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Doing Comms: What does a Communications Advisor Do All Day?

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Communications, Strategy | No Comments
Doing Comms: What does a Communications Advisor Do All Day?

I do comms and strategy. That is, I write and communicate, mostly on environmental campaigns and science issues, as well devising ways to help organisations achieve their ambitions. As people – friends, family, even clients – are often perplexed as to what this involves, I thought I’d have a go at actually communicating about what I do all day.

Doing comms does include traditional press officer tasks – like pushing “send” on media releases and haranguing overworked journalists. Getting a story published, however is only part of the job. Communications shouldn’t happen as an afterthought or in isolation, or for its own sake. It doesn’t matter how many centillions of people Like, Retweet or even read (heaven forbid) what I’ve just catapulted out into the ether, if this frenzy of attention cannot be converted into some kind of real world action.

2016 in review: What I Got Up To and What Happens Next

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in Featured, Projects, Strategy | No Comments
2016 in review: What I Got Up To and What Happens Next

What a year – moving countries, working for Antarctic and Arctic protection and joining the quest to halt international trade deals in between.

How to Win: Bicycles and Honey Badgers

Posted by on May 16, 2013 in Articles, Strategy | No Comments
How to Win: Bicycles and Honey Badgers

Dave Walsh writes about letting sport teach us about campaigning, via the tenacious, flexible and fun Slipstream Sports cycling team.