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"You're my CommsHero" is a Podcast for CommsHero types, where we speak to people we're inspired by and discuss the comms work they do.

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"You're my CommsHero" is a Podcast for CommsHero types, where we speak to people we're inspired by and discuss the comms work they do.

    S7 - E5: From Intern to Senior Comms

    S7 - E5: From Intern to Senior Comms

    Lewis Williams is a PR professional from South Wales, currently working in-house in local government.
     Lewis started his #CommsHero journey four years ago as a postgrad Masters in PR and Communication Management. He is now gearing up to start a new role as Senior Communications Officer for NHS Blood and Transplant, England’s blood and organ donation service.
     Having recently blogged for the U.K. Government Communication Service to reflect on his time as an intern as part of their diversity internship scheme, in this episode he talks about how important this was to his career to date.

    Follow Lewis on social media:
    Linkedin
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    Tickets are now available for #CommsHero week, 19-23 September. The week long virtual event with over 35 sessions live streamed and available on demand for a year. Great value at £180 and you can find out more at www.commshero.com 
    This episode is sponsored by Blink. The world's first enterprise app designed exclusively for frontline workers. For more details visit their website Joinblink.com

    • 33 min
    S7 - E4: Boosting employee wellbeing: One exercise at a time

    S7 - E4: Boosting employee wellbeing: One exercise at a time

    After becoming a father in 2014, Frank quickly discovered how challenging it became to find time for exercise or afford the luxury of a gym membership and started focussing all his energy into providing a solution for clients to access Award Winning Personal Training anywhere in the world!
    He's even trained Ruth Langsford for her appearance on BBC Strictly Come Dancing, and he's got a fantastic portfolio of celebrity and high profile clients. I might ask him later to namedrop a few, if he doesn't break any confidentiality agreements. Also, he's an award-winning trainer as well. And he's won awards for his great work, including most recently winner of Reigate & Banstead High Street Hero Award 2022, and 15 years experience in the health and fitness industry.

    In this episode, CommsHero podcast host Asif Choudry and Frank Sinclair discuss the importance of exercising for your mental health, the challenges people face to keep motivated, how the pandemic has effected personal trainers and how Frank markets his personal training business.

    Follow Frank on social media:
    Twitter
    Instagram
    And you can follow us on Twitter @CommsHero

    If you're listening on Spotify and Apple, please do leave a rating and review.

    This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Blink, the world's first enterprise app designed exclusively for frontline workers and for more details, visit that website, join blink.com. 

    • 24 min
    S7 - E3: Flipping the Bird: A Twitter-lating Conversation

    S7 - E3: Flipping the Bird: A Twitter-lating Conversation

    If you’re a Digital PR pro, chances are you’ve learned a thing or two from our next guest who pretty much invented the internet. Andy Barr founder of 10 Yetis previously worked in-house on multi-media campaigns for the likes of AXA, Unilever, First Group, Whitbread and Midlands Electricity Board. His talents span effective crisis communications, award-winning media campaigns and creating highly engaging content across video, social media and PR. Our very own Mr. Worldwide has also advised the UK’s two largest political parties on digital campaigns and worked with Chinese government delegations on reviewing their approach to communications.

    He has built a team of more than 25 skilled individuals at the agency and dedicates any time that he has to growing the business and delivering great results for clients. Andy is renowned for his hot takes on all things PR and communications and brightens up the industry with his daily GoGetEm morning tweets. In this episode, we chat to the Digital Demigod about all things Twitter. Is the Twitterverse as sinister as some make out or is it a beneficial tool for both communications and brand?

