New Year’s resolutions and change – taking change management personally

Yes, it’s this time of the year again… So happy new year first of all! At the same time, I’m sure you have used the last days or at least the last hours to think of what’s coming in 2021 and what you would like to do or achieve. I’m also quite sure you have also been asked… Read More »

What do we need for good change management? Well, good change!

I have come across many situations where people put the blame for a failing change project or at least the difficulties in implementing the change to a lack of change management. Of course, change management is a complex undertaking. It requires an in-depth analysis and understanding of the stakeholders. It requires sensitive and strategic communications, diplomatic talent, and… Read More »

Apologies & change – an important couple

Any change project brings plenty of opportunities to practice your skills to apologize. In fact, the art of genuinely and credibly apologizing to me more and more seems a key enabler of change projects. Have you ever thought about your own skill of apologizing in important private or professional situations? Apologizing to your partner or kids, to your… Read More »

Goodbye for 6 months – see you back in May 2019!

As my family and I are moving back from Laos to Germany, we have decided for a slight detour – taking 6months off to travel Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Thus it will be quiet here on the Corporate Communicator for quite some time. But I should be back with new insights an inspirations in mid-2019! Until then… Read More »

Public relations education changes as unis shift to more holistic view of corporate communications

The recently announced changes at Bournemouth University about some very major changes to its public relations degree programmes are a signal of important dynamics in the PR industry. As Bournemouth announced that several of its business programmes are due for a “phased closure” – including hospitality management, advertising and indeed Public Relations itself – it can be seen as… Read More »

Teenagers consume more ethically

An interesting study conducted by MediaCom for Marketing Dive show how teenagers (in the US) are increasingly basing their consumption choices on ethical considerations. The key findings include that: More than half (54%) of the surveyed teenagers (16-19y) say that they have deliberately purchased or stopped using a brand because of its ethics. Specific brands that teenagers bought because… Read More »

Norway links investment fund decisions to sustainability

The world’s largest investment fund, Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, just announced plans to push companies towards more sustainable business models. The fund, which holds stakes in some 9,000 companies across 72 countries, is shifting its investment policies to align them better with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It will, therefore, scrutinize all future investments for environmental… Read More »

Investor Relations – What has changed over the last decade?

As the Investor Relations Magazine turns thirty, its editors look a bit at their own history and the history of investor relations. In an interview with Smooch Repovich Reynolds, managing director of the investor relations and corporate communications practice at ZRG Partners, the editors discuss groundbreaking developments that have shaped the past 10 years in this industry. Smooch kicks… Read More »

Instagram launches TV app format – IGTV

Instagram has used this summer to announce not only announce the milestone of 1b users, but it actually launched a major new service, called IGTV. It is part of a new app for watching long-form, vertical video from Instagrammers 8but you can also watch from within your normal Instagram stream). The format (vertical) will take a bit of time… Read More »