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5 Forceful Writing Habits for Online Content

Let’s stop and think a moment about your changing role and responsibility as a corporate or marketing communicator: You’ve evolved from writer to content provider, providing usable chunks of information for an online readership. This may sound less than glamorous, but the fact remains, whether you’re writing a story or blog post for the intranet or […] Read More

Five Curious Reasons Why Organizations Forgo Two-Way Communication

A nationwide Tribe Inc. survey published recently indicates that employees at every level prefer two-way communication with senior leadership and with fellow employees and that they’re inclined to use internal communication channels to achieve this interaction. Having arrived at our present point along the social media continuum you may wonder if organizations still debate the value of […] Read More

3 biggest communication challenges of 2012

When asked to identify the greatest challenges we expect to face this year as corporate communicators, our IABC WestFair communicators presented a picture of life in the trenches, where responsibilities were anything but predictable and change was the only constant. Not surprisingly, the effective use of social media topped the list, followed closely by change […] Read More

Key Drivers of Social Intranet Adoption

There are a number of motivational factors communicators need to understand when trying to drive participation on social intranets. By social intranets, we mean an internal organizational site offering social networking tools for two-way (or many-way) discourse and collaboration, rather than intranets used only to push out information like a website. I had the privilege […] Read More

6 Ways Sarah Palin Uses Social Media to Stir the Beltway Status Quo

Sarah Palin’s unprecedented use of social media to set the agenda in Washington is something communication strategists and leaders should study, regardless of their political persuasion. “I tweet; that’s just the way I roll,” says Palin, somewhat annoyingly. But she’s no shrinking violet and doesn’t need our permission to speak out. Some say she should […] Read More

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