Author Archives: Anna O'sullivan

3 quotes on brand purpose from PR Moment’s PR pros event

Last week’s PR Moment ‘brand purpose’ event brought together speakers from M&S, BMW, Lexis Agency and Ladbrokes Coral to share how and why brands develop their purpose and how this impacts communications.

So, what did the PR pros have to say on this topic? Here’s my top four quotes from the event. Continue reading

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Trust implodes: it’s time for less perfect, more personality

Should internal communicators share the blame for an implosion of trust? Continue reading

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Are the robots coming for us too?

It was William Gibson who said: ‘The future is here, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.’ So, consider this about the future of jobs and the automation of the workforce: The first fully-automated restaurant has now opened in San Francisco … Continue reading

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Making global communications work: top insights from top global communicators

On Wednesday night I joined 30+ comms professionals at the IABC UK event ‘The world is your oyster: making global communications work.’ We heard from Claudia d’Amaoto about her experiences working in Brazil for Anglo American; Emma Thompson, an international … Continue reading

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Celebrating New Year’s Eve in a high-vis vest

Yes it was cold, it was a long night, but as I made my way home at 4.30am I made my New Year resolution to make more time to get out and about in the organisation that I work in the future. Continue reading

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In defence of the annual staff survey

Is there still a place for the traditional annual employee survey? I think there is. I’ve been hearing a lot of backlash recently about annual surveys: that a yearly check isn’t enough; that employers should know how their people feel … Continue reading

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The connectors get connected: Five key take-aways from Big Yak 2014

Who needed Glasto this weekend when the internal comms industry had its very own festival…..a festival of conversation at The Big Yak 2014. And what a conversation it was, with more than 150 new people to meet, exchange ideas with … Continue reading

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