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19 December 2014

Our favourite internal communication stories from 2014

We’ve had a look back over our Storyboard blog to bring you our most popular and favourite internal communication stories from 2014. If you have a favourite blog to add to the list please comment below.


Engaging employees who quit and stay

‘Becoming disengaged at work leads to staff who ‘quit and stay’ – the most damaging people for your organisation to have. It is a fairly succinct way to describe employees who have effectively quit their jobs psychologically and emotionally, while still working for their organisation.’


mobile apps

Is an app the right way to go for your comms?

‘Now you are probably thinking it, so we’ll just put it out there to clear the air:

‘I’ve got all of my channels… why do I need an app?’

Good question. And of course you are right; maybe it isn’t the right approach for your organisation, but then again with the massive growth in mobile as a channel it is worth considering.’


What is the best advice you’ve ever had about effective communication?

‘An online discussion recently on what was the best bit of advice you’ve ever had about effective communication was a real poser back and forth across the Atlantic.

It was a valuable debate and here’s the top 10 that Suzanne Peck, our Managing Director, took away from the 50+ posts.’

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Staff bonding at bedtime

‘Employee engagement is a challenge in any business. Poll after poll tells us that too many of us are dissatisfied at work and worse, feel undervalued. But would you go as far as John Mackey, Chief Executive and founder of US-based Whole Foods Market, who organises staff sleepovers?

Mackey’s approach to breaking down barriers involves packing your PJs and toothbrush to spend a night with your not so nearest and dearest.’


Internal communications stories – our IoIC Live 2014 blog series

Following the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC) Live conference held in Brighton at the start of May there were so many interesting points to take away from the event’s speakers that we created a blog series – with a post for each speaker.


The internet of things – ‘big brother’ or the next big thing?

‘Put simply, the internet of things connects people, devices and systems. But do you really want a fridge that orders your shopping for you? And if our machines are communicating with each other where does that leave us, the professional communicators?’



Sequel Group acquires video production company – Take 3

A favourite post for Sequel as we announced that we acquired leading video production experts Take 3 in July!


It’s all a juggling act

‘In our Summer 2014 issue of AQ magazine we asked our very own Caroline Barrett, Associate Director – Client Services at Sequel Group, to give us her thoughts on the best way to manage client relationships.’


Defining employee engagement

‘It is bandied about like the Holy Grail – but what do people mean by employee engagement, and how do we define an engaged employee?’


Infographic: High impact visual communication

‘One of our Designers has created a brilliant infographic based on the discussions and presentations from our two speakers, Julian Burton from Delta7 and Marcus Dubois from HSBC, at our latest Association for Strategic Practitioners in Internal Communications (Aspic) seminar in September 2014.’


Planning for your 2015 internal communications

‘To help you prepare for your internal communications next year we’ve put together some thoughts and links to useful resources.’


The Winter 2014 issue of AQ magazine is now available!

‘AQ magazine is our quarterly award-winning digital magazine about internal communications and a part of the Association for Strategic Practitioners in Internal Communications (Aspic) networking group.’