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Free Webinar: Simplify Your Internal Communications Using Visual Storytelling

As an internal comms pro, have you ever wondered if you could master the art of visual storytelling without having to rely on a designer? We live in a world of constant digital distractions where no one has time to read reams of content. It’s all about the power of visuals! You have 10 seconds to grab your audience’s attention and going visual is the way forward. Want to learn [...]

By |February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

PRESS RELEASE: WELCH, FRASER TAKE TOP HONOURS IN 2018-2019 GORILLA GAMES

We recently held The Gorilla Games competition, in partnership with Changing The Terms to kick-start the flow of internal communication thought leadership and encourage creativity within the internal comms industry. Our esteemed judges, also known as The Gorilla Troop, have read the submissions and reached a verdict. We're pleased to announce we received some stellar entries and are proud to name the creative winners who dared to dream big and [...]

By |January 31st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Reflecting on the Changing Role of Internal Communication: Monkey Business with Rachel Miller

In our Monkey Business series, we sit down with creative internal communications pros, HR top-performers and email gurus to get the best tips and tricks to engage employees, fix your culture, discuss the role of internal communication and help you improve business performance. The role of internal communication is changing rapidly. With the introduction of new technological tools and the growing importance of measuring an organization’s internal communications, IC pros [...]

By |January 30th, 2019|Internal Communications|

How to Use Internal Communications Software in 2020

Are you an internal communications professional with a budget to spend on new software? Are your goals around increasing employee engagement? Do you wish you could better understand what internal content is resonating with employees? Do you need an effective way to collect employee feedback?  💡 If any of the above questions have crossed your mind lately, then keep reading. Without the right internal communications software to fit your context, [...]

By |January 22nd, 2019|Internal Communications|

Free Webinar: How to Leverage the Power of Stellar Content to Boost Employee Engagement

Has "content" become a bit of a buzzword? Unfortunately yes. Is it, however, super important in your internal comms strategy? You bet! If you want your internal comms to be effective, entertaining, and relatable enough to generate email opens (let alone engagement) you need to see your communications as pieces of content that need to be informational, easy to consume, and entertaining. Join our upcoming webinar to learn how [...]

By |January 9th, 2019|Internal Communications|

New Year Resolutions for IC Pros: Internal Communication Best Practices for 2020

Happy New Year, internal comms pros! As part of your professional new year resolutions, have you had a chance to think about adopting some internal communication best practices for 2020? The new year brings with it a renewed sense of vigour and determination. We make personal goals, such as hitting the gym 5 days a week or practicing yoga every day. And we make professional goals. If you’re an internal [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|best practice, industry trends, Internal Communications|

4 Groundbreaking Internal Communications Lessons from 2018

2018 left us many important internal communications lessons -- let's see what lessons we can build on top of these before we leave the past behind.  Happy new year! With 2018 behind us, there's no better time to embrace the old adage of "out with the old and in with the new!" A new year represents a new way to change old habits and embrace news ones: finally embracing cardio [...]

By |January 2nd, 2019|email tips, industry trends, Internal Communications|

Boost Employee Engagement During the Holiday Season: 5 Tips for Comms Pros

Ever wondered how to boost employee engagement during the busiest time of the year? As an internal communicator, you’ll know that coming up with New Year and Holiday messages that resonate with employees during the holiday season requires tons of planning and work. But you can choose to look at it differently. After all, everyone’s already in the holiday spirit, and if you can somehow learn to leverage this spirit [...]

By |December 18th, 2018|best practice, industry trends, Internal Communications|

How to Deploy Internal Comms Storytelling Within Your Employee Newsletters

Have you ever thought about utilizing internal comms storytelling effectively to make your employee newsletters compelling? Don’t you love reading email newsletters that draw you in? Whether it’s the clever use of witty language within each email or outstanding employee newsletter design design, the key to a good email newsletter lies in being able to effectively master the art of internal comms storytelling. When it comes to crafting a stellar [...]

By |December 12th, 2018|best practice, email tips, Internal Communications|

How to Use Virtual Reality in Corporate Communications

For the past couple of years, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) have excitingly risen in prominence. From the use of virtual reality in corporate communications, to the groundbreaking success of games like Pokemon Go, there are clear signs that we're all ready for these technologies. What this means for internal comms professionals trying to close the gap between the official message and their employees is that virtual reality [...]

By |December 10th, 2018|industry trends, Internal Communications, tech tools|

The Importance of Internal Communication: Monkey Business with Jenni Field

In our Monkey Business series, we sit down with creative internal communications pros, HR top-performers and email gurus to get the best tips and tricks to engage employees, fix your culture, and help you improve business performance. As an internal comms pro, you know how hard it can be to make businesses understand the importance of internal communication and demonstrate the connection between employee engagement and ROI. But the importance [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|industry trends, Internal Communications|

The Gorilla Games Prizes: Enter this Internal Communications Contest to Win!

Is there something you really want to do as an internal communicator but aren't sure you'd be able to execute it? We’ve started the Gorilla Games for internal comms pros like you so you no longer need to worry about budgets or other factors limiting your creative impulses. And we’ve got some fabulous Gorilla Games prizes up for grabs as well! As our partner, Mike Klein from Changing the Terms aptly puts [...]

