Geneva Communicators Network lunchtime seminar, Friday 27 May 2016

We are pleased to invite you to our next lunchtime networking event to be held next Friday 27 May 2016 at the Geneva Press Club.

This event will feature GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil who will speak about the complexities of communication evaluation.

Lunchtime seminar – Challenges and complexities of communication evaluation

Communication is increasingly recognised as a powerful and strategic tool for organisations. Yet little focus is placed on how to evaluate communication activities. Drawing from his recent PhD studies and over a decade of experience in evaluating communication campaigns and programmes, Glenn O’Neil will set out the challenges and complexities of evaluation and offer insights into solutions and approaches to ensure that evaluation brings value to communication professionals and their organisation.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>

(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: As founder of Owl RE, Glenn O’Neil has led evaluation, research and communication projects for international organisations, NGOs and companies for over a decade. Co-founder of the Geneva Communicators Network, Glenn holds a PhD in social research and methodology from the London School of Economics and an Executive Masters in Communications Management from the University of Lugano.

By | May 19th, 2016|GCN lunch events|0 Comments

Workshop on emailing and e-newsletters (in French), 22 April 2016, Geneva

A very interesting workshop on Friday 22 April  in Geneva  (in French) from the social media / blogger expert Stephanie Booth:

Faire des mailings (newsletter) respectueux et efficaces!

– Pourquoi mettre 50 personnes en copie (cachée ou non) dans un mail… ça va pas 😉
– Comprendre le double opt-in (et la loi suisse)
– Qu’est-ce que je fais avec ma collection d’adresses, du coup?
– aweber, mailchimp, tinyletter, revue… que choisir?
– Créer un compte et se lancer

Cost: 60 / 40 CHF

16h00-18h00, Friday 22 April,
Venue: Soft-Space, 2, rue des Cordiers, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Further information>>


By | April 19th, 2016|Other events|0 Comments

Sold out! Pre-summer apéro, Tuesday 16 June 2015, Geneva Botanical Gardens

Our  joint IABC/GCN pre-summer apéro is now sold out! We look forward to seeing the 50+ communicators next Tuesday!



By | June 12th, 2015|GCN aperos|0 Comments

Next Geneva UN designers group meeting

UNdesignerslunch_May20The next lunch meeting of the UN Geneva designers community is planned for 20 May 2015 hosted by OCHA. The meeting is an informal gathering open to graphic designers and visual experts working in the UN to discuss opportunities and challenges.

For more info, contact: or visit the Facebook page.

By | May 4th, 2015|Other events|0 Comments

4 new job opportunities!

Four new job opportunities are now online on our Careers page:

Nestle Research Programme Communications Lead – Lausanne

Communication Internship – Cereal Partners Worldwide – Lausanne

Global Brand PR Manager – Cereal Partners Worldwide – Lausanne

Internal communication unit traineeship – ICRC – Geneva

Good luck!

By | December 19th, 2014|Careers|0 Comments

1 day workshops on media relations, online media strategies and web writing, 18 November 2014, Geneva

The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day for communicators which will take place on Tuesday 18 November 2014. All GCN members receive a 22% discount on the entry price (email us for the discount code:

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – between 8-10 participants – to allow instructors to address the specific needs of participants.

Workshop day : Tuesday 18 November 2014 at the Conference Centre (CICG) in Geneva – featuring three workshops (Note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

Cost: 450 CHF for GCN members, 580 CHF for non-members

(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)

Location: Conference Centre Geneva (CICG), 17 rue Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Register now >>

Workshop 1:Media relations 

This is a practical and interactive course for communications and other professionals who want to hone their media relations, media writing and talking to the media skills. Given by a former BBC foreign correspondent, the course will give you a better understanding of how journalists think, how to generate media interest for your stories and how to give a great media interview.

More information >> 

Register now >>

Workshop 2:  Online media strategies

This workshop is designed for marketers and communicators to help you understand the role of the different online marketing communication tactics and create effective digital marketing campaigns. During the seminar, we will describe the different digital media and explore how to optimize your digital strategy using the right digital tool; website, SEO, Paid Search, Affiliation, email. We will provide a toolbox for digital marketing and communications professionals (Paid media) to help you understand the key issues and success factors of digital marketing strategy.

More information >>

Register now >>

Workshop 3: Writing for the web

Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.

More information >>

Register now >>

We would like to thank the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) for facilitating this location for us.


By | October 30th, 2014|GCN workshops|0 Comments

Communication volunteer needed (French-speaking)

A Geneva-based asssociation on Emerging Art is looking for a French-speaking communication volunteer:

Mettre vos compétences au services des arts émergents ?
Aparté – association pour la promotion des artistes émergents, soutenue par le MAMCO, la Loterie Romande, et la Migros recherche un-e professionnel-le de la communication pour compléter son équipe de bénévoles.

