For organizations to communicate effectively, it's not enough to develop great messages. Equally important is getting the entire enterprise to embrace and understand how to communicate your messages. All too often the focus is on creating messages but not enough on developing the messengers.
As a consultant and trainer in the nonprofit community, I’ve been waiting with bated breath for the Nonprofit Communications Trends Report. And it’s here! Kivi published the first Nonprofit Communications Trends Report back in 2011, surveying 780 nonprofits. For the most recent report, Kivi surveyed 1,535 nonprofits – mostly in the United States.
Coca-Cola employees probably already know and are trained in the alternative methods of reaching each other, perhaps with email, or the many types of internal messaging systems, so they have no problems, but what about customers?
Some big brands have tried to merge the marketing and communications team, only to end up separating them again. Were they shortsighted, or did the company lack the right culture to sustain a merged entity?
There's been a craze in the last couple of days as the Version 7.0 of the Unicode Standard is now available. Among the new 2,834 new characters, approximately 250 emoji (pictographic symbols) have been added. This means users will have a chance to add more meaningful signs to our keyboard-based communications.