Do you know your All Hands from Brown Bags and ESNs? The language of internal communication can be tricky, but thanks to my internal comms glossary, there’s help at hand to guide you through. I created the page a couple of years ago, and yesterday’s announcement from Sergey Brin and Larry Page revealing Google Inc is […]Read more >
Work is a thing you do, not a place you go. I couldn’t agree more with this statement. What happens when you try something new? Today’s guest writer is going to share what happened when he encouraged colleagues to swap their office for a tree for an afternoon. Honestly. Stay tuned… Last week I spent a day […]Read more >
A brand is a promise. In practice, it’s about creating a true impression of what a company stands for, and then delivering on what you say you’ll do – without fail. The loftier the promise, the higher the stakes when you break it. I’m fascinated by how companies communicate and, importantly, how they fulfil the promises […]Read more >
What challenges do you face in your IC role? What skills do you need to stay current? What’s great about your job? What’s not? Who do you report to? How big is your team? What should your comms team look like? The search for answers to these questions occupy the minds of communicators and readers […]Read more >
There are just five days left to get your application in to be considered for a PR Academy bursary towards a professional diploma in IC or PR. What else is happening over the next 10 days for comms pros? Here’s my regular Sunday look at events, courses and awards, so you can plan your diaries. I […]Read more >
Thinking of signing up to study a professional qualification? There are just 10 days to go to get your application in to be considered for one of the annual PR Academy bursaries. They offer the following amounts towards these Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) courses: CIPR Advanced Certificate and Diploma in Public Relations (£800) […]Read more >
Communication professionals work incredibly hard to maximise budgets, be ahead of the game and ensure employees are informed, engaged and inspired. This was evident on Thursday when I attended the UK Public Sector Communications Awards and Conference at the Emirates Stadium in London. Having judged four of the categories, I’d read first-hand how comms teams […]Read more >
Employee networks are 10 times bigger than corporate networks and are enhanced through the use of authentic employee voice. In other words, if your people are sharing information about their workplace via social media with their friends and family, there’s more chance of it being seen and read. Plus it’s perceived to be real compared […]Read more >
What do you do when faced with something new and whizzy, a product or service perhaps which promises to soothe and solve your comms woes? I regularly see comms pros being entranced by the latest gadget or new platform. I call this comms bling. Comms bling is when you’re tempted to discard everything you know […]Read more >
How effective are your diversity communications? Today I’m going to share a brand new film with you that’s been launched to support Deloitte’s Respect and Inclusion plan. ‘Ask yourself…’ was made to encourage everyone at Deloitte to think about their personal responsibility to treat people with respect. Deloitte provide professional services to industry and government in […]Read more >
Video is a powerful medium to portray exactly the message you intend. That’s never been truer than today, with the launch of a brand new short film as part of an innovative campaign. The Anaphylaxis Campaign @Anaphylaxiscoms, is the only UK-wide charity solely supporting people at risk from severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis). Together with production company […]Read more >
What’s happening over the next 10 days for Comms pros to attend? You’re in the right place to find out. Excellence in the Public Sector will be recognised this week when the UK Public Sector Communications Awards take place. I had the privilege of judging four categories, and found it inspiring to read through the […]Read more >
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