Au sein d’une association dynamique de portée suisse et internationale, le rôle de cette personne sera de mettre en place une stratégie de communication visant à promouvoir l’association ainsi qu`à développer le réseau de membres, partenaires et donateurs. Tout cela en coordination avec d’autres bénévoles enthousiastes, notamment dans le graphisme et la traduction.

Couvrant une large palette d’activités de communication, des relations presse à la communication digitale (site web trilingue, présence émergente sur les médias sociaux) et à l’événementiel, cette activité demande une bonne maîtrise du français et de l’anglais.

Intéressé-e à contribuer à promouvoir de jeunes artistes en mettant quelques heures par mois au service de notre association, en fonction de vos disponibilités? Merci de prendre contact avec Ghislaine Picker, 022 343 44 93 ou 077 420 43 07 ou

By | September 24th, 2014|Careers|0 Comments

New jobs online

Three new jobs have been posted on our Careers Page:

Communication Manager, International Seed Federation, Nyon, Switzerland

International Communications Coordinator, MSF, Geneva; Switzerland

Senior Communications Officer,  The International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), Geneva, Switzerland

Good luck!


By | September 10th, 2014|Careers|0 Comments

Employer Branding for a Storytelling Organization: Concept, implementation and lessons learned Event – 16 October 2014

The EMScom Alumni Association and Burson-Marsteller Switzerland invite you to join the event “Employer Branding for a Storytelling Organization: Concept, implementation and lessons learned”, an introduction to the EMScom Capstone consulting project, winner of the Burson-Marsteller Award 2012. Each year Burson-Marsteller Switzerland presents the Burson-Marsteller Award for Consulting Excellence during the EMScom Graduation Ceremony.

The award aims to honor the group with the EMScom Capstone consulting project of the highest academic standing. Recipients of the Burson-Marsteller Award exemplify the excellence for which the EMScom strives and the industry standards so highly valued by the agency.

The Capstone consulting project was carried out for Bonnier AB, an international media group headquartered in Stockholm, that at this time was facing the change into a digital world. A new kind of talent was required for this shift: the EMScom team was asked to raise Bonnier’s attractiveness for such digital talents. The team combined a classic employer branding approach with the storytelling methodology. The execution of the strategy made Bonnier one of the biggest climbers in the category “Young IT Talents” of Universum’s 2013 employer ranking.
The presentation will not only give an insight into the approach chosen and the solution presented to Bonnier, but also cover the implementation of the concept and lessons learned.

Date: October 16, 2014 at 18:00 hrs.
Location: Le Richemond Hotel, Geneva
Registration at:
Cost: CHF 30.-

Followed by networking apéro.
More information: or at

Register online here >>

By | September 8th, 2014|Other events|0 Comments

Genevacom special lunchtime seminar – 18 September 2014

We are pleased to announce our next lunchtime seminar, Three Challenges of Communication for Urban Planning in Geneva, which will be held on 18 September at a special location, the newly designed Pavillon Sicli on Route des Acacias in Geneva.

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014
Time: 12h30 to 14h00

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Pavillon Sicli, route des acacias 45, 1227 acacias, Geneva
Transport: Tram 15 from Nations & Cornavin, tram stop Jacques Pictet-Thellusson, closest parking: P+R Etoile
Fee: CHF 20*.- per person includes drinks and snacks – payable at the door.


With the construction of the CEVA rail link and ten priority development projects, Geneva is undergoing a process of major urban change with the aim of developing housing and transport infrastructure while preserving its natural environment and quality of life.

Our fellow GCN member Vincent Lusser, who is in charge of communication of urban projects for the Department of Town and Country Planning, Housing and Energy of the Canton of Geneva, will present what he sees as the three main communication challenges of urban planning.

This GCN lunch-time conference, takes place within the framework of the “Quinzaine de l’urbanisme – les grands projets pour Genève”, presented by the Department of Town and Country Planning, Housing and Energy of the Canton of Geneva, the School of Engineering, Landscape and Architecture – Geneva (hepia), as well as professional associations and institutions active in the field of architecture, urban planning and construction (FAI, FAS, FBA, FMB, FSU, MA, SIA).

This will also give members an opportunity to visit the exhibition, which will open to the public from 16 to 25 September 2014. A detailed programme of public conferences and round table discussions will be available early September on

Register here for the event>>

We look forward to seeing you there!


By | September 3rd, 2014|GCN lunch events|0 Comments