Tomorrow, 12 March 2019, marks the 70th anniversary of the formation of the British Association of Industrial Editors, now known as the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). As a Fellow of the Institute, I’m going to mark the occasion and celebrate their birthday by looking back at the history and sharing their story with you. […]Read more >
One of the most popular articles on my blog in recent years, and my favourite guest article is by IC pro Helen Deverell, who wrote about the introverted revolution in internal communication. In a deeply personal article, Helen shared her thoughts of what being an introvert working in internal communication is like, and referenced Susan […]Read more >
This week I received a postcard from the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) promoting the IOIC Awards 2012 and calling for entries. Having looked at the association’s website, it’s interesting to note how the awards have been remodeled to include strategy, people, writing, digital media channels and campaigns. There’s also the chance to highlight individual […]Read more >
Two years on from the MacLeod Report, David MacLeod took to the stage at the Institute of Internal Communications’ (IoIC) annual conference on Friday to issue a rallying cry to Communicators to help shape the future. Alongside Nita Clarke, David MacLeod was commissioned by the Department for Business (BIS) to take an in-depth look at […]Read more >
A pad full of notes, fistful of business cards and sore feet from dancing in four-inch heels – it’s been a busy few days. I was one of the 130 professional communicators who gathered this week for the annual Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) conference. This year’s event was in Bournemouth, on the south coast […]Read more >
When did you last get a fix? Not of anything illegal or bad, but of Comms? Through our roles Communications professionals constantly give advice and support to other people, but when was the last time you sought some for yourself? Every day this week I have had the pleasure of meeting up with like-minded Communications […]Read more >
Last week the British Association of Communicators in Business (CiB) formally became the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). The organisation says it aims to champion better communication between employers and employees and wants to “improve business success and profitability through enhanced communication within organisations.” I think it’s a smart move to have a dedicated association, […]Read more >
Next week Communicators in Business (CiB) will formally become the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC). As professional communicators look to the future, I was in touch with Sarah, my mentee, today and recommended she reads a book I came across last year while studying. It’s called Effective Internal Communication (PR in practice) by Lyn Smith […]Read more >
The past few weeks have been a whirlwind of new changes, fresh challenges and lots of spreadsheets! As well as working full time I’ve moved house and started to plan my wedding so it’s all systems go on every front. There was good news for my mentee Sarah Hodges at the Communicators in Business (CiB) […]Read more >
Good news all round today as the communications executive I mentor, Sarah Hodges, has won an award of excellence in the Communicators in Business (CiB) Communicator of the Year awards under the ‘Best newcomer to the industry’ category. I’m thrilled for Sarah as she is passionate and dedicated to corporate communications. This was reflected in […]Read more >
This week has been a packed one with lots of highlights and firsts. I was the other side of the camera for a secret photo shoot (can tell you more in a few weeks) and met some really interesting people there. I went to my first station opening and my first batch of newly branded […]Read more >
The annual Communicators in Business (CiB) awards took place in Birmingham, UK, last Friday night and I’m chuffed to bits to say that our team (Internal Communications) was honoured. We won Awards of Excellence for our monthly employee magazine at Tube Lines, platform, and for the online news site our team produced in-house to publicise […]Read more >
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