Category: Internal communications
Is the PR/comms industry dying while we still discuss press releases?
Over the last year, I have increasingly felt the traditional PR and comms industry is dying – I believe our sector must recognise this and help practitioners to adapt. Ten years ago, we were at a similar cross-roads as social media invaded the PR space.
Leaders are failing their PR teams – agencies and corporates alike
Over the years, I have trained communications teams and professionals in everything from internal and crisis comms to social media and presentation skills. I must have trained hundreds in the last few years – and gosh, what insights. My big conclusion?
Five ways businesses fail in communicating change
Jon Dean is a strategic change specialist and works with major organisations to help them implement new programmes, leadership development systems and major corporate transformations. In this guest blog for Northern Lights, he explores the corporate communication
What is good design? Yellow, green and white-out are not!
I have got two pet hates in design at the moment – white out (where the font is in white against a coloured background); and the colours of acid yellow and lime green. The colours themselves are favourites of mine – for clothes. But in my view,
How do you make internal communications strategic – and achieve business results?
Last month I delivered a course for the CIPR on strategic internal communications – it is clearly a hot topic at the moment: I was brought in at the last minute as the course was over-booked and even my back-up course was full on the day! There were
The Apple Watch arrives – but what are the implications of wearable technology for business?
Perhaps the biggest issue for wearable technology is how they will impact on businesses. Such devices raise a number of questions, ranging from should they even be allowed in the workplace to how will they transform the way we communicate and work together,