Swiss search engine gains momentum

According to the magazine “Le News“, a swiss search engine, which was launched  by Hulbee AG in June, has already attracted 400 000 users. – Switzerland’s answer to Google – is beginning to give the California search engine a run for its money. Responding to Google’s market hold, Swisscows presents itself as the first intelligent “answer engine” based on semantic information recognition coupled with intuitive search assistance. 

The new search engine gives the user intelligent answers instead of just thousands of links. The new engine has a compelling advantage over US-based engines – Swisscows users leave no trace of themselves behind; their data are not recorded and hence not stored. Try it out 


By | September 19th, 2014|Other resources|0 Comments

Be part of the State of the Sector survey

The State of the Sector is the biggest annual survey of the internal communications world.

Run by Gatehouse, the 2014-2015 survey is now live and looking for the views and experiences from IC professionals across Europe. What’s more, all those that take part will get a free copy of the report, so you can see how you stack up against the rest of the internal comms industry.

Take part in the State of the Sector Survey.

By | September 15th, 2014|Other resources|0 Comments

From Chief Executive to Chief Engagement Officer: the examining the transitional role of CEOs in Internal Communication

From Chief Executive to Chief Engagement Officer: the examining the transitional role of CEOs in Internal Communication
By Linjuan Rita Men

In a recent interview with McKinsey & Company in April 2014, Richard Edelman used the term “chief engagement officer” to describe a Chief Executive Officer’s (CEO) new role, when discussing how today’s leaders can regain public trust. Rather than merely formulate policies, CEOs must step forward, meet communities both internally and externally, establish personal relationships, and genuinely listen to people’s concerns. I cannot agree more!

CEOs and their organizations are naturally linked together. CEOs, especially those who are also founders of their organizations, define corporate DNAs such as corporate character, mission, goals, purposes, culture, and values. For example, consider Apple’s innovative and ruthless culture under Steve Jobs and Facebook’s ‘hacker’ culture under the leadership of Mark Zuckerberg. From a public relations perspective, CEOs serve as the “face” and spokesperson of their companies, shaping their firm’s corporate image in the eyes of their external constituencies. Moreover, as the top leaders and symbols of power within an organization, CEOs can support and participate in communication programs, set the tone for internal communication, and create communication systems that can be managed effectively.

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By | September 5th, 2014|Other resources|0 Comments

New Report shows the current state of the Internal Communications sector

Each year Gatehouse, an internal communication and employee engagement consultancy, publishes the results of its annual industry–wide survey of internal comms professionals in a report it called ‘The State of the Sector’.
This week it released its 2013 findings, revealing the current challenges internal communicators are facing and where their focus will be over the coming months. It also looks at channel use and explores the impact of new and emerging technologies like Enterprise Social Networks and Apps.
As well as being an insightful snapshot of internal communications today, the report is a useful way to:
  • See how you measure up against other organisations
  • Win support for new projects, and
  • Help you decide what to focus on

To download your copy of the free report, visit the Gatehouse website.

By | March 14th, 2014|Other resources|0 Comments

Le News – New Publication with Local Swiss News in English


Le News, a new weekly  local English language newspaper will launch on 31 October 2013. 30’000 copies will be distributed free of charge in the Arc lémanique on the launch date and readership is expected to reach 50’000.

Reports will cover local and national news and events and will aim to help foreigners feel more at home and integrated into Swiss society. In addition a series of topical supplements especially relevant to the readership will be included.

For more information>>


By | October 11th, 2013|Other resources|0 Comments

call for papers – International History of Public Relations Conference 2014, Bournemouth University, UK

The Call for Papers for the International History of Public Relations Conference 2014 has been announced:

There are two new additional themes – Public relations of media organisations, and Public relations and technology

Abstracts are due on Monday December 16. Send to

By | September 4th, 2013|Other resources|0 Comments

Geneva International Cooperation: Your Feedback

The Office of the Delegate for international Geneva of the Republic and State of Geneva is currently undertaking a review of their website Geneva International Cooperation.

We would very much appreciate your feedback by completing a brief online survey. This survey will take some 10 minutes.  All responses provided are anonymous and will be treated confidentially.

To complete the survey, please click here:

Thank you!

By | November 27th, 2012|Other resources|0 Comments

Survey – key drivers and patterns in Corporate Communications Strategic Management

Calling all communication professionals, please assist PhD student and GCN member Lukasz Bochenek by undertaking a brief survey on key drivers and patterns in Corporate Communications Strategic Management:

Thank you!

By | August 6th, 2012|Other resources|0 Comments

Fresh inspiration source for Internal Communicators

A new publication has recently launched that promises to give those in internal communication a rich source of inspiration, learning and advice. It offers this through real-life stories and expert advice direct from leaders inside some of the world’s most exciting companies.

The publishers have made a sample issue of the Journal of Internal Communications available for GCN members to try. If you like it, you can learn more or purchase a subscription at the Journal of Internal Communication website (a special offer code can be found at the end of the sample copy).

Happy reading!


By | May 28th, 2012|Other resources|0 Comments

Help Save World Radio Switzerland

As a platform promoting communication for the English speaking community around the Lake Geneva area, the Geneva Communicators Network would like to support the movement to save World Radio Switzerland.

Some of you may have heard that the parent company of WRS (The Swiss Broadcasting Corporation) is planning to privatize or close WRS by the end of the year.

For 15 years, WRS has provided us with valuable programmes about local news, traditions, events and other insights as well as interesting programmes from around the world. We would like to encourage our members to join the 1200 people who have already signed the online petition to save WRS.

By | April 20th, 2012|Other resources|0 Comments