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Unveiling the mysteries of… Organisational Development

How good is your Organisational Development knowledge? When I first heard the term a decade ago, I wasn't entirely sure what it was. At the time, I was being introduced to the HR team I was business partnering with in-house. Seeing my puzzled expression, they kindly explained their role to me.[...]

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A question of comms: Keith Lewis

How important is wifi to you? According to Keith Lewis, UK Social Business and Channels Manager for Zurich Insurance, it's the one thing he couldn't do his job without. I hear you! Keith @keithlewiscomms, is the latest professional communicator to sit in my hot seat and share his career advice[...]

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How to create, map and keep stakeholder relationships

Having the ear of a senior leader can transform the way you work. If they view you as a trusted adviser, it can create endless opportunities for you to excel in your role and deliver business success. Today I'll show you how to map your stakeholders to get you nearer that position. Building an[...]

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A question of comms: Shona Sullivan

Discover the first comms book Shona Sullivan, Communications and Engagement Executive, Capita BBC Audience Services bought to help her career. Plus her advice for people thinking about working in comms. Shona is the latest comms pro to sit in the hot seat on my blog in my regular A question of[...]

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A question of comms: Helen Deverell

Discover the book Helen Deverell thinks every communicator should read and the one thing she couldn't do her job without. Helen is the Director of Helen Deverell Communications and is running a Writing Skills Masterclass for All  Things IC on 22 February in London. She's the latest professio[...]

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10 tips to transform your storytelling

Stories have the ability to transport us into other worlds, fire up our imaginations, make an emotional connection and resonate long after ending. Today I have 10 tips to help transform your storytelling. I collated them yesterday while hosting discussions with 40 communicators at the Associatio[...]

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A question of comms: Katy Gibbins

Discover what Katy Gibbins, Head of Internal Communications and Engagement, Department for Culture Media and Sport couldn't do her job without, plus her top piece of comms advice. She's in the hot seat today as the latest professional communicator to answer A question of comms. Thank you Katy[...]

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Why you need to improve line manager communication

Lack of line manager communication skills (52%) is the single most pressing challenge facing IC pros today. Communicators' lack of planning threatens to keep IC as a tactical rather than strategic partner. It strikes me these go hand-in-hand. According to the ninth annual State of the Secto[...]

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The world’s most meaningful brands 2017

Consumers wouldn't care if 74% of the brands they use just disappeared, and 60% of content produced by brands is declared as poor, irrelevant or failing to deliver. These findings form part of Havas Group's biennial Meaningful Brands® study, which is packed full of useful information for commu[...]

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A question of comms: Gary Vyse

In today's A question of comms Gary Vyse reveals why comms pros need to 'hand over the keys' to colleagues, who he thinks is one of the ultimate communicators and the one thing he couldn't do his job without. Gary is PR & Engagement Lead at Alternative Futures Group, a healthcare charity [...]

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The changing face of internal comms?

The nature of how organisations communicate with their employees and customers is changing. IC pros don't have the tools they need to do their job and are operating in a more advisory role. That's not news to IC pros, or at least it shouldn't be. But these findings form part of a new piece of [...]

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Thank you for four years

Today marks four years since I established All Things IC and I'd like to say thank you. From interviewing Jamie Oliver Group employees, to being given a private tour of Harrods and seeing a day-old giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo, life as a consultant is certainly varied! Thank you to everyone who h[...]

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