What does your CEO think of internal communication? What is the strategic value and effectiveness of internal communication? A brand new research report is hot off the press showing leaders now value internal communication. Honestly. It’s a cracking read, I think you’ll like it. Making it Count was conducted by CIPR Inside, which is the sector group for […]Read more >
Want to know how to survive and thrive in the digital economy over the next five to 10 years? Gartner has just published its Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017 and identified three “megatrends” you need to be aware of: Artificial intelligence (AI) everywhere transparently immersive experiences digital platforms. I’m going to guide you through them. This is going to […]Read more >
There is a lack of ethnic diversity in PR. It’s obvious, it’s embarrassing for an industry aiming to represent the communities we serve, and there is something we can do to change it. Stats from various industry surveys highlight the gap, including The PRCA Census in 2016, which identified a gap of 5% between the […]Read more >
How do you explain what you do in 10 words or fewer? Here’s mine: I help companies communicate internally through personalised consultancy and training. Today I’ve got an excellent resource to help you create your own. I’d love you to share yours by commenting below or Tweeting me @AllthingsIC. We are often asked to describe what […]Read more >
I’m starting my working week as a Chartered PR Practitioner and am going to reveal my top 10 tips if you’re thinking of doing the same. I’ll cover why I studied, what I learnt, what it means and how you can apply to get chartered. As you can see from my grin in this pic […]Read more >
What is your personal brand? Everyone has one, whether you’re aware of it or not. It’s what people say about you when you’re not in the room and what you’re known for. Organisations such as Warburtons have been talking about personal branding with their employees and it’s something to be aware of. I’ve spent the past […]Read more >
‘Never stop learning’ was the answer Lou Robinson gave in her #questionofcomms profile about the best advice she’s received as an IC pro. What does that look like? How can you keep learning? I’m delighted that Lou, who is Global Internal Comms Lead at Costa, is back with a guest post to reveal how communicators can […]Read more >
When did we get so impatient? In this world of frantic, always-on comms, when did we stop pausing to check the facts? This morning the hashtag #BuckinghamPalace was trending on Twitter. As was #PrincePhilip amid speculation there was an announcement due from the Palace at 8am. People were jumping to conclusions, declaring births, deaths and marriages […]Read more >
How do you work with volunteers? Whether in your personal or professional life, knowing how to make them feel valued, listened to and recognised is crucial. Hopefully it goes without saying that communicating at the right time and enabling them to give their views is top of that list too! Today I’ve got a guest […]Read more >
What are your thoughts on employer branding? Employer brand is used to describe an organisation’s reputation as an employer, rather than the general brand reputation. How does yours shape up? Want to know more? I’ve got a guest post to update us on the latest thinking. It’s not new, many companies have been concentrating on their employer brands […]Read more >
PR Bloggers is a new Twitter account created for people in the public relations industry to share and discover PR blog posts, news and events. You can find it @PR_Bloggers. I asked its creator Rebecca Henderson to share the thinking behind the account and how you can get involved. She’s a PR Account Exec at Lee Peck […]Read more >
Today marks four years since I established All Things IC and I’d like to say thank you. From interviewing Jamie Oliver Group employees, to being given a private tour of Harrods and seeing a day-old giraffe at Whipsnade Zoo, life as a consultant is certainly varied! Thank you to everyone who has hired me for comms […]Read more >
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