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Four key London 2012 executives spoke to about 100 people at “London, I knew you well” – revealing their personal thoughts about the London Games and the vital lessons from London for future major events.
We were privileged to hear from Michael Pirrie, Executive Advisor to Lord Seb Coe; Jackie Brock-Doyle, Director of Communications & Public Affairs for LOCOG; Kerrie Nash, Head of Workforce for LOCOG; and Louise Evans, media and communications consultant who was communications manager at LOCOG. Former BBC correspondent Nick Bryant chaired a marvellous panel discussion.
Michael Pirrie spoke about the keys to London 2012’s success – vision, engagement and integrated delivery.
Jackie Brock-Doyle recounted ‘the good, the challenging and the learnings’, stressing the vital connection of communications with people and the vision, for coordinating stakeholders, providing a content platform for integration and distributing accurate information.
Kerrie Nash described the workforce as creating the personality of the Games; with the keys to successful mobilisation of the workforce being integration, simplicity and communication – and emphasising proactive inclusivity.
According to Louise Evans, London was one of the best Games ever, and yes, better than Sydney 2000. Because London got the www.olympicsuccess formula right! With the www being ‘work(s)’, ‘wow’ and ‘winning’.