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Ann Melinger

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Head honcho. Passionate about people. New York City girl. Broadway addict. Late-blooming schussboomer. Family organizer. Social planner and kid cuddler.

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Our monthly newsletter, "The Inkwell," is packed with ideas, inspiration and news, plus our favorite resources from industry leaders. We think you'll love it.

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5 Leadership Lessons from Netflix’s Cheer
Best Practices

Watching the head coach on Netflix’s binge-worthy “Cheer” is magic. Monica Aldama’s winning leadership style holds 5 valuable lessons for all of us.

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Brilliant Predictions: 6 Employee Engagement Trends For 2020
Internal Communications

From streamlining IC channels to mastering measurement to more beautiful employee-focused design, here are the trends our team predicts will shape employee engagement in 2020.

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Serving Up Gratitude
Just for Fun

One of our team's favorite traditions is to share what we’re grateful for. Aside from our families, our friends, our pets, and so many other things, we love what we do – really! 

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A Company's Purpose
Employee Experience

The Business Roundtable announced that the nation's top CEOs have redefined a corporation’s commitment beyond profit and shareholders to include employees and communities. Of course, we were heartened by this news but we were also a bit disappointed for two key reasons.

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Making Summer Memories: Insights from ALI’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference
Best Practices

Year after year, I leave ALI’s Strategic Internal Communications Conference with outstanding takeaways and a clear picture of the latest challenges, trends, and new technologies in the world of IC. Here are a few highlights from this year’s conference.

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#SquadGoals - How To Build & Nurture Your Network
Diversity & Inclusion

Without a strong support system, our work lives can get awfully lonely - especially when we grapple with challenges we can’t easily discuss with the people we work with. Check out some tips from our CEO on how to build and nurture your network.

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The brilliant story behind our new brand
Just for Fun

As Brilliant Ink embarked on its 10th yearin business, we felt it was time to refresh our brand to better reflect our evolution as a company. While there were certainly aspects of our brand that we loved - our name! Our logo! The bold colors! - there were also components we felt we’d outgrown. 

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It's All About TOMO
Employee Experience

As HR and communications pros, we’re constantly asking ourselves, “What can we do to motivate employees?” But imagine if you could answer that question DEFINITIVELY?

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The Big Ten
Best Practices

If you ask people what’s significant about September 2008, most will cringe as they recall the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers and the global financial crisis that followed. But for Brilliant Ink, that date holds a lot more significance, as it marks the birth of our company.

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Making meaningful connections, instead of small talk
Best Practices

A few weeks ago, several Brilliant Inkies, myself included, attended ALI’s 5th Annual Strategic Internal Communications Conference in Boston. It was an excellent gathering of professionals representing a wide range of industries, organizations, geographies and backgrounds.

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What I Learned at PRSA Connect
Employee Experience

A few weeks ago, I led a workshop at PRSA Connect - PRSA’s annual conference devoted to Employee Communications. It was my first time attending (and my first time in Nashville!) and I was impressed with the sheer scale of the event, as well as the overall format and topics.</span>

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