Internal comms

January 21, 2013 #CommsChat on virtual community management

This week on #CommsChat we’ll be joined by Oxana Morozowska (@vircommsummit) from the Virtual Community Summit. We’ll discuss anything and everything about online community management. Internal communications, social media managers and community managers won’t want to miss this one! The Virtual Community Summit takes place on 7 February in London and will feature expert speakers […]

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January 8, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on the future of PR

This week, we were joined by Stephen Davies, the digital comms practitioner, blogger, biohacker, and senior consultant at 33 Digital. He recently presented his series of predictions for what PR will look like in 2023. On the first #CommsChat of 2013 we discussed the issues that data, privacy and technology will pose ten years into the future. Some […]

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November 6, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat on internal communications

The Guy Fawkes Night edition of #CommsChat was a rollicking hour on internal comms with guest Kerry O’Callaghan the VP of global brand communications at GlaxoSmithKline. Fireworks erupted as tweeters clashed over the role of IC and HR teams. Sparks flew when commenters debated the ability of internal comms to address company culture. For the […]

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November 5, 2012 #CommsChat tonight: Internal communications for big events

Tonight on #CommsChat, we’ll be joined by Kerry O’Callaghan, vice-president Global Brand Communications at GlaxoSmithKline. Ahead of Kerry’s panel at Communicate magazine’s Learning from the legacy: Comms Lessons from the London 2012 Olympics, she’ll be discussing issues connected to internal communications strategies for major events – drawing, of course, on GSK’s recent successful sponsorship of the […]

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October 23, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat with Digital Impact Award winners

On 22 October, there was a double helping of #CommsChat. We held a special lunchtime chat with CIPR presidential candidates @MitiAmpoma and @LionelZetter. Then, at the normal 8 p.m. GMT time slot, #CommsChat featured some of the winners of the Digital Impact Awards. The guests and participants chatted about the relevance of awards in the […]

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October 16, 2012 Transcript of #commschat on convergence in communications

Last night, Sheila Parry from theblueballroom discussed how agencies can pool their resources to provide better services for clients. Theblueballroom recently merged with thebluedoor to offer more fully integrated communications services. Some interesting tweets from last night are below: @Sheila_Parry Single agency certainly only works when they draw on deeper specialist experience on their team […]

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October 2, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat with Chris Bradley on content

On last night’s #CommsChat Chris Bradley, founder of Publicate, discussed content distribution. The hour flew by as we discussed definitions of content, video vs imaging vs copy and social curation on search engines. Some highlights of the hour are below:   @myanhn As we start using more curator platforms, it seems like people will be […]

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September 25, 2012 Transcript of #CommsChat with Will McInnes

Last night’s #CommsChat featured Will McInnes, the author of Culture Shock: A Handbook for 21st Century Business. We discussed modern business culture and social media’s impact on businesses. Here are some interesting tweets from last night: @willmcinnes We all know it’s flawed. 20th century business is sad, flabby, unfair, idiotic. Time to upgrade, mofos. @engagingbrand @markpinset I agree but […]

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January 11, 2012 Transcript of CommsChat with James Wilkins

On Monday 9 January, #CommsChat looked at how events can bring brands to life in front of an audience. We were joined by James Wilkins, joint MD at Logistik, which works on comms, events, campaigns and brand experiences for companies such as Natwest, M&S, and Yorkshire Water. Logistik also worked on the experiential campaign behind the […]

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October 4, 2011 Social media in the workplace and employee communication

Social tools are everywhere. Some companies try to restrict access to these tools for fear of what their employees may say, about the company, about each other and about the customer. Why do companies persist in employing people they clearly don’t trust? I wish I knew the answer. And as fast as the company blocks access to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare and more, employees arm themselves with smart phones and tablets and step outside the restricted zone. Control is increasingly becoming an illusion.

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