Internal Communications

How not to wait until December to use your FSA

Year after year I find myself waiting until approximately December 15 to spend my Flexible Spending Account (FSA). At times, I remember to use it to pay for co-pays at the doctor’s office or other medical bills, but it’s usually not top of mind. You too? Let’s change that this year. 

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The brilliant story behind our new brand

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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SPEAKING OUR LANGUAGE: A BRILLIANT EXPERT ON INTERNAL PODCASTS

Podcasts are everywhere. According to some figures, there are over 550k shows and 18.5M episodes ready and waiting, and the numbers are climbing daily. 

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Do Managers Matter?

Did you read the title of this blog and wince a bit? I did too.

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The Secret Ingredient to Engaging a Remote Team

We’re a badass, bicoastal team – so when a client is looking for ways to better engage their people around the country or the globe, the first piece of advice we give them is to tap into empathy. What do we mean?

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Why Productivity is NOT the Problem

Think about your typical day at work. How many hours of the day do you spend fixing your computer, finding the perfect office playlist, making coffee, chatting with coworkers, snacking, reading the news, checking your social media, or other various tasks.

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Making meaningful connections, instead of small talk

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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How to Rock Open Enrollment

Summer is still in full swing, but many of us in HR have their minds on fall and gearing up for Open Enrollment. As communication experts, we’ve seen a lot of good (and not-so-good) HR comms campaigns.

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“Rules of the Playground”: Culture Change at Crayola

For over 115 years, Crayola has helped parents and educators raise ‘creatively alive’ kids. What Crayola stands for is refreshing — they celebrate children’s originality and self-expression, encourage wonder, adventure, and dreaming.

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