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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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Housing comms | Housing pr | Housing media relations
Top takeaways from the Inside Housing Comms Conference
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If you follow See Media on Twitter, you may have already seen us talking about some of the discussions from this year’s Inside Housing Communications Conference. A number of themes emerged from the comms event and here, we’ve identified the...
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Social experiment | See Media | Housing PR
The social experiment
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I can’t remember a time when social media didn’t exist. So it’s often surreal when I speak to a marketing or comms manager about their organisation's social strategy and hear they simply don’t have one. Having worked in PR for...
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Publications | See Media
Why publications still matter and six steps to success
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Rapid-fire social media and video are brilliant tools, but there is still an important role for publications – if they are done well There are myriad ways to reach your customers. Some of the most effective communication is done really...
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Proactive PR | See Media
How PRoactive is your organisation?
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PR often means different things to different people. Traditionally, organisations have viewed PR as something that only needs to be managed in response to a crisis. While PR is undeniably essential when things go wrong, it doesn’t mean that you should forget about it when the crisis...
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Thought leadership | Spending review
Time for real thought leadership  
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Does anyone know what's going on at the moment? Amidst continuing political uncertainty and with a potential general election looming, it is time for housing professionals to prove that they, at least, know exactly what needs to be achieved for their...
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