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Calling all financial services communicators – make sure your views count in new State of Sector research from Gatehouse and IoIC


If you’re an internal communicator operating in the financial services sector, you’ll be interested in a new piece of research we’re conducting in conjunction with the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC).

The first State of the Sector research project for 2010 will shine the light on the employee communication and engagement practices of companies operating in the financial space – including retail and investment banks, building societies, credit card providers, insurers and others. 

Given the turmoil of the last 12 months, it promises to be an extremely timely piece of benchmarking research, providing useful insights into the strategies and tactics currently deployed by FS communicators, resourcing trends, predicted issues and challenges and much more.

Everyone who takes part in the survey will receive a FREE BENCHMARKING REPORT on the current state of internal communications within financial services. All you have to do is spare 10 minutes to complete the online questionnaire. It’s that easy.

What’s more, for every completed questionnaire, Gatehouse will be donating £1 to our favourite charity ‘I Can’ (, which works to support the development of speech, language and communication skills in children.

So what have you got to lose? You can access the survey right now at Simply enter the password ‘SOS2010’ and make sure you complete it before the deadline of Friday 11 June.

As part of the study we’ll also be interviewing a cross section of senior communicators operating in the field – if you fit the bill and have a story to tell about the way you’re communicating internally, just drop me a line at and I’ll get in touch to organise a short (circa 30mins) meeting or phone call.

Lee, Gatehouse

PS- don’t forget to include your contact details so IoIC can send you your free report!