Want to win an award? Work backwards

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AB has just won 11 Awards of Excellence from the Institute of Internal Communication. This brings our tally over the last two years to 24. There is a deceptively simple strategy for producing award-winning communications, says Managing Director Katie Macaulay – work backwards.

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Making print work harder

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Its circulation beats that of some national newspapers. Royal Mail’s newspaper, Courier, started in the 1960s and remains a vital source of information for the nation’s postmen and women. With such an impressive track record, its redesign was handled with care.

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Double act

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Two of our team are among the nominees for the IoIC’s ICon Editor of the Year award, meaning this could be the fourth successive year the title has been won by an AB editor. One of our resident reporters interviewed Duncan Mills and Emma Bennett to learn the secrets of their success.

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Self-portrait… Liam Garrahan

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AB is full of diverse personalities who contribute to the familial feel of the company and the service we offer our clients. Self-portrait… gives you the chance to get to know the AB team a bit better through 10 incisive questions. Next up is video journalist Liam Garrahan.

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To pay or not to pay?

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There’s a rising argument that paid-for journalism no longer has its place. With the demise of daily newspapers and regional weeklies, people are finding it easier to obtain their news and information from a free source online.

Gone are the days of residents eagerly awaiting their local newspaper to be delivered. Vanished too are the days of people popping out for a paper. Well, for most of us. Read More

Wanted: a new type of leader

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So, we know the answer to one big question – which way will Britain vote? But we must wait for the answers to many others.

Business dislikes uncertainty. It gives solid reasons – and poor excuses – to prevaricate. As communicators, we can expect projects to be put on hold while our organisations grapple with the enormity of what they don’t yet know. Read More