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?
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
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)
If 2016 was unprecedented, so too will 2017 be. Dealing with the aftermath of 2016’s changes alone is a challenging question--and what is there to do if 2017 inevitably brings its own complications to the table? We know some things will change. Transition in Washington, decisions on Brexit, the likely dissolution… Continue reading It’s time to talk about 2017
As the world awaits the election of a US President, it’s important to consider what awaits us more broadly in the coming year. Even before the election result is known, 2016 has so far been remarkable for its many seismic events, be they literal earthquakes, political shifts, storms, and technological changes. Citizen patience has… Continue reading After Tuesday…