From the Comms Cupboard
A podcast for comms professionals to contemplate over coffee.
John Barnham and I created this popular, well-meaning podcast for communications professionals and their friends.
The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, and all good podcast providers.
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We kicked off FTCC in 2020, with a view to covering popular topics within the comms industry.
It was the beginning of Covid-19, and many people had set themselves up for working at home. It was an opportunity to share comms tips, anecdotes, irreverent observations, and silliness. It's relatable, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and it's a valuable archive of solid advice for comms pros everywhere.
The show appealed to various professional roles, notably corporate HR, communications and middle management. Surprisingly, and despite being UK-centric (especially the humour), From the Comms Cupboard was most popular in America.
The audience was also predominantly female, with an age group split right down the middle: 50% 18-22, and 50% 35-44.
We kept the format short and simple.
It was rare for a show to exceed 10 minutes, as we wanted to provide short bites of humour, advice and opinion while listeners were on a break. We marketed its unusual delivery, in that we were two comms professionals ruminating about work life from a dark cupboard.
When Covid-19 hit, what did we do?
Hierarchy and red tape can lead to poor comms.
A hot topic for any professional workplace.
Are we naturally resistant to change?
Bullying in the workplace – what should we do?
Is it something we should openly discuss?
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