The Public Affairs in Practice Podcast

Podcast exploring issues in public affairs, communications and reputation management based on Stuart Thomson’s blog.

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Episodes

Tuesday Aug 30, 2022

There are a number of issues facing any local project. It has to build the trust and support of local communities as well as decision-makers and there is often a role for central government too. But what are the key issues that local project champions should consider? Thanks to my editor Callums World.  

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

Reputations need to be built, managed and protected. That means being active rather than passive when it comes to reputation management. This does not mean playing everything out in public. What are the practical steps you should take? Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Saturday Jul 23, 2022

Governments love to commission independent reviews. They are launched and report back with significant fanfare. But all too often they are then immediately consigned to history. The reality is that they should be seen as the start of public affairs engagement, not an end point. Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Tuesday Jul 19, 2022

Every public comment from an organisation can have an impact on reputation – positive or negative. That means being careful about every single word, all the time. If not, you are playing with your reputation. Thanks to my editor Callums World.  

Thursday Jul 14, 2022

There is no denying the need for everyone to undertake professional development at all stages of a career. But too often courses aimed at senior leaders, such as MBAs, fail to consider the critical role of public affairs. They are leaving a huge gap. Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Monday Jun 27, 2022

It is a basic requirement but one that is very easy to get wrong. What are the steps you should take for preparing and conducting a useful public affairs meeting? Thanks to my editor Callums World.

Wednesday Jun 22, 2022

There can often be a need to get ahead of an issue and to lead the debate. This can help secure stakeholder attention and contribute to the process of becoming a trusted adviser. But how can you do that? Thanks to my editor Callums World.    

Sunday Jun 05, 2022

Talk from Westminster Forum conference, 20/5/22 Thanks to my editor Callums World.  

Saturday Jun 04, 2022

The higher your level of political exposure, the more need there is to engage with government and politics. Without this engagement, you are failing to manage your risks. Check out my website. Thank to my editor, Callum Thomson Callums World. MaverickMyersRadio for the use of the music shorturl.at/qJL24    

Saturday Jun 04, 2022

Keeping track of political intelligence is the lifeblood of public affairs. But having information is not enough. The critical element is what you do with it. Check out my website. Thank to my editor, Callum Thomson Callums World. MaverickMyersRadio for the use of the music shorturl.at/qJL24

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