Our next Poppulo Communicators Forum will be in Chicago on October 22nd, 2019. Register below to hold your spot.

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The future of Internal Comms

Listen and learn from industry experts and Poppulo Internal Comms Advisors and network with industry peers. Gain the tools and knowledge to help you and your team elevate internal communications in your organization and prove the value of the IC function to your leadership team.

Customer Experiences

The Forum gives you the opportunity to hear from leading Internal Comms practitioners sharing their experiences and giving practical best practice takeaways that can be applied by all attendees.


The Poppulo Communicators Forum Chicago 2019 will be an unmissable opportunity to network with other senior leaders, share ideas and build professional relationships.


Tchicaya Ellis Robertson, Ph.D.

Tchicaya Ellis Robertson, Ph.D.

Senior Principal, Accenture

Tchicaya Ellis Robertson, Ph.D. is a Senior Principal in Accenture’s Survey Insights Center of Excellence who enjoys using data and analytics to help tell compelling stories. She brings a wealth of experience in uncovering what people want and using advanced statistical methods to determine how that translates into business outcomes.

Emily Nichols

Emily Nichols

Internal Communications Manager, McDonald’s USA

Emily Nichols creates internal content for McDonald’s USA. That means she tells stories of the many faces and places within McDonald’s. Her goal is to keep all 5,000+ company employees, franchisees and supplier partners of McDonald’s on the same page, inspired and energized about working within the golden arches.

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones

Internal Communications Business Partner, Gallagher

Jen Jones is passionate about connecting employees to a business’ vision, strategy and objectives. Since joining Gallagher in 2018, she’s been building out a best practice, data-driven internal communications function. Prior to Gallagher, she’s led communications efforts for CDK Global, BCBS of IL, MT, NX, OK, TX and Baxter Healthcare Corporation.

Why Attend

Join other senior IC practitioners and learn valuable takeaways from industry experts. Build professional relationships with industry peers in the United States.

  • 01. Discover best practice insights from industry thought leaders.
  • 02. Be inspired by what other organizations are doing.
  • 03. Network with your peers, share stories and make lasting professional connections.
  • 04. Learn from the marketing-leading IC software and services organization.
  • 05. Leave with strategic tips and actions that can make a real difference in your organization.


Poppulo Communicators Forum Chicago 2019

8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:15 am
Introduction and Welcome

9:30 am
Opening Keynote: How the customer experience can drive internal communications that matter - Accenture

Drawing on years of research to understand the make-up and drivers of consumer love, this keynote will link six dimensions of love to cultivating an effective internal communications experience. Attendees will walk away with A.F.R.E.S.H. look at how big companies identify opportunities for improving engagement with their primary stakeholders and how employers can apply those same principles to the employee experience from a communications lens.

10:45 am
Coffee break

11:00 am
Content for Every Mood. How-To: Formulate Content Based on Audience Sentiment - McDonald's USA

Humans, by nature, are moody. And nobody, even while at work, is exempt from that. Tracking audience sentiment and formulating content based on needs, wants – and moods – is a formula for success for McDonald’s internal communications. This presentation will show colorful examples of content created over the past few years, plus offer the “how-to” process you can replicate for your company.

11:30 am
Top 5 ways IC can enhance the employee experience - Gallagher

With unemployment rates still at record lows, employee retention is a key issue for many companies. While the key to retaining employees runs across many facets like— financial/career/physical & emotional wellbeing— employee communications also plays a significant role in enhancing the
employee experience. In this session you will learn the top 5 ways internal communicators can make an impact in creating a better employee experience.

12:00 pm

1:00 pm
Putting into Practice: Poppulo's Features & Functionalities

2:00 pm
End of event