By |December 4th, 2018|industry trends, Internal Communications|

How to Conduct an Internal Communication Audit

When was the last time you conducted an internal communication audit? Internal communications audits are integral in helping you understand how successful is your internal communication strategy. In our webinar, titled, "How to Audit Your Internal Comms for Future Success," award-winning communications professional and Director of Helen Deverell Communications, Helen Deverell, covered everything you need to know about internal communication audits. Helen has spent ten years working in various in-house and agency [...]

By |November 29th, 2018|Internal Communications|

6 Tips to Build a Solid Internal Communication Plan

Ever thought about building a solid internal communication plan? Or are you looking for an internal communication template to help with your planning? This is important to consider in today's world of digital disruption. Never have internal communicators had so many channels available to them. Whether it's an employee collaboration tool like Workplace by Facebook or Microsoft Teams, or a voice solution like Alexa for Business, the channel stack in [...]

By |November 27th, 2018|best practice, industry trends, Internal Communications|

Internal Communication Podcasts: The Top 16 IC Podcasts

Podcasts, whether they’re internal communication podcasts, comedy, news, or any other genre, are a great way to consume content. Podcasts are free, allow you to be on-the-go, and are so unobtrusive that you can accomplish other things (working out, do the dishes, get ready to go to bed) while learning incredibly valuable information. If you’re here it’s probably because you’re trying to do exactly that: find new ways to get [...]

By |November 26th, 2018|Internal Communications|

Top 12 Design Tools for Internal Communications Pros

Are you looking for the best internal communication tools or the most effective employee communication tools that will help you design beautiful visuals without relying on a designer? Then this blog is for you! As an internal communications pro, have you ever wished you had access to design tools that’ll enable you to no longer rely on a designer? We know internal comms pros are busy! From presenting the latest employee [...]

By |November 21st, 2018|best practice, industry trends, Internal Communications|

Free Webinar: How to Conduct an Internal Communications Audit for Future Success

Free Webinar: How to Conduct an Internal Communications Audit for Future Success When was the last time you conducted an internal communications audit? 10 years ago? Five years ago? Or perhaps never? If you want your internal comms to be effective and strategic, you seriously need to consider conducting an internal communications audit. Join our upcoming webinar to learn how to conduct an internal communications audit, the benefits of running [...]

By |November 16th, 2018|best practice, industry trends, Internal Communications|

What’s the ROI of Measuring Employee Engagement?

Being able to measure employee engagement ROI or human resource ROI is critical if you want to prove your value to your organization. In this blog, we help you demonstrate the employee return on investment to the C-Suite by investing in internal communications email software.  As an internal comms pro, you may have come across the perfect internal communications tool or internal communications software for measuring employee engagement.  You were [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Internal Communications|

The Worst Mail Merge Fails (and How to Fix Them)

From the bad to the downright embarrassing, we’ve compiled a list of some of the worst mail merge fails we’ve ever seen. Why? Because it’s hilarious, but also because before we show you how to fix the problem, it’s important to see how bad some mail merge issues can really get. We get it, sending a mail merge is hard. If you’re using Microsoft Word to send a mail merge [...]

Guerrilla Internal Communications: Meet The Gorilla Games Judges

Are you wondering what guerrilla internal communications is? Have you had a chance to think about what we’re looking for in terms of submissions for The Gorilla Games? Last week, we interviewed our partner for The Gorilla Games contest, Mike Klein, who’s the Founder of Changing The Terms and also one of the judges, who’s part of The Gorilla Troop. Did you know we have five other esteemed judges, all [...]

By |November 12th, 2018|industry trends, Internal Communications|

The Gorilla Games: Putting Next Practice Before Best Practice

A guerrilla approach to marketing, more commonly known as guerrilla marketing can be described as "an advertising strategy that focuses on low-cost unconventional marketing tactics that yield maximum results." We believe guerrilla tactics can help unleash your inner creative, which is why we decided to start The Gorilla Games competition. We also think internal comms pros are super creative and can really take their ideas to the next level by [...]

By |November 8th, 2018|industry trends, Internal Communications|

How to Handle Internal Emails as a Successful Internal Communicator in 2019

You want to be a successful internal communicator ... What if you didn't need a designer to create beautiful, responsive HTML emails? What if you could become a trusted advisor to the C-Suite instead of always having to fight for approval? Get My eBook Now Internal communicators are ready. They’re ready to get sh*t done. They’re also ready to gain more freedom, approval, and autonomy to increase [...]

Introducing “The Gorilla Games,” a Guerrilla-Style Internal Comms Competition

As an internal comms pro, did you ever have the most uber-creative, awe-inspiring idea? You couldn't wait to approach your executive management. They're going to love this one, you thought to yourself. You could barely contain your excitement. But when you approached the C-suite, they claimed they didn't have the budget to launch something like this internally. Or worse, they asked you to prepare a strategic plan outlining exactly how [...]

By |November 2nd, 2018|industry trends, Internal Communications|

Webinar Recap: Unleashing Your Inner Rebel In Internal Comms

What does it mean to be a rebel at work or a rebel within internal comms? That's the question we set out to answer during our most recent live webinar with Communications expert, Advita Patel. Advita has over 14 years of experience in Internal Communications and Transformational Change and has worked in a variety of sectors including Education, Health and Transport. She's completed a Masters in Strategic Marketing and recently [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|best practice, industry trends, Internal Communications|