53 episodes

Internal comms served straight up. Culture, Comms & Cocktails is an internal comms themed podcast from SocialChorus and hosted by Chuck Gose. Every few weeks, you'll hear an interview from an internal communicator by an internal communicator. 🎧🍸

Culture, Comms & Cocktails Chuck Gose, SocialChorus

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    • 4.9 • 21 Ratings

Internal comms served straight up. Culture, Comms & Cocktails is an internal comms themed podcast from SocialChorus and hosted by Chuck Gose. Every few weeks, you'll hear an interview from an internal communicator by an internal communicator. 🎧🍸

    Ep #52 - Jeremy Ball, Big Lots

    Ep #52 - Jeremy Ball, Big Lots

    On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by Jeremy Ball, who has earned the title of VP of Internal Comms, Philanthropy and Events at Big Lots. They talk about how the communications team rose to the challenge of keeping Big Lots employees in the loop through the pandemic; how they are encouraging good mental health and how they connect their people to their strategy.

    “Our entire work comes down to sharing the strategy of the company and helping people see themselves in that strategy.”
    Jeremy Ball

    Jeremy shares his experience of moving to two-way, digital communications. He credits his leaders for embracing their role as content creators and he highlights how employee ‘super users’ can shape the conversation about topics like diversity, equality and inclusion.

    “The old way of communicating was just to put up a poster, share a flyer, send a message, post something on the internet and just share it. And we know that that's not how people consume information these days, right? It's now done in shorter clips of time. It's done in smaller bites of information. People want to like, and comment and love and forward and tag someone to say, Hey, did you see this? And so the value of that human nature is really what we've harnessed”
    Jeremy Ball

    Featured in this episode:
    Find out what makes the communications team at Big Lots so effective.
    Get some insight into how employees across multiple Big Lots locations and roles are kept informed, inspired and involved.
    Learn from Jeremy’s description of how content, comments and interaction from leaders and employees is encouraged on their new digital employee experience platform.
    Pick up some tips on how your employees can help your organization with their recruitment needs.
    Be inspired by the impressive philanthropic achievements the Big Lots team have made for children’s charities.

    • 34 min
    Ep #51 - Kelly Lawrence McCarran, Weatherford

    Ep #51 - Kelly Lawrence McCarran, Weatherford

    On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by the inspirational Kelly McCarran, Corporate Communications Manager at Weatherford. They talk about how to keep employees connected to their company’s culture, the role of data in communications and how to build humor into your messaging.

    Kelly shares some examples of the engaging campaigns she’s led, using employee’s stories. She describes the active role her leadership team have played in internal comms activities and talks about the importance of recognition in building an engaging culture.

    Featured in this episode:
    • Find out how Kelly chose internal communication as a career.
    • Learn about the cultural journey Weatherford has been on and how communication and sharing employee stories has been central to that.
    • Discover what Kelly uses the One Weatherford app to share, including how the ability to translate content has helped employees feel more connected.
    • Get some insight into the role leaders play in internal communication at Weatherford.
    • Listen in to Kelly’s secrets for building humour into her communication in an effective and engaging way.

    • 25 min
    Episode #50 - Shereen Daniels, HR Rewired

    Episode #50 - Shereen Daniels, HR Rewired

    On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by the amazing Shereen Daniels, managing director of HR Rewired and the HR Conversationalist.

    Shereen and Chuck discuss how HR professionals can rewire the culture of organizations to ensure they step up to the requirement to embed anti-racism and ensure racial equity. Shereen describes the maturity model she uses when working with CEOs to assess their current position and clarify their need to change.

    A prolific content creator and commentator, Shereen talks about how to recognize the potential you have to raise your voice, share your experience and be part of this essential cultural shift.

    • 36 min
    Episode #49 - Jasmine Davis & Lisa Yeaton, Extreme Networks

    Episode #49 - Jasmine Davis & Lisa Yeaton, Extreme Networks

    On this episode of Culture, Comms & Cocktails, Chuck Gose is joined by two amazing guests from Extreme Networks, Jasmine Davis, Internal Communications Manager, and Lisa Yeaton, Senior Social Media Specialist, as they talk about the intersection of internal communications and social media, the importance of video content, and how to keep CEOs real.

    Double the guests mean double the content! Listen in as Jasmine and Lisa give a unique perspective on how their roles form a ‘dream team’ for reaching employees and how data helps them target and customize what and how they present their content for maximum effectiveness.

    • 29 min
    Episode #48 - Nicole Alvino, SocialChorus

    Episode #48 - Nicole Alvino, SocialChorus

    Episode #48 - Nicole Alvino, SocialChorus by Chuck Gose, SocialChorus

    • 15 min
    Episode #47 - Mike Walsh, SocialChorus

    Episode #47 - Mike Walsh, SocialChorus

    With many workers going remote and frontline employees needing easier access to information, the digital employee experience (DEX) is at the top of mind for communicators, HR leaders and IT departments. Mike Walsh, product marketer at SocialChorus, joins the podcast to talk about recent research about DEX and trends we're seeing.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

SGerock ,

Chuck Makes Internal Comms Fun

Chuck is a fantastic host and he has sourced a wide variety of guests and backgrounds. This is a must-listen!

Trayshooter23 ,

Chuck will make a great host!

With his experience in comms roles at big companies like Rolls Royce and now working with a range of customers at SocialChorus, this will be a great series!

Alexander Chow-Stuart ,

Can’t wait for 2019 and the podcast!

This sounds fantastic, a suave mix (as promised) of culture, comms and cocktails! Can’t wait to hear Chuck’s podcasts in the new year and learn more about internal comms, SocialChorus...and, of course, standout cocktails!

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