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InTransition Podcast

Presented by David Pembroke of contentgroup, InTransition is a weekly podcast dedicated to the practice of content communication in the public sector. Every week David interviews a leading expert in this area, ranging from government communicators to journalists to agencies working with public sector clients.
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Presented by David Pembroke of contentgroup, InTransition is a weekly podcast dedicated to the practice of content communication in the public sector. Every week David interviews leading experts in public sector communications from policy makers, to agencies with government clients, to journalists and technical specialists. The world of communications is changing, be part of the transition.

Dec 6, 2016

 

Rebecca Lieb is a strategic advisor, research analyst and columnist. Her areas of specialization are digital marketing and media, with a concentration in content strategy, content marketing and converged media. David Pembroke recently caught up with Rebecca at Content Marketing World to discuss her research into Contextual Campaigns.

 

 

 

Mar 28, 2016

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?

Mar 21, 2016

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. 

Feb 22, 2016

In this special episode of InTransition, David Pembroke interviews Kanchan Dutt, the Senior Manager of Media and Communications for the Australian Capital Territory Community Services Directorate. This interview includes discussions on the constraints of department communications, how to improve the skills of staff to become better publishers and the challenges faced when convincing senior level management to use content marketing techniques. The interview featured as part of a live webcast from the Digital Hub at Gungahlin Library in 2014.

Kanchan started his career as a reporter in the traditional media before moving into the public sector where he has excelled in government communications for almost a decade. Kanchan has previously managed communications for the ACT Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water and also spent time as a Senior Media Adviser to the ACT Chief Minister's Office.

Feb 15, 2016

Today, David Pembroke sits down with guest Isabelle Oderberg, the National Social Media Lead for the Australian Red Cross. The two discuss the increasing appeal in hiring data analysts to work in social media, how data underpins story telling, how to teach an old work force how to identify and publish compelling social media content and how the approvals process works in a large organisation, among other things.

Feb 8, 2016

In this episode, Founder and CEO David Pembroke sits down with Dr Caroline Fisher, Lecturer in journalism at the University of Canberra. They discuss the new role journalism plays in the public sector and how that is changing with new content marketing initiatives. David and Caroline explain how public sector workers should convince media advisors to employ content marketing tactics when pushing out new programs. They also talk about the new Bachelor of Journalism, Content Marketing degree at UC and where it is headed. Dr. Fisher's thesis can be found here.

Feb 1, 2016

This week we’re joined by Bobby Graham, Director of Bobby Graham Publishers and Business Development Manager of MasterDocs. In this episode, Bobby takes us through the ins and outs of publishing. We discuss the importance of the user, why print is not dead and how to have successful production meetings, among other things.

Bobby is an experienced digital publisher. Her business passion is digital publications, marketing and communication. She holds a Masters in eBusiness and a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. Over the past years, she has worked in the government sector, in mainstream publishers and libraries.

Dec 14, 2015

In this episode of InTransition we are joined by Jim MacNamara from the University of Technology, Sydney. We take a look at Jim’s distinguished career and discuss why more public sector organisations need to learn the art of listening.

Dec 8, 2015

This week we’re joined by  Kate Moore, UNICEF Australia’s media manager. In this conversation, David and Kate talk about UNICEF Australia's communication department and how they get the message out during an emergency.

Dec 1, 2015

This week we’re joined by Clint and Todd Wright, Managing Directors of Threesides Marketing. In this episode we chat with Clint and Todd about their award winning campaign for the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, Wild About Whales project.

 

Nov 24, 2015

This week we're joined by Chris Rottler, Head of Digital Analytics of the US Peace Corps. In this episode, Chris explains how the Peace Corps uses data to understand their audience and develop content.

Nov 17, 2015

This week we're joined by Matt Crozier, the co-founder and CEO of Community Engagement firm Bang The Table. In this episode Matt explains how organisations can engage with their audiences.

Nov 9, 2015

In episode 39 we're joined by Michelle Robertson, the Communications and Marketing Manager of Communites@Work. In this episode we explore the challenges faced by communications departments and how they can stand out in the crowd.

Nov 2, 2015

Today, we're joined by one of Australia's most distinguished journalist and the publisher of The Mandarin, Tom Burton. In this episode we discuss how public sector organisations can become publishers.

Oct 26, 2015

In episode 37, we are joined by government communication expert and founder of GovCom Group, Alun Probert. If you will recall, back in episode 23 Alun joined us to discuss why government agencies should act as a newsroom. In this conversation, we discuss how the private and public sector can work together.

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