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State of the Sector 2021 

State of the Sector is the definitive global survey of the internal communication profession brought to you by Gallagher’s Employee Experience and Communication team, informed by responses from hundreds of communication and HR professionals around the world.

In this webinar, we will explore some of the key themes covered in the report, including “Digital experience: how have organizations adapted their communication channels to the new environment, and with what success?”; and “Employee experience (EX): are employers actually embracing this, and how well are they implementing the different components of EX?” For the full reports, head here.

This session will focus on two key themes explored in the reports:

  • Digital experience: how have organizations adapted their communication channels to the new environment, and with what success?
  • Employee experience (EX): are employers actually embracing this, and how well are they implementing the different components of EX?

Session Takeaways:

  1. Find out how 2020 has impacted Employee Experience (EX) and benchmark your organization’s channels and tactics against others.
  2. Get some fresh inspiration and ideas to lead the employee experience conversations with leaders in your organization.
  3. Find out about EY’s global digital experience and approach to managing content in a digital world.

Presenter / Matt Holder is the Global Communications and Engagement Director at EY. Matt will share how EY set out to improve the way it engages its employees digitally and reduce the “noise,” with the launch of a new intranet platform. Matt will walk us through the approach that the business took to understand the business needs, define its vision for the intranet experience and implement a cohesive information strategy in a complex, member firm organization.

Presenter / Andy Macleod is People Services & Communication Excellence Director at Gallagher. He has over 20 years’ experience in internal and change communication, including 15 years in in-house roles. In his current role, Andy advises Gallagher’s largest clients on strategic internal communication and leads Accelerate, an internal communication masterclass accredited by the Institute of Internal Communication in the UK and by the IABC Foundation in the US.

This webinar is sponsored by:

Date: 11 March 2021
Time: 11 a.m.–12 p.m. CST
Open to all communication professionals

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Virtual Media Briefings: The Press Conference is Reborn

Besieged with media requests regarding COVID-19, the surge, and vaccines, the Mayo Clinic media relations team began offering virtual media briefings several times per week starting in September. These briefings quickly became an effective and efficient way of using experts’ time and satisfying numerous media requests simultaneously. In the age of COVID-19, the press conference was reborn.

In this session, Mayo Clinic will share their learnings and tips to make virtual media briefings successful as well as metrics and results.

Session Takeaways:

  • COVID-19 has changed the way we work, but also the way the media works.
  • Virtual media briefings can be an effective way of managing numerous similar media requests simultaneously.
  • Virtual media briefings can be and effective tool in your toolbox for making experts available to the media and expanding your media relations reach without regard to geography.

Presenter / Ginger Plumbo is a communications manager at Mayo Clinic, a top-ranked nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research, with locations in Rochester, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Arizona. She leads communications and media relations efforts for Mayo Clinic’s transplant practice, and manages the team responsible for media relations in Minnesota. Her role also involves issues management and crisis communications efforts, as well as documentary projects at Mayo Clinic.

Ginger holds a Master of Arts in mass communications from North Dakota State University, with an emphasis on issues management and crisis communications, and a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the University of North Dakota. She has 28 years of experience in communications and public relations, mostly for non-profit and healthcare organizations.

Date: 23 March 2021
Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. CST
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Introduction to the Modern Intranet

According to a Gartner CFO survey, 74% of companies plan to permanently shift employees to remote work after the COVID-19 crisis ends. Internal communicators must continue to find new and novel ways to keep employees engaged and informed. The number of companies that are moving to a modern intranet to enable a distributed workforce is increasing as the economy begins to stabilize.

Join us for this webinar and see how a modern intranet:

  • Centralizes critical top-down internal communications.
  • Shapes culture and drive employee engagement with an engaging and
    easy-to-use interface.
  • Creates a virtual watercooler to unify employees.
  • Maintains culture in a remote workplace.

Presenter / Emily Mooza is a UMASS Amherst alumni, who started off her sales career in the wine industry previous to computer software. In addition to being passionate about improving employee engagement, she is excited to continue to help connect companies with Simpplr.


This webinar is sponsored by:

Date: 22 April 2021
Time: 12 p.m.-1 p.m. CST
Open to all communication professionals

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