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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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May 9, 2013 #Commschat on cyber security

Cyber security has become a serious issue for everyone from a Facebook account holder to a small business to the armed forces. Twitter is especially prone to hacks, both serious and humorous. Regardless of the severity, maintaining security on social media and in digital communications can impact an organisation’s reputation. Chris Woods, digital director from […]

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April 23, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on gamification

Is gamification just putting lipstick on a pig? Last week’s lively #CommsChat with John Brown from Speed Communications turned a few heads. Take a look at some of the most debated points below: brownbare bizarrely, games dynamics is the first thing 2 b thrown out the window when something is gamified (wow that’s a lot of […]

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April 16, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on crisis comms

Last week, we were joined by a roster of esteemed crisis management and PR guests including: Nick Parker from The Writer, Enda Joyce from Hanover and Lisa Ronchetti from Ad Hoc PR. We discussed leadership, social media and reputation in crisis communications. And much more. Here are some highlighted tweets: @endajoyce77: A decent plan gives […]

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April 11, 2013 #CommsChat on breaking bad news and crisis comms

Last week, the news that Lady Margaret Thatcher spread across the internet within minutes. Governments must and do have extensive mechanisms for breaking news such as this. Indeed spokesmen confirmed the rumours from the Ritz Hotel, where Thatcher had been staying. Companies also need or have mechanisms for spreading news, good or bad. The threat […]

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April 9, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on recruitment

The times are a-changing in comms recruitment as an ever-growing pool of hopefuls seeks a limited number of vacancies. Recruitment expert Alice Weightman (@aliceweightman) weighed in. Some highlights of the hour: aliceweightman back drop of recession, budgets squeezed, now looking for growth – was their an investment in junior talent, is there a pipeline lethal_weapon graduates looking […]

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April 4, 2013 #CommsChat on recruitment in the communications industry

The comms job marketplace has always been a competitive one. Now, with the rise of apprenticeships and training-based qualifications, a competitive industry has become an even more crowded one. #CommsChat be joined by Alice Weightman from Hanson Search, a comms recruitment specialist, who will discuss the latest trends and challenges facing communications hopefuls. The topics […]

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March 26, 2013 Transcript of #CommsChat on charities and rebrands

Last week, we had a fantastic lineup of guests on #CommsChat, including: Jan Peters, MD of USP Creative, who oversaw the rebrand of Alder Hey Children’s Charity; Mark Scott, head of brand at The Donkey Sanctuary and Paul Middlebrook, MD of The Allotment. For more info on the rebrands, read about Oli the Oliphant and […]

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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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