Calling all internal communication success stories

Returning bigger and better for 2014 the #insidestory awards 2014 are now open for entries.

Internal communicators and employee engagement specialists are being called to share their #insidestory with CIPR Inside for these innovative awards. Now in their second year, the awards have grown to include 11 categories, with four extra categories having been created this year in response to feedback from last year's entrants. 

The growth of internal communications and the increasing importance being placed on the effectiveness and importance of great employee engagement within organisations, led to the CIPR Inside group developing the #insidestory awards last year. 

The full list of categories, and information on how to enter can be found on the CIPR Inside website. 

Deadline for entries is 28 November 2013. 

James Harkness FCIPR, Chair of the CIPR Inside Group
The #insidestory awards have grown for 2013 based on the feedback from participants last year. They told us they needed more opportunities to show the strength of their work across the board. Many organisations are now truly grasping the importance and relevance of internal communication. As a discipline, it has moved right up the agenda, with dedicated teams becoming more prevalent, and more senior. It’s no longer the poor relation to external communications. Senior managers are also realising it’s not just about the tools, but more about how you use them to bring about the changes needed to succeed. It is about better informed, more motivated and engaged employees – they have the power to communicate your brand and make your organisation thrive. The awards celebrate talent, share best practice, measure success and help us all to learn from the best. It’s a reflection of the growth in our group too, having grown in numbers by almost 15% this last year. The #insidestory awards are recognition of the power of effective internal communication.
James Harkness FCIPR, Chair of the CIPR Inside Group
Notes to editors

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

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