Category: Internal Comms

Should we view change as a specialist skill or is it the norm?

When I think about specialisms within our profession PR, media relations, Public Affairs, Internal Communications etc. come to mind – but not Change. This thought came to mind as I was looking at research which specified change management as a

Full article here

Posted in Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations

Negotiating the wasteland: why Internal Comms is just like Fallout

How is internal communication like gaming? Last week I had the privilege of sitting next to Ross Tarbard at the Intranet Now conference. He’s Senior Internal Communications Officer at the University of Leicester and has written for the All Things

Full article here

Posted in Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations Tagged with: , ,

Tips to help you prepare your annual report

How’s your annual report writing going? Need a hand? Now is the time of year when professional communicators dust off previous versions and collate information for this year’s one. If you’re looking for advice to help write yours, you’re in

Full article here

Posted in Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations

Podcraft: Goldman Sachs, TED and General Electric on how to create the perfect podcast

By Gabrielle Lane Less than 24 hours after Jake Siewert joined Goldman Sachs as its global head of corporate communications in 2012, a letter appeared in The New York Times written by a disgruntled former employee. In it, investment banker

Full article here

Posted in Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Marketing, Public Relations

Internal comms – Use data to justify your existence

Other functions use hard evidence to prove they meet business goals. It’s time for internal comms to do the same By Lisa Pantelli, In recent years, there has been a significant and positive shift towards PR campaigns based on solid

Full article here

Posted in Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations

Panic, Morrissey and internal communications

By Emily Wilson So sings Morrissey: “Hang the blessed DJ / Because the music that they constantly play/ It says nothing to me about my life”. Panic has become my battle cry, my mantra. It’s not because I’m overwhelmed, or because of

Full article here

Posted in Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations Tagged with: ,

How a supermarket chain uses Facebook at work

How can a supermarket chain use Facebook’s enterprise social network to connect employees? I’ve interviewed Daniel Chasemore, Communications Manager at Countdown Supermarkets in New Zealand to find out. They were the first business in the country to use Workplace, formerly known as

Full article here

Posted in Digital and Tech, Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations, Social Media

Are you ready for GDPR and shadow comms?

Do your employees use personal messaging apps such as WhatsApp at work to help them do their job? I’ve written before about the rise of ‘shadow IT’ – decisions and technology being introduced without the knowledge of corporate IT departments.

Full article here

Posted in Digital and Tech, Editor's Picks, Internal Comms, Public Relations, Social Media

How the National Trust created their intranet

Image courtesy of pexels

“How do you keep a secret in the organisation? Put it on the intranet.” Sound familiar? It doesn’t have to be that way. If your intranet is the place PDFs go to die, there is hope. Today I’ve got a guest

Full article here

Posted in All, Digital and Tech, Editor's Picks, Internal Comms Tagged with: , ,

The comms role in change management

Image courtesy of flickr user tracyshaun

Accepting change is the hardest ask of all – understanding it is easier. A change in a large organisation is usually a smoother process than driving change in a mid to small entity. One takeaway for us, as communicators, is

Full article here

Posted in Featured, Internal Comms, Public Relations