On Thursday, March 23rd, a full-house gathered at PRII HQ to discuss the issues and challenges facing internal communications practitioners. A panel of Emily Maher, MPRII, Internal Communications Manager Deloitte; Debbie O’Brien, Head of Group Internal Communication at Ervia; and Orla Burke, FPRII, Partner, EMEA Head of Healthcare at FleishmanHillard led the discussion which was hugely informative and engaging. The event was chaired by Padraig McKeon, FPRII.
The Storify here captures the main themes discussed but the main takeaway was a massive desire for a greater PRII focus on events and discussions focused on internal communications into the future. To facilitate that, attendees were asked at the end of the meeting to list up to three Internal Communications topics that they wanted to see covered by the PRII into the future, and also to let us know if they were willing to share their own case studies on best practice.
Based on the attendees at the meeting, the most popular areas for immediate follow up are around: