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Audience Development: Can we have a meeting to discuss the dissemination of my research report?

lair Grant-Salmon, at IIED, writes about audience development, what it is and what it can do for a think tank. It highlights that rather than focusing on frameworks and tools to make decisions, centres need conversations between people to make the best possible decision.

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3 lessons from working with African think tanks

Richard Darlington, Head of News at the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in London and a founding member of the WonkComms global network, writes about the importance of having a network of peers to support new communications efforts. He argues that it is possible for any think tank to produce world-class communication strategies.

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Think tanks and communication workshop: a learner’s perspective

In this post, Palash Sanyal from the Centre for Policy Development in Bangladesh reflect on the communications workshop organised in Dhaka last month. He was one of the participants, representing CPD's communications team. In this post he identifies key lessons and highlight some insights from the sessions and the discussion.

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4 Data Visualization Approaches Any Researcher Can Take

Jeff Knezovich, form the On Think Tanks Data Visualisation Competition, has produced a Buzzfeed on the winners. It is worth checking out on two accounts: it outlines really interesting examples of data visualisations and it show how we can use Buzzfeed to discuss serious issues. More than a discussion on data visualisations, however, the post is about how to use them -and this is the most important issue.

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Communicating complex ideas: the book

This post presents a new book on communicating complex ideas written by authors from Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. They explore the various challenges that they face as communicators and researchers come together.

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New Topic Pages: an On Think Tanks digest

After 4 years of On Think Tanks there are quite a lot of posts on the blog. Even I have lost track of some of them, and the ideas they contain. Tomás Garzón de la Roza and Leandro Echt have edited 9 Topic Pages to help you, the reader, navigate through close to 600 posts.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 3

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the third of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 2

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the second of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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#dhakacomms workshop: Day 1

Last week I facilitated a communications workshop for three South Asian think tanks : CPD, IGS and SDPI. We explored a new way of thinking about think tank communications, the various channels and tools available to them, how to organise communications teams, an other issues. This post is the first of several describing the workshop and some of the ideas that emerged from it.

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Event: WonkComms 1 year on

A year ago, WonkComms was launched at an event in London. The blog, LinkedIn group, rotating Twitter account and Pinterest board soon followed. The aim was to bring people together to think about the future of think tank and research communications, and help them move towards that future. This event -Friday, 2 May - will review the last year, and also look forward to the challenges ahead. Watch it online!

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