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GMT – Three news stories and a poor PR show

October 31, 2011


Joined up government is a mantra politicians from all sides love to trot out.  But in government communications, it is a very rare sight. Take the clocks going back this weekend.  A nice ‘news hook’ to get some positive PR about what the government is doing to help prepare for winter? Or a chance for […]

Cut to spend. Or Sir Sorrell’s law

August 24, 2011


Sir Martin Sorrell, chief of advertising and PR group WPP, has been on the airwaves seemingly talking up his own brand of economic theory: Cut to spend. On the BBC earlier he appeared to urge governments around the world to start spending (including France) – an odd suggestion given current financial turmoil and current IMF […]

National Minimum Comms

November 10, 2010


A tweet alerted me to an interesting discussion about government communications in the HR sector. While the National Minimum Wage (NMW) has been around for years, recent changes and continuing problems with enforcement means that communications both to employees and employers has been a role the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has fulfilled. You […]

If you’re getting bored…

September 30, 2010


The focus for my blogging for the next four weeks is my attempt to cut 40% in spending from my own budget – just as the government is trying to do to the nation’s finances. You can read about it on my cuts blog or on the accompanying BBC News Online piece.

Nice shows we still need government PR… if not the fat cats

September 22, 2010


I was interested to see the anger on Panorama and in the media on the salaries of the government comms fat cats.  PR Week covered the story and I obviously had my say there. But Paul Cardin‘s response made me think, he said: No sympathy whatsoever from this quarter. Don’t fight it and risk exposing yourselves. Just […]