Author Archives: Wedge Black

Big bang launch

Intranet big bang launches fail to satisfy

Launching a new intranet is exciting – for the team. Everyone else just wants to know what’s changed and what they can now achieve. How do you sustain satisfaction after launch and create a truly useful and valuable intranet?

Intranet hierarchy of needs

Intranet hierarchy of needs

There are many ways to build a new intranet, or revamp an ageing one. Whatever your approach, your objective must be to create a useful, useable intranet that adds value to your business.

Making smiles

A gold win for CSR at the Intranet Innovation Awards

Our work with Johnson & Johnson has won gold at the Intranet Innovation Awards. We developed and deployed a mobile intranet specifically to engage employees and raise money for life-altering operations – giving smiles to children.

How Microsoft is integrating Yammer into SharePoint 2013

===update 27th May 2016=== With the demise of Yammer Conversations –what looked like quite a cool initiative to bring Yammer comments into Office Docs and vice versa– you might be forgiven for thinking that there’s not been much progress in integrating Yammer… read more

Brand engagement takes a knocking at #FutureComms14

The Future Comms conference confirmed the differences between marketing and PR, and focused on describing what the industries do in this joined-up world. Interestingly, while target audiences and content marketing were well covered, ‘engagement’ was criticised.

Apple and orange

Align your internal and external communications

Marketing communications may seem wholly separate to internal communications, and in turn the marketing team may feel worlds apart from the internal communications team. Yet marketing campaigns are stronger and more authentic when employees are involved. Don’t be ‘that company’ where the staff know less about your news than industry experts.