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This blog first appeared on www.comms2point0.com 

It’s not often that I’m nervously tuned into ITV right before Coronation Street, furtively waiting for a middle aged TV star and former hit-maker to wax lyrical about my patch.

I say not often, when of course I mean never. In fact,  last Monday is probably the first time I ever pressed the ‘3’ button on my TV.

But working in local government comms has taken me to some strange places in recent years. Continue reading

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Strategy – like a punch in the teeth

“Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.”       ‘Iron’ Mike TysonWhite_House_Chief_of_Staff_Dick_Cheney_during_a_campaign_strategy_session_-_NARA_-_7027918

Strategy, vision, mission, master-plan, principles, approach – all words that modern organisations bombard us with every day.

On websites, in the media, on corporate material and in meetings, the one thing a business or organisation has to have is a strategy right?

But what exactly does this mean and how can we translate this into a useful process for communications? Continue reading