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The evidence is clear: insights + IC = strategic success

Bought yourself a designer face covering yet? Booked a two-hour time slot at your local for some antisocial socialising? Planned a ‘quick’ trip to the corner shop for a pint of milk with military precision while allowing at least 30 minutes for shuffling through the one-way system past the questionable ‘meat’ products? It’s a funny […]

Covid-19 Crisis Comms Webinar – Question and Answer

Below are a series of questions and answers taken from the webinars we ran around the response to our Covid-19 crisis comms poll. The poll asked communicators to share with us the challenges they were facing during the crisis. Off the back of the poll we produced an infographic which you can view here. We […]

Communicating in a crisis: how are internal communicators responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?

It’s been a few tough weeks for internal communicators. As a profession, we’ve been thrust into a crisis unlike anything we’ve ever experienced. And whether the majority of employees in our organisations are working from home, commuting into work, or on furlough, there’s been a considerable amount of work for us to do to keep […]

Helping your people build resilience

After weeks of business continuity planning, unprecedented amounts of people have started working remotely – including our team at Gatehouse and in the broader Gallagher’s communication practice. While some may enjoy the comfort of working from home for now, are we prepared to endure this for entire weeks? As internal communicators, we will soon have […]

How are you adapting your communications to address COVID-19 concerns?

Yesterday morning, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s plan to tackle the spread of COVID-19 – the coronavirus. As things stand, COVID-19 – the coronavirus – is affecting 77 countries and territories around the world. And right now, a lot of communicators are finding themselves helping shape and deliver their organisation’s response to the outbreak. […]

State of the Sector 2020 has now launched!

For us, State of the Sector is a chance to delve into your world. A world of passion and commitment to communication. We know that communication is consistently shown to improve all areas of an organisation’s performance and ultimately contribute to bottom line success. The challenge is often in finding the data and insights to […]

Gatehouse finds the IC talent you need

With over 20 years working in the IC profession, Andy Macleod has joined us in the new role of Director – People Services & Excellence. Andy will be leading our mid-senior level interim and permanent recruitment, as well as our training and development proposition. Andy initially worked in-house for companies including Nationwide Building Society, Lloyds […]

A farewell letter…

The best bit about New Year’s Eve (apart from the party which is never quite as good as you think it will be) is the chance to reflect over the past 12 months and remember what you’ve achieved.  For me, NYE 2019 is the day I hang up my Gatehouse coat and hat and reflect […]

We hate to tell you: digital won’t solve all your problems

Let me guess – you are like millions of other people right now, scrolling through your social media or checking out a news article on your mobile. You might even be accessing your company intranet or employee app as you commute into work. It’s pretty hard to ‘switch off’ these days when accessibility is just […]

Where’s the investment? The internal communication chocolate bar budget

What’s your organisation’s most important asset? Most will say it’s their people, but the reality is that many organisations are simply not investing in their employees, and that includes communication. In our 2019 State of the Sector report, we found out that the largest organisations are spending less than £1 per person per month on […]