What writing a million words on my blog has taught me

What has happened in the world of internal communication over the past decade? Well if you're a regular reader, you'll know, as I'm celebrating my blog's 10th birthday this week. I've written a million words about internal communication since creating my blog in March...

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What award-winning employer brands look like

What does an award-winning employer brand look like? You're in the right place to find out. The Employer Brand Management Awards 2019 were held last night in London. Comedian Kerry Godliman presented them  and you can find all of the winners listed below....

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How to communicate Brexit

If you are a professional Communicator in the UK, chances are you are working on Brexit Comms right now. Or to put it accurately, you're trying to plan when there's seemingly a changing plan. Or no plan. This post exists to help you plan your Internal Comms. I've...

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How to use audio for internal communication

How can you use audio for your internal communication? With Voice search on the way, the idea of creating audio content is gathering pace. The latest episode of the Be a Bigger Fish podcast has been published today and features host Debbie Aurelius interviewing me...

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A look back at 70 years of Internal Comms

Tomorrow, 12 March 2019, marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the British Association of Industrial Editors, now known as the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). As a Fellow of the Institute, I'm going to mark the occasion and celebrate their...

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Come and join The Comms Hive

There's a buzz in the air and it's the sound of a new network forming. The Comms Hive is the brainchild of Comms pro Advita Patel and I think it's a marvellous idea. I invited Advita to answer my questions so you can discover what's happening and how you can get...

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The reality of working in Internal Communication

Internal Communicators are "working blind and failing to demonstrate our value. Insight, measurement and evaluation is often rudimentary, and we remain focused on output rather than outcomes." Does that sound familiar to you? It's one of the findings from this...

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How to improve mental health in the workplace

The media is rightfully putting a huge focus on our mental health in the UK. According to charity Mind, approximately one in four adults will experience a mental health issue each year. Staggeringly, one in six of us report experiencing a common mental health problem...

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How to learn about PR and Comms

How do you learn about PR and Comms? Today I'm delighted to reveal the All Things IC blog has been named #3 in the UK's Top PR and Communications blog by Vuelio for the second year running. I'm honoured to be recognised in this way and to be alongside my peers in the...

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How to communicate changes big and small

How effective are your change comms? Whether you're facing large or small organisational changes, the need to communicate well is paramount. Today I've been featured on the Internal Comms Procast talking about the best ways to communicate change. Topics I discussed...

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How can I help you?

What have you needed help with this week? Where did you go to get ideas, advice and inspiration to help you learn? Regular readers of my blog will know I'm creating a suite of Online Masterclasses. They're designed for internal communications professionals and anyone...

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How to be more strategic in internal communications

How do you talk about strategy in your organisation? Is it something you love or loathe? I've written about strategy and being more strategic a lot over the past 10 years and today I have a guest post to help demystify the strategic planning process. It was written by...

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How to prepare for Time to Talk Day

Thursday 7 February 2019 marks the sixth year of Time to Change’s ‘Time to Talk Day’. The awareness campaign aims to end mental health discrimination and this year’s theme is all about ‘bringing together the right ingredients, to have a conversation about mental...

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Come and join my Comms Director Mastermind

Are you a Comms Director or Head of Internal Comms? Do you go to Comms Conferences and feel like you never learn anything new? Perhaps it feels like you give away your knowledge to help less experienced colleagues learn, but there’s nowhere for you to learn with...

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The changing role of Internal Communication

Today I ran my latest Strategic Internal Communication Masterclass and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the professional communicators in the room sharing thoughts, asking questions and talking about the reality of their roles. You can see the group pictured below,...

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How can we encourage collaboration?

How good is your company at collaboration? We hear about it so much within the world of Internal Communication, I certainly have constant conversations along these lines with clients. Today I have a guest post for you by Kate Isichei on collaboration. She's looked at...

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“My Employer” tops the Edelman Trust Barometer

Trust has changed profoundly in the past year - people have shifted their trust to the relationships within their control, most notably their employers. Globally, 75 percent of people trust “My Employer” to do what is right, this is significantly more than NGOs (57...

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Introducing The Internal Comms Podcast

Today a brand new podcast has hit the airwaves and I'm proud to be featured as its first guest. AB's Managing Director Katie Macaulay has published The Internal Comms Podcast and you're invited to tune in. I  welcomed Katie to the All Things IC office just before...

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A Question of Comms: Harriet Small

What can IC pros learn from the New Zealand Rugby team and what's the future of internal communication? Communications Officer Harriet Small is the latest professional communicator to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. She's given her views on these questions and...

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Six lessons from six months as a Comms freelancer

What is it like to work as a freelance Comms Consultant? If you've been toying with the idea but unsure if it's for you, this article may help you make up your mind. Ben Capper has written for the All Things IC blog to share the highs, lows and everything in-between...

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The 10 most common mistakes companies make with copy

How good is your copy? Most professional communicators create reams of copy (written material) every year, including intranet  stories or scripts for videos. Would you like a helping hand with yours? Today I'm delighted to introduce Jaime Cox to the All Things IC blog...

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Why we need to talk about mental health in Comms

The PR industry is making progress in tackling mental illness amongst practitioners, but a new survey published by PRWeek and the PRCA today has found significant room for improvement. We need to take mental health and employee wellbeing seriously, I've seen too many...

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Five New Year’s resolutions for IC Consultants

Have you set any resolutions for 2019? Hot on the heels of my professional goals article yesterday, I have a guest post to share with you. It's written by IC Consultant Jessica Bull, who has been contracting for four years. She started off in the public sector and has...

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How to set your professional goals for 2019

At this time of year, I’m reminded of a history lesson at school and learning how January is named after Janus. He was the Roman god of beginnings, gates, transitions, doorways and endings and had two faces – one looking to the future and one looking to the past. As...

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The best question to ask in an interview

What's the best question to ask in an interview? How can you be certain you get the whole story from someone you are interviewing? I have a top tip to share with you. I realised when I was a Journalist that when I ended an interview, people would often say: "Oh I...

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Your £50 Christmas gift from All Things IC

Hi everyone, seeing as this is the season where you are spending out on other people, I have a gift for you. The All Things IC blog turns 10-years-old in March, so to thank you for reading my thoughts here for nearly a decade, I have a £50 gift certificate for you. It...

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Internal Comms predictions for 2019…

What's going to be hot over the next 12 months? What will the trends be? Every year I contribute to various articles in the industry press to share my predictions, so I thought I'd share them here first. Spoiler: It's not robots. I also invited my network to...

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