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Negotiating the wasteland: why Internal Comms is just like Fallout

How is internal communication like gaming? Last week I had the privilege of sitting next to Ross Tarbard at the Intranet Now conference. He’s Senior Internal Communications Officer at the University of Leicester and has written for the All Things IC blog to share his thoughts on all things gaming and IC. You can find […]

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How to write an Annual Report

How effective is your Annual Report? Is it a story to be proud of or something you’re glad to tick off your to-do list? I’ve seen many examples over the years, both good and bad, and today have a guest post by Shan Chatoo of OCS Group. If you’re looking for advice or an example of […]

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A question of comms: Janice Fitzgerald

What one piece of advice has helped comms pro Janice Fitzgerald in her career and why does she think it pays to be nice? Janice is Group Communications Manager at The Clancy Group and is the latest practitioner to sit in my #questionofcomms hot seat. I  was struck by her honesty when reading through, and think you’ll […]

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Secret diary of a Comms Director…

“I am not an HR professional and I don’t want to be. I am a communications professional and as such I align myself with the world of PR not HR. “But I am increasingly seeing HR professionals assuming they are also communications professionals and this is dangerous to confuse.” Today I have a guest post […]

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A question of comms: Simon Monger

Why should you have a 20 year plan? Simon Monger, freelance Internal Communications and Engagement Specialist, is in my hot seat today. He’s revealed his top tips, the importance of compelling content and why he’s a Simon Sinek fan. I’ll hand you over to Simon… 1. When did you know internal communication was what you […]

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Introducing a question of comms

I love hearing how professional communicators came to be in the job they’re doing and their career stories. Today I’m launching A question of comms, to share insights from professional communicators around the globe. You’re invited to take part in this new Q&A feature. I’ve put myself up first to get the ball rolling. Thank you […]

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How to prepare snow comms and look organised

Like many parents, it’s a rare treat if I make it through a week without hearing a reference to Olaf, Princess Anna or wrestling my daughter out of her Elsa dress. The film Frozen has taken everyone by storm, yet for comms pros the onset of snow and ice can only mean one thing… snow comms. As the UK […]

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Day 13: Taking internal comms out of its comfort zone

What channels do you use for your internal communication? Is the prospect of internal comms (IC) leaking externally viewed as a risk by your senior stakeholders? Is your internal communications strategy only engaging small pockets of your total employee base? Laura Jameson, (pictured), Director, Internal Communications, Ruder Finn UK is my guest writer for Day […]

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How to stay mentally healthy if you work in comms

Tomorrow is World Mental Health Day, it’s an incredibly important topic and one we need to break the taboo of. I have a guest post for you today offering advice for staying mentally healthy if you work in comms. Mental health and illness is deeply personal and all-consuming. It’s ok to ask for help. You deserve […]

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A proud day to be a comms pro

Yesterday approx 120 professional communicators gathered in London for the third unconference from The IC Crowd, #thebigyak. I’m so proud of this event. It’s always a vibrant, stimulating and exciting day and I’m thrilled so many comms pros joined my fellow The IC Crowd @theICcrowd co-founders and I for the day. Dana Leeson @danaleeson, Jenni Field @jenniwheller and I have […]

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What’s on for comms pros this week

How important are writing skills for effective internal communication? Got an opinion on this topic? I’d love to hear it – I’m co-hosting tomorrow’s #CommsChat and you’re welcome to join in. The chat is taking place on Monday 18 July from 8-9pm GMT on Twitter. I’ll be joining communicator Helen Deverell @helendeverell (pictured) to co-host the chat. We will explore […]

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What’s on this week for comms pros

The next 10 days or so will see professional communicators gathering to learn about all things internal communication related. From IABC’s Future Fit Communications, to Simply Communicate’s Smilelondon 2016 workshops, there’s a lot to choose from. Today’s What’s on this week covers 8 to 19 May 2016. Feedback from readers shows you like planning further than […]

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