4 ways to contribute to comms when you’re not in the comms team

browningyork Communication channels, Communication lessons, General communication, Organisational culture

Every single person at an organisation has a role to play when it comes to communication. You don’t have to be in the comms team to make a difference. Here are some steps you can take. Be proactive in keeping yourself informed In most organisations there will be a number of ways to find out what is going on. These …

You’ve written your #comms strategy, now what?

browningyork Charity, Communication lessons, Communication measurement, Engagement, Planning, University

This year for me has been (almost) all about communication strategies. Clients ranging from a national disability charity to a local healthcare organisation and a university procurement team have asked me to draw up a more strategic approach for them. Whatever their size and whatever their mission, their aim has been to reach more audiences more effectively with their messages. …

How to write a comms strategy quickly

browningyork Communication lessons, General communication, Planning, Strategy communication

I often work with clients who tell me they really want to work from a comms strategy but they don’t have time to write it. Because I am not (usually) involved in the day-to-day delivery of communications at their organisation, I have the time and space to do the strategic thinking. I can take a step back and look at …

How to identify your key messages

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, Training

Key messages can be tricky to get right. This is especially true if you are close to the subject matter and know all the ins and outs by heart. Or if you are producing communications for a project manager who wants to cover all bases. But it is vital for effective communication that you find a way to get the …

It’s all in the timing

browningyork Communication audiences, Communication lessons, General communication, Planning, Uncategorized, University

There are many areas of life where timing is all important. Communication is one of them. This is something that anyone who has ever had to talk to their boss about a difficult project knows very well. Or if you’ve had to persuade a 2-year-old to put their socks on! Cycles of work Working in academic environments has particularly taught …