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The Palace of Westminster, a meeting place for MP's.
How to make the most of your MP visit
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It was the sunny calm before storm Eunice when I travelled down to our client Helix Group in Newbury, last month, for an MP visit. It was my first time supporting a parliamentary visit and for this particular meeting, the...
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hard-to-reach | Housing communications
Reaching the not so hard-to-reach
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Just because something is difficult, it doesn’t mean it’s not worth doing. But for a long time, labelling groups as “hard-to-reach” has shifted responsibility away from the organisations and comms teams who should have been doing more to engage with...
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#housingcomms content ideas in 2021
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In September I wrote about #housingcomms content ideas for external comms, as we all got back to work after summer and the schools went back. Unfortunately things didn’t quite go to plan back then on the pandemic as it kicked...
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Importance of filling the crisis communications vacuum
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Over the weekend the inevitable happened and a child at the school my children go to tested positive for COVID-19. What followed was the start of a classic crisis communications vacuum that needed a swift and decisive response. Initial reports...
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Why purpose is everything | Housing communications
Why purpose is everything
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Speaking during #digitalhousingweek, Anita Khan, executive director of customer services at See Media client settle, summed up why purpose is everything. In her presentation, she explained how focusing on their organisation's social purpose made it possible for the settle team...
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Launch of UKhousing Comms Coronavirus Survey and Webinar
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The #ukhousing sector has been supporting communities through the coronavirus lockdown for the past month now. At See Media, we have seen just how well our clients have risen to the challenges the coronavirus crisis has presented. But these are...
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Now is not the time for marketing with your head in the sand | See Media blog
Now is not the time for marketing with your head in the sand
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These are unprecedented times. Most of us haven't experienced this kind of turmoil before.  As  we try to get our bearings and form some kind of a plan to move forward in this rocky economic climate, a question facing most comms teams is: should our PR and marketing strategy change in line with our present reality?   The answer...
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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 together....
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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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