#104 Sean Larkins – why governments should invest in communication skills

Governments that invest in communication skills achieve better outcomes, according to global research by WPP. Sean Larkins continues his discussion of “The Leaders’ Report” – the first global research focused on government communications, in part 2 of this InTransition podcast.

#103 Sean Larkins – the decline of trust in government

Sean Larkins explains how a decline of trust in government is one of 5 key challenges for government communicators, revealed in new global research.

#102 Frank Quinlan – connecting citizens with government through social media

In this podcast we learn how social media is being used to connect citizens with decision makers, to advocate for better outcomes in mental health.

#101 Ari Sharp – how to create niche content

In this podcast, Ari Sharp from the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry describes how he overcomes the hurdles of content creation in a niche subject area.

#100 Alex Aiken – 5 ways to strengthen the value of communications

It’s our 100th episode of InTransition, and our very first guest returns for a special chat. Alex Aiken is the Executive Director of Government Communications for the UK government, and offers 5 tips on strengthening the value of communications.

#99 Sonya Sandham – the power of personal storytelling

Sonya Sandham is so passionate about the power of storytelling in the public sector that she’s doing a PhD at the University of Canberra. She explains why in this week’s podcast with David Pembroke.

#98 Ruth Dewsbury – a case study in government communications

Ruth Dewsbury describes how the Department of the Environment is using content communication to not only inform the Australian public, but to help achieve the department’s goals through grass roots involvement. Ruth is David Pembroke’s guest on this week’s InTransition podcast.

#97 Amelia Loye – open data for citizen engagement and building trust

Amelia Loye from engage2 explains how open data and “data from community” are important ways to help design services and policy. Amelia specialises in consultation and engagement for government, and has been helping manage engagement for the NZ and Australian open government national action plan.

#96 Gillian Field – building trust with internal communications

Gillian Field joins the InTransition podcast to discuss internal and corporate communications. She has considerable experience in the Australian public sector, including the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defence and Centrelink.

#95 Trish Lavery – website analytics in government communication

Trish Lavery, from the Department of the Environment is the Assistant Director in the Design and Analytics area of the Innovation and Behavioural Insights Team. In this podcast she discusses website analytics, A/B split testing of websites, and looking at the effectiveness of digital social media interactions.

#94 Virginia Haussegger – communicate from an audience perspective

Virginia Haussegger AM is an award-winning journalist with over 25 years’ experience in news media. Virginia spoke to David Pembroke about the need for simple clear language, and understanding how your audience will receive your message.

#93 Allan Yates – moving from journalism to communications

Allan Yates worked as a senior national journalist before moving into media relations, strategy and communications. He has worked with a number of state and federal government departments and institutions. David Pembroke talked with Allan about the transition from journalism to a comms role.

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