The art of science and engagement in internal communication

We know that internal communicators are struggling to influence at the top, finding digital adoption hard across organisations and working with limited budgets. Some of the conversation we need to have are increasingly challenging and opinion or experience might not be enough to win your case. Last week, at the CIPR Northern Conference in Newcastle, …

The Strategic Value of Public Relations

Have you ever wondered what does it take for Public Relations to be recognised as a strategic management function, and for its practitioners to be considered trusted business advisors? What it takes is a rather different skillset than the one we are accustomed to, and plenty of techniques, not “tools”. In strategic management (if we consider PR …

How to communicate a Royal Wedding

Weddings are stressful at the best of times. But when the town you work for is chosen for a Royal Wedding, it’s a whole new ball game. Today I have a guest post by Louisa Dean, Communications and Marketing Manager at the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead. She’s responsible for internal and external communications, digital …

Who is the best communicator in your business?

Communication – the key component to getting relationships right – is often taken for granted, yet frequently trips up organisations when it goes wrong. Given the evidence that it is the root cause of so much trouble (large and small), you might assume that most reasonably sized organisations would have an internal communications strategy in …

Ten must-haves for your internal comms strategy

Now, more than ever, global businesses are looking to implement their business strategy with tangible results – and quickly. So if you’re in the hot seat and need to draft an internal communication strategy, what do you need to know? Change and Internal Communications Consultant, Uzma Mohamedali, @uzmamohamedali, is here to share her top ten …

How to communicate mergers and acquisitions

What’s the best way to communicate mergers and acquisitions? What’s the worst mistake you could make? What works well? Hot on the heels of the proposed merger of Asda and Sainsbury’s supermarkets, I thought I’d collate some advice and guidance to help you learn more about the topic. Communication during mergers and acquisitions is critical. …

UK Government comms plan goes live

The Government Communication Service launched the Government Communication Plan 2018/19 here in London tonight (26/4). The plan is important because it outlines what communication professionals across Government will collectively deliver to support the Government. It will help them achieve the priority outcomes in the year ahead and is packed with advice and guidance all professional …

Don’t forget your Generation X leaders suggests new study

A new study by DDI, EY and CNBC puts the spotlight on the often neglected “Gen X” segment (of which I am one), born generally between 1965 and 1981. The report suggests that Gen X is quickly occupying the majority of business leadership roles, having grown up playing video games, spends the most time shopping online, …