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Being digital and informing the electorate

Following the EU Referendum, the question we must be asking ourselves is how do we ensure there is enough factual information for our electorate? 30 million people voted and voiced their opinion on the 23rd June. This equates to 72.4% of the population - the highest voter turnout since the 1992 general election. So what’s the problem? ...

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In, Out? Shake It All About

Is it my imagination or are we in the throes of election fever? By my reckoning we’re going to be subjected to a barrage of media interest as the EU referendum and US Presidency election get closer. That’s not forgetting the forthcoming Council and PCC elections nor the matter of who will be the next ...

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The curve: My first six months at Public-i and what I’ve learned

It’s already six months since I took up my post at Public-i and it seems like a good time to reflect on what we’ve done and what I’ve learnt. First things first, get to know the people. I think I’ve now got a pretty good grip on what makes most of the people tick (and it’s ...

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Coming soon to a screen near you!

January 23rd 1985 was an historic day for citizen engagement when proceedings in the House of Lords were televised for the first time. Earl Stockton (formerly Harold MacMillan) gave a show-stealing critique of Government economic policies and the live broadcast of politics was here to stay. Traditionally there has always been a public gallery and for ...

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Our Friends in the North

I’m a passionate believer in meeting customers face to face; not just to find out what they want from Public-i but also so that I can engage with them and learn more about what they do and think. As school holidays play havoc with availability during August in England and Wales it seemed to make ...

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