Institute of Internal Communication

Research Update (February 2024)

Rhetorical History and Corporate Social Responsibility The new year has got off to a great start for the History of Internal Communication project. A year of research in the archives bore fruit this month. Having discovered so much about the history of internal communication, January gave us an opportunity to write about our findings. We …

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Research Update (January 2024)

Archival Research In the final month of 2023, our project has uncovered some fascinating insights into the history of internal communication. The highlight of our month has been a visit to the BBC Written Archives Centre. Located in Caversham, across the pictured river from Reading, this archive proved to have a vast collection of precisely …

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Research Update (November 2023)

The Project’s First Anniversary With October marking the first anniversary of the History of Internal Communication project, this is the perfect moment to reflect on the progress we’ve made in unearthing the fascinating evolution of internal communication practices. Over the past year, we’ve traced a story that begins with early company magazines and moves into …

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Research Update (October 2023)

September has been an exciting and productive month for the History of Internal Communication project. From exploring archives to forging new partnerships, we’re delighted to share our progress from a highly productive month. Archival Work A highlight of this month was our week at the Walgreens Boots Alliance Archive at Beeston in Nottingham. Here, we …

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Research Update (August 2023)

European Group for Organizational Studies The History of Internal Communication project team has had an eventful July, filled with exciting activities and productive collaborations. Two members of our team, Michael Rowlinson and Joe Chick, had the opportunity to attend the European Group for Organizational Studies conference held in Cagliari in Sardinia. As an island located …

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Research Update (July 2023)

Collaboration with the Institute of Internal Communication The highlight of this month’s work has been attending the IoIC festival. At the scenic rural setting of Tewinbury Farm near Welwyn Garden City, complete with a river and alpacas, we joined the gathering of professionals from across the internal communication sector. We had the opportunity to attend …

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Research Update (June 2023)

Uncovering Insights in the Archives May has been a productive month for our team and we’ve been able to dedicate much of our time to our archival research. Our first stop was the CIPD in Wimbledon, where we were warmly welcomed by Rose Marney. Navigating through their archival material, we were pleasantly surprised to discover …

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Research Update (May 2023)

Exploring the History of Unilever: A Visit to Port Sunlight In April, our project team had the opportunity to visit the Unilever archives in Port Sunlight. The setting of the archives is, in itself, of great historical interest. The town of Port Sunlight was built in 1888 by Lever Brothers for its workers. Today, it …

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Research Update (April 2023)

Engagement with Internal Comms Practitioners and Archivists One of our project’s main objectives is to engage with internal communication professionals and archivists, and this month we were able to work with both groups. We collaborated with our partners the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) to conduct a survey of its members. We were thrilled to …

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Research Update (March 2023)

Over the last month, we have particularly focussed on engagement with the internal comms profession, our key target audience. Archival research has also been progressing and we’re looking forward to our teams’ upcoming trip to the Unilever archives at Port Sunlight. Engagement with the internal comms profession  This project is different from most academic projects. …

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