Category Archives: policing

Managing the aftermath

When a pebble falls into a lake you can see the impact and the ripples that grow weaker the further out you look. It is this image that simply explains one of the most important elements of crisis communication. Consequence … 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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Right to the top

There is a big discussion that is often had about when and how to use the person at the top of the organisation to do media interviews. Managing the demands on the most senior person in the business is one … Continue reading

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365 days later

A year ago I wrote an article for PR Week looking at the predictions for 2018 and it is interesting to reflect now and assess what happened. When I wrote it I was still trying to come to terms with … 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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Overcoming obstacles

Growing up my parents gave me the confidence to think I could achieve whatever I wanted to if I put my mind to it. They ensured their two daughters were determined and single-minded. At primary school I was in the … Continue reading

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Communicating to tackle crime

I had the pleasure of writing a piece for PR Week that was published today (https://www.prweek.com/article/1496881/comms-cheaper-policing-when-deterring-crime). It focused on the subject of having an impact with communication and being able to evaluate it. At the heart of this was a … Continue reading

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A job well done

Tonight I will be at our annual awards ceremony which is a prestigious event. It is an amazing uplifting experience recognising what people have done to help others. In the public sector it is challenging to recognise good work if … Continue reading

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The reason why

I have had a brief break from blogging due to some issues at home that have required more than my full attention. But just over a week ago I had a conversation that has stayed with me. It was an … Continue reading

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The future of PR

There seems to have been a lot of discussion of what the future of PR can and should be. Some of it is aspirational and some is hamstrung by the past. Both the Chartered Institute for Public Relations and the … Continue reading

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