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Life as a Brit working in Comms in Australia

This week I was very excited to begin a new role as a Communications Manager at Transport for London. It’s a new challenge in more ways than one because it’s my first role back in London after nearly four years … Continue reading

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Building the trust in business – what can internal communicators do about it?

The findings of the 2014 Edelman Trust Barometer explore for the 14th year running the importance of trust in business: “We believe that trust is an asset that enterprises must understand and properly manage in order to be successful in … Continue reading

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Do our internal comms need a diet?

Just a few years ago an internal comms strategy was akin to the ‘three square meals a day’ approach. It was designed to be hearty and filling, with enough nutritious energy to sustain employees throughout the working week. Sure, there … Continue reading

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What new skills did you learn as a comms pro in 2013?

As December rolls into place on my iPhone calendar, I started to reflect on my year at work. I’ve worked in various roles in internal and external communications, PR and journalism since 2000, but never before has my skillset needed … Continue reading

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How to introduce gamification where you work: an enterprise case study

In late May, a small team at AMP launched a ‘Mystery-gami’ game. It was an experiment in gamification for all involved – a first for AMP internally – and with little expectation of its success. The game ran for a little … Continue reading

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When good comms go bad: is it ever okay for your CEO to dress up as superman?

What are your thoughts on this video below, leaked from NHS (HEY) Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals Trust? It was released to staff at the Trust to promote ‘Work-out at Work Day’ and features Chief Executive Phil Morley dressed up as superman … Continue reading

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Why Aussies and Brits don’t speak the same language

  Brits and Aussies: We speak the same language…..don’t we? When I arrived in Australia from the UK two years ago, I assumed the transition to the corporate communications industry here in Oz would be simple. After all, we speak the … Continue reading

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