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Going green for the planet – and your business

Going green for the planet – and your business

According to Government statistics, in Britain almost a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions come from businesses. Couple this with the amount of materials used and waste produced, and one thing becomes very clear – all businesses have a responsibility to become more sustainable.

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Thinking ahead to 2020

Thinking ahead to 2020

The last months of the year are often the most manic for many businesses. By extension, that means that internal communications teams all over the UK are managing multiple messages and juggling priorities.

In the midst of this, planning a communications strategy for next year can fall behind. However, the last thing you want to do is start the new year playing catch-up.

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Halloween horror stories

Halloween horror stories

The spookiest day of the year is upon us – but it’s not just ghosts and ghouls that can give you a fright. Sometimes, the most shocking stories can happen at work.

Here are a few scary stories of employees being viewed as commodities not assets, and how to stop them becoming a reality in your workplace.

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Time to talk

Time to talk

When Ant and Dec paused the Britain’s Got Talent final on primetime TV on Saturday to introduce a new Get Britain Talking campaign, they firmly put mental health issues in the spotlight. Making a stand to break the stigma, they actively encouraged viewers to talk and listen to one another more, in a pledge to improve the nation’s mental wellbeing. We can each do something to tackle the stigma in the workplace too!

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Is September the new January?

Is September the new January?

None of us are strangers to the prospect of the fresh start that, like clockwork, arrives on January 1st, amid the post-Christmas guilt of over-indulgence and over-spending.

We start the year full of drive, plans and new ideas, which often dwindle.

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Making your photos matter

Making your photos matter

In an increasingly visual world, the images you share can have a real impact on the people around you. Our Head of Photography, Alan Barton, explains…
…It’s World Photography Day on 19 August and the event’s focus (no pun intended) is on inspiring positive global change and connecting people through photography.

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Creating a great work environment

Creating a great work environment

Is your office space exciting? Does it promote your company values or reflect your brand? How do your employees feel within this space?

Here are five things to consider about EBD that help to create an engaging workspace…

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Making meetings matter

Making meetings matter

Over the years, the humble meeting has gotten something of a bad reputation.

Days of back to back meetings, and meetings that discuss other meetings (the joys!), mean that people can find them painful, sometimes egotistical, and often, a waste of time.

It’s a shame, because bringing people together and allowing conversation to flow is an amazing communication tool.

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Men’s talk

Men’s talk

It’s Men’s Health Week, a reminder that the health problems faced by men are not just physical, but mental too.
It’s widely recognised that men find it especially difficult to discuss their mental health, with many people suffering and going undiagnosed. The good news is that times are changing, both in the workplace and socially.

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Eurovision blues: Why vanilla is no longer an option…

Eurovision blues: Why vanilla is no longer an option…

As we know, we came last (again)! In the post-Eurovision analysis, what can we learn about our dismal showing in this pan-European musical camp fest?

Was it really a two-fingered salute from our European buddies, tired of our Brexit shenanigans? Opinion seems divided on this.

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The art of comic books

The art of comic books

Superhero storytellling On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than just an accolade. Measure...

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Address your stress

Address your stress

“Oh, this is really stressing me out!”

We’ve all said it, but do we really know what it means?

More than 20% of us have called in sick because of workplace stress and less than half of UK employers feel they have the tools to improve staff wellbeing. Stress can be costly…

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Spring clean your communications

Spring clean your communications

Spring is just around the corner and Mother Nature is bursting back into life. With lighter, warmer days ahead, many of us are thinking about making a fresh start, from brushing away the cobwebs at home, to starting a new exercise regime…

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Why entering awards is good for business

Why entering awards is good for business

So much more than a pat on the back. On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than just an...

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Balance for better – IWD at work, and every day.

Balance for better – IWD at work, and every day.

2019 has already been a great year for women at work. Take Olivia Colman’s Oscar winning speech, or Emma Thompson’s open letter to Skydance studios, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s takedown of US campaign finance laws.

But there’s still plenty of work to be done…

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The art of kindness

The art of kindness

Kindness. It’s a small word, but kindness can have a huge impact on the wellbeing of people around us.


So much so that 17th February has been officially designated Random Acts of Kindness Day…

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The creative power of character communication

The creative power of character communication

Most people will recognise the above quote… from a computer animated, plastic toy named Buzz Lightyear. Buzz and his ragtag gang of toys have entertained and delighted us since Pixar created them way back in 1995…

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Banish the blues

Banish the blues

Don't worry, be happy   On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than just an accolade. Measure...

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2019 – A look ahead

2019 – A look ahead

Looking ahead at 2019   On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than just an accolade. Measure...

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2018 Round Up

2018 Round Up

Looking back on a wonderful 2018   On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than just an...

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A picture of engagement

A picture of engagement

Capturing the employee experience   On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than just an...

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Brexit

Brexit

Lots of noise but why the IC silence on Brexit?   On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on many levels. Here’s why it’s more than...

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Making space for difference

Making space for difference

Think you have the measure of diversity and inclusion? Step back and take a broader view.On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on...

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Classic lessons in creepy communication…

Classic lessons in creepy communication…

Halloween is upon us, and so it’s time for a dubiously crafted comparison between horror films and internal communications  On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning...

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World Values Day

World Values Day

Your values are more than just words, they have the power to attract, inspire and engage On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for business on...

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World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day

Creating a great employee experience means reviewing every aspect of the workplace, including how you support wellbeing and mental health On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering...

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What a week

What a week

Two wonderful wins, a shiny new website, all against the backdrop of 25 years of Words&Pictures On the face of it, entering awards can cost both time and money, so it’s easy to talk yourself out of it. But in reality, entering – and winning – awards is great for...

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