Explore the elements of IC with this new free resource

Every now and again I spot something in the world of internal communication that stands out. Something I know will immediately benefit my clients, contacts and network. I’ve got a treat for you as The Elements of IC has just launched. It’s not just a shiny new website, but an incredibly rich resource that will help you in your […]

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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 everything I read and comms pros I interviewed. The quality of work taking place […]

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10 tips to transform your storytelling

Stories have the ability to transport us into other worlds, fire up our imaginations, make an emotional connection and resonate long after ending. Today I have 10 tips to help transform your storytelling. I collated them yesterday while hosting discussions with 40 communicators at the Association for Strategic Practitioners in Internal Communications (Aspic) event in London. Aspic […]

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The Oxford Dictionaries word of the year is…

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 […]

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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 you. I challenge you to impress your […]

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Why the Co-op has had a retro rebrand

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 […]

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How PwC responded to that pair of heels

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 […]

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One in three employees don’t trust their employers

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 […]

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The top 100 CEOs on social media

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 […]

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How employee advocacy works using social media

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 […]

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Why communication professionals hire consultants

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 […]

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Why 2016 is the year CEOs need to trust employees

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 […]

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