The Gatehouse Blog

Reflections on IABC 2019

In June, 1,400 business communication professionals from 42 countries descended on Vancouver for the IABC’s annual world conference. Matt Frost reflects on what he heard and learnt during the event. For me, the IABC World Conference is the benchmark for everything a conference should be. Superb content, inspirational keynotes, networking aplenty and a non-salesy exhibition. […]

Strategic measurement – Sarah-Jane Wakefield, Standard Chartered

When it comes to internal communication, nothing proves effectiveness like strategic measurement. Sarah-Jane Wakefield, Global Head of Communications (HR and Culture) at Standard Chartered, talks audits, analytics and the power of networking through times of transformation. Where did your story in internal communication begin? I started my career as a journalist, before moving into PR, […]

Gallagher acquires AHC to become one of the world’s largest employee communications companies

AHC is an independent communications consultancy specialising in pensions and employee benefits. The acquisition fits with Gallagher’s strategy to partner with entrepreneurial and specialist companies to help corporate clients make working life a better experience for all their people, inspiring them to deliver their personal and professional best. Gatehouse’s parent company Gallagher today announced that […]

Raising a glass to Gatehouse

This will be my very last blog post for Gatehouse, as today is my last day as part of the core team here. After nearly three decades in the communication business, including the last 13 years developing and growing Gatehouse, I’ve decided to hang up my internal comms boots and try my hand at something […]

Effective line manager communication – John Clegg, Oxford University Press

Internal communication can be a lonely job. Earlier this year, we hosted our first IC World Summit in London – a friendly, informal day for internal communication pros to discuss their challenges, celebrate successes, and build their professional network in an uncompetitive environment. John Clegg, Communications Executive at Oxford University Press (OUP), talked about why […]

Volume 19 of the Journal of Internal Communication is out now!

Volume 19 of the Journal of Internal Communication is out now! In this issue, we share what we’ve learnt by listening to some of most inspiring internal communication professionals. We’re always on the lookout for the latest trends and interesting experiments across our profession, so here are some of the themes we explore in this […]

Strategy and planning – Helen Deverell, CIPR Inside

This year’s State of the Sector found that even though planning practices have improved, most internal communicators are still very much focused on the short term, with two in five stating that there is no long-term vision. What are your thoughts? Personally, I find it quite disheartening that so few practitioners are investing time in […]

The past and future at the Institute of Internal Communication

Jen Sproul, CEO of the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) sits down with us to discuss how the IoIC started 70 years ago and where she thinks our profession is heading. How has the IoIC evolved in the last 70 years? The IoIC first came to fruition in 1949 when it was known as The […]

State of the Sector in North America 2019 – Conclusions & Recommendations

  Welcome to the 2019 State of the Sector – North America edition! We are passionate about research, and the State of the Sector is just one of the pieces of research we produce every year. In 2019, we received more responses, from even more countries, than ever. We’ve cut and spliced the data many […]

State of the Sector in North America 2019 – Channels & Tactics

  Welcome to the 2019 State of the Sector – North America edition! We are passionate about research, and the State of the Sector is just one of the pieces of research we produce every year. In 2019, we received more responses, from even more countries, than ever. We’ve cut and spliced the data many […]