#CIPRExcellence 2017 – my experience as a judge

Last year I blogged on the comms2point0 website on my PRide Award judging experience. This year I had the honour of judging a category within the CIPR Excellence Awards. The CIPR Excellence Awards are a celebration of creativity, achievement and the fantastic results that you’re delivering for your employer or clients.

Judges are encouraged not to share which category they’ve been involved with, to ensure impartiality and avoid any possible comeback.

I was lucky to be randomly paired with a friend and ex-colleague of mine Claire Melia-Tompkins.

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IC Space Live 2017!

What is the IC Space?

The IC space is the place for Internal Communication professionals across government to focus on best practice. The information in the IC Space has been pulled together to help you deliver excellent government communications. It’s a great resource for all aspects of internal comms so check it out– even if you’re not working government.

IC Space Live is where Government Communications Service IC professionals get together in person… a great way to network, share ideas and discuss IC issues of the day.

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#inatthestart

Weaving a singular message – How to integrate the strategic benefits of PR into the marketing mix

CIPR marccomms

This recent CIPR Marcomms group event generated some great discussion and highlighted some top tips for delivering effective communications, whilst keeping stakeholders on board.

We heard insights from Andrew Nye, Lauren Winter – FleishmanHillard Fishburn and Rob Myers – Immarsat.

 

The event hashtag #inatthestart summed up a key message which I previously blogged about, that it is critical to involve your communications team at the start of a project.

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The Government Communication Service approach

GCSWhat is the Government Communication Service (GCS)?

The GCS is the professional body for people working in communication roles across government. It’s aim is to deliver world-class communications that support Ministers’ priorities, improve people’s lives and enable the effective operation of our public service. It serves both politicians and the public.

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My experience of the IDM direct and digital marketing professional diploma

IDMbannerWhy did I do this now?

It felt like a good stage in my career and I was lucky to be able to undertake the course at this time. It was important to me to build on my experience with the qualification.
I also wanted to support the professionalisation of the industry. Sometimes it can feel that legal or finance colleagues would not get their advice ignored or involved right at the end of a project, because they’re seen as professionals with specialist qualifications. In some ways I think communications can suffer because there is a lack of perceived professionalism and to some degree the industry needs to redress this, I felt this was a step I could take in the right direction.

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