Author Archives: amandacomms1

So much more

The past 48 hours have highlighted how strategic communication can step in to prevent an organisational crisis. The World Health Organisation has put itself in a difficult position with the announcement about Robert Mugabe and had to do some hasty … Continue reading

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Please look behind the headline

I feel the need to comment about the front page of the Daily Mail today. If you haven’t seen it let me explain. It has taken a selection of separate police related stories and claims policing has lost its way. … Continue reading

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Behind the eyes 

I have written during this week of the arrival of our new family member the little rabbit Digger. He had a bit of a traumatic day today when he went to the vets for his injections. The bunny was shaking … Continue reading

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Disconnect and unwind

Well some days are just sent to test you. We all have those times when things become overwhelming or we just feel at breaking point. It is increasingly a fact of this modern digital life that we struggle to disconnect … Continue reading

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The heart and soul of partnerships

In the public sector we often use the phrase ‘partnership working’ and we use it so much that it has lost its meaning. For anyone in communication roles it usually means telling another agency about something you are doing or … Continue reading

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Farewell Crimewatch 

I feel I have to use today’s blog to consider the demise of the BBC’s Crimewatch programme. After many years it has disappeared from our television screens which is probably a lot to do with the changes in society. But … Continue reading

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A heated debate

It was another fascinating Commschat tonight on Twitter. Among one of the threads discussed was whether communication teams should be working as agency or in-house. It was a subject that prompted some heated discussion. The answer seems quite simple to … Continue reading

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