In the past few months I’ve had the pleasure of attending a number of live community forums in South East Queensland. While attending these forums it struck me how much has changed in community engagement practices in the past ten years. More recently live community forums, with open invitations, seem to be making a comeback.
Here at Articulous we have been working on a very exciting start up project which promises to be a game-changer in the world of engagement and evaluation.
It is a fine line between engaging the troops and spooking the horses when your organisation is faced with significant change. I have been involved in a number of transitions, mergers and acquisitions and it really can be a scary time for teams. Maintaining a positive organisational culture is key to change success. So how much is too much information? What is important to those working in the team versus the executive management who are managing the change?
Planning for next financial year’s communication program. When it comes to choosing the right strategies and tools that will deliver value for money, consider these trends...
The key for business is to add value to logos and visual branding. That value comes from communication which transforms a logo and brand into reality.
In my university days the dreaded ‘teamwork’ used to send shivers down my spine as I knew full well it would usually involve 50 percent of the group actually doing the work, and the rest sitting idly waiting for the assessment to roll in.
Here’s a secret most Executives won’t tell you: on their route to the top, they most probably received communications training.
Articulous was part of the opening of the James Ivory Bridge in Providence last week, celebrating a major piece of infrastructure for the region and recognising the area’s rich farming history and its future as a vibrant new community.
On complex projects, it's really tempting to create a door stopper of an engagement strategy. The kind that's so thick it probably rivals the length of the technical studies for the project you're engaging on.
One of the benefits of plane travel for work is solitude. As anybody with children will attest it’s one of those rare moments in life where you can have real quiet.
It's Saturday, and you've had a long week already but you've got to manage a community drop in session. The local community is angry. There’s an action group, and a particularly angry man.
I remember the first time I met the Spectrum. I was at a pub one night (truthfully – ok it was an IAP2 networking event when there were less than 100 members in Australasia). And it was love at first sight.
Sit long enough in a boardroom and the inevitable discussion emerges as out how to create greater competitive advantage.
Fifteen years ago, community engagement was a fringe profession; the domain of a few passionate experts. Cynics described engagement as a fad.
When organisations start the journey of embedding engagement into their workplaces, the often start with creating an engagement framework.
Every day, 55 million status updates are made on Facebook, 500 million tweets are sent, and daily newspaper chiefs-of-staff receive 500 media releases.
Type in the phrase “top ten ways” into Google and you’ll get 227 million results in 0.48 seconds. Yes, that’s 227 million times someone has come up with the top ten ways to do something.