It’s time to SMiLE again

Are you interested in knowing how organisations are adopting internal social media to change the way they work, improve their communication and innovate? If so, there’s an event coming up which I think you’ll like.

Simply join SMiLE London on 25 September – read on to discover full info and how readers of my blog can save 33% on the price of their ticket/s.

Smile Here Gloria Lombardi, @lombardi_gloria, Community Manager, Webmaster and Reporter at Simply-Communicate @simplycomm, writes for my blog to let us know what to expect and how you can save money. Over to you Gloria…

It’s time to SMiLE again

At simply-communicate we spend the year tracking down the best stories of Social Media Inside the Large Enterprise (SMiLE). We report and publish case studies, articles and news each Friday on our simply-communicate magazine.

While we keep a close eye on the latest technology, our main focus is the culture, the behaviours and the human side of digital transformation.

I share all our articles via our social media accounts – Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest,  Google + . Plus, since last week via our new mobile app! – read Marc Wright’s tutorial to download it.

What’s SMiLE London?

SMiLE London is the twice yearly conference by simply-communicate on Social Media Inside the Large Enterprise. (I spoke at the one this time last year and led a table session at February’s SMiLE – Rachel).

Every six months at simply-communicate we identify the top employee social network stories from our publication.

smile_We do this by taking into consideration a number of factors: innovative leadership communications, cultural change, social media adoption, strategy, employee engagement, community building and much more.

However, ultimately it’s our readers who tell us what the most interesting case studies are and what they want to know more about – and we value that feedback! We then bring these successful stories live onstage at SMiLE London.

We will continue keeping you informed and updated on the subject through our reporting and publishing. At the same time we hope you will be able to join us on 25 September.

How you can save money on your ticket
And, since Rachel is a very good friend of simply, we are delighted to offer all the readers of her fantastic blog an exclusive 33% discount to our SMiLE London. All you need to do is enter the code ‘AllthingsIC’ in the promotional code box

(Thanks very much Gloria – unfortunately a prior appointment is keeping me from attending this one, but I encourage readers to make the most of this offer – Rachel).

What can you expect from SMiLE London on 25 September? Here is the agenda that we have just published.


  • 9:30: Welcome and State of ESNs in Europe with Marc Wright and Silvia Cambié
  • 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Dave Shepherd, Barclays
  • 10:40 Toby Jones, Rugby Football Union
  • 11:20: Break and Exhibition
  • 11:50 Marc Jadoul of Alcatel Lucent
  • 12:30 Table sessions
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Table sessions continued
  • 14:30 Jean-Paul Chapon, Societe Generale
  • 15:00 Claire Goring & Laura Jennings, Dentsu Aegis Network
  • 15:45 Exhibition and App Fair
  • 16:15 Paul Thomas, Online Communications lead, Grant Thornton
  • 16:45 Liam Kilminster, Social Collaboration for Centrica and British Gas
  • 17:15 Conference closes

There is much more going on… as we like to say at simply, just keep SMiLEing!

Post author: Gloria Lombardi.

Thank you very much Gloria, it looks like a great agenda and packed full of interesting case studies – plus ample opportunity to network, which is always good!

So if you would like to save 33% on the price of your ticket/s, the link you need is here. Just enter the code ‘AllthingsIC’ in the box to save money.

New course from the Institute of Internal Communication and All Things IC

ioic-redIf you’re interested in all things internal communication and social media, this week a brand new course has been announced from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC).

It’s taking place in central London on Tuesday 9 September and is being run by me. It’s called Social Media Strategy and Tactics to Improve Collaboration and Communication.

This is the first time the course has run and I’m looking forward to it. It’s going to be workshop style, so attendees will have the opportunity to discuss challenges they are facing, successes they have had and we’re going to be examining how to take enterprise social networks to the next level.

If you’re interested in attending, see the IoIC website for full information and how to book your place.

Don’t forget to check out my comms calendar for a full round-up of events for professional communicators, including the upcoming annual IC conference on 2 October from CIPR Inside – the early bird rate is still on for a few weeks.

Thank you as ever for stopping by. You can sign up to my blog via email to ensure you never miss a post.


First published: 6 August 2014.

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