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PR and communication in local government and public services

Author: John Brown; Pat Gaudin; Wendy Moran
Publisher: London : KoganPage, 2013.
Series: PR in practice series.
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A practical and accessible text on both internal and external communication for those working in local councils and in the provision of public services, this book offers a detailed analysis of the issues that are unique to this challenging and fast-moving environment. In the UK's current climate of budget cuts and policy changes, local government officials need to be aware of best practice in both broadcasting their  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Brown, John.
PR and Communication in Local Government and Public Services.
Kogan Page 2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Brown; Pat Gaudin; Wendy Moran
ISBN: 9780749466176 0749466170 129968713X 9781299687134
OCLC Number: 851157302
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: About the authors; Foreword; Acknowledgements; 01 The communicating council; The development of local government public relations; From public relations to reputation guardians; Information, publicity and the law; Publicity Code breaches; Getting the basics right; 02 The communication team; The team's responsibilities; Shaping the team; Leadership; Professionalism; Political nous; Measuring performance; 03 Communicating strategically; Research; Reputation campaign; Internal communication; Strategy; Developing a communication strategy; The practicalities. All communications should be strategic04 Communicating and engaging with citizens; Councils and councillors; Public consultations; Local referendums; 05 Communicating with the council customer; My council, total place, customer insight, reputation guide; Why are you communicating?; Using all channels; Sharing best practice; Customer charters; Customer services; The council tax leaflet; Council publications and A-Z guides; The council website and online information; Equality in communication; Can there ever be too much information?; Two-way communication and the all important feedback. Monitoring and evaluation06 Communicating with employees; Defining communications with employees; Identifying internal publics; Voice: staff at the heart of internal communication strategies; Voice: hearing what staff have to say; Voice: internet gives opportunities; The crucial role that managers play; Channels of internal communication; Engaging staff and employee surveys; Inside out and outside in; Creativity; Evaluation; Case studies; 07 Communicating as partners; Local partnerships; Regional partnerships; National partnerships; Partnership work: the challenges and opportunities. 08 Communicating a campaignPlanning the PR campaign; 09 Communicating with the media; Changing media landscape; Real life TV documentaries; Local television; Social media and journalists; The media toolkit; 10 Communicating in a digital world; Digital communication: moving beyond the tools towards the method; Social media evaluation; The impact of social media on organisational approach; The future; 11 Communicating in a crisis; Issues management; Risk assessment; Emergency planning; The role of digital communication; Traditional channels of communication: direct communication matters. Post-crisis communication12 Communicating the council brand; The visual identity; The behavioural and communicative identity; Conclusion; 13 Communicating and promoting place; Place promotion is not new; After the riots: I love Hackney and Manchester campaigns; Glasgow's Miles Better; Event and place promotion; Essentials of place branding; 14 Communicating with confidence; 1. Embrace change; 2. Engage locally; 3. Elevate leadership; 4. Emphasise brand and reputation; 5. Embed public interest; Appendix 1: The code of recommended practice on local authority publicity in England (2011).
Series Title: PR in practice series.
Responsibility: John Brown, Pat Gaudin and Wendy Moran.

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