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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 […]

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 […]

How to be more strategic: Know your audience

It’s time to turn our attention to another of the vital elements of strategic internal communication – arguably the single most important element, the audience. The role of the audience has been acknowledged since the very first thinking on persuasive communication. In Rhetoric, Aristotle presented his rhetorical triangle and proposed that communication has three elements: the […]

Volume 17 of the Journal of internal communication is out now

Volume 17 of the Journal of Internal Communication is here! In this issue we are keeping you up to date with the latest IC trends, including a series of articles on the phenomenon of employee experience.   What’s in Volume 17? How do you acknowledge accomplishments, without turning your recognition scheme into an administrative nightmare. Learn […]

11th edition – take our State of the Sector survey!

This week, we’re launching the 11th edition of our State of the Sector research! You can take part now at: www.gatehouse.co.uk/survey. Are you interested in channel use and message effectiveness? Or would you like to learn more about leader and line manager communication? State of the Sector provides a definitive, global view of the internal […]

Hardwiring internal comms to organisational goals

Continuing our focus on the strategic underpinnings of internal communication, this post is all about the art (or is it a science?) of objective setting. As we’ve discussed previously, the starting point for internal communication planning should always be the strategy, goals, priorities, issues, challenges or opportunities the organisation itself is grappling with. Great internal […]

To make a difference, internal communication needs to speak up

It’s time for internal communication to refocus. Influencing employees by shaping the organisation’s ‘official’ narrative has always been the profession’s raison d’être. Not only is the effectiveness of all this debatable but it also misses the bigger picture, says Marc B. do Amaral. A plea for a broader perspective on internal communication: the communicative organisation. […]

Spring clean your internal communications

Jenny Nabben argues that internal communicators should spend as much energy reducing the ‘noise pollution’ faced by their audiences as they do producing content. Spring is traditionally a time for getting rid of the old and welcoming the new; a time to declutter and create the space for new beginnings. But when it comes to […]

We need a communication strategy. And we need it now!

Heard this one before? Then you’re not alone. It’s what most seasoned communications business partners are accustomed to hearing at some stage in their career within large networked organisations. Uzma Mohamedali offers some tips to avoid slipping into chaos when asked for a communication strategy. Now, more than ever, businesses are looking to implement their […]

Looking back at a decade of internal communication research

With the largest set of respondents to date, Gatehouse’s tenth anniversary edition of State of the Sector has continued to highlight and underline the trends that exist across our industry. We summarise the key standout themes here.   1. The Office 365 Effect is gaining momentum In this year’s report, we heard how the juggernaut […]