Government Communication

Grandma’s recipe for building relationships

My grandma was an underground communications guru. Not in a university or content company but privately and with great insight. She had a brilliant and simple recipe for building relationships that works whether you are trying to win a client, create content or just make new friends. It’s not a ‘one-size-fits-all’ recipe (there isn’t one …

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The Ultimate 10 Step Content Creation Checklist for Government Communications

Your website is one of the first places people will look for information about your government department or agency. It represents who you are, what you value and gives insight into what you can offer to your audience. We have conducted a range of website and content reviews for clients to give their website content …

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Write less, say more: the plain English guide for Government communicators

As a Government communicator, it’s important to get your message across simply and clearly. The best way to do this is by using plain English. According to the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA), plain English means using simpler and more direct language. It’s not about ‘dumbing down’ information but instead writing with your reader in mind, …

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Government Social Media

Social Media & Government: How to manage it successfully

With over two thirds of Australians checking social media daily, it’s no secret that social media is an important tool for the government to connect with citizens. But when managed incorrectly it’s a lost opportunity. We help a number of our government clients manage their digital channels. Here’s five steps that will help you manage …

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Government Communications

How generating public value is key to transforming government communications

When it comes to improving political governance and government communications, the age of excuses may finally be over. There is a very real and positive shift taking place thanks to governments recognising that solutions arise from better accountability and transparency. From this new position, governing bodies are positioning themselves to tap into innovative thinking that …

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The Digital News Report: Australia 2018 in review

One of the great perks of working in government communications here in Canberra is access to the latest innovations and research on the Australian media and communications landscape. Recently some of our team attended the launch of University of Canberra’s Digital News Report: Australia 2018. The annual publication is the culmination of research on how …

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Announcing the new and improved GovComms Podcast

Our InTransition Podcast has been sharing insights and innovations in government communication with global audiences since 2015. Through this major industry transition, we provided weekly insights into the changing landscape and more importantly how to adapt to it. Each episode has been richly diverse. The transition we were preparing for is now a reality. And …

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