Tag Archives: social media

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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How important is technology to employee engagement?

I’m lucky enough to have a workplace-provided iPhone, iPad and latest model laptop. I can BYO my own iPhone or iPad to the office if I choose. I can work flexibly on wi-fi around the building and my manager supports me to … 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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Look who’s talking: how social media brought our meeting room etiquette reminders to life

It’s a typical day in the office. A colleague visits your desk. People are continually running overtime in meetings, he says, and it’s impacting meetings that follow. He says he’d like to make people aware that they need to keep … 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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Speaking then blogging – what’s wrong with that?

Tesco PLC Group CEO Philip Clarke delivered an inspiring speech at the FT Innovate event in London yesterday. His theme was around innovation in the workplace and you can read the full transcript of his speech here. Shortly afterwards, Mr … Continue reading

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Why your marketing team should not be controlling social media

Over the last few days Aussie clothing retailer Target has been the latest in a long line of brands to suffer the backlash from a foray into social media. Marketers from the company pushed Target’s latest product line – girl’s … Continue reading

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