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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#158: Managing Sports Integrity, Media Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement

In this episode of the GovComms Podcast, host David Pembroke interviews Tim Gavel, a veteran sports broadcaster who has transitioned into the role of Media Director at Sport Integrity Australia, an Australian Government agency aimed at promoting safe and fair sports.

Listen now

EP#157: Olympic Communications, Preparing for Paris 2024 and Lessons from Tokyo 2020

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Strath Gordon, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Australian Olympic Committee.

Listen now

EP#156: Mastering Public Communication Strategies, Leadership and Campaigns

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Mardi Stewart, the Branch Manager of Campaigns and Strategic Communication at the Department of Social Services.

Listen now

EP#155: Part 2 - Managing Crises, Building Media Capability and A.I. in Service Delivery

In this episode of GovComms, we continue our conversation with Bevan Hannan, General Manager of the Communications Division at Services Australia.

Listen now

EP#154: Part 1 - Building Relationships, Government Spokespersons and Pandemic Response

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Bevan Hannan, General Manager of the Communications Division at Services Australia.

Listen now

EP#153: Climate Communication, Empowering Storytellers and Overcoming Misinformation

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined once again by Stephanie Speck, who is now the Head of Communications for the Green Climate Fund, for a conversation focusing on effective climate change communication.

Listen now

EP#152: Marketing Communication Careers, Stakeholder Engagement And Impactful Campaigns

This time on GovComms Podcast, we are joined by Andrea Garcia, a communication professional with over 15 years’ experience working for various organisations.

Listen now

EP#151: Climate Communication, Community Engagement and Strategic Storytelling

In this episode of GovComms Podcast, we are joined by Ruth Dewsbury, a communication strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in government communications in the Australian federal government. Her most recent role was as a Senior Director of Communications at the Department of Climate Change, ...

Listen now

EP#150: UK Government Communication Tactics, Disinformation and the Ukraine War

GovComms Podcast is back with brand new episodes. Our first episode of the season welcomes back Alex Aiken, the Executive Director for Government Communications in the UK, who was our very first guest when the podcast debuted in 2015 as the 'InTransition Podcast'. The landscape of government ...

Listen now

EP#158: Managing Sports Integrity, Media Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement

In this episode of the GovComms Podcast, host David Pembroke interviews Tim Gavel, a veteran sports broadcaster who has transitioned into the role of Media Director at Sport Integrity Australia, an Australian Government agency aimed at promoting safe and fair sports.

Read more

EP#157: Olympic Communications, Preparing for Paris 2024 and Lessons from Tokyo 2020

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Strath Gordon, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Australian Olympic Committee.

Read more

EP#156: Mastering Public Communication Strategies, Leadership and Campaigns

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Mardi Stewart, the Branch Manager of Campaigns and Strategic Communication at the Department of Social Services.

Read more

EP#155: Part 2 - Managing Crises, Building Media Capability and A.I. in Service Delivery

In this episode of GovComms, we continue our conversation with Bevan Hannan, General Manager of the Communications Division at Services Australia.

Read more

EP#154: Part 1 - Building Relationships, Government Spokespersons and Pandemic Response

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Bevan Hannan, General Manager of the Communications Division at Services Australia.

Read more

EP#153: Climate Communication, Empowering Storytellers and Overcoming Misinformation

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined once again by Stephanie Speck, who is now the Head of Communications for the Green Climate Fund, for a conversation focusing on effective climate change communication.

Read more

EP#152: Marketing Communication Careers, Stakeholder Engagement And Impactful Campaigns

This time on GovComms Podcast, we are joined by Andrea Garcia, a communication professional with over 15 years’ experience working for various organisations.

Read more

EP#151: Climate Communication, Community Engagement and Strategic Storytelling

In this episode of GovComms Podcast, we are joined by Ruth Dewsbury, a communication strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in government communications in the Australian federal government. Her most recent role was as a Senior Director of Communications at the Department of Climate Change, ...

