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This may prove to be a seminal year for annual reporting professionals. With the implementation of the European Single Electronic Format (ESEF), reporting is becoming more digital-first and focusing more on the needs of the investor and analyst. Communications professionals gathered at a conference in London on Friday to discuss the challenge this – and other changes – pose to the annual report.

Brexit and GDPR are having unintended consequences on marketers and domain security. According to data company MarkMonitor’s latest report, most choose to ignore the issue and still focus on web traffic and product launches, but the survey warns against inappropriate domain protection practices.

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In 2010, Android software was first developed, the iPad was released and Kickstarter first came to fruition. In the 10 years since, the Digital Impact Awards has recognised excellence in strategic digital communications across the UK and Europe. This year is no different, as the programme announces the 2019 shortlist.
The Corporate & Financial Awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of city communication. Corporate communications has never been more important. Never before have so many groups of stakeholders had access to corporate information or the ability to influence that company’s brand. The awards programme celebrates and showcases excellence in financial communications and provides recognition for the efforts of staff, companies, agencies and beneficiaries.
Five years ago, Communicate launched the Employer Brand Management Awards to recognise those companies that are communicating most effectively with prospective employees and building a corporate reputation based on being a desirable employer.
Making the world a better place is not anathema to achieving a business’ objectives – financial or otherwise. The Corporate Engagement Awards has, for the past nine years, celebrated those organisations that seek to do good in their communities while simultaneously benefiting the business itself.
Many winners at the 2019 Corporate Content Awards were taken pleasantly by surprise when their names were announced at the awards ceremony. They found themselves being recognised for their creativity, their bravery, their ability to communicate complex topics in fun, elegant and interesting ways.
The winners of the inaugural Internal Communications and Engagement Awards represent the best in internal communications and showcase the ongoing commitments companies across Europe are making to improving their relationships with employees.
There is no shortage of studies that point to the value of a business doing good in its community or for the environment. Studies into the working behaviours of Millennials and Gen-Zs often show that young professionals want to work for employers who contribute to the environment or society in a positive way. From the corporate perspective, ensuring a company is operating with a purpose reaps benefits from the investment community, sees positive financials and ensures a sustainable business model.
The Internal Communications and Engagement Awards will, for the first time, celebrate achievement in internal communications. The inaugural event will take place on 13 May at the Brewery in London. The organisations who have been shortlisted represent the best in class in internal communications across the UK.
For those in internal communications, human resources, brand management or employer brand management, the Employer Brand Management Awards is a celebration of their work. It recognises the companies who make commitments to achieving the best for their employees and prospective employees.