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Editor’s note: DE&I

THE US presidential inauguration in January introduced the first female, first black and first Asian-American vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris. A momentous moment in history and for the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) movement globally. In the…

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AT PressReader, we started with a vision. Since 1999, we’ve kept professionals up-to-date with top quality trusted newspapers and magazines from all over the globe. We’ve done this by building the world’s largest digital newsstand that offers more than 7,000…

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Editor’s note: Internal communications

I often find myself saying that public relations is company-wide, and this has never been truer than in 2020. Public relations and communications strategies align with overall company objectives, which often translate as growth. In March 2020, many company objectives…

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Sponsored: Digital newsstand in your pocket

HOW we access news has changed over the years from print to digital to social media. Traditional media remains the most trusted source of news and its reliability and popularity have risen even more during 2020. People the world over…

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Sponsored: Canadian company develops table of strategic communications elements

TORONTO-based company THINK DIFFERENT[LY] Communications has developed a standard model of integrated strategic communications that codifies each discipline and organizes them in a hierarchy. The model, S.C.I.E.N.C.E, has resulted in the development of a scientific periodic table of elements. It…

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Interview: Humanizing the employee experience

ON a cold November morning, Tara Davis and I met virtually to talk about psychologically healthy workplaces for employees, writes Orla Clancy. The director of staff well-being and engagement at the American Psychological Association (APA) and her team have been…

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Opinion: Trusted advisors set stage for CEOs to own IC

EXECUTIVE visibility starts from within, writes Courtney Griggs. When leaders show up as authentic and accessible to their employees, they galvanize their most important audience. They are also better prepared to engage with external audiences because they’ve refined their message,…

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Opinion: A successful business starts from within

AS a digital native, the prospect of digital working and learning is not a concept that I should find daunting, or even surprising, writes Sadhbh Sullivan. My childhood, adolescence and adulthood so far have all been shaped by ever-changing technologies…

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Opinion: The internal voice

PUBLIC relations is about building relationships with stakeholders, writes Orla Clancy. Never has this been more relevant than now. The nature of relationships between customers, industry colleagues, business partners, local communities and national governments has changed dramatically. What started as…

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Opinion: First, and last, impressions impact employee experience

FROM the very first interaction, every experience an employee has with a company informs his or her opinion of that company, writes Orla Clancy. After all, both first and last impressions set the tone for employee experience. When we consider…

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Opinion: Internal communications: from ‘nice to have’ to key strategic partner

THERE is no doubt that the role of internal communications in organizations changed during the Covid-19 pandemic, writes Eoin Weldon. For some companies, the internal communications function was seen as ‘nice to have’ but not really viewed as a key…

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Interview: From chaos to calm: putting people first with IC

I recently enjoyed a virtual coffee with Jenni Field, president of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and director at Redefining Communications, writes Orla Clancy. She spoke about how she achieves greater productivity by setting boundaries, a work style…

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