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Secret diary of a Comms Director…

"I am not an HR professional and I don't want to be. I am a communications professional and as such I align myself with the world of PR not HR. "But I am increasingly seeing HR professionals assuming they are also communications professionals and this is dangerous to confuse." Today I have a g[...]

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Introducing PR Bloggers – for people who blog about PR

PR Bloggers is a new Twitter account created for people in the public relations industry to share and discover PR blog posts, news and events. You can find it @PR_Bloggers. I asked its creator Rebecca Henderson to share the thinking behind the account and how you can get involved. She's a PR[...]

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A question of comms: Shan Chatoo

Discover why doodling is important to Shan Chatoo, a self-employed senior internal communicator, plus the best career advice she's been given. Shan is the latest comms pro to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. Want to be featured? Here are the questions for you to answer. I'll hand you over [...]

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A question of comms: Stephen Golding

Discover Stephen Golding's alternative career choice, plus the books he thinks every communicator should read. Stephen is Communications and Engagement Lead at Diageo and was one of All Things IC's first clients when he was at Tullow Oil a few years back. He's immensely smart and I thoroughly[...]

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A cracking deal to save on internal comms training

Would you like to save 20% off your next internal comms training course? Today I'm offering readers of the All Things IC blog the chance to save when you book one of my Masterclasses. Seeing as it's Easter, here's a cracking deal to help bring new life to your internal comms. I'll stop with the p[...]

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Read my Chuck Chats conversation with Chuck Gose

What's your view on fake news, compassionate comms and working transparently? These are just some of the topics I discussed with comms ace Chuck Gose. Today he's published our conversation as part of his new Chuck Chats series with Bananatag, and I've reblogged it here to share our thoughts wit[...]

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A question of comms: Emma Rodgers

Why do you need to seize the day, and what's the importance of anarchists in the boardroom? Emma Rodgers is head of communications at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and is here to tell us more. She's the latest practitioner to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat and is also one of the smart cook[...]

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How the Post Office encourages leadership comms

The questions come in live and unprompted, and are answered as openly as possible. Around the table, the chief executive is joined by leaders from across the business. No subject is off-limits. This is the Post Office's monthly leadership conference call: an hour in which they set out their la[...]

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How to work as an independent practitioner

Four years ago I made the decision to work as an independent practitioner and launch All Things IC consultancy. It was a terrifying and exhilarating decision. And the best career choice I've made. Last week I spoke at #EuroComm17 hosted by the International Association of Business Communicator[...]

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The future of work is still human

“We weren’t trying to be happy at work” – philosopher Alain de Botton’s mother-in-law perfectly summed up a challenge unique to the current generation of employees. It’s a conundrum that is at the centre of the future of work, encapsulating big ideas about trust, emotional intelligenc[...]

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A question of comms: Olivia Hall

Discover why Olivia Hall thinks communicators should learn to say no, and which industry is riddled with passion. She's the latest professional communicator to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat and share her thoughts on all things comms related. Olivia is UK Communications and Marketing Mana[...]

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New competency framework launches for comms pros

Today the Institute of Internal Communication has updated its competency framework to enable communicators to assess themselves. I blogged about the profession map when it launched a few months ago. Today it has been refreshed and is available for you to access. What's changed? IoIC Chief Exe[...]

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