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Building the investment case: How to get money from Government

Many projects require a government contribution but the process by which this can be secured often seems opaque. So what do you need to do to get that often elusive funding? There are always more projects around than finance available,

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Public affairs and a minority government

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With the dust settling on the General Election and with everyone starting to get used to the idea of the Conservatives operating as a minority government, it is time to think about how public affairs should operate. What is the

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Public affairs at the heart of your communications hub

Rather than being seen as ‘special’ or ‘different’ from other parts of communications, organisations can get the most from public affairs when it sits at the heart of their communications hub. As public affairs is, at its core, concerned with

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Stitching Europe together and making a PR impact

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There are 51 countries in Europe with 23 official languages – so it’s a huge mistake to think that PR operates in the same way across the continent. There are even nuances in different regions within different countries. Whilst we

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The LEP challenge

The introduction of Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) initially received a mixed reaction. They are now though an established part of local leadership but that does not mean the challenges are lessened. In fact, with a new government and Prime Minister

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The role of business in Brexit

Business is critical to the success of Brexit. Without their ideas and input, the Government may not focus as closely on the needs of the economy, or only on certain parts of the economy. Instead, business has to be robust

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Communications are failing to meet expectations

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People’s expectations have changed. They demand more of companies and government. Responses need to be quick and accurate. There is a drive to hold these organisations to account – what they say they do, they should do. All this is

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The Government CommsPlan – why everyone in public affairs should read it

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The release of plans and programmes across government do not always make much impact. But it would be foolish to ignore the release of the 2016/17 Government Communications Plan.Writing in the foreword to the plan, Matthew Hancock, Minister for the

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Reignite Your Marketing Communications for the Digital Era

Does your brand message stand out in the marketplace? Does your narrative convey bold ideas, new experiences and customer stories that engage and excite people to learn more about your company? Has your marketing team fully embraced the tools and

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5 Ways Project Managers Can Improve Their Writing Skills

As a project manager, you have to maintain constant communication with the team members. Sometimes you write individual email messages, but you also have to address them as a group when you coordinate the activities. In addition, you have to

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