Internal comms

June 25, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on video content

Last week’s chat examined the importance of video to brand communications and the use of different social video tools. Some highlighted tweets: @ncardwell Photos convey an end result, videos can show a process. I think this can add to integrity of brand communications? @jarrodwilliams the question should really be, does vine have longevity? video content is essential, […]

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June 24, 2013 #CommsChat on online video content

Last week, Facebook announced that Instagram would feature a new video platform to enable the sharing of 15-second clips. Some may see this as a counter to Twitter’s Vine, others as the gradual take up of video content by social sites, still more as an attempt to monetise the behemoth photo-sharing site. Tonight on #CommsChat […]

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June 13, 2013 #CommsChat on IC with the big yak

On 21 June, 180 internal communications professionals will descend on Richmond to attend the big yak, the IC Crowd‘s first unconference. “The agenda is set by you,” The IC Crowd says, “In true unconference (or free-to-attend conference if you prefer that name) style, you decide what the topics are and we will pull together the […]

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June 4, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat with PR Academy

Last week, Kevin Ruck, the co-founder of the PR Academy (@pracademy), one of the leading PR training and qualifications providers, joined us on #CommsChat. Find out what instructors, PR professionals and current and former students had to say below.   @pracademy More employers are asking, though not always insisting, on a qualification. @PeterMBarrett Specialist, non-mandatory quals (in […]

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May 21, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat with IoIC

Last week, we were joined by IoIC president, Suzanne Peck. We discussed anything and everything IC and the 22-24 May IoIC annual conference (#IoICBristol13). If you missed out, hear what #CommsChat had to say about the future of internal communications. Some standout tweets: steve_murg The future holds whatever we want it to. Its up to us […]

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May 20, 2013 #CommsChat with the IoIC

The programme for the Institute of Internal Communication’s (IoIC) annual conference says, “Feeling empowered is what really engages and motivates an internal audience.” Through its conference programme, it seeks to address the question of engagement and the future of internal communications. The conference takes place this week in Bristol and will bring together the brightest […]

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May 14, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on cyber security

Last week, we were joined by now-frequent #Commschat-er Chris Woods, head of digital at Hanover. We discussed the growing threat of cyber security and its potential impact on business. Some topics covered include how hacks are handled internally, what steps are taken to protect a company’s digital assets and the reputational impact of cyber security. […]

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March 19, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on employee engagement

Last week, we were joined by Katie Hadgraft (@KatieHadgraft), head of employee communications and engagement at the Essex County Council. Hadgraft’s team oversaw an internal engagement programme that recently took home the CIPR Inside award for best employee engagement. Some tweets that caught our eye: @Engagingbrand Its not the big messages that is so hard, it is the […]

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March 13, 2013 #CommsChat on employee engagement with Essex County Council

On Monday, we’ll be joined by Katie Hadgraft (@KatieHadgraft), head of employee communications and engagement at the Essex County Council. Hadgraft’s team oversaw an internal engagement programme that recently took home the CIPR Inside award for best employee engagement. At a glance, the Essex County Council employs over 8,000 employees in any number of roles […]

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March 12, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on media relations

Last week, we featured author of The M-Factor: Media Confidence for Business Leaders and Managers, Tom Maddocks (@tommaddocks1) on #CommsChat. We discussed various aspects of media relations from crisis comms to social media. Take a look at some of our highlighted tweets below and check out Tom’s book via the link above. @Maxim_PR ‘No comment’ is […]

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