Internal Communication

Mapping our careers is no easy task

Last week I co-hosted an event for CIPR Inside with Angela Gostling to discuss the career pathway model for internal communicators. There was representation from IOIC, Melcrum, in-house practitioners and recruitment agencies all interested in discussing how we can understand more about the skills needed to be an internal comms professional. Our objectives were to: …

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Melcrum Summit Day Two: From the Twittersphere 2012

After posting about the content shared from day one, I thought it was only appropriate to do the same for day two. The topics for this years summit was Competing on the Curve: Re-engineering internal communications for agility, productivity and impact… And looking at the content the delegates were sharing, I’d say this was achieved. …

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Getting started in internal comms? Why not ask a guru?

Yesterday I attended a session hosted by CIPRInside called Ask the Guru. An event aimed at new people in internal comms and providing them a few hours to ask a panel of three gurus anything they liked. I was very privileged to be one of the gurus, alongside Dana Leeson and Tom Crawford. We were …

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Building a social workplace? It’s all about business change

Yesterday saw the second Social Workplace Conference hosted by Crexia take place in London. With a bigger turn out than November we had some great discussions and saw some great case studies about what works and what doesn’t in the world of social tools in the workplace. Here are some of my highlights….. The biggest …

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Melcrum’s SCM Summit Day Two 2011 – The future of internal comms

Well what a day – my first speaking experience at Melcrum and a wonderful one at that! Sadly I missed day one, but my colleague did a quick post about her first time attending and her thoughts from the day. Talking to offline colleagues with ipadio So day two… which started nice and early with …

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Learning from Leaders

Yesterday I attended a celebration event for theblueballroom who are celebrating 10 years this year. They invited clients and partners in the industry to an afternoon of strawberries and cream and the opportunity to learn from fellow leaders. Speakers included Dean Capon, Corporate Affairs Manager at Roche, Christina Fee, Head of Internal Communication at EasyJet, Christopher Wade, …

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Taking extraordinary measures can make all the difference

Over the bank holiday weekend I settled down to catch up on some of the TV I have missed recently. One of the films was Extraordinary Measures with Harrison Ford and Brendan Fraser; based on a true story as a family try to find a cure for Pompe disease that infects two of their three children. It was a …

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Creating an Internal Brand – it will keep your customers

Over the next few days I am reviewing my past 9 months in my role as internal communications manager and looking into papers and research I have gathered to help. Combining all this information is not only going to help me finalise my communications plan and policy, but also ensure that I have a focussed …

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Melcrum’s Strategic Communication Management Summit: Day Two 2010

After a brilliant day one I was holding out a lot of hope for day two and it certainly delivered. With talk on the internal comms role in business, culture, social media and Melcrum research there are lots of highlights to share with you all. My first caveat is that due to work meetings I did …

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Melcrum’s Strategic Communication Management Summit: Day One 2010

For those that did attend or could not make it – here are some of the highlights from Day One at this years Melcrum SCM. If you want to keep up to speed throughout tomorrow check out #melcrumscm on Twitter! Cascade Vs Dialogue A main topic for the day – how do you get people talking …

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Understanding the deskless workforce – the results are in

I know it has been ages since I last blogged but things have taken a turn for the busy! What I can now do though, is feedback on the results from the survey that I undertook in my first six months. As I started the function here I needed to find out more about what people thought of the current …

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