Tips and musings on UGC in lockdown

Although the usual method of video production is finding its way back to some kind workable solution, the majority of you will still need to think about other ways to get messaging out. So, here are a few helpful pointers on how you can achieve the best possible quality…

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Ideas for film when working at home

As the industry gets its head around enforced remote working, and not being able to send crews out, we need to be flexible and shout about other options to get our messages across.  Don’t forget you all have great stories to tell. So, let’s hear them. And you’ll be glad…

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Staying connected through COVID-19

How can we best support our people through COVID-19? It’s the question on every leaders’ lips. Now working remotely, employees at one of the world’s leading financial institutions were looking for new ways to make working from home, work for them. They needed a place where they could find…

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Working out our new normal

Without knowing how long many of us will be working remotely, we’re starting to seek out what the new normal should look like.

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In early January I was struck down with a viral chest infection and forced to rest in bed, tucked up with a hottie (just a hot water bottle unfortunately!), lots of liquids, green juices and a restless, fertile imagination. With the green juices flowing round my body, I started…

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‘Twas 23 nights before Christmas, and there was much to ponder, for we at Home were hosting our One Night of Wonder! OK, OK – that’s as far as the Christmas poetry will go, promise. It was a cool and crisp night, and the neon Home roundel and fairy…

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Home internal communications reading list

As August is now upon us, and many of you will be off on your summer holidays, I wanted to pull together a list of some of our favourite books, magazines and podcasts from everyone in the studio here at Home. It’s a collection of inspiring things we’ve read…

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Creative Comms

In these challenging times you might be wondering whether it’s worth investing in creativity to land your messages internally? You’re under pressure with your budget, but you know, you still need to deliver. The thing is, a great creative idea needn’t cost the earth. Something simple can stand out,…

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Comms Error!

Communicating to an audience as diverse as it is globally dispersed is no mean feat. Some are desk bound, others are so remote they could be whittling spoons in the wilderness. They all have a preferred method of being communicated to and most of those methods aren’t part of…

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Never mind bloody Brexit or the nasty things that are happening across the globe. The Home world was rocked in April by the disappearance of one of our mascots, the beautiful Stanley Douglas Lines – my cat. Stanley and I had recently moved to a new neighbourhood and it…

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Unleash innovation from within

Everything is changing, all of the time. Large players want to disrupt their own markets before fresh-faced start-ups do. And to attract and retain key talent companies need to be more agile, innovative and inclusive – giving their people both a voice and the chance to really make a…

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Last week I helped one of our wonderful clients create a presentation for a webinar she was giving on the subject of retention. She’d written some dynamic words that encapsulated her beliefs. We had a healthy conversation around some of her ideas and theories and we enjoyed one another’s…

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I’m sure that I’m not alone in noticing how often I’m confronted by jigsaw puzzle styled communications for (insert numerous business challenges) working in internal communications and specifically strategy (cringe, right?). Personally, after twenty years in internal communications, if I never see another jigsaw-style design again it will be…

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Recently, one of our Creative Directors, Ben King, had the chance to be a judge on the panel for a set of awards focused on external campaign work. The experience got him to thinking about how we can bring the creativity of the outside, in. “It’s a bright early…

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