#housingday 2014: share your stories

Today we are sharing new and untold real life housing stories

by Ade Capon

Right now across the UK housing organisations and their tenants are tweeting, Face booking and You tubing their housing stories.

This is our focus for #HousingDay 2014 – promoting the creation of new and untold housing stories. To be shared and in effect crowd sourced under a hash tag campaign. Only by housing organisations ever engaging with their tenants and customers will we be able to compile a compelling housing narrative. Not from our point view but from theirs.

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launching the comms2point0 unawards

Alright, so the time is right for the comms2point0 unawards. It'll be a chance to celebrate good work. Are you in?

by Dan Slee and Darren Caveney 

Today we're announcing the comms2point0 unawards to help celebrate good work by comms people across the UK.

We want to hail the unsung heroes and the unpraised teams that are doing great work day in and day out often without credit.

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12 inspiring links from 2013

2013 has been an amazing year there has been some amazing writing powering it. Here are 12 inspiring links from one communications person.

by Dan Slee

For a good long while now I've strongly felt that if you stop learning you stop growing and with the pace of change learning has never been more important.

The ideas that fire me are not from one organisation or institution. They come like refreshing drinks from the firehose of the internet that shares and spreads ideas. 

Every working day myself, my colleague Darren Caveney or from time-to-time a guest editor will trawl the social networks looking for content that will help make sense of this fascinating landscape we find ourselves in.

Now the year is coming to an end I racked my brains for some links that really stopped me in my tracks. There was plenty and this is just a snapshot. 

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10 predictions for local government communications

New Year. It acts like a blank page and a line under what went before. It's time to take stock and see what is down the track. Here's what 2014 could look like...

by Dan Slee

“I’d rather not predict,” US Democratic strategist James Carville once said, “I’d rather affect.”

Seeing as the only thing I’m affecting between Christmas and New Year is a large cake tin and a box of celebrations I’ll be ignoring the man who helped put Clinton in the White House.

But first here’s a few things I predicted 2013 would have in store for us in my corner of local government communications on my own blog in 2012.

For those who'd like to point and laugh here is my 2011 predictions too for 2012

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