An introverted look at internal communication

One of the most popular articles on my blog in recent years, and my favourite guest article is by IC pro Helen Deverell, who wrote about the introverted revolution in internal communication. In a deeply personal article, Helen shared her thoughts of what being an introvert working in internal com[...]

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Are you an award winning Internal Communications professional or team?

This week I received a postcard from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) promoting the IOIC Awards 2012 and calling for entries. Having looked at the association’s website, it’s interesting to note how the awards have been remodeled to include strategy, people, writing, digital med[...]

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Rallying cry for Communicators

Two years on from the MacLeod Report, David MacLeod took to the stage at the Institute of Internal Communications’ (IoIC) annual conference on Friday to issue a rallying cry to Communicators to help shape the future. Alongside Nita Clarke, David MacLeod was commissioned by the Department for Bu[...]

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‘Fearless communicators’ unite in Bournemouth

A pad full of notes, fistful of business cards and sore feet from dancing in four-inch heels – it’s been a busy few days. I was one of the 130 professional communicators who gathered this week for the annual Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) conference. This year’s event was in Bourn[...]

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A week of Comms fixes…

When did you last get a fix? Not of anything illegal or bad, but of Comms? Through our roles Communications professionals constantly give advice and support to other people, but when was the last time you sought some for yourself? Every day this week I have had the pleasure of meeting up with like-m[...]

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IoIC, easy as 1-2-3?

Last week the British Association of Communicators in Business (CiB) formally became the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). The organisation says it aims to champion better communication between employers and employees and wants to “improve business success and profitability through enhan[...]

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Internal communications – the future

Next week Communicators in Business (CiB) will formally become the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). As professional communicators look to the future, I was in touch with Sarah, my mentee, today and recommended she reads a book I came across last year while studying. It’s called Effectiv[...]

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What will you remember 2009 for?

The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of new changes, fresh challenges and lots of spreadsheets! As well as working full time I’ve moved house and started to plan my wedding so it’s all systems go on every front. There was good news for my mentee Sarah Hodges at the Communicators in Busine[...]

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Great start to the weekend…

Good news all round today as the communications executive I mentor, Sarah Hodges, has won an award of excellence in the Communicators in Business (CiB) Communicator of the Year awards under the ‘Best newcomer to the industry’ category. I’m thrilled for Sarah as she is passionate and dedicat[...]

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A week of firsts…

This week has been a packed one with lots of highlights and firsts. I was the other side of the camera for a secret photo shoot (can tell you more in a few weeks) and met some really interesting people there. I went to my first station opening and my first batch of newly branded bits and bobs arr[...]

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CiB awards success!

The annual Communicators in Business (CiB) awards took place in Birmingham, UK, last Friday night and I'm chuffed to bits to say that our team (Internal Communications) was honoured. We won Awards of Excellence for our monthly employee magazine at Tube Lines, platform, and for the online news site [...]

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