The Gatehouse Blog: Blogging

What Bananarama can teach us about being a trusted advisor

In this article, Gatehouse co-founder Lee Smith explores the much discussed but little understood concept of the trusted advisor, and how the IC masterclass Accelerate, run in conjunction with the Institute of Internal Communication, provides a simple framework for achieving your goals. Over the past decade, the concept of the ‘trusted advisor’ has gained currency […]

Celebrating a decade as the go-to internal communication agency

It’s hard to believe that Gatehouse is 10 years old! Thinking back to a decade ago, Facebook was a social network linked to a few colleges in the United States and Canada. Apple was still the ‘iPod’ company. The most popular mobile phone was the Motorola Razr. In September of that year – Simon Wright and […]

The Magic of Sustainable Business Success

 Emotional Intelligence and Leadership: the magic of sustainable business success In September, Virginia Hicks and Alison Boothby from Comma Partners brought together some 30 heavyweight communication professionals to share their thoughts and experiences around introducing Emotional Intelligence as a part of their leadership communications strategy. Emotional intelligence is receiving significant attention at the moment in […]

Coordinating global communications at Dentsu Aegis Network

Claire Goring, Global Head of Internal Communications at Dentsu Aegis Network, shares some insights into the operating model and a global network of communicators.   Dentsu Aegis Network is a global media, digital and creative communications group with 30,000 employees in 145 countries. Our team supports nine network brands and over 60 specialist/multi-market brands. This means […]

Now we're talking

I’ve just added a fantastic little widget to this blog which means Talking Internal Communication can now actually talk. Inspired by a cryptic comment left by Marc Wright when he recently reviewed the site for Melcrum’s Communicator’s Network ("I keep expecting it to talk"), I thought I should take action. The Odiogo button on the […]

Born again

Thanks to the team at LinkedIn my profile is now live once again.  Having deleted me from the system last week, they somehow managed to resurrect me this week. I am now a born again fan of LinkedIn. Thanks guys!

LinkedOut :-(

In the last few months I’ve become a big fan of LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals.  I’ve used it to track down and ‘connect’ with a number of old work colleagues and friends and I’ve found it to be really effective. As a result I’ve been recommending it to people left, right and […]

Doing the Dojo

Two pals of mine, Liam FitzPatrick and Sue Dewhurst, have just launched a blog for graduates of the Black Belt training programme, which they run in association with Melcrum. The Black Belt Dojo is a collection of ‘tales, thoughts, findings and ramblings’ on internal communication. Liam and Sue are a thoughtful, passionate and well informed […]