    Follow Andy on Twitter
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    Fancy getting in the hot seat and sharing your CommsHero wisdom? Contact Asif Choudry
     You’ll find this podcast on Spotify, Apple and on our websitewww.commshero.com. Please leave a rating and review.
     This episode is sponsored by Blink. The world's first enterprise app designed exclusively for frontline workers. 
     Tickets are now available for #CommsHero week, 19-23 September. The week-long virtual event with over 35 sessions live streamed and available on demand for a year. Great value at £180 and you can find out more at www.commshero.com
     

    • 18 min
    S7 - E2: When I leave school I want to be a #CommsHero

    S7 - E2: When I leave school I want to be a #CommsHero

    Our next guest will also be appearing as part of our stellar #CommsHeroWeek line-up. Katrina Wilcox is Head of Marketing and Communications at Housing 21, a leading not-for-profit provider of housing and care for older people. Katrina’s extensive experience in marketing and communications has been gained through a 20+ year career working across the healthcare, housing, education, manufacturing and publishing sectors. Her passion lies in working for purpose-led, not-for-profit organisations and she specialises in strategic planning, integrated campaign management, internal communications and employee engagement.

    In this episode, we ask the question: what if we could inspire young people by sharing the multitude of options available in a comms career? With so many young people wanting a purpose driven career - one where they can really make a difference – working in not for profit, third sector or charity comms, or a career in comms in general, could be something to aspire to.

    Follow Katrina on LinkedIn

    Fancy getting in the hot seat and sharing your CommsHero wisdom? Contact Asif Choudry
     You’ll find this podcast on Spotify, Apple and on our websitewww.commshero.com. Please leave a rating and review.
     This episode is sponsored by Blink. The world's first enterprise app designed exclusively for frontline workers. 
     Tickets are now available for #CommsHero week, 19-23 September. The week-long virtual event with over 35 sessions live streamed and available on demand for a year. Great value at £180 and you can find out more at www.commshero.com. 

    • 30 min
    S7 - E1: CommsHero: Putting the comms in community

    S7 - E1: CommsHero: Putting the comms in community

    Our next guest crossed over from the dark side. Former Sith Lord (slash journalist) Glenn Bowley began his communications career in a housing association in St Helens before moving to Lancashire Constabulary as a press and PR officer. In 2013, Glenn was seconded to the Home Office to manage the media on the criminal investigation into the Hillsborough disaster. His brief was extended further to incorporate some stakeholder management. In 2019, Glenn joined the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as Head of Communications.
     The DBS - created in the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority - is approaching its 10th birthday. Glenn’s role entails having oversight and responsibility for internal, external and strategic comms, and DBS’ editorial and design function, as well as growing its public profile.
     In this episode, Glenn talks about the power of communication, community and how teams that #CommsHero together, stay together.

    Follow Glenn on Twitter
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     Fancy getting in the hot seat and sharing your CommsHero wisdom? Contact Asif Choudry
     You’ll find this podcast on Spotify, Apple and on our websitewww.commshero.com. Please leave a rating and review.
     This episode is sponsored by Blink. The world's first enterprise app designed exclusively for frontline workers. 
     Tickets are now available for #CommsHero week, 19-23 September. The week-long virtual event with over 35 sessions live streamed and available on demand for a year. Great value at £180 and you can find out more at www.commshero.com

    • 30 min
    S6 - E10: DEI-ing to be seen: beyond the optics of inclusion

    S6 - E10: DEI-ing to be seen: beyond the optics of inclusion

    Nosheen Haque is a communications specialist based in Manchester. Nosheen has over 10 years’ experience of working with a variety of brands and organisations using PR and digital marketing to drive engagement, growth and brand value across a multitude of private and public sectors.

    Follow Nosheen on LinkedIn
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    Fancy getting in the hot seat and sharing your CommsHero wisdom? Contact Asif Choudry
     You’ll find this podcast on Spotify, Apple and on our website www.commshero.com. Please leave a rating and review.
     This episode is sponsored by Blink. The world's first enterprise app designed exclusively for frontline workers. 
     Tickets are now available for #CommsHero week, 19-23 September. The week-long virtual event with over 35 sessions live streamed and available on demand for a year. Great value at £180 and you can find out more HERE.

    • 26 min

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