EVERYBODY HAS A STORY TO TELL...
internal communications, engagement and channel manager
Following three highly successful decades as an agency-side creative director, producer, writer and account manager, in 2013 I took up a corporate change role at Argos within internal communications.
I stayed for the duration of the company's 5-year digital transformation and it was the journey of a lifetime.
In 2019, I embarked upon a one-year contract with Philip Morris working with the Transformation Director and Change and Communications Lead to define the strategy, structure, narrative, content and channels for delivering engaging change communications.
2020 was spent on contract with MS Amlin Employee Communications running the community-building Wellbeing campaign in the Yammer channels and News pages. Other projects included redesigning a F2F Energy & Resilience programme for online, modular delivery, writing the Discovery and Vision documents for defining a new intranet, and supporting the company's 'She Can Be' event.
In April 2021, I started a new role, in a new sector as I joined Ethypharm as Communications Manager for the UK. It's a newly created post in the company with a focus on UK and Group Communications. I can achieve a lot with the internal communications side of the role but have a lot to learn about the sector media, externally. Luckily, I have a great team at Group to draw on and some willing volunteers in the home market, who really make it happen.
Everybody has a story to tell but not everyone has a bunch of films and assets available when they come to tell it.
My fascination with story-telling leads me to squirrel away lots of nuggets that could be useful in re-living the 'journey' at a later date. What I collected over 5 years at Argos, documents the very first retail digital transformation in the UK.