Martin Schipany is the Head of ‘City Communications’ for the City of Vienna’s Press and Information Services. Martin started working for the City of Vienna as a Press Officer before becoming an Editor in the Press and Information Services, eventually to rise to the Head of the sub-department ‘City Communications.’ Martin has also been the Head Press Officer for a political party in the Vienna State Parliament. Martin recently completed his Executive Masters in International Media Innovation Management. Martin’s thesis was on the necessary criteria, instruments and processes to implement a municipality’s content marketing strategy.
In this episode you will learn:
9:01 How do you get the attention of the political media officers to tell them that there is more to life than speaking to the media?
10:00 Why all government departments should be completing a citizen journey discovery
13:32 Where Europe is in their adoption of content marketing
15:53 Recommendations on how the City of Vienna can improve their content marketing strategy (you can apply these too to your government department)
21:33 Why the communications team should be close to the leadership
27:47 How do you convince government to adopt digital?
In this episode, we sit down with Assistant Secretary of Communications at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, Trish Johnston. Trish has worked on some of the Government's most complex policy issues including domestic violence, cyber security, indigenous affairs, climate change, resources and energy and preventative health. We discuss the changing role of government communications, how social media has changed the way government communicates with the public, how comms strategies are built in the public sector and how to improve the quality of public sector communications campaigns.
Sean Larkins is the Director of Consulting & Capability for the Government and Public Sector Practice of the world’s largest communications services group, WPP. Sean was previously the Deputy Director of the UK Government Communications. Sean led the reform of the UK Government’s communications to build a centralised strategy. Sean set up and ran the UK Communications Service. Sean was responsible for almost 4,000 government communicators.
In this episode, you'll learn:
5:37 How to discover government communication priorities
6:34 Why government communications should be run more like a business
10:58 How do you change the government's tendency for risk aversion?
19:07 What are the small, simple steps to move from traditional marketing to content marketing?
25:31 What skills do government communicators need to become more effective?
28:55 How do you make communicators the most prestigious civil servants in government?
In this week's episode of InTransition, we interview Mandy Gyles. Mandy has over 25 years’ experience in the communication and media industry. Mandy started her career as a reporter for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Mandy moved into the role of Communications Officer in the agricultural industry. She moved through various roles in PR, media and communication. Mandy worked for the Department of Agriculture and as Public Affairs Officer for the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research. Mandy has now ceased working in-house and has become a Media and Communication Consultant for her own company. Her recent clients include Capital Metro, SBS Radio, International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics, and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
In this episode, you will learn:
4:10 What makes a good reporter?
5:25 What are the hard things about telling stories about organisations?
6:52 How do we improve public sector storytelling?
8:45 What is the way forward to overcome the risk to tell stories?
11:11 What tactics do you use to tell the senior management that the risk of telling stories is mitigated?
12:40 What are the obstacles for doing well in government communications?
19:32 What are the biggest challenges for public sector organisations to create a publishing mentality?
22:15 What does it take to tell good stories about research?
23:45 The changes in the way stories are told in research communications
24:57 What is the best story you have ever told?
30:13 What do you see is in the future and what advice can you give to the public sector?