What does it mean to be a strategic internal communicator? What does it look like? How can you work in a strategic way? This topic kicks off season two of my Candid Comms podcast. The episode has just been published and covers: What working strategically means How to know if you’re working in a strategic […]Read more >
How can you use the power of the whole communication toolkit – also known as proper strategic communication – effectively? We talk a lot in the world of internal communication about working strategically. In fact episode one of season two of my Candid Comms podcast address this exact topic. It will be published tomorrow, Sunday […]Read more >
Are you using a podcast for internal communication inside your organisation? Have you been using audio more over the past year? If you’re thinking about creating an internal podcast, this article will help you think it through. I’m noticing more of my clients using podcasts inside their organisations, from “roving reporter” style shows featuring employees […]Read more >
More than 50 new PR agencies have been founded in the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic according to a report published today by Wadds Inc. The report provides insights into the market and clear direction for anyone thinking of starting their own agency. Are you considering launching your own business and going freelance? If so, […]Read more >
Do you write speeches as part of your role? If so, getting to know who you’re writing for is essential. Over the past year, many internal communicators have found themselves creating key messages, talking points and content for leaders. I’m not a fan of ghostwriting (where speeches or text are officially credited to another person […]Read more >
How does your organisation support employees who are experiencing the menopause? Do you have a menopause policy in place? Hot on the heels of a powerful documentary here in the UK, hosted by Davina McCall, I thought I’d collate resources for Comms pros. This article includes links to advice and guidance and menopause policy examples. […]Read more >
A sense of belonging is something we all crave, whether in our personal lives or at work. Connecting with people that share our values and passions makes us feel part of something bigger than ourselves. And for so long, that sense of belonging has come from physical interactions as well as, in recent decades, digital […]Read more >
The final episode of season one of the Candid Comms has just been published. Episode 16 features my Producer Debbie West and I in conversation and we’ve revealed behind the scenes of the podcast. We recorded together at my All Things IC office in London last Friday (pictured). It was wonderful to see each other […]Read more >
Staff engagement and teamwork was never more important in April when the news was announced that His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh had passed away. So says Louisa Dean, Head of Communications at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. She’s kindly written for the All Things IC blog to share her […]Read more >
Environmental Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) is one of the most radical developments in business within the last 50 years. It’s likely to shape the way both organisations and the communications sector evolve and operate for years to come. But what is ESG? How is it different from CSR? (Corporate Social Responsibility). And how is […]Read more >
What is it like to work as a Comms Director inside an organisation? When do you know if you’re ready for your next career move? What’s it like to work internationally? This 15th episode of the Candid Comms podcast features Frank Dias, Global Internal Communications Director at AXA XL. It is packed with practical ideas and […]Read more >
What are your company’s values? Do you have a consistent way of communicating them? Do they feel like words on the wall rather than lived behaviours? The 14th episode of the Candid Comms podcast is out now and packed with practical ideas and inspirational advice, to help internal communicators thrive in their role. It covers: Why […]Read more >
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