After much discussion, debate, and research, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2016 is post-truth. It’s an adjective defined as relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief. The Word of the Year shortlist includes one of my favourite words, hygge. (See […]Read more >
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 you. I challenge you to impress your […]Read more >
Yesterday I went into my local Co-operative store in West London and stopped in my tracks. Facing me was a tote bag with the Co-op‘s new brand. Or to be accurate, their old brand. It brought back memories of my Grandma’s house with her never-ending biscuit supply, and the price stickers on my childhood game of […]Read more >
This week PwC hit the headlines after a receptionist was sent home from work after refusing to wear high heels. Today their Head of People and Executive Board Member Gaenor Bagley @gaenorbagley published a searingly honest article on the PwC blog. In it, she shared their side of the story and how they have “learnt the hard way it is critical […]Read more >
New research shows that nearly one-in-three employees don’t trust their employer. And more than two-thirds feel that CEOs are too focused on short-term performance. As a result, employees are far less likely to say positive things about the company they work for. These are the findings of the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer Special Report on […]Read more >
A whopping 61 per cent of Fortune 500 CEOs still have no social media presence at all. CEOs who are using social media prefer Twitter and LinkedIn as their channels of choice. Today the annual Top 100 CEOs on social media list has been published and it’s no surprise to see Virgin’s Richard Branson at number one. Having […]Read more >
What’s the impact of employee advocacy and what relevance does it have today? What type of information do employees share about their companies via social media? What do you need to know about this whole topic? A brand new report from the smart people at Altimeter @Altimetergroup, is hot off the press. It addresses these […]Read more >
Professional communicators are looking for ways to improve, maximise budgets and keep up-to-date with trends. How do I know? Because it’s why you’re hiring All Things IC communication consultancy. Today marks three years since I created the company, which offers senior level counsel on all aspects of internal communication. My thanks to everyone who has asked for […]Read more >
Employees are credible spokespeople, CEOs must communicate more openly and directly with employees and empower them to become company advocates. This is common sense to anyone who is a professional communicator. However, research released this week by Edelman has underlined this thinking with the launch of their 2016 Trust Barometer. It reveals a growing inequality […]Read more >
October is breast cancer awareness month and I’m delighted to turn All Things IC pink to help raise awareness and support a friend of mine in her fundraising. I’m offering a day of communication consultancy plus a four-week long job advert (the ad is worth £200 alone) as part of Helen Deverell’s crowdfunding for CoppaFeel! charity. […]Read more >
What’s on this week for comms pros to attend? From debates on the power of culture to an introduction into internal communication, there are lots of events to choose from. Over the past week I’ve published various articles including a free ebook I’ve written a chapter of, #PRStack, plus a brand new infographic guiding you through […]Read more >
How do you un-brand a company and provide a nod to its heritage at the same time? A train operator here in the UK, First Group, has just announced it is readopting the historical name Great Western Railway, which was first used in the 1830s. My new office is based at Paddington Station in London, and the […]Read more >
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