The COVID-19 disaster has challenged the PR industry like nothing before. This isn’t Crisis Management; this is Contagion Comms.

Communicating in a contagion

By Steve Marinker, Partner at Powerscourt Notes from a Spare Room This isn’t Crisis Management; this is Contagion Comms. The COVID-19 disaster has challenged the PR industry like nothing before. While dealing with our own upheavals – lockdown, fear of illness, the spectre of redundancy – PR consultants have been advising clients as they deal […]

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A guest blog by Belinda Gannaway about the role of internal communications in enhancing EX - the employee experience.

The role of IC in EX – it’s not all front of house

By Belinda Gannaway, Strategy Director at FathomXP The rise of EX – Employee Experience It’s 30 years since the experience economy started to gain attention. But it’s taken a while for the thinking around experience and employees to collide. EX only really arrived on the scene as a way of thinking about people in the […]

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Communications in the public and private sectors - same difference

Communications in the public and private sectors – same difference

By Mark McMahon, Senior Communications Manager at HSBC. A change of direction “Man is disturbed not by things, but the views he takes of them.” Would that sentence change your life? It did for me. Ancient Stoic philosophy might not be top of everyone’s reading list, but I came across this quote by Epictetus in […]

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How to create an attractive employee value proposition

How to create an attractive employee value proposition

By Dominic Wylie, Senior Communication Consultant, like minds Building a bespoke employee value proposition to retain and attract talent, nurture brand values and enhance overall company performance has never been more important. In today’s businesses, the employee value proposition is a critically important piece of cultural infrastructure: get it right, and you could help overcome […]

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A true story about unconscious bias in the workplace. Stereotyping on all manner of human characteristics is everywhere - and limits us all.

Bias by the box-load

By Charlotte Butler, Managing Director, Altogether Different True story A couple of years ago I heard a tale of bias so stark, so unbelievable, it almost made me spit my tea across the room with laughter. The story goes like this. The year was 2016, an accountancy firm sent their client, a team at a […]

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