Internal comms

February 11, 2015 #CommsChat on internal communications and corporate video

Next week we’re talking video and internal communications, inspired by @CommunicateMag‘s Visual content for internal communications conference in March. Our guest is @richard_baker senior internal communications leader at @CarlsbergGroup. Here are some of the topics under consideration:  Why is video an effective tool for communicating with employees? Are there any internal messages that aren’t suited to […]

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January 26, 2015 #CommsChat on gamification in internal comms

This week we’re led by Words&Pictures @EducomWandP as we explore the role game-playing has carved out in the world of internal comms. Here are the topics we’ll be tackling: Gamification in business: fad or fixture? Who responds best to gamification; digital immigrants or natives? (defined here http://bit.ly/1gkyCWZ ) How would an organisation know if gamification was right for […]

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January 21, 2015 Transcript of #CommsChat with the IoIC

This week the IoIC joined us for an internal communications special. We covered everything from to. Here are some of the highlights:   @stevedoswell Size brings responsibility. No longer justifying IC’s existence. Challenge now = exec expectation: ‘IC, we see you. Now perform.’ @CalComms as someone in a newly created IC function, I think it shows respect […]

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January 15, 2015 #CommsChat with the IoIC

New Institute of Internal Communication research reveals there are now over 45,000 people working in internal communication in the UK. What has brought this about, and what are the implications for practitioners and their employers? Are organisations benefiting from the full potential of this workforce? There are over 45,000 people working in internal communication in […]

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August 12, 2014 #CommsChat on travel and tourism

It’s almost the end of summer and like us, you’re probably on holiday or wishing you were. In honour of that, we’re running a #CommsChat all about the tourism sector. Tourism employs six times more people, globally, than does automotive manufacturing and in a lot of countries, is the primary contributor to GDP. We’ll announce […]

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April 29, 2014 Transcript of #CommsChat on #thebigyak pt. 1 of 3

Monday’s #CommsChat featured a look at unconferences, the latest topics in #IC and a preview of the upcoming #thebigyak. @TheICCrowd‘s 2013 big event drew almost 200 internal communicators to London’s eBay campus to discuss the issues affecting internal communications. Back for a second year, #thebigyak will take place on 28 June, location TBA. The discussion […]

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April 24, 2014 #CommsChat on #thebigyak

Last year, @TheICCrowd ran a phenomenally successful unconference for internal comms professionals on a sunny Saturday in June. #thebigyak drew together hordes of IC folk who discussed everything from video and gamification to engaging frontline employees to budgeting and strategy. This year, the programme is back with what is poised to be even bigger (yakkier) […]

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February 3, 2014 #CommsChat on language and tone of voice

This week, we’ll be joined by Bee from (@TheWriter) who will discuss the value of tone of voice and its relationship to a company’s internal culture. Areas of discussion will include: What is tone of voice and why is it important? How can a company develop its tone of voice internally and externally? How can […]

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January 28, 2014 Transcript of #CommsChat on crowdsourcing

Last week on #CommsChat, we had an interesting debate on crowdsourcing. Some proposed its use solely for internal purposes, others lauded prominent PR campaigns that employed crowdsourcing. Whichever side you take, do take a look at some of the points made throughout the hour:  ‏@jgombita I think if the campaign is “ideas” issues-based (for example, corporate […]

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January 27, 2014 #CommsChat on crowdsourcing

This week’s #CommsChat will look at the trend that’s been all the rage for branding, fundraising and public opinion research, among other things: Crowdsourcing. Topics below:   What are the benefits of crowdsourcing, as a brand? Disadvantages? In what ways can crowdsourcing be used (#rebrand, fundraising, research, etc)? Can crowdsourcing be a useful PR tool? […]

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