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Government Olympic Communications - how to work with us


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This presentation was given to journalists by head of communication at the Government Olympic Communications team, Godric Smith.

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Government Olympic Communications - how to work with us

  1. The Media and London 2012Godric SmithDirector, Government Olympic Communication
  2. The role of GovernmentEnsure that London 2012 delivers: A safe and successful Games On time and on budget A lasting legacy for the people of the UKCross-Government responsibilities: Department of Culture, Media and Sport Home Office Ministry of Defence Department for Transport Department of Health Department for Communities and Local Government Foreign and Commonwealth Office Department for Energy and Climate Change Etc.
  3. The ChallengeUnprecedented scale and complexity: 26 Olympic and 20 Paralympic sports  15+ Government departments 30+ venues across the country  Multiple partners Ensure that you have access to all the information that you need from Government, as quickly and effectively as possible
  4. Media at Games Time24,000+ accredited media Up to 20,000 unaccredited media • 19,000 rights-holding broadcast; • International broadcast, press, 5,500 accredited press online, news, editorial • Quotas allocated by IOC and • Enhanced Games-specific media NOC/NPCs service from all partners • Part of the Games ‘family’ • London Media Centre working • Access to the Park and other venue and logistical support London and UK venues • Tailored services provided by Picture: The International Broadcast Centre LOCOG on the Olympic Park
  5. A single Government press office Government Olympic Communication (GOC)Our offer:• ‘One-stop-shop’ press office for all Government issues relating to London 2012;• Press officers on-site at key venues;• A single place for media enquires and to request access to Ministers and officials from all Government departments;• Series of briefings on key issues;• 18 week operational period: 18 May to 9 September 2012;• Seven days a week service, with a 24/7 service from 16 July until the end of the Paralympics.
  6. Online Services Dedicated government 2012 media website • Latest government 2012 news, statements, speeches; • Dedicated Twitter feed @2012govpress;www.goc2012. • Briefing on core themes; • Images, broadcast quality footage, op-eds; • Sign up for press releases
  7. Our priorities Nationwide readiness A safe and secure Games A lasting legacy Showcase everything GREATabout the UK
  8. Tel +44 (0)20 7271 1700Web @2012govpress