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  • Professional PR Practitioners

    Mandy Pearse MCIPR, newly elected CIPR Council representative, reports on the importance of ongoing learning and development to the PR profession and its customers. The call for a focus on professionalism was loud and clear when I attended my first… Read More ›

  • ‘Does digital destroy or renew public service ethos?’

    Updated, original post 22/1/2015 Has public service ethos changed with the advance of technology, online services and the ‘Digital by Default’ agenda? This question lay at the heart of a local digital panel debate comprising senior central and local government… Read More ›

  • Digital agenda’s effect on public service ethos

    (Updated post first published 13/1/2015) This evening (Tuesday 13/1/2015), local government communicators and members will take part in a debate on the effects of digital on public services. The debate will begin at 5.55pm with an open vote on the… Read More ›

  • 2015 PR Trends

    Reposted blog (first appeared 30/12/2014, reposted 9/1/2015) Discover the predictions of experienced PR practitioners from the CIPR about public relations and communications in 2015. Lynda Fothergill, Abha Thakor and Robert Webb from the Local Public Services Group take a look at… Read More ›

  • CIPR State of the Profession 2014 Survey

    CIPR members can now take part in the largest and longest running survey of public relations professionals. The CIPR’s State of the Profession survey provides a comprehensive overview of the profession and attitudes to key issues and future challenges. CIPR… Read More ›

  • Share your local gov social media tips

    Help the Local Government Association (LGA) compile a guide on using social media when communicating with residents and communities. On Thursday 9 October 2014, between 1pm and 2pm, you can share your top tips, recommendations for approaches to use and any… Read More ›

  • Claim your places at this year’s LPS development event

    Have you claimed your ‘2 for 1’ offer on conference places for the Local Public Services professional development event this November in Manchester? Places are limited, so make sure you book a space for you and a colleague at the… Read More ›

  • 2014 Social Media Survey closes 1 Oct

    Do you know which social media type is popular among your external customers and who is using it in your organisation to reach residents? The BDO 2014 Local Government Social Media Survey, now in its third year, is looking to… Read More ›