Commscamp15

Welcome to the Commscamp15 ideascale.

Commscamp 15 is being held at the Bond Street Company in Birmingham. 150 will be there, lots of cake, a chance to share ideas, have space to think, debate and meet new people. In this community, you can submit ideas, vote on existing ideas, or add comments.

To get the discussions going early and to make sure everyone gets the most from Commscamp15, you can test your idea pitches here first. The best ideas will then come to the top. It can help you re-think them or even join with others to do joint sessions if you want. So see what people think. It's supportive and it's all good stuff. We know it will be great. For more information, go to www.commscamp.com

To submit an idea, please click the Submit New Idea button at the top of the navigation sidebar. You will then be asked to add a title and choose a campaign for the new idea. You will also have the option to add tags to the idea. To vote on an idea, simply click the up or down arrows to the right of the idea title/description. And to add a comment, click in the box below the idea.

If you would like to see all ideas created with a specific tag, you can click on the word or phrase via the tagcloud in the navigation sidebar area under "What we're discussing". You can also view ideas sorted by Campaigns from the right navigation area. To return to this page, click the All Ideas link.

Customer Service

The future of government communications with communities

The model of communications has changed massively. People now have the ability to have their voice heard more than ever before. It means traditional communications models can fall well short and that we need to be up for listening, engaging and acting on what communities and others are telling us. I'd be keen to hear what good stuff people are doing to work with communities and make sure what they are saying is informing... more »

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16 votes
18 up votes
2 down votes
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Customer Service

D.I.Y comms

At a time when we've all cut, hacked, innovated and bludgeoned our way to savings and efficiencies, most comms team are simply too damn small to handle the volume of requests and expectations from their organisations. How can we, therefore, enable services to do more of their own comms (and well) in order to ensure that the stuff we work on in central comms teams really is the high value stuff? How do we enable comms... more »

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14 votes
14 up votes
0 down votes
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Products

Help! There's a DINOSAUR in my office!

Not literally. And anyway, we all love dinosaurs. But how do you go about explaining your multi-platform, hyper-segmented holistic integrated digital marketing campaign to a director who thinks iPads are Game Boys for people who can't grow up, and social media is for lonely obsessives? Asking for a friend.

Voting

12 votes
13 up votes
1 down votes
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Products

The Big Hit

40,000 plus people to communicate with internally, no budget for fancy marketing or campaigns and a culture that is not used to using social media for work based communications - any ideas?

Voting

12 votes
13 up votes
1 down votes
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Products

Using Instagram to connect with the local community

How can you connect with your local community of Instagramers to build relationships and curate some ace images? We've so far hosted two Instameets at the University of Warwick in conjunction with Igers Coventry and it's been great - happy to share what we've learned.

Voting

11 votes
13 up votes
2 down votes
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Customer Service

Communicating across multpile partners

The way health care is being provided is being fundamentally changed - in a good way. It means acute trusts, community trusts, local authorities, voluntary orgs, business etc etc are having to come together to share information better to ensure a more preventative, and smart health system. This means that all these organisations are going to need to speak with a single unified voice to help shape a) internal systems and... more »

Voting

9 votes
11 up votes
2 down votes
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Customer Service

Successful engagement with offline staff - a puzzle

How did we ever engage our staff before the days of digital communication? This is the question I am currently grappling with at my hospital, where large percentages of staff simply do not look at a computer or mobile device all day, and I'm not sure we can expect nurses who've just done a 12 hour shift to check their personal device when they get home (but haven't totally dismissed that idea yet!) So I am proposing... more »

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8 votes
8 up votes
0 down votes
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Products

FFS, I just want a flyer

I'd like to suggest a sort of therapy session about comms planning and evaluation. How do you do it better when so many people aren't all that bothered? I've come across countless occasions when people just want a flyer and I've appeared to overcomplicate things by suggesting a proper plan.

Voting

7 votes
8 up votes
1 down votes
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Products

Video, beyond YouTube

I would like to talk to you about why you should be uploading your videos directly to Facebook, not only to YouTube. Over the past year I have reached more people by doing that. I would also like to have a conversation about how video can help us engage with our users, and also how users are engaging with us through their own videos. Depending on what people want from this session we could also look at the rise of live... more »

Voting

6 votes
7 up votes
1 down votes
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Customer Service

NHS in 24 Hours

We've got this idea ... about creating a sort of living social media documentary of 24 hours in the life of the NHS. Everyone interested could blog, tweet, Instagram, etc their experience as patient, staff, whatever (patient confidentiality considered of course) ... you can see more @NHSDay or here https://medium.com/@NHSDay/nhs-day-a4c508cf9f36 Some folk have already signed up to take this further. But would anyone... more »

Voting

3 votes
4 up votes
1 down votes
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Website

To intranet, or not to intranet ... that is the question

Ahhh, the staff intranet. The digital equivalent of a dusty storeroom bulging with useless or obsolete policy documents, reports, agendas, minutes and news items which are barely ever seen by human eyes. It's a kind of Guantanmo Bay for digital documents. Finding what you need requires skills akin to sorcery; being able to get on the damn thing when you work remotely is like trying to hack the NSA and trying to keep... more »

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3 votes
5 up votes
2 down votes
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Products

Periscope - fad or fantastic new tool?

As Periscope can only be viewed live on iOS (I think) and then only viewed online for a few hours - is it really a tool for pro's? Given the number of potential viewers (not many) - am I wasting my time in trying to persuade my Principal to take part in a Periscope Q&A. I'd need half an hour of her time to brief before hand. Then we could sit there for another 1/2hr with maybe half a dozen viewers and a couple of questions... more »

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3 votes
4 up votes
1 down votes
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Customer Service

Hearts, brains and guts

No this isn’t an old South Wales recipe for burgers, these are the three key ingredients for a high-functioning communications team. We train for skills but how to we support colleagues and teams with the big three qualities that really make a difference - heart, brains and guts? (My definition of this bodily trio is below*.) What use is learning cool new tricks and skills if you go back to work feeling demotivated,... more »

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3 votes
3 up votes
0 down votes
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Customer Service

What would Roman Abramovich do?

This is based around a brainstorming exercise I do, where we put aside reality for a moment and think about what we would do to resolve our problems if money were no object. So let's spend a little time listing all of the amazing comms-related things we would like if we had all the money in the world. In the second part of the brainstorm we take a small step back into reality to capture of the essence of our fanciful... more »

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1 vote
1 up votes
0 down votes
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