I have sore feet and a full heart this morning after spending last night in the company of 400 internal communicators. The annual Institute of Internal Communication National Awards were held at The Brewery, London. Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted, scooped an Award of Excellence or won their category. I was part of the […]Read more >
Thank you to Dr Joe Chick for interviewing me for the History of Internal Communication podcast. The episode has been published today and features our conversation reflecting on the past, present and history of the wonderful world of internal communication. Dr Chick is a Research Fellow on the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded […]Read more >
A new five-part series of guides launched today by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) Diversity and Inclusion Network. They’ve been designed to improve the understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across the public relations profession. The first guide is available now and is an introductory guide to EDI Basics. CIPR state: “Diversity is […]Read more >
Last night we joined over 550 PR professionals for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ Excellence Awards. It’s been three years since the awards have been held in person, and it was wonderful to see Comms pros recognised. I had the pleasure of judging the CIPR Excellence awards again this year and as ever, was […]Read more >
Language is incredibly powerful. Words have the potential to shape our world. How confident do you feel writing about equity, diversity and belonging in your organisation? Do you have a tone of voice guide in place? If so, does it touch on these areas? If you’re looking for advice and guidance, you’re in luck as […]Read more >
PR practitioners are significantly more likely to suffer from poor mental health compared to other UK workers, according to new research carried out by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). I’m not surprised by this research, particularly given its timing in light of the pandemic. We […]Read more >
Are you responsible for communicating post-pandemic working patterns inside your organisation? Do you need to make any changes to your internal communication channels due to home workers? Are your stakeholders asking you for advice and guidance relating to hybrid working? If so, I’ve got you covered. I’ve developed a brand new All Things IC Online […]Read more >
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has published a new resource aimed at supporting those caring for school-age children. It contains advice on how to talk to employers about challenging situations and advice for employers on how to best support their employees, particularly during the pandemic. PR and Parenting in a Pandemic is free […]Read more >
What does the new normal look like for internal communications in 2021? This was the topic of the opening panel at PRWeek’s Strategic Internal Communication conference today. Jenni Field, Founder and Director of Redefining Communications chaired the panel on my behalf, as I’m still recovering from Coronavirus. Thank you Jenni. She’s here with a guest […]Read more >
My social media feeds are full of discussions today about the UK Government’s latest COVID-19 messaging. The original was: Stay at home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. Design iterations aside, the messaging has remained constant throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to date. It has seeped into society so much that when recording a video message to […]Read more >
There are only 45 days left of 2019. How are your plans shaping up for 2020? If you want to increase your skills, knowledge and confidence when it comes to all things internal communication related, I can help you. Through this article I’m going to reveal what’s not worked out this year and how you […]Read more >
Are you using influencer marketing as part of your Comms mix? If so, how good is your governance? Today a brand new guide has been published by #FuturePRoof, addressing the need for influencer marketing governance in public relations. I welcome this publication as it provides clear guidance for practitioners and influencers themselves in this challenging area of […]Read more >
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