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Don’t miss out: Dates for the diary

Conference and award season is in full swing with various options available for professional communicators to choose from including offerings by the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Melcrum. As mini Miller is due to make an appearance any day now (fingers crossed!), I won’t be out and about […]

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Brand Anarchy hits Newcastle!

The changing rules, and pace, of information dissemination pose challenges and opportunities for PR practitioners.  This was the topic of discussion at a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North East briefing today which was attended by 20 PR students and Comms professionals at the Euro Hostel in Newcastle, UK. It was hosted by Stephen […]

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London 2012 Olympics: Get involved or look but don’t touch?

The London 2012 Olympics are fast approaching and conversations are ramping up in various organisations as to how or if to celebrate and what is appropriate to mark and prepare for the occasion. This lunchtime I participated in a free webcast hosted by Andrew Thomas of Communicate Magazine and featured guest speakers Steve Dowsell, Chief […]

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From here to maternity…

Today is day one of my maternity leave as mini Miller is due to be making her appearance in May. I’ve been asked by a number of people if I’m planning to continue blogging about internal comms over the next year while I’m on mat leave. So thought I’d write a short post to say […]

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The freshly baked smell of success

As professional communicators there are a number of bread-and-butter issues that most of us encounter at some point in our career that help us earn our crust: change comms, introducing new channels, exit plans for CEOs and launching new visions, values or brands. I’m going to stop with bread puns now, but read on to find […]

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A picture paints a thousand words… how to use images to communicate

Like many internal communications professionals, I’ve often been asked over the years to help combat the complexity of company strategies and communicate them in an engaging way. This week I came across a fantastic example of how to do exactly that thanks to Melcrum’s Strategic Communication Management magazine and their article on the power of […]

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Day two of Melcrum’s Strategic Communication Management summit…

As promised, here is part two of Steven Murgatroyd’s write-up of Melcrum’s Strategic Communication Management (SCM) summit. If you’d like to view a short film about the summit, which took place from 12-13 October, Melcrum has now published one on their site and you can view it here. Congratulations to everyone who won SCM awards, you can read […]

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Been anywhere good lately?

To continue my series of guest writers, I asked Steven Murgatroyd (@steve_murg) to write his take on the recent Strategic Communication Management (SCM) conference hosted by Melcrum with readers of my blog. Over to you Steven… Hi all, hopefully this article will be able to give you a taste of what the conference was like […]

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Food for thought

Last night I met up with two comms contacts of mine, Jenni Wheller and Dana Leeson. We meet fairly regularly to catch up and discuss all things Internal Comms over dinner. We were trying to remember how we first got talking to each other and realised that Twitter had a vital role to play – […]

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Putting conversations at the heart of business

Last month riots and chaos erupted in the UK with people taking to the streets to loot buildings and shops. I contacted Amanda Coleman, Head of Corporate Communications for Greater Manchester Police, where she has worked for the past 10 years, and asked her to write a guest article for Diary of an internal communicator […]

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The Forrest Gump effect: variety is the spice of life for today’s communicator

Continuing my series of guest writers for my blog, I thought it would be interesting to hear from the agency-side about what they are facing at the moment, what sort of requests they are getting and what comms professionals expect from their agencies. So I’m pleased to introduce Nick Andrews who is Client Director at Sequel […]

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Internal Communication in the chain

As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and seeing as I enjoy reading the thoughts of other professional communicators and learning from them, I thought I would bring you another guest writer in the hope that you will too. A couple of weeks ago I opened the invitation up to other comms […]

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