Transcript of #CommsChat on ethics in PR and comms

This week's chat

Monday’s #CommsChat welcomed Francis Ingham MPRCA, director general of the PRCA, to discuss ethics in PR and comms. Following the expulsion of Bell Pottinger from the PRCA due to malpractice, we looked at best practice for in-house and agency ethics, and how trade bodies such as the PRCA can help implement it. We also discussed shaping an ethical culture from the inside out, and what the PR industry has learned given recent events.

 

#CommsChat on ethics in PR and comms

This week's chat

On Monday’s #CommsChat we’ll welcome Francis Ingham MPRCA, director general of the PRCA and chief executive of the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), to discuss ethics in PR and comms. Following the expulsion of Bell Pottinger from the PRCA due to malpractice, we’ll look at best practice for in-house and agency ethics, and how trade bodies such as the PRCA can help implement it. We’ll also discuss shaping an ethical culture from the inside out, and what the PR industry has learned given recent event. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • What is best practice for ethics in PR? Does the standard differ between in-house and agency?
  • What role do trade bodies play in setting the ethical standard?
  • How can a culture of ethics be cultivated within an organisation?
  • Should there be mandatory courses on ethics for comms/PR professionals?
  • What should the consequences be for not pertaining to expected ethical standards?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

#CommsChat with CIPR Inside

This week's chat

For Monday’s #CommsChat, we’ll welcome the CIPR Inside to talk abut internal communications and ‘Making it count,’ prior to their annual CIPR Inside conference which takes places 1 November. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • How can internal communication be defined?
  • Are internal communication and employee engagement different? How?
  • What role should IC have in shaping organisational culture?
  • What do you think CEOs value most about internal comms? Why?
  • How can the value of internal comms be demonstrated inside your organisation?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

Transcript of #CommsChat on communicating with a remote workforce

This week's chat

Monday’s #CommsChat welcomed Emily Bateman and Sheila Parry, of internal communication agency theblueballroom, to talk about communicating with a remote workforce. We looked at how remote workforces can – or can’t – be defined, and how such categorisation can be the root of any issues. We also talked about the channels or methods used to engage remote workforces and ensure they’re part of the more static team, as well as what makes long-distance communications successful.

 

#CommsChat on communicating with a remote workforce

This week's chat

After a hugely busy first #CommsChat back after the August break, we can’t wait to welcome Emily Bateman and Sheila Parry, of internal communications agency, theblueballroom, to talk about communicating with a remote workforce. We’ll be chatting about the opportunities and challenges a remote workforce presents, how traditional workplaces have adapted to embrace a more flexible approach, and the creative solutions of employers to ensure their remote workforce remains as connected as its static employees. Follow @CommsChat on Twitter and use the hashtag #CommsChat to get involved.

The topics are:

  • How can a remote workforce be defined? What challenges does it create for employee engagement?
  • Can you maintain your company culture when employees work remotely? How?
  • What are the best tools or channels for communicating with remote workers? What creative approaches have you taken in your companies?
  • How do you approach communicating with a global or diverse workforce?
  • What is the key to successful long-distance communications?

Join us! We tweet from @CommsChat and #CommsChat takes place every Monday, from 8-9pm GMT. Anyone can take part in the discussion – simply follow the hashtag here or on Twitter. If you can’t make the chat or would like to revisit it, a transcript will be posted to Storify on Tuesday morning. We’d love to hear your suggestions for future topics – please get in touch with Amy at amy.sandys@communicatemagazine.co.uk or contact us on Twitter with any ideas.

 

Transcript of #CommsChat on personal branding

This week's chat

For the first #CommsChat back after the August break, we welcomed associate director for communications and marketing, Kerry Sheehan, to talk ‘the good, the bad and the undeniable’ about personal branding. We looked at what a personal brand is and if it’s necessary, if the digital age has created a culture whereby our online identities means a personal brand is required and how a personal brand can enhance or compromise the role of communications professionals.