What’s on this week for comms pros

What can leaders from JustGiving, Google, HSBC and Facebook teach comms pros about company culture? I’m looking forward to finding out during a Company Culture Conference and Hackday on Wednesday 10 February. It’s being hosted by Culturevist in London and there are a few tickets left. Every Sunday I publish What’s on this week. Today’s article covers […]

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Why communication professionals hire consultants

Professional communicators are looking for ways to improve, maximise budgets and keep up-to-date with trends. How do I know? Because it’s why you’re hiring All Things IC communication consultancy. Today marks three years since I created the company, which offers senior level counsel on all aspects of internal communication. My thanks to everyone who has asked for […]

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Countdown to Christmas: Day one

The All Things IC countdown to Christmas is back. Every day between now and 25 December I’m going to be highlighting a guest post from this year. This is the third year I’ve run an advent series, thank you to everyone who has written for the All Things IC blog in 2015. Today’s article features […]

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What’s on this week

How do you continue when it feels like the world is in trauma? I didn’t have the words to explain to my three-year-old why I was sad yesterday after reading accounts of people caught up in the Parisian atrocities. How can you explain it in a way that makes sense, when you spend your whole life reassuring […]

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Celebrating a 150th birthday through storytelling

How can you mark the 150th birthday of a company? Apart from needing a rather large cake to hold all the candles, an organisation which originated in 1865 has incredible stories to tell. HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. It is marking its 150th birthday by sharing videos externally featuring […]

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Free skills guide on crisis comms and social media

We’re the CIPR Social Media Panel – and we enjoy nothing more than discussing and debating the ways in which digital and social technologies are impacting the business of PR.

At our latest hackday, on Tuesday 8 September, we took to twitter to discuss the influence of social media on crisis mgmt.

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What’s on this week

What events are coming up over the next 10 days for communicators to attend? Here’s my weekly look at what’s on, so you can plan your time. Every Sunday I take a look at upcoming awards, courses, conferences and events and publish ‘What’s on this week‘. If you’d like to plan further ahead, see the comms […]

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All Things IC is back…

All Things IC is back. I’m heading towards the end of my first working week post-maternity leave and would like to thank my existing and freshly signed clients, and blog readers for their warm welcome. My twin sons are now eight-months-old. This only leaves four months to figure out how to mark their first birthday on […]

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What’s the state of internal communication today?

What challenges do you face in your IC role? What skills do you need to stay current? What’s great about your job? What’s not? Who do you report to? How big is your team? What should your comms team look like? The search for answers to these questions occupy the minds of communicators and readers […]

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Your Summer reading list… sorted

What does your Summer reading list look like? If you don’t have one, but would like to spend time on your professional development, or discovering new voices, this article will help. I’ve just bought two books – Richard Branson’s latest, The Virgin Way, and the classic Confessions of an advertising man by David Ogilvy. I […]

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How Government will be communicating in 2015/16

The fourth annual Government Communications Plan was launched today, setting out an overall vision for the Government Communication Service (GCS). If you’re interested in knowing what’s ahead, I recommend checking it out. The 2015-16 plan shows how government aims to provide a more unified communications profession and better value for money. It also reveals how the skills […]

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Are you being dazzled by comms bling?

What do you do when faced with something new and whizzy, a product or service perhaps which promises to soothe and solve your comms woes? I regularly see comms pros being entranced by the latest gadget or new platform. I call this comms bling. Comms bling is when you’re tempted to discard everything you know […]

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