and LGcommunications have just launched the latest version of their Reputation campaign – a toolkit for local government communicators to help them use the latest national evidence to inform their communications strategies.
Civil servant Steph Gray is steering clear of blogging and using Twitter during the purdah period for the forthcoming general election. I’m thinking about whether I should the same.
A new website from Kent County Council shows the potential for opening up access to public sector data.
Read Ian Vaughan’s research into social media use in local government.
September’s here and my summer blog break is well and truly over and it’s time to look ahead.
I’m speaking on social media at a CIPR event and a Public Sector Forums event in Newcastle in July.
Stephen tells us how he ended up working in council communications and how the challenges for communicators are changing.