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Culture, Comms & Cocktails
26 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Ep #51 - Kelly Lawrence McCarran, Weatherford
On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by the inspirational Kelly McCarran, Corporate Communications Manager at Weatherford. They talk about how to keep employees connected to their company’s culture, the role of data in communications and how to build humor into your messaging. Kelly shares some examples of the engaging campaigns she’s led, using employee’s stories. She describes the active role her leadership team have played in internal comms activities and talks about the importance of recognition in building an engaging culture. Featured in this episode: • Find out how Kelly chose internal communication as a career. • Learn about the cultural journey Weatherford has been on and how communication and sharing employee stories has been central to that. • Discover what Kelly uses the One Weatherford app to share, including how the ability to translate content has helped employees feel more connected. • Get some insight into the role leaders play in internal communication at Weatherford. • Listen in to Kelly’s secrets for building humour into her communication in an effective and engaging way.
37 minutes | Jun 1, 2021
Episode #50 - Shereen Daniels, HR Rewired
On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by the amazing Shereen Daniels, managing director of HR Rewired and the HR Conversationalist. Shereen and Chuck discuss how HR professionals can rewire the culture of organizations to ensure they step up to the requirement to embed anti-racism and ensure racial equity. Shereen describes the maturity model she uses when working with CEOs to assess their current position and clarify their need to change. A prolific content creator and commentator, Shereen talks about how to recognize the potential you have to raise your voice, share your experience and be part of this essential cultural shift.
30 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
Episode 49, Jasmine Davis & Lisa Yeaton, Extreme Networks
On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by two amazing guests from Extreme Networks, Jasmine Davis, Internal Communications Manager, and Lisa Yeaton, Senior Social Media Specialist, as they talk about the intersection of internal communications and social media, the importance of video content, and how to keep CEOs real. Double the guests mean double the content! Listen in as Jasmine and Lisa give a unique perspective on how their roles form a ‘dream team’ for reaching employees and how data helps them target and customize what and how they present their content for maximum effectiveness.
15 minutes | Mar 18, 2021
Episode #48 - Nicole Alvino, SocialChorus
Episode #48 - Nicole Alvino, SocialChorus by Chuck Gose, SocialChorus
18 minutes | Mar 16, 2021
Episode 47 - Mike Walsh, SocialChorus
With many workers going remote and frontline employees needing easier access to information, the digital employee experience (DEX) is at the top of mind for communicators, HR leaders and IT departments. Mike Walsh, product marketer at SocialChorus, joins the podcast to talk about recent research about DEX and trends we're seeing.
27 minutes | Mar 2, 2021
Episode #46 - Kristen Cronyn, M&T Bank
Comms transformation and digital transformation are both hot topics with internal communicators. And with the launch of CommunityONE, Kristen Cronyn is leading the charge at M&T Bank. As the Administrative Vice President, Employee Communication Product Owner, listen to Kristen share their early successes. And when a company focuses on the customer experience AND the employee experience, you know the results are going to be fantastic.
27 minutes | Feb 16, 2021
Episode #45 - Karen DiScala, Burlington Stores
Burlington Stores faced the same challenge that a lot of retailers faced at the start of the pandemic. But their response, at least when it comes to internal communications, was a bit different. Karen DiScala, VP of communication at Burlington Stores, talked about their aggressive approach to keeping employees informed during the crisis. And the results were astounding and rewarding.
18 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Episode #44 - Rey Bouknight, SocialChorus
Go all the way back to the beginning of this podcast and you'll find that Rey Bouknight was the very first guest. And now he has joined SocialChorus as a strategic advisor. After leaving MGM Resorts, Rey then went to work for the Michigan Department of Health and led communication efforts during the pandemic.
20 minutes | Dec 15, 2020
Episode #43, Kyla Turner, SocialChorus
Kyla Turner was the fourth guest on this podcast, all the way back in 2018 when she was the communications manager at Love's Travel Stops. Flash forward to 2020 and Kyla has now joined SocialChorus as a strategic advisor. Listen to Kyla talk about her career path, her experience as a SocialChorus customer and what attracted her to join the SocialChorus advisory team.
