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Working in Internal Communications – Real Life Case Study

What are the issues facing those working in Internal Communications? What lies ahead for the future of IC? Let’s find out! We are delighted to report that last month’s first edition of Newsweaver’s Life In IC blog series, was a great success and we received a wonderful response. This week our focus is on Corporate Communications

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Top Tips for Building a Successful Business Case

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Purchasing software can be laborious process, requiring alignment across a range of individuals and functions, but this can be made much easier by having a solid business case. This post is intended to help you do just that: craft a compelling business case which will give you the best chance of obtaining the required approvals.

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Top 7 Internal Communications Trends for 2017

Top 7 Internal Communications Trends for 2017

Is there going to be anything radically different in 2017 compared to 2016 or, for that matter,  2015 or 2014?  A recent blog by an IC partner posed the question: The Death of Internal Communication Roles? But while the provocative headline served the purpose of attracting attention, the essence of the piece was more prosaic,

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Internal Communications Specialist Matt Scott On Today’s IC Challenges

Matt Scott Internal Communications Specialist

What are the issues facing Internal Communications Specialists? How are others in IC going about their jobs and what are the challenges they see ahead for their industry? These are just some of the questions we will be asking leading Internal Communicators in Newsweaver’s Life In IC blog series. Over the coming weeks we are

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Strategic Alignment Of The Internal Communication function

Strategic Alignment Of The Internal Communication function

As we near the end of 2016, we invariably focus on our successes over the past year and set out our plans for 2017. With this in mind we invited IABC Fellow and Strategic Internal Communicator Priya Bates of Inner Strength Communication to be our guest contributor to the blog this month. Priya has written about how

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Score Your Internal Communication Goals

Score your Internal Communications Goals

Data analysis can provide professionals in many walks of life, from sports to communications, with insights into their performance. However, without a focus on the bigger picture (your internal communication goals) the data may not be providing useful information. The English Premiership has returned for its nine month carousel of craziness, with the usual fanfare, hyperbole, razzamatazz

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Inside IC Survey: Is Strategy Taking Over?

Inside IC Survey: Is Strategy Taking Over?

Newsweaver and Ragan’s 2016 Internal Communication survey included an interesting development in reporting lines. Over 20% of respondents had selected “Other” for their reporting line, second behind Corporate Communications. When we reviewed the descriptions we found that one third (7%) listed the CEO/COO (or equivalent) or Head of Strategy. Could it be that the connections between

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Engagement Lessons for Communicators from Pokémon Go

Engagement Lessons from Pokémon Go

What communicators can learn from Pokémon GO? It is universally recognized that employee engagement plays a key role in driving company performance. So what can we, as communicators, take from Pokémon and apply to a corporate environment? Pokémon GO has been extremely successful in engaging people all over the world (some people have been arguably

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Best Practice Advice and Tips on Building Employee Apps

Employee-Apps

Ciara recently participated in a webinar with me and demonstrated the 5 steps required to achieve success in using employee apps within internal communications. Ciara O’Keeffe, VP of Product and Customer Delivery, StaffConnect is a digital communications leader, speaker and judge with experience within Internal Communication roles at L’Oréal and Diageo and launching Employee Apps at a

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Why don’t senior leaders participate more actively on social channels?

senior leaders on social channels

Senior Leaders have given two main reasons for their low participation on social media such as Twitter and LinkedIn – time and benefits The current CEOs of Shell, BP, GSK, PWC, KPMG, UPS and Coca-Cola have a little over 3,000 followers between them on Twitter. Virgin CEO Richard Branson has six million followers on Twitter, and

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