Don’t miss out: Dates for the diary
Conference and award season is in full swing with various options available for professional communicators to choose from including offerings by the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Melcrum. As mini Miller is due to make an appearance [...]
Become a master of internal communication…
Last year I gave my views into the educational needs of internal communication professionals to help shape a masters course being offered by the University of Central Lancashire in the UK. The course has now been finalised and I thought I’d share details of the MSc Internal Communication Manage[...]
Calling comms pros: how do you measure internal communication?
This week I was contacted by Kerry Ambrose, Senior Employee Communications Officer at Essex County Council. She is appealing to the comms community for help with a group project as part of the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Advanced Level Proficiency and I’m hoping that readers of Diar[...]
From MacLeod to the masses
This week a ‘one year on’ conference was held at the Department of Business Innovation & Skills in London to mark 12 months since the creation of the Employee Engagement Task Force, which was formed and launched with the support of David Cameron. Comms professionals, particularly those wo[...]
Working your way in the freelance economy
Have you ever considered working as a freelance comms consultant? What is the market like for freelancers and how many self employed people are there? Today I’m proud to present a guest post written by Joe O’Shea who looks at the world of freelancing and the benefits for those involved. Joe i[...]
London 2012 Olympics: Get involved or look but don’t touch?
The London 2012 Olympics are fast approaching and conversations are ramping up in various organisations as to how or if to celebrate and what is appropriate to mark and prepare for the occasion. This lunchtime I participated in a free webcast hosted by Andrew Thomas of Communicate Magazine and fe[...]
What challenges and opportunities do the Olympics present for Comms pros?
How can you ensure your organisation makes the most of and copes with the London 2012 Olympics? The scale of the London 2012 Olympics is staggering. It is the biggest sporting event to come to the UK and includes 34 venues, 70,000 volunteers, 20,000 journalists, 17,000 athletes from 205 companies[...]
It’s a blog’s life…
One of best outcomes of having my blog is the people who get in touch as a result of what they’ve read, and the interesting conversations and thoughts it sparks. Over the past fortnight a number of things have happened which has opened up the world of Internal Comms even more to me and I though[...]
One year on – does the thought of implementing social media in your workplace still fill you with fear?
I’m proud to reintroduce my mentee, Sarah Hodges to readers of Diary of an internal communicator. She’s written a post to update you on an exciting project she undertook while studying for a diploma. I’ll hand over to Sarah to update you… It was almost a year ago now that Rachel kindly le[...]
Going for gold – winning line up of Olympic events taking place for comms pros
The UK is getting its ducks into a row for the London 2012 Olympic Games and there are various related events happening over the next few months for comms professionals to take part in. (Couldn't resist using that phrase - click on the duck image to be taken to the official Olympics merchandise in[...]