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GovComms: The Future of Government Communication


Through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world, GovComms delivers the latest insights and best practice in government communication. We provide the resources to help you, the government and public sector, communicate policies, services and regulations with impact.

A podcast by contentgroup, leaders in government communication.

Jun 22, 2020

We are coming into the golden age of communications. Perhaps the most important thing a government can do, is communicate effectively with their citizens.

Communicators are the people in control. They make sure that information is available and importantly, accessible, to citizens.

The technology has increased the visibility of communications system, but what are the challenges that come with these advances?

What are the challenges facing government departments? Where does change comes from in the public sector?

In this episode of GovComms, contentgroup Founder and CEO, David Pembroke, is joined by the Head of GovCom Group, Alun Probert.

Before heading GovCom Group, Alun spent nine years as the Executive Director of Strategic Communications in the NSW Government, with the responsibility for advertising and digital policy including managing the NSW Governments and Premier’s website, overseeing approval of Government and all advertising campaigns and managing whole of Government media contracts.

Alun’s global communication experience spans 25 years. In this conversation from the archive, Alun shares valuable insights on adopting new media and the opportunities within content marketing.   

Discussed in this episode:

-          Opportunities for content marketing in government - what does success look like?

-          Understanding how people consume government media

-          Aligning a communication plan to strategic objectives

-          Setting ambitions and achieving measurable targets

-          Clear communication - removing barriers that connect government to citizens

-          The evolution of information and communications technology