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Samsara: Head of Internal Communications

Help build internal comms from the ground up at Samsara, a fast-growing IoT company based in San Francisco. We are currently building out a brand new Communications function within our Marketing team and are seeking our first hire to lead Internal Communications...

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Start A Podcast (You Know You Want To)

Start A Podcast (You Know You Want To)

Podcasting has been around since 2004, but in the last five years, productions like This American Life and Serial — both with around 19,000,000 weekly listeners — have made the content hybrid a national obsession. Today, every major print publication produces at least...

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10 Tips on How to Engage Distracted Employees

10 Tips on How to Engage Distracted Employees

At our November Networking 9 dinner in Lafayette, several Bay Area communications professionals gathered to discuss best practices for waking up busy and distracted employees. Here are my 10 favorite employee engagement strategy tips to come out of that meeting:...

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A Note on the Wildfires

A Note on the Wildfires

Here in Northern California, another devastating wildfire year has begun. As I write this, the Kincade fire remains active after burning 76,825 acres, with 60% of the fire contained. Evacuations continue across Sonoma County, and elsewhere in the Bay Area, skies are...

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Change Communications Are in the Air (Part 2)

Change Communications Are in the Air (Part 2)

6 Key Networking 9 Meeting Takeaways on Change Communications In our two-part series, we explore six communication pathways for effective communications, as addressed at a recent Networking 9 event. The examples we outlined in Part 1 of our series point to corporate...

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CSAA Insurance Group: Strategic Communication Lead

While we’ve been named a “best place to work,” our greatest accomplishment comes from serving nearly 17 million AAA members. Through our commitment to service, growth and our people, CSAA Insurance Group will create AAA members for life by fulfilling our promise to be...

Samsara: Head of Internal Communications

Help build internal comms from the ground up at Samsara, a fast-growing IoT company based in San Francisco. We are currently building out a brand new Communications function within our Marketing team and are seeking our first hire to lead Internal Communications...

Catching Up with Courtney Sims from IABC’s Connect2comms Conference

Catching Up with Courtney Sims from IABC’s Connect2comms Conference

I caught up with fellow SF IABC member, Courtney Sims, to unpack her experience as a breakout session speaker at the IABC 2019 connect2comms conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Courtney is a director of special programs for SF IABC and an internal communications...