Enter Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards to showcase your impressive internal campaigns, content, projects, intranets, remote experiences and inspiring workplaces. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 23.

TODAY’S HEADLINES – 09.27.2020  
 
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RAGAN AWARDS

Share your incredible internal comms—and workplaces

Enter Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards to showcase your impressive internal campaigns, content, projects, intranets, remote experiences and inspiring workplaces. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 23.


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DAILY SCOOP

United Airlines offers COVID-19 tests, Twitter to suggest a closer read before tweeting, and Kraft Canada offers pumpkin spice mac ‘n cheese

Also: Nike aims for half of its revenue to come from online sales, a humorous look at social media management through Bingo, Qantas offers up its retired drink carts, and more.


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CONTENT MARKETING

3 ways to select the right channel for your message

Walker Sands’ vice president of marketing shows that to effectively reach your audience in 2020, you must meet them where they are.



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THE CONSULTANT IS IN

Don’t let these 4 obstacles undermine your comms audit

It’s an ideal time to assess the state of your communications. Here are some arguments to overcome common excuses to avoid investing in the process.


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A DAY IN THE LIFE

Why Zoom has changed the game for Montieth & Company

The videoconferencing tool has allowed managing partner Montieth Illingworth to connect with clients around the globe, push D&I efforts and boost employee morale.


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DAILY SCOOP

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for diversity comments, Uncle Ben’s rebrands as ‘Ben’s Original,’ and Walmart to hire 20,000 for digital-first holiday shopping

Also: Citi reveals the economic cost of racism and racial inequality, Pinterest adds video storytelling pins, we share tools to drive social media success, and more.


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THE WORKPLACE

How you should think about inclusivity in your holiday calendar

Make sure to acknowledge the wide range of backgrounds employees might have when planning holiday breaks, office parties and more.



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EMAIL

How to use data to effectively communicate internal changes

Three data-backed techniques to ensure your emails get opened and read by employees.


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CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

5 ways to communicate calm in a crisis

A McKesson comms exec shares her crisis tips during pandemic and beyond.


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RAGAN AWARDS

Share your amazing internal comms—and workplaces

Enter Ragan’s Employee Communications Awards to showcase your impressive internal campaigns, content, projects, intranets, remote experiences and inspiring workplaces. The deadline is Friday, Oct. 23.


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DAILY SCOOP

Wells Fargo criticized for diversity comments, Ralph Lauren to cut 15% of its workforce, and Bumble Bee Seafoods responds to Trump

Also: Reese’s gets salty with product launch, Microsoft introduces features for employee wellbeing, 78% of consumers buy from organizations that put employees first, and more.



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IN MEMORIAM

5 Ruth Bader Ginsburg quotations to inspire communicators

The late Supreme Court justice was a fierce advocate of progressive moments and women’s rights. Here’s how you can apply her insights to your career path.


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RESEARCH SNAPSHOT

Report: Sharing your efforts to fight racism a key comms objective

With the data conclusively showing that brands and corporations must take a stand on the issue of systematic inequality and racism, half of consumers say they are unaware of organizations’ efforts.


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A DAY IN THE LIFE

How Evoke KYNE's Dante DelVecchio decompresses from a hectic workday

The PR world has kept everyone on their toes throughout months of crisis, but it’s crucial for pros to find a way to reduce stress and blow off steam. Here’s how one pro is managing his day.


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