Happy Mother’s Day if you’re celebrating or remembering loved ones today. I was woken by my three-year-old poking a card in my eye at 2.45am as she was excited.

influenceSo I’m typing this slightly blurry eyed while chaperoning her piano lesson, as I do every Sunday while writing this article. Here’s your look at what’s coming up for comms pros. It covers 6 to 16 March 2016.

This week I’ve launched a joint survey in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) for the next edition of Influence magazine.

We’re looking in to the current state of affairs in the internal comms function by surveying professionals on a range of subject from planning and strategy to skills gaps.

The results will feature in a double page spread of the Spring edition of the magazine and I’ll be sharing my views on the findings.

I’d love to know your views. So, if you work in internal comms, make yourself a cuppa and please take five minutes to complete our survey and take part in the next edition of Influence.

This week I attended the first Future Practitioner Panel at CIPR. It was good to talk through our plans for the future and to meet the rest of the panel face-to-face. I’ll keep you posted with our progress.

What’s on this week for comms pros

Spotted something missing? Do let me know, you can plan further ahead via my comms calendar.

PR Week’s 360 Festival

PR week 360Readers of the All Things IC blog can save money off PR Week’s Global 360 Festival in April.

It’s taking place from 26 to 30 April 2016 and features some excellent speakers.

Friday 29 April is their Internal Communications Focus Day and includes speakers from Fitness First, Kier Group and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

The code you need to benefit from the discount is AIIC10. See their website for more information.

Recent articles on the All Things IC blog

Adam This week I published a guest post by journalist Adam Kirtley, who wrote about the perceived divide between internal and external communication:

A journalist’s view on internal vs external communications

I also published an infographic courtesy of Alive With Ideas! It focused on annual reports and how to make them more visually appealing:

How to make your annual report a tempting treat.

Quick links

Find a new comms job using the All Things IC jobs page, or see @AllthingsICjobs.

See the Free Stuff page to read advice and guidance on all aspects of internal communication.

Find out more about All Things IC.

Download the free All Things IC app.

Have a great week,

Rachel

Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on the All Things IC blog 6 March 2016.

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