The Gatehouse Blog: Social media & Digital

Twitter’s impact on engagement within the NHS

Chris Horner had worked in NHS Communications for almost two decades when social media emerged as a fully-fledged tool for internal communication. Intrigued by the possibilities these platforms offered for engagement, he undertook a dissertation study for the NHS Leadership Academy Elizabeth Garret Anderson Programme/University of Birmingham MSc in Healthcare Leadership. In this article, he […]

Piloting Workplace by Facebook at Compass UK&I

Compass Group UK & Ireland Corporate Affairs Director Michael Kissman piloted Workplace by Facebook. He shares his lessons learnt and discusses next steps. When I joined Compass, the first thing I did was commission a review of our internal communications. In the UK & Ireland business it was clear we had a challenge; we have […]

Are Employee Magazines Dead? Here’s Why Print Isn’t Past It

Are Employee Magazines Dead? Here’s Why Print Isn’t Past It   Rachel Ifans makes the case for print-based magazines – arguing that after years of decline, paper is making a come-back…   Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past ten years, you will have heard the doomsayers and seen the facts. Recent […]

Meet Arthur: ACCA’s social enterprise platform

Channel Manager Sarah Moffatt explains how they brought back their first president, Arthur, as a social enterprise platform. ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants. We’ve got approximately 1,400 employees in 98 offices around the world, with a variety of cultures. Internal communications is a relatively new function. […]

One MetLife: How an insurance giant brings strategy to life

The following is an extract from the Journal of Internal Communication. See if you qualify for a free industry subscription at www.internal-communication.com/joic.  Jonathan Bunn, MetLife’s Communications Director, EMEA, explains how an innovative ‘visual roadmap’ helped staff across EMEA engage with its new enterprise strategy. MetLife is the number one life insurance brand in the United […]

Phone blogging at Carlsberg UK

The following is an extract from the Journal of Internal Communication. See if you qualify for a free industry subscription at www.internal-communication.com/joic.  Head of Internal Communication Richard Baker explains how phone blogging enables conversations at Carlsberg UK. Carlsberg UK is part of the Carlsberg Group, the fourth largest brewer in the world and home to […]

Gatehouse’s creativity puts London First!

Last night (4th April) Gatehouse provided creative support for a major London First event held at the Bloomberg offices in London. The May elections for the next mayor of London are fast approaching and to help understand what this means for Londoners and their businesses, London First held an evening reception for their members at […]

Making the case for an employee comms app at Stansted Airport

The following is an extract from the Journal of Internal Communication. See if you qualify for a free industry subscription at www.internal-communication.com/joic. Internal Communications Channels manager Zoe Spinks explains why creating an app was the next logical step for internal communications at Stansted airport. I love the variety of my job and the fact that […]

The benefits of incorporating mobile devices into your strategy

Mark Morrell talks about the potential of mobile devices. People have always been outside of the office space – think of sales representatives or engineers visiting customers to either repair or install something… However, mobile technology now enables you to get messages out to them quickly – something 30 that wasn’t possible in the past. […]

CommsFlashMob – what on earth is it?!

It all started with an innocent throw-away comment a few weeks back… Anyone interested in social media and communications will know just how big Wikipedia is these days – a staggering 3 million entries and the seventh most popular website globally. But despite its huge reach and considerable influence it’s clear that the entries on […]