Why women don’t speak at conferences

It takes balls to speak at industry conferences, but you don’t need balls to do so. Apart from that being the cheekiest intro I’ve ever written on my blog, it’s true. Where are all the women speakers at industry conferences? This question is gathering pace after the recent Online Influence Conference in Cardiff, Wales. IBM’s […]

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How Sage uses social media for internal comms

How can you connect a global workforce of 13,000 employees? What is it like to have the most socially active CEO in the FTSE100? How you can collectively celebrate innovative communication in a transparent way? This week I spotted Sage employees Tweeting enthusiastically about #sociableday. It was clear they were sharing what they were working […]

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Your invitation to Internal Communications Europe

A brand new event has been created to unite communicators across Europe on all things internal communication related, and you’re invited. All Things IC is a proud media partner of the inaugral Internal Communications Europe conference, and I’ve got news of a special offer to save my blog readers money. It is being organised by PR Week, […]

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How to run an internal festival

When did you last hold a successful all-employee event? Be honest… was it engaging, stimulating and provoked lots of sparkling conversations, or did it feel scripted, dated and staid? A housing association here in the UK recently held an internal festival (pictured), to shake up its usual format and give employees a new experience. I worked in-house […]

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How to brew the perfect managers’ conference

One of my favourite C.S Lewis quotes is: “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” Anyone who has worked with me will know how much I love tea. I’ve always got a brew on the go (I have one next to me in a […]

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Introducing the brand new All Things IC app

Want to access articles about internal communication while on the go, travelling on public transport or to save them for later? Now there’s a new way to interact with the All Things IC blog, as today I’m launching a free app to help you make the most of the content on my site. You can find and […]

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PR Week unveils its Top 30 under 30

Congratulations to this year’s 30 under 30 comms pros who have just been named by PR Week here in the UK. Having been on the list myself back in 2009 (when it was 29 under 29), I’m always keen to recognise and celebrate when others are honoured for doing a great job. To make it easier […]

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Seven reasons to enter comms awards

Are you proud of your intranet? Is it award-worthy? Want to find out for free? Steve Bynghall @Bynghall is a freelance consultant and writer specialising in intranets, collaboration, the digital workplace and crowdsourcing. Each year he coordinates the Intranet Innovation Awards, a global awards programme by Step Two. Here he shares his top tips and why you […]

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How to learn about internal communication

How can you get a job in internal comms? How can you communicate change? How can you design your social media strategy to be successful? Most of the visitors who reach the All Things IC website are looking for ways to help them do their jobs better, and for answers to queries like these. Whether […]

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Nine golden rules to help live your brand internally

Is your brand living up to expectations? Or is your brand story a string of broken promises? Over-promising but under-delivering is a major turn-off for customers. A disparity between an external promise and the ability to affect employee behaviour to deliver that promise internally, is one sure way to do that. Here Ashley Freeman, Head […]

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BBC tells staff not to be stupid on social media

When did you last update your social media guidelines or policy? Is it still relevant or do you need to dust it off and shake it up? What’s your organisation’s view on employees using live-streaming mobile apps? The world of social media is a rapidly changing one, and this week the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) […]

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What six years of blogging has taught me

What were you doing on 21 March 2009? I was creating Life Through a 2.0 Lens, my first foray into writing a blog, which means today I’m celebrating the sixth birthday of my blog. To mark the occasion, I thought I’d answer the most popular questions I’m asked by people who are thinking of starting their […]

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