Communications with depth

We live in a time where superficial, fast paced communications are dominating. There is no escaping this, but for real change to come about communications need to have depth.

I am a strategic communications advisor. I offer bespoke advice to clients on how to communicate evidence & ideas specialising in the not-for-profit, global development think tank sectors. 

I am particularly interested in how insights from behavioural & political sciences can help us to change narratives, move conversations on and resolve conflict.

About me

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am an independent consultant & On Think Tanks Associate.

I have worked with governments, academic institutions, donors, NGOs, networks & think tanks in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, North America & Latin America.

 

Highlights from my work include:

  • Setting up & leading the strategic communications unit at the UK-based think tank ODI.

  • Advising senior teams & management on how to embed communications better in their external strategies & support their staff internally.

  • Developing & leading communications strategies for programmes & projects with large multi-year budgets (£20 million + ).

 

  • Leading communications & audience research.

 

  • Producing TV, radio & digital content including documentaries for companies such as the BBC.

 

How can I help you?

 
 

Strategic advice & counsel

  • I can support you to develop a new communications, engagement or audience strategy or review an existing one.

  • I can help you to think through your framing, narratives, & messaging.

  • I advise on team management, internal communications & staffing.

  • I develop assessments & reviews to evaluate & inform organisational, programme & project design.

Training, coaching & mentoring

  • I facilitate & run workshops, talks & webinars.

  • I provide 1:1 or group mentoring & coaching.

 

Topics include:

  • Creating policy engagement strategies

  • Writing for impact,

  • Presenting your ideas

  • Developing talking points

  • The art of framing & storytelling 

  • Evaluating communications

 

Writing & Editorial

  • I write content for clients such as blogs, op-eds, articles, case studies, reports & speeches from scratch or work with existing text.

  • I provide senior editorial services including copy-editing.

Publications, blogs & articles

I have written a range of blogs, guides, case studies & articles on how to communicate evidence & ideas for change.
 

Publishers include The Guardian, Oxfam's From Poverty to Power, the London School of Economics, On Think Tanks and ODI.

 

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