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So far Angela has created 16 blog entries.

Does my project need a comms plan?

If you’re even asking yourself the question you probably already know the answer. Personally, I think every project, event or initiative should have a communications plan – it might not need to be elaborate – a simple checklist may suffice – but you do need one.

2019-10-09T14:46:13+13:00October 9th, 2019|Communication|

Writing an awesome award application

Entering awards is all part of raising your profile and receiving recognition for the hard work that you do. I often get asked to help people with their award applications. Here's a few pointers on what to do to stand out from the crowd.

2019-03-25T11:23:24+13:00March 25th, 2019|Communication|

How to bring your story to life

So how do you bring your story to life? Easy, you get someone else to tell it for you! Someone talking about their experience of working with you, or their experience of your product or service, is so much more powerful than you talking about it.

2019-02-13T08:55:32+13:00February 13th, 2019|Communication|

How to be more appealing

As a business or organisation, it’s sometimes difficult to connect with our community, customers or clients. It’s hard to come across as a caring, approachable, compassionate and authentic entity every time.

2019-01-23T18:39:04+13:00January 23rd, 2019|Communication|

If Christmas had a strapline

Merry Christmas everyone and happy holidays to all. I thought I’d take a seasonal approach to my thoughts on the difference between a key message and a strapline and, if Christmas had a strapline, what that might be.

2019-01-23T15:39:21+13:00December 4th, 2018|Communication|

From carbon copies to cyber copies

The clang of typewriter keys and the ‘ping’ of the return arm would ring out through the newsroom. The carbon copied sheets of A5 size newsprint paper were fed into the roller and away we’d go. Keeping the copy tight and trying not to make mistakes.

2018-11-20T08:05:27+13:00November 19th, 2018|Communication|

Communicating through change

Running an organisational restructure change process can be fraught. People may stand to lose their jobs, so it becomes about more than making sure you get the best outcome for your business and that you’re running a fair legal process. It’s about minimising the affect on the lives of people who need their jobs to support their families.

2018-10-18T15:23:18+13:00October 18th, 2018|Communication|

The power of the infographic

We’ve all heard that a picture paints a thousand words but what about an infographic? As a wordsmith myself it’s fair to say I’ve been a bit cynical about infographics in the past. I’ve seen lots over the years and, like most things, some are better than others. However, I recently became a convert.

2018-09-14T16:40:22+13:00September 13th, 2018|Communication|

Websites – nailing the brief

The world of websites has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. When I first started in communications I had some clients that didn’t even see the point of having a website. And those that did invest in a website viewed it as a one-off exercise and cost. Now the conversations are more likely to be around how often to refresh the website and how to get the best deal.

2018-07-09T14:32:19+13:00July 9th, 2018|Communication|