38 minutes | Dec 8, 2020
Episode #42 - Alex Rose, Magellan
Culture, Comms, and Cocktails with host Chuck Gose from SocialChorus chatting with Alex Rose from Magellan
25 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Episode #41 - Greg Monaco, Monaco Branding & Creative
This is a must-listen for communicators struggling with their brand or curious about how to further strengthen your brand inside their employers. Greg Monaco brings agency experience to the world of internal communications. He is the brand coach at Monaco Creative and Branding. Listen to his advice on how to refine and enhance your personal brand.
25 minutes | Nov 17, 2020
Episode #40 - Curtis Callaway, Shaw Industries
Shaw Industries has been a customer of SocialChorus for several years. But that doesn't mean they are done. Listen to Curtis Callaway, communications director, talk about all of the work they've put in to increase adoption amongst their most critical employee groups. And the effort paid off with the importance of communicating during the pandemic.
42 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
Episode #39 - Mike Wilken, UNFI
Every company has had challenges during the pandemic, but they are rarely the same. With UNFI, they’ve never been busier but still need to keep employees safe. Hear Mike Wilken, director of external communication & PR, share how they managed communication during multiple crises - including being in the city coping with George Floyd 's murder. Mike shares tactics they used to keep employees informed and get the engaged - including the sometimes difficult-to-reach non-wired employees.
20 minutes | Sep 21, 2020
Episode #38 - Brittany Barhite, Owens Corning
Are you giving employees what they want? Are you asking them what they need. For Brittany Barhite, communications leader at Owens Corning, and the comms team there learned that their internal comms platform, which was originally intended for news and information, was being used to create a sense of community by Owens Corning employees. Hear Brittany share some of their big wins in 2020 (we should focus on the good things) and her advice on how to connect with non-wired employees and their leaders.
20 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Episode #37 - Lori Stewart, THE Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Launching a brand new internal comms platform is a lot of work, but work worth doing. But imagine launching one during a pandemic. . . in healthcare. That's what Lori Stewart and the communications team at Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center faced this past Spring with the launch of HealthBeat Hub.
24 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Episode #36 - Rita Zonius, The Enterprise Social Engineer
Rita Zonius is the director of The Enterprise Social Engineer and former head of internal digital communications for ANZ. Based in Melbourne, Australia, she joined the podcast to talk about the five steps leaders can take as we reset and think about performance differently during the current health crisis and (just as important) after it subsides. We also talked about the impact the pandemic will have on cultures and the employee experience.
27 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
Episode #35 - Building a business case for IC investment with Rachel Miller
For the past few months, I've been doing a live show with Rachel Miller from All Things IC called "Spin The Wheel." And we've been spinning the wheel on internal comms every week. Episode 7 was focused on building an investment in internal comms. I thought podcast listeners would enjoy the conversation. If you'd like to watch this episode or any of the past ones, go to http://youtube.com/socialchorus.
30 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Episode #34 - Kristin Graham, Amazon
I first met Kristin Graham at Amazon's first-ever summit of their own internal communicators. I sat in on her session last February and knew I wanted to get her on the podcast. Then the pandemic hit but we did finally get it recorded. This is a different episode because we though it would be fun to go live for the interview. You can find the original video broadcast on LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.
33 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Episode #33 - Chris Berger, Atrium Health
So much can change in six months. When Chris Berger first appeared on the podcast, coronavirus wasn't even a whisper. Listen to this episode and hear Chris talk about how COVID-19 presented the greatest comms challenge of his career. And how they handled corporate messaging when news and advice was changing all the time across state lines. And Chris talks about his coffee venture - Sugar Creek Coffee (https://www.sugarcreekcoffee.com/) - and how it helps him focus on his day-to-day job because he's focused on roasting coffee, too. Culture, Comms & Cocktails is internal comms served straight up.
36 minutes | May 5, 2020
Episode #32 - Leeno Karumanchery, MESH/Diversity
This is a difficult time for many. But even that even come close to the challenges that people are facing during the pandemic. For some, there are new challenges. For others, these challenges are simply exacerbated. I invited Dr. Leeno Karumanchery on to try and help make sense of all of it for us. He's the Chief Diversity Officer at MESH/Diversity and shares helpful thoughts for all of us. Culture, Comms & Cocktails is internal comms served straight up.
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