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The inside story on last night’s award winners

Congratulations to all the professional communicators who battled Storm Doris to be honoured at the CIPR Inside #insidestory awards last night. I loved judging and adjudicating this year's awards. The sheer graft and commitment to driving up standards in internal communication was evident from[...]

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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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Get a reality check on fake news

The media is awash with stories mentioning fake news this week. What is it? How does it work, what do you need to know and how does it impact internal communication? Fake news is false information which has been crafted and shared, usually for a purpose. I've seen it described as active misinf[...]

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Listen to the history of internal communication

When was the first employee magazine produced? It's earlier than you may think. Much earlier. I've got a treat for your ears today in the form of a one-off radio show from the BBC focused on internal communication. The show, called Bathrooms Are Coming: An Internal History of Corporate Comm[...]

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Segways and selfies… an alternative Christmas tale

Joseph, resplendent with a man bun, snaps a selfie to capture latte-holding Mary pulling a duck-face in front of the manger. The wise men arrive on segways holding Amazon Prime parcels, while an organic cow munches gluten-free feed outside the stable. The shepherd streams it all via social med[...]

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How to learn about employer brand management

Investing in a good employer brand means investing in a good reputation. But in times of change a company's reputation and, in turn, its employer brand faces pressures and stress. Do we know enough in internal comms about the topic? I think the short answer is no. Today I've news of a conference [...]

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Had a neptunian, fire-fanged or lickerous lunch?

When it comes to describing food, what words do you use? Let me guess... delicious, tasty, mouth-watering? A brand new dictionary has been produced featuring a plethora of words to inspire the nation when describing some of our best-loved foods. It fascinated me so I thought I'd share it with yo[...]

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How to learn about using Enterprise Social Networks

How are you getting on with your Enterprise Social Network? I've been writing about using social media for internal communication for the past seven years on my blog. Throughout that time I've shared hundreds of ideas, articles and guest posts to help you choose whether an ESN is right for you[...]

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The global language of communication

Last night I was honoured to join professional communicators from 120 countries for the evening reception of the Foreign and Commonwealth Global Communication Conference 2016. It was set in the stunning FCO office in London and we heard from Hugh Elliott, Director of Communication at Foreign an[...]

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Introducing Workplace by Facebook

Are you using Facebook at Work? Not in the traditional sense, in the new shiny Enterprise Social Network sense. I've been writing about their latest offerings since the start of the year. Now they've rebranded to Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work) and it's available to any compan[...]

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How to stay mentally healthy if you work in comms

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, it's an incredibly important topic and one we need to break the taboo of. I have a guest post for you today offering advice for staying mentally healthy if you work in comms. Mental health and illness is deeply personal and all-consuming. It's ok to ask[...]

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How UKTV launched its company purpose

This summer, UKTV launched its new company purpose to colleagues with a beautiful animation. Soraya Shaboon, UKTV’s Internal Communications Manager is here to tell All Things IC readers the story behind the project. Over to you Soraya... How UKTV launched its company purpose Barely a d[...]

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