Resources

What’s this page for

I’ll share some links, resources and blogs that I find useful day to day. I would love you to share yours @katygibbins1. I will add to this over time as I discover more on the big wide web and through networking.

Useful links

  • Internal Communications

All things IC  – insightful internal comms blogs and resources.

Elements of IC – This tool brings together the Elements of IC under one roof to jump start conversations, spark new ideas and demonstrate the complexity of internal communication, helping you in your role.

IC Space – Government Communications Service IC area.

Local Government Association resource – The inside story: a guide to more effective internal communications

ICKollectif – aggregate and facilitate access to relevant internal and organisational communication knowledge, resources and research, from around the world.

  • Image editing

Pixlr is a free image editing site which I use for image resizing but has lots more functionality.

  • Imagery

Finding the right image for your communication can be a real challenge and expensive. There are some great free resources at Stock photos that don’t suck which will meet a range of your needs. You could also try: Slideshare for 30+ of the best websites to find free images for presentations.

  • Analytics

OptimiseOrDie

Conversion Optimisation, Persuasive UX, A/B and Multi Variate Testing, Usability Research, Performance Optimisation, Web Analytics. From Craig Sullivan.

Occam’s Razor

Insightful blog on web analytics and research by Avinash Kaushik

  • Measurement

Three secrets to internal communications measurement

  • Infographics

15 Customizable Infographic Templates for PowerPoint That Will Save You Time and Resources

Piktochart

  • Writing

So You Think You Can’t Write: 8 Writing Resources for Non-Writers

  • Social media

I love a Storify. Here’s one on the Lambeth community awards, which I’m proud of.

Some blogs I like

Comms2point0 – up to the minute comms blogs and resources

Local public services – news and views from this CIPR sub group

Institute of Direct and Digital Marketing blog –  for marketers who walk the walk, lots of blogs and resources

21st Century Public Servant – Researching the future public service workforce‏ blog

Top marketing diploma resources

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