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 >
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 >
Every year the smart people at We Are Social @wearesocial produce a report covering internet use, social media, and mobile around the world. The latest Digital in 2017 Global Overview report has just been released. At 750 slides long, it’s well worth a read and bookmarking for the future. Looking for information help you build […]Read more >
Workplace by Facebook is transforming the way the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) communicates. RNIB invited me to visit them on their six-month anniversary of using the enterprise social network and learn how it’s dramatically boosted their internal communication. Communicating effectively with blind, partially sighted or deaf-blind employees takes careful thought and attention. […]Read more >
Can internal communication practitioners use digital platforms to engage employees? How can they influence each other? Today Public Relations Masters graduate Gemma Trevers (@GTreversPR) has written a guest blog for All Things IC outlining her research project findings on digital internal communication and employee engagement. I’ll hand you over to Gemma… Can IC pros use […]Read more >
Today’s Countdown to Christmas article features the Ogilvy Key Digital Trends for 2017. This yearly trend report is a must-read and is published by two of Ogilvy’s digital and innovation leaders, Marshall Manson @Marshallmanson (pictured top) and James Whatley @Whatleydude. The 89-slide report is essential reading for professional communicators so I’ve decided to include it in […]Read more >
The commsbots are here. Stay tuned for more info… At The Big Yak unconference a couple of weeks back, I managed to catch up with my super smart friend Tony Stewart, Head of Digital at Scarlettabbott. During the buzz of the day he gave me a sneak-peak of a new digi-diagnostic tool they’ve been working […]Read more >
Are you using Facebook at Work? Not in the traditional sense, in the new shiny Enterprise Social Network sense. I’ve been writing about their latest offerings since the start of the year. Now they’ve rebranded to Workplace (formerly known as Facebook at Work) and it’s available to any company or organisation that wants to use it. Facebook […]Read more >
Picture the scene: high summer, after a month of false starts and grey skies, finally reaches Oxford. With the temperature outside reaching 28°C, the air conditioning unit in a main server room fails. What do you do? That’s the situation Oxford University Press faced 10 days ago. Here John Kay, Internal Communications Manager, Group Communications, […]Read more >
“We trust our employees with patients’ lives. Why wouldn’t we trust them with social media?” I’ve shared this quote from Dean Royles, ex-Chief Executive of NHS Employers many times as it highlights the importance of trust in workplaces when it comes to social media. This week Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust is holding its […]Read more >
We all need data, evidence, stats and research to underpin the work we do in the field of communication. I’m constantly searching for credible and reliable information to share with clients and my network, and have a treat for you today. Every year analyst Mary Meeker (pictured) publishes her Internet Trends Report. At 213 slides […]Read more >
Are you introducing Office 365 in your organisation? When it comes to introducing new technology, it can be a potential minefield, with IT, Comms and HR departments all having their say and making recommendations. Sound familiar? I’ve been working with a number of clients recently helping them think through all things technology related to help […]Read more >
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