Recipients of research communications are often left confused and un-inspired. As a result, although research must be used to drive change within our clients, a lot of researchers' work is wasted. Researchers need radically different approaches to communication. It gives insights from other methodologies, including journalism, and suggests five things researchers can do to create communications that have high visibility and impact. Finally, it gives three case study examples of how researchers have understood the principles of communication and used them well for clients.