Read more

EP#150: UK Government Communication Tactics, Disinformation and the Ukraine War

GovComms Podcast is back with brand new episodes. Our first episode of the season welcomes back Alex Aiken, the Executive Director for Government Communications in the UK, who was our very first guest when the podcast debuted in 2015 as the 'InTransition Podcast'. The landscape of government ...

Read more

Digital Storytelling to Captivate Audiences with Tim Price (2022)

This week's episode marks the final episode of Govcomms 'From the Vault'. In this episode, host and CEO of contentgroup, David Pembroke, revisits his conversation with Tim Price, the Acting Director of Strategic Communications and Content at the Australian Federal Department of Prime Minister and ...

Read more

Strengthening Democracy and Citizen Engagement with Sanjay Pradhan (2022)

This week on GovComms 'From the Vault,' we revisit our conversation with a special guest, the CEO of the Open Government Partnership, Sanjay Pradhan. Sanjay joined OGP in May 2016. Prior to joining OGP, he served as the Vice President for Leadership, Learning, and Innovation at the World Bank, as ...

Read more

Communicating Humanitarian Crises with Osama Saeed Bhutta (2017)

This week on Govcomms 'From the Vault', we revisit our conversation with Osama Saeed Bhutta, who is currently the Director of Communications, Policy & Campaigns at Shelter UK. At the time of this conversation, he was the Director of Communications at Amnesty International.

Read more

Communicating Public Health Risks with Clare and Alice Collins (2015)

Are you interested in public health advocacy? This week on Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our conversation with Clare and Alice Collins, a mother-daughter duo who run Insight Communications- a multi-award winning agency specialising in communication management for cause, culture, community ...

Read more

The UK Government Communication Service with Russell Grossman (2015)

Russell Grossman wears many hats; he was, and still is the Director of Communications at the Office of Rail and Road, an Executive Committee member and adviser to the Board.

Read more

Mastering Social Media in the Public Sector with Roger Christie (2021)

This week on Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our podcast with the Founder & Managing Director of Propel, Roger Christie. This podcast in particular investigates the role of social media and how government communicators can use social media effectively.

Read more

Utilising Digital Marketing Tools for Success with Ian Cleary (2015)

In this episode of Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our conversation with Ian Cleary, Founder of the acclaimed social media training business and blog, RazorSocial. He joins host David Pembroke remotely from Dublin, Ireland.

Read more

Strengthening Internal Communication in Government with Rita Zonius (2018)

As communicators, we should all know by now that internal communication is the beating heart of any healthy organisation. Because without it, everything falls apart. And though that may sound scary there are plenty of tools available to introduce smooth internal communication to your department or ...

Read more

Thinking like a System with Howard Parry-Husbands (2021)

In this episode of Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our insightful conversation with Howard Parry-Husbands, CEO and Founder of Pollinate, one of Australia’s consulting and market research leaders in the world of branding, innovation and communications.

Read more

Communicating the Benefits of Content Marketing with Russell Sparkman (2015)

In this episode of Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit a conversation between our host David Pembroke and Russell Sparkman, who is one of the pioneers of global content marketing and a believer in its inevitability. As the Co-founder of FusionSpark Media, Inc., Russell brings more than two ...

Read more

EP#158: Managing Sports Integrity, Media Transparency and Stakeholder Engagement

In this episode of the GovComms Podcast, host David Pembroke interviews Tim Gavel, a veteran sports broadcaster who has transitioned into the role of Media Director at Sport Integrity Australia, an Australian Government agency aimed at promoting safe and fair sports.

Read more

EP#157: Olympic Communications, Preparing for Paris 2024 and Lessons from Tokyo 2020

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Strath Gordon, Head of Public Affairs and Communications at the Australian Olympic Committee.

Read more

EP#156: Mastering Public Communication Strategies, Leadership and Campaigns

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Mardi Stewart, the Branch Manager of Campaigns and Strategic Communication at the Department of Social Services.

Read more

EP#155: Part 2 - Managing Crises, Building Media Capability and A.I. in Service Delivery

In this episode of GovComms, we continue our conversation with Bevan Hannan, General Manager of the Communications Division at Services Australia.

Read more

EP#154: Part 1 - Building Relationships, Government Spokespersons and Pandemic Response

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined by Bevan Hannan, General Manager of the Communications Division at Services Australia.

