How to network at comms events

How good are your networking skills? If you've been working in internal communication for a while, you may have a large network of comms pros and feel comfortable going to events. But what if you're new to IC? Or if the thought of going somewhere full of people you...

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How to communicate mergers and acquisitions

What's the best way to communicate mergers and acquisitions? What's the worst mistake you could make? What works well? Hot on the heels of the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury's supermarkets, I thought I'd collate some advice and guidance to help you learn more...

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What unicorns and IC have in common

Much like fabled unicorn tales, you'll hear many myths and untruths surrounding internal communication. They reflect the reality of working as an internal communicator today. Today I have a visual treat to share with you thanks to the super team over at Alive With...

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UK Government comms plan goes live

The Government Communication Service launched the Government Communication Plan 2018/19 here in London tonight. The plan is important because it outlines what communication professionals across Government will collectively deliver to support the Government. It will...

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Top tips for GDPR communications

There's less than a month to go until the new General Data Protection Regulation comes into force. Over the past year I've been publishing information and advice to help you understand what it is, how it works and what you need to do. Today I'm delighted to share the...

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How to communicate office moves

Is an office move on the horizon for you? If so, this article will help you navigate through it. It's packed with idea and covers what you need to know, how to approach the move/s and what to watch out for. You're reading the first in my new #ICVoices series and I'm...

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These are the skills you need to be a comms pro

Today is an important day in the world of Comms and PR as an incredibly valuable piece of work has just been published. The Global Alliance has launched the first ever Global Capabilities Framework (GCF) for Public Relations and Communication Management. It's a...

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Calling all new internal communicators…

Are you new to the world of internal communication? Welcome, you've made an excellent career choice. If you're just starting out, I have news of a brand new network from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) to help you learn, meet peers and get up to speed...

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The power of kindness

Today my five-year-old daughter had her waist-length hair cut to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital here in London. I'd like to say thank you to my clients, friends and contacts who have supported her through sponsorship. Regular readers of my blog will know...

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How to use video to communicate culture

How can you enable employees and leaders around the world to contribute their own take on your company culture? How could you curate and share it? Today I have a guest post for you by Erika Lee, Internal Communications Manager at Aggreko in Houston, Texas. The company...

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The State of Public Relations in 2018

According to brand new research out today, the UK's public relations workforce has grown by almost a quarter (22%) over the past four years and one in six of us are living with a mental health condition. So the numbers are up and the average salary is up (£50,447 in...

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How to communicate your gender pay gap

The deadline for companies with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap is only a fortnight away. How are your gender pay gap comms going? I've been talking with clients about gender pay gap comms over the past few weeks and thought I'd share resources...

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Why a university is offering mental health first aid

Last week I featured an incredibly honest article by Michael Cambell, Operations and Communications Manager at Sheffield Hallam University, about living with social anxiety. Michael has since caught up with his colleague, Laura Humphreys, People Development Advisor,...

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In the spotlight: my interview with Vuelio

What are your views on influencers and PR? Is print dead? How can an organisation transform itself from the inside out? Today I'm proud to be featured on Vuelio's website in their blogger spotlight. I've examined the relationship between influencers and PRs, issues...

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How to start working in internal communication

How can you start working in internal communication? What skills do you need and how can you learn? Today I have a guest post by a brand new Internal Communications Executive, Jess Morris. She has just completed the first six months in her role at AO and is here to...

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Strangers on a train – living with social anxiety

Last week I read an incredibly honest article by Michael Cambell, Operations and Communications Manager at Sheffield Hallam University about living with social anxiety. It went live on University Mental Health Day on 1 March and he has kindly given me permission to...

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How to rediscover the world of IC

What is it like to start out in internal communication (IC) or to return after a period away? What do you need to know and how can you get up to speed? This article will help you. Today I have a guest post by Sarah Drake, an experienced Senior Internal Communications...

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How a charity is preparing for GDPR

How is your preparation for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) going? Today I have a guest post by Nikki Roberts, @NikkiRoberts7, Head of Communications at Tamba (Twins and Multiple Births Association). She's written for the All Things IC blog to reveal how...

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How can organisations communicate change?

Can you build a culture of resilience, agility and readiness for change within an organisation? This is the topic Holly Gifkins, Internal Communications and Engagement Advisor at Leonard Cheshire Disability is exploring. She's currently studying the Chartered...

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How to understand and improve diversity

How inclusive and diverse is your organisation? What about your internal communication? If you want to understand how to improve diversity and inclusion in your workplace and the wider industry, I've got a new resource to help you. Diversity is any dimension that can...

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Which job is right for you?

How do you know if a job vacancy is the right one for you? Reading through job descriptions is a good first step to get a sense of the company, but how can you find out more? In this article I'll be revealing where to learn more about an organisation and the internal...

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How Bristol Water is preparing for GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May. If you're scratching your head trying to work out what it is, how it works and what you need to know, this article will help. Today I'm delighted to welcome Eleanor Tweddell to my blog. She's the...

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Four ways to build your personal brand

How can you build your personal brand inside your organisation? Everyone has a personal brand. It’s what people say about you when you’re not in the room and what you’re known for. Today I have a guest post to share with you by Corina Manea @corinamanea, Chief...

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