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Are internal comms roles “dead”… or is IC heading for a renaissance?

In the nearly 20 years I have been an internal comms pro, Internal Communication has been prematurely pronounced dead on a number of occasions, to be subsumed into “sexier” or more exalted specialties. In his blog post earlier this week, London’s Dillan Shikotra makes a similar prediction: “My prediction is that Internal Communication will evolve… Continue reading Are internal comms roles “dead”… or is IC heading for a renaissance?

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Big questions for business communicators from 2016’s political shifts

This year's election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States, and the similarly seismic decision of Britain to leave the European Union, are mainly being assessed in terms of their political implications. But, looking at these changes from a business communication perspective, four questions jump out: Will there be enforced shifts in… Continue reading Big questions for business communicators from 2016’s political shifts

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Why internal communicators are beating ourselves (as illustrated by Beyonce and Breitbart)

One of the most prominent features of Hillary Clinton’s US presidential campaign was her reliance on celebrity surrogates to take her message to like-minded audiences around the country.  Whether it was politicians like her husband Bill and President Obama, or performers like singer Beyoncé or controversial rapper JayZ, the surrogate force allowed the campaign to… Continue reading Why internal communicators are beating ourselves (as illustrated by Beyonce and Breitbart)