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GovComms explores our industry through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world.


A podcast by contentgroup, GovComms explores our industry through conversation with industry greats, experts and innovators from around the world. Hosted by our Founder and CEO David Pembroke, we share with you insights from our years of experience and through the vast knowledge of our guests. Whether you’re an industry professional or just starting out, this podcast is a must listen.

EP#142 The 2023 Fast Forward

Wanting to look at the crystal ball of communications?

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EP#141 The 2022 Rewind

As we come up to the end of the year, host of the GovComms podcast, David Pembroke, reflects on the year that was.

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EP#140 The Making Of The World's Most Customer-Centric Government

"In 2019, this department of customer service [was] created. And I think the mission at the time that we were set was to make New South Wales the world's most customer-centric government. And that's the mission that we're on." - William Murphy In this final GovComms episode of the year, we finish ...

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A whole-of-systems approach to tackling obesity:Collective Engagement for a Social Purpose

"Our collective governance has evolved over time... based on what we've learned and what the opportunity is and who's involved. So, it's never a static thing... We're always open to going, "Oh, this is how we should pivot," or, "This is how we should reframe what we're about," ... we're looking at ...

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EP# 139 Clarity Over Cleverness

In the GovComms chair this week is the Director of Communication with Cushman & Wakefield, Ben Roberts. Ben is an experienced strategic communication expert with comprehensive experience in the Australian Public Service and in the Australian Defence Industry.  

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EP#138 How to Train your Political Animal

"When you're in a meeting... you've got the opportunity to observe, [so] take the minutes of the unspoken. The unspoken in where people sit, what the body language is like, who's talking the most, who's chairing and why, who are they listening to? There are power dynamics in every relationship, ...

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EP#137 Change 2022

In this episode of GovComms we discuss all things Change 2022. Change is an annual event that is tailored to individuals who are focused on achieving measurable change that benefits people, communities, and the planet. 

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What We Found: Collective Engagement For a Social Purpose

In a new series for GovComms we will be going along for the ride to follow the journey of the University of Adelaide's latest multi-year, multi-phase research project, which is called Collective Engagement for Social Purpose.

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Ep#136 Reputation Management

"Reputation management is not just communication, but for our team, it means not over promising and under delivering." - Evan Ekin-Smyth The final four principles are discussed in part two of our conversation with Evan Ekin - Smyth, Director of Media and Digital Engagement at the AEC. Evan also ...

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