Category Archives: emergency services

Who really matters?

It is easy to sit in a communication ivory tower where you decide what to do and then do it. You can be creative and have ideas that will be award-winning. And you can carry on like this for years … Continue reading

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With gratitude

There was a sign on the wall of Accident and Emergency as I waited with my mum for her to see the doctor. It read ‘be the reason someone smiles today’. After 48 hours dealing with a whole range of … Continue reading

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Six of the best

A world away from Manchester, England I found myself sat listening to the head of communications for NATO talking about dealing with a crisis this week. It was one of those pinch me moments to make sure I was really … Continue reading

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Love it or hate it?

Police communication has been my focus for 20 years and I remain as passionate about it today as I was when I eagerly arrived for my first day on the job in 1999. It is the opportunity to really help … Continue reading

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‘No fluff’ revisited

Twelve months ago, I was compelled to write a blog to try and explain the important role that public sector communicators had following a critical article in a national newspaper. (You can read it through this link https://amandacomms1.wordpress.com/2018/01/07/no-fluff-here/) It is … Continue reading

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Through the seasons

We are always saying that communication is a 24/7 business with social media round-the-clock and rolling news channels. There is lots of discussion about how we can manage this demand with the resources we have and it is no easy … Continue reading

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‘‘Tis the season…

I admit I am currently not feeling very festive and am struggling to find the Christmas spirit. That doesn’t make me the Grinch just I have a lot of other stuff going on and occupying my thoughts. This is often … Continue reading

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