The Gatehouse Blog

Placing leaders at the heart of engagement at Centrica

Amber Heavisides talks about how her team used the findings of their employee survey to revisit their internal communication strategy – and the role of leaders in it. Centrica is a global energy and services company with a diverse workforce of 34,000 employees working in offices, contact centres and out in the field. We’re just […]

The Art of Strategic Planning

Helen Schick is the Head of Internal Communication and Engagement at Alzheimer’s Society. Since 2016, Helen has been building engagement and ambassadorship to drive support for the charity. In this article, she explains how. Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Every three minutes, someone in the UK develops dementia, and by 2021 over one million […]

Keeping comms pumping at the British Heart Foundation

In July 2018, the British Heart Foundation launched its new promise to supporters to Beat Heartbreak Forever. Kerry Smith and Zoe Shaughnessy explain how this marked the culmination of an internal engagement campaign that set new standards for internal communications. Founded in 1961, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has become one of the largest charities […]

Building your influence – how your team can have more clout

Communication teams need to understand the business and help build an internal communications culture or face never having a seat at the table, writes Paul Matthews, from The CommsCoach. A communication culture fast-tracks change, growth and better outcomes. By focusing the business and leaders on communication, as a way of doing better business, organisations yield […]

State of the Sector 2019 report and webinar!

The State of the Sector 2019 report is now available!   In October last year, 820 communicators from over 40 countries responded to our latest State of the Sector survey, securing its position as the definitive annual review of the internal communication space. Download State of the Sector 2019 here! IOIC Webinar: Insights from the 2019 State […]

Telling your corporate story: how to elevate your messaging

Lee Smith, Director of Gatehouse, a Gallagher company, explains how creating a strategic narrative can help elevate your messaging. Many of us come into the IC profession because we enjoy writing and maybe have a modicum of talent in this area. We relish in the art of ‘crafting and drafting’, of tinkering with words, playing […]

Rebooted platform breathes new life into communication at one of the world’s largest tech firms

Bill Klein-Reed, communication operations lead at Micron Technology, talks about the intricacies and challenges of Micron’s intranet overhaul, as well as the profound effect it has had on Micron’s workforce.  Founded in 1978, Micron Technology is a Nasdaq-listed U.S. global technology corporation that specialises in the production of semiconductor memory solutions. In their fiscal year […]

IC World Summit

  Call for speakers! Gatehouse and Gallagher Communication are holding the first IC World Summit.  It’s happening on the 21st May at the fancy Town Hall Hotel in London. This is the perfect opportunity for you to network with other internal communications practitioners. Get your tickets to the conference here!  We’re looking for internal communication professionals with […]

Gatehouse gradings: the continuous feedback edition

If you’ve been reading our content for a while now, you’ll know that A) audits and insights are a core service offering of ours, and one we take very seriously, and B) there is nowhere near enough measurement going on in the internal communication industry. But with new tools launching left, right and centre, implementing […]

From cacophony to symphony: harmonising internal communications in Latin America at Mondelez International

Lisa Gibbons, Senior Director of Corporate and Government A airs for Latin America at Mondelez International, created a pan-regional communication platform to bring country communications in line and tune out the excess noise. Home to family favourites worldwide, Mondelez International is a multinational player in the global confectionery, food and beverage markets. Headquartered in Deerfield, […]