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Abha Thakor is a senior communicator, journalist and digital media professional working in a variety of sectors.

  • 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 ›

  • ‘Two for one’ conference special offer

    Now even more members of your communications team can attend this year’s LPS conference in Manchester to learn about the new “Rules of Engagement” for local public services. A time limited offer of ‘2 for 1’ on conference places has been announced. Chair of… Read More ›

  • Highlights of 2014 conference programme

    Rules of Engagement is the theme for this years conference, reflecting the changing world in which local public service communicators operate and offers real value for money training. Highlights of day one (6 November 2014) will include a session on… Read More ›

  • Sign up to PR News

    If you work in local public service communications and are interested in developments in the sector and learning and development opportunities from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, you can register for the revamped PR News e-magazine. Latest edition of the e-magazine, sponsored… Read More ›