• CIPR Excellence awards – calling for internal communication entries

    Awards

    CIPR Excellence awards – calling for internal communication entries

    The CIPR is calling for entries for this year’s CIPR Excellence Awards – public relations’ most credible celebration of creativity and professionalism. Entries are welcomed online from entrants across the UK and overseas until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 23 February 2016 (add to your calendar), with late entries accepted until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 1 March 2016 (add to your calendar). There are 29 categories, covering individuals and teams, campaigns and projects across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. So what are you waiting for? If you missed out on entering your work for the internal comms #insidestory awards at the end of November 2015, why not gather your work and […]

  • Congratulations! The #insidestory awards 2016 shortlist

    Awards, Internal communication

    Congratulations! The #insidestory awards 2016 shortlist

    We are really excited to announce the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2016. Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s insidestory awards, the standards were excellent making judging even harder. So here’s the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2016:   Best employee engagement (Small / SME, Medium, Large, Extra Large) Best change communication Anchor Imperial Tobacco Group blue goose Anglo American Manchester Airports Group blue goose Sodexo Nationwide Carillion Verve Communications & East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Coca-Cola Enterprises (Finance) Deloitte Best public sector or charity campaign Essex County Council Bank of England Fast Metro Riyadh Powys County Council Nationwide – Pensions Nationwide – SCARF Best digital magazine […]

  • Remote workers – top three tips on breaking that barrier!

    Internal communication

    Remote workers – top three tips on breaking that barrier!

    Advita Patel, one of our committee members, is Internal communication lead at Manchester Airports Group. Here she shares her experience on reaching out to remote workers. I’ve been to many conferences where conversation always turns to how we can communicate to remote workers. However, I often ask myself if our remote workers are actually that remote? With the abundance of technology, we now have the advantage of belonging to a world that’s much smaller and accessible than it used to be. From watching astronauts eating their breakfast in the space station thousands of miles away to talking to colleagues in America via FaceTime. So why are we finding it difficult […]

  • Last of the Summer wine

    CIPR Inside, Committee

    Last of the Summer wine

    To kick off the New Year, we are talking to Diane Walsh, committee member and Engagement and Communications Manager at the AA (just over a month into the job). We run a profile piece from each of the committee members during their term with us. They each work in internal communication and bring different skills to the group. Di is involved in the #insidestory awards project among other things for CIPR Inside. Over to Di: How long have you been working in the world of comms? And specifically in internal comms? I suppose I’m quite a newbie to the world of internal communications (just seven years’ experience), but I’ve been working in the world of […]

  • Ace your award entry

    #Insidestory, Awards, CIPR Inside

    Top tips to ACE your award entry

    With just four days until the #insidestory awards early deadline of midnight Friday 20 November, or 11 days until the late entry deadline of 6pm on Friday 27 November, we’ve put together some top tips for getting the best from your award entry, for any of the categories in this year’s awards. Have you got any pointers to add and share? Comment below and we’ll add your suggestions to the list. Good luck everyone, we’re looking forward to receiving your entries in the coming days.   Consider these simple points when you put your award entry together: 1.Read the criteria provided for your category. Use this to guide your entry submission and […]

  • Making an individual contribution

    #Insidestory, Career planning

    Making an individual contribution

    Being named among your peers as someone who has made an outstanding contribution to your profession is something to make anyone really proud. With the #insidestory 2016 awards deadline approaching we wanted to put the spotlight on the Clare Latham award that does just that – recognises people for their individual contribution to internal communication and employee engagement. We launched this award with scarlettabbott for the 2014 awards. So, now we have two winners and four highly commended winners who’ve made a significant impact on our profession and been recognised at the past awards. The team at scarlettabbott were looking for a way to mark Clare Latham’s outstanding contribution to […]

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CIPR Excellence awards – calling for internal communication entries

CIPR Excellence awards – calling for internal communication entries

The CIPR is calling for entries for this year’s CIPR Excellence Awards – public relations’ most credible celebration of creativity and professionalism. Entries are welcomed online from entrants across the UK and overseas until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 23 February 2016 (add to your calendar), with late entries accepted until 6pm (GMT) Tuesday 1 March 2016 (add to your calendar). There are 29 categories, covering individuals and teams, campaigns and projects across a wide range of sectors and disciplines. So what are you waiting for? If you missed out on entering your work for the internal comms #insidestory awards at the end of November 2015, why not gather your work and […]

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Congratulations! The #insidestory awards 2016 shortlist

Congratulations! The #insidestory awards 2016 shortlist

We are really excited to announce the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2016. Congratulations to everyone who entered this year’s insidestory awards, the standards were excellent making judging even harder. So here’s the shortlist for the #insidestory awards 2016:   Best employee engagement (Small / SME, Medium, Large, Extra Large) Best change communication Anchor Imperial Tobacco Group blue goose Anglo American Manchester Airports Group blue goose Sodexo Nationwide Carillion Verve Communications & East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust Coca-Cola Enterprises (Finance) Deloitte Best public sector or charity campaign Essex County Council Bank of England Fast Metro Riyadh Powys County Council Nationwide – Pensions Nationwide – SCARF Best digital magazine […]

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Remote workers – top three tips on breaking that barrier!

Remote workers – top three tips on breaking that barrier!

Advita Patel, one of our committee members, is Internal communication lead at Manchester Airports Group. Here she shares her experience on reaching out to remote workers. I’ve been to many conferences where conversation always turns to how we can communicate to remote workers. However, I often ask myself if our remote workers are actually that remote? With the abundance of technology, we now have the advantage of belonging to a world that’s much smaller and accessible than it used to be. From watching astronauts eating their breakfast in the space station thousands of miles away to talking to colleagues in America via FaceTime. So why are we finding it difficult […]

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Last of the Summer wine

Last of the Summer wine

To kick off the New Year, we are talking to Diane Walsh, committee member and Engagement and Communications Manager at the AA (just over a month into the job). We run a profile piece from each of the committee members during their term with us. They each work in internal communication and bring different skills to the group. Di is involved in the #insidestory awards project among other things for CIPR Inside. Over to Di: How long have you been working in the world of comms? And specifically in internal comms? I suppose I’m quite a newbie to the world of internal communications (just seven years’ experience), but I’ve been working in the world of […]

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Happy Christmas

Happy Christmas

As we see in Christmas eve, and wind down ready for the festive break, we wanted to say a few thank yous.   Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors and exhibitors this year, without whom we really would not be able to do what we do, run a conference, manage an awards programme, provide free members webinars, and our ask the guru programme. scarlettabbott ContactEngine MEDIAmaker Chatter theblueballroom Ruder Finn UK O C Tanner Square production Spiked Media PR Academy HarknessKennett Snapcomms     Thank you to everyone who has helped us deliver our programme of activity. The conference speakers, the awards judges, the experts we call upon to work […]

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All I want for Christmas is my completed CPD…

All I want for Christmas is my completed CPD…

As we come to the end of the year, it’s a time to tie up loose ends and prepare for a year ahead. Jo Twiselton our committee member who looks after CPD has shared this blog post with us ahead of the festive break.   Over to Jo:   In just a couple of weeks, we’ll be welcoming in a brand new year. I’m madly finishing off projects so that I can relax over the festive period (as I know many other people are), but I still have my CIPR CPD (Continuous Professional Development) on my ‘to do’ list. I need to get on with it as the deadline to complete is 29th […]

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