Our next Poppulo Communicators Forum will be in New York City on August 22nd, 2019. Register soon 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.

Networking

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

Speakers

David Pitre

David Pitre

President, Davis & Company

David Pitre leads Davis & Company’s consulting team, which provides clients with support in employee communication and change management. Since joining the firm in 2005, David has helped leading organizations—such as BlackRock, Dun & Bradstreet, New York Public Library, PepsiCo and The Rockefeller Foundation—reach, engage and motivate their employees. As the firm’s measurement practice leader, he developed Davis & Company’s communication effectiveness model that helps clients demonstrate the value of their work. 

Alan Beiagi

Alan Beiagi

SVP of Product, Poppulo

Alan Beiagi has  20+ years of experience in the product world, Alan will be leading the vision and team of world-class developers and engineers who have created a suite of innovations that are helping to transform workplace communications and engagement throughout the world.

Ann Melinger

Ann Melinger

CEO, Brilliant Ink

Ann has spent nearly 20 years helping organizations understand the correlation between employee engagement and business success. Today, Ann is the CEO of employee experience agency Brilliant Ink, where she and her fearless team of engagement experts partner with companies to assess and improve their workplace experience.

Jackie Berg

Jackie Berg

Head of Research & Business Development, Brilliant Ink

Jackie Berg is the Head of Research & Business Development at employee experience agency Brilliant Ink. After nearly a decade supporting Fortune 500 companies connect more effectively with their key audiences through the power of data, Jackie has now turned her analytical eye toward the employee experience.

Shaun Randol

Shaun Randol

Editor in Chief, Bloomberg

Shaun Randol is the editor-in-chief for company news at Bloomberg.

Paola Hernandez

Paola Hernandez

Director of Communications, Honeywell

Paola Hernandez is Director of Communications for Honeywell Advanced Materials. Paola has full scope of internal and external communications for this business. This includes oversight of internal campaigns and change management communication.

Agenda

Poppulo Communicators Forum New York 2019

8:30 am
Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am
Opening Keynote - David Pitre: Change Communication Made Easy

After several weeks, a planning team emerges from a closed-door room to announce, “We’re done. And we’re ready to talk about the change. Hit the send button!” Sound familiar?

 

While we know communication can make a difference, the challenge is BIG: managers resist, communication starts too early (or too late), transparency is lacking and leaders move on before the change is complete.

 

David Pitre will discuss Davis & Company’s core change communication philosophy: create an immersive experience that engages employees. In other words, don’t simply tell employees what’s changing and expect new behaviors; involve them in the process of shaping the change and making it a reality.

 

In this interactive session, David Pitre will share practical ways to manage change communication and insights about your role in the process. You’ll learn how to:

  • Help stakeholders think differently about communication and their roles
  • Gather the details you need to make informed decisions about communication tactics and content
  • Include high-touch experiences

10:00 am
Coffee Break

10:15 am
There is Power in Partnership with Honeywell

Your internal clients should see you as a partner and indispensable team member who leans in and helps to solve problems. Let’s talk about how going beyond the traditional communicator role gives you the power to drive a bigger impact for your organization, especially during times of change.

10:45 am
Curing your common newsletter ailments

Employee Experience agency Brilliant Ink partners with organizations of all shapes and sizes to tackle their greatest communications challenges. In this session, Jackie Berg will draw on this experience to review some of the most common challenges companies face with their employee newsletters – from information overload to a lack of measurement. She’ll also share practical and actionable solutions to ensure your newsletter hits the mark.

11:15 am
Cutting & Pasting: Multi-channel Comms as a Means of Increasing ROI with Bloomberg

Your employees aren’t browsing your intranet all day. Sorry. Rather, they’re commuting, sitting at their desk, waiting in line, visiting customers, browsing Instagram. They’re on the move and engaging with all kinds of media. With just a little bit of ingenuity and forethought, you can ensure most employees see your message when they want and where they are.

11:45 am
Engaging Employees in a Multi Channel World with Alan Beiagi

12:15 pm
Lunch

1:15 pm
Let’s get personal! Building personas to create communications that resonate and inspire

No matter how hard we try, communications can’t be everything to everyone. Inside every organization, there are groups of employees who process and react to communications differently. But how often do you find yourself developing messages for all employees? If you’re spending a lot of time on all-employee communications, they can end up watered down and uninspired. There’s a better way—we promise.

In this interactive session, Ann Melinger, CEO of Employee Experience agency Brilliant Ink, will show you how to build employee personas so that your communications have the greatest impact. Because by not speaking to a particular someone, we risk not connecting with anyone.