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Let's not go back to normal | Housing communications
Let’s not go back to normal
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When we eventually reach the other side of this pandemic, we could find ourselves working within organisational cultures that have changed, and for the better. So, let's not completely go back to normal.   Right now, we're all in this...
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Housing staff are key to tackling covid-19
Covid-19: How #ukhousing is helping its keyworker staff
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The government has announced which employment sectors qualify as keyworkers and can therefore continue to send their children to school or nursery if needed to ensure they can continue to work. Although social care workers are on this list, housing...
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Learning from LinkedIn | Housing PR
Learning from LinkedIn by the Sea
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Last summer, Silicon Valley giant LinkedIn made the surprise move of choosing Lincolnshire fishing town Grimsby as the location for a pilot project to help people find work and develop their careers. Four local people, including a café worker and...
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How to seize the PR opportunity in breaking news
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One of the best opportunities for journalists and PRs to work together is on quick reaction stories to breaking news. Whether it is a response on the latest housing policy announcement, Budget statement or Brexit twist, a good quote can...
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Social media | Housing communications
Social: What’s new?
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As always, social media is changing. For many housing providers, finding a balance between making sense of your social analytics and finding new ways to engage with your target audiences – be those stakeholders or customers – whilst also working...
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Great ideas for brilliant housing publications
How perfect publication planning can beat the winter blues
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At this time of year, social landlords are starting to think about how they will produce their annual reports on finance and to customers. In our experience, although much thought goes into these documents (and there are some excellent examples...
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Women in business | Housing communications | See Media
And now for something completely different: Women in business
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As a specialist consultancy providing communications support to the UK housing sector you would be forgiven for wondering why See Media were chosen to support a client looking for ideas to promote their work with older female entrepreneurs. The client...
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Why has the #31DaysOfCreativity challenge been so important?
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Albert Einstein once said, “creativity is contagious, pass it on” and after taking part in the #31DaysOfCreativity challenge, I think the genius was on to something. The challenge has been organised by the lovely ladies at Comms Creatives, who have...
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Mission Vision Values for PR strategy | Housing communications | Housing strategic consultancy
When mission, vision and values add value
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Despite being a professional peddler of words, I agree with everything Alison Inman said about housing organisations' mission, vision and values in her recent Inside Housing column, 'Let's ditch the navel-gazing and stick to the basics'. In the piece, Alison...
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public relations | human resources | recruitment
How PR met HR 
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Once upon a time, people would be content to turn up to work, do what they did, and wait patiently for the pay cheque at the end of the month. According to HR experts, those days are over. Now we all want...
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