Tag Archives: budget

To vote or not to vote

No one could have failed to notice that today is election day. There are polling stations dotted around our streets and communities, there have been leaflets through the door, and it has been mentioned by every news channel. I had … Continue reading

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Every penny counts

In every communication department whether in-house or agency, public or private sector making every penny count has never been more critical. This is about more than just making savings or being careful with the finances. It is about showing the … Continue reading

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Creative support – look and its free

These are really challenging times for all of us working in communication roles. No matter where you are the pressure on budgets is increasing and we are all trying to get something for nothing or as the saying goes ‘get … Continue reading

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Going for gold – the Olympic feeling

I was going to resist the temptation of writing a blog about the Olympics, but in the end I gave in and these are my observations. One of the most interesting things that I have seen since the Olympics started … Continue reading

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Positivity: the sign of a good leader.

Communicating during a time of financial pressure when staff are facing uncertainty is not an easy task. For one thing there is always criticism about how much money is being spent on both internal and external communication, and for another … Continue reading

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Is PR in 2012 just about digital?

Public relations has been undergoing a transformation linked to a number of things that have been taking place in recent years. First, there has been the world financial crisis affecting companies and businesses struggling to deal with shrinking economies. This … Continue reading

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Are we tweeting yet?

There were a few real Eureka moments for me that happened in the past week. For an organisation that is often risk averse and quite conservative in how it approaches things, they are ‘getting’ social media. On two separate occasions … Continue reading

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Code red for evaluation

The challenge for communication professionals is how they are going to demonstrate value for money and direct impact on organisational priorities. Continue reading

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Counting the cost of PR

Public sector communicators have always had to consider value for money and make decisions based on the issues and what is required. Continue reading

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NHS – not so Direct

In making cuts why don’t we involved the public and make sure we keep what works and build on it for the future. Continue reading

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