Read more

EP#153: Climate Communication, Empowering Storytellers and Overcoming Misinformation

In this episode of GovComms, we are joined once again by Stephanie Speck, who is now the Head of Communications for the Green Climate Fund, for a conversation focusing on effective climate change communication.

Read more

EP#152: Marketing Communication Careers, Stakeholder Engagement And Impactful Campaigns

This time on GovComms Podcast, we are joined by Andrea Garcia, a communication professional with over 15 years’ experience working for various organisations.

Read more

EP#151: Climate Communication, Community Engagement and Strategic Storytelling

In this episode of GovComms Podcast, we are joined by Ruth Dewsbury, a communication strategist with more than 20 years’ experience in government communications in the Australian federal government. Her most recent role was as a Senior Director of Communications at the Department of Climate Change, ...

Read more

EP#150: UK Government Communication Tactics, Disinformation and the Ukraine War

GovComms Podcast is back with brand new episodes. Our first episode of the season welcomes back Alex Aiken, the Executive Director for Government Communications in the UK, who was our very first guest when the podcast debuted in 2015 as the 'InTransition Podcast'. The landscape of government ...

Read more

Digital Storytelling to Captivate Audiences with Tim Price (2022)

This week's episode marks the final episode of Govcomms 'From the Vault'. In this episode, host and CEO of contentgroup, David Pembroke, revisits his conversation with Tim Price, the Acting Director of Strategic Communications and Content at the Australian Federal Department of Prime Minister and ...

Read more

Strengthening Democracy and Citizen Engagement with Sanjay Pradhan (2022)

This week on GovComms 'From the Vault,' we revisit our conversation with a special guest, the CEO of the Open Government Partnership, Sanjay Pradhan. Sanjay joined OGP in May 2016. Prior to joining OGP, he served as the Vice President for Leadership, Learning, and Innovation at the World Bank, as ...

Read more

Communicating Humanitarian Crises with Osama Saeed Bhutta (2017)

This week on Govcomms 'From the Vault', we revisit our conversation with Osama Saeed Bhutta, who is currently the Director of Communications, Policy & Campaigns at Shelter UK. At the time of this conversation, he was the Director of Communications at Amnesty International.

Read more

Communicating Public Health Risks with Clare and Alice Collins (2015)

Are you interested in public health advocacy? This week on Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our conversation with Clare and Alice Collins, a mother-daughter duo who run Insight Communications- a multi-award winning agency specialising in communication management for cause, culture, community ...

Read more

The UK Government Communication Service with Russell Grossman (2015)

Russell Grossman wears many hats; he was, and still is the Director of Communications at the Office of Rail and Road, an Executive Committee member and adviser to the Board.

Read more

Mastering Social Media in the Public Sector with Roger Christie (2021)

This week on Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our podcast with the Founder & Managing Director of Propel, Roger Christie. This podcast in particular investigates the role of social media and how government communicators can use social media effectively.

Read more

Utilising Digital Marketing Tools for Success with Ian Cleary (2015)

In this episode of Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our conversation with Ian Cleary, Founder of the acclaimed social media training business and blog, RazorSocial. He joins host David Pembroke remotely from Dublin, Ireland.

Read more

Strengthening Internal Communication in Government with Rita Zonius (2018)

As communicators, we should all know by now that internal communication is the beating heart of any healthy organisation. Because without it, everything falls apart. And though that may sound scary there are plenty of tools available to introduce smooth internal communication to your department or ...

Read more

Thinking like a System with Howard Parry-Husbands (2021)

In this episode of Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit our insightful conversation with Howard Parry-Husbands, CEO and Founder of Pollinate, one of Australia’s consulting and market research leaders in the world of branding, innovation and communications.

Read more

Communicating the Benefits of Content Marketing with Russell Sparkman (2015)

In this episode of Govcomms ‘From the Vault’, we revisit a conversation between our host David Pembroke and Russell Sparkman, who is one of the pioneers of global content marketing and a believer in its inevitability. As the Co-founder of FusionSpark Media, Inc., Russell brings more than two ...

Read more