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The future of digital and social media in government comms

Posted on March 23, 2015, in Discussion, Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Guidance, How-to, PR and Campaigns, Professional Development, Working in Government

The Prime Minister recently took part in a live BuzzFeed interview, perhaps making Buzzfeed the latest platform to move into the media mainstream. The Digital and Social Media Communications Trends project, part of the GCS Improvement Programme, aims to ensure that government.

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The GCS Fast Stream: fanfare for the communications professional

Posted on March 23, 2015, in Events, Fast Stream, Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Recruitment, Working in Government

Over the last few months, 1300 graduates have been put through their paces through a series of tests and exercises. Only 150 remain. They face one final assessment from which 25 will be left standing. This is not the auditions.

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Communications and policy – bridging the gap

Posted on March 17, 2015, in Front page news, GCS, Guest Blog, Guidance, How-to, PR and Campaigns, Professional Development

In 2014, a change programme established the Government Communications Service (GCS) as the professional body for all government communicators, with the aim of creating an exceptional communications profession that delivers effective and efficient campaigns. When I was asked to lead.

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Follow my leader…great for children, but not always in the office

Posted on March 11, 2015, in Behaviour change, Competencies, Evaluation, Events, Front page news, GCS, Guidance, PR and Campaigns, Working in Government

If we all continued the notion of blindly following my leader into adulthood, we might have a simple life, but what would we achieve? It would rely on a single guiding mind leading us happily – or more probably unhappily.

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Digital Apprentices in government communications

Posted on March 11, 2015, in Digital, Front page news, Guest Blog, Interviews, Professional Development, Working in Government

This week is National Apprenticeship Week so GCS caught up with Daniel Clayton, one of the first Digital Apprentices in government communications, to talk about his time in Defra so far. “After college I felt that the university route was.

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