Onclusive launches election communications podcast

Comms services provider, Onclusive has launched a new election communications podcast, Politicomms.

This bi-weekly podcast, hosted by industry experts Jack Richards, Stephen Canning, and Elena Campbell will give insights into the latest trends and strategies in public affairs, politics, and communication.

Jack Richards is Global Head of Integrated and Field Marketing at Onclusive. He previously worked as the Field Marketing team lead at Talkwalker, and Global Marketing Manager at CARMA. Jack is affiliated with the Liberal Democrats. He has acted as a communications consultant for various constituencies and candidates and supported on numerous campaigns. He is still a party supporter despite not renewing his membership when current leader, Ed Davey, was elected.

Stephen Canning’s experience includes time spent at professional services firm PwC, McDonalds, and serving as Head of External Affairs at a large UK charity. In addition to being a councillor in Essex for a decade, Stephen has held various roles in the Conservative Party, including working for a Cabinet Minister, on the 2015 election campaign in Conservative Party HQ, and on Theresa May’s leadership campaign. He also served on the board of youth political engagement charity My Life My Say.

Elena Campbell is a consultant at leading integrated communications firm, Atticus Partners. A public affairs professional, Campbell has had two short stints working for the Labour Party, and for Kier Starmer himself – firstly on his general election policy team, and later as his constituency assistant. Campbell sits as a member of the PRCA Next Gen group.

The podcast will feature a range of voices from top agencies, political spheres, and public affairs firms, to give a well-rounded perspective on current election communications. It’s aim is to be a vital resource for professionals seeking to stay informed and ahead in the dynamic field of political communications.

Jack Richards said: “There is no busier field in the media than politics. Especially so during an election period. Through Politicomms, Onclusive’s purpose is threefold – using technology to sift through the noise and make sense of it all, leveraging our tools to help PR pros with the stuff that matters at this time, and adopting data to move away from hearsay and to a point of true public feeling.”

Politicomms will be available on major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Deezer.

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