In my profile of Chris Dornfeld, President and Co-founder of Bonfyre, he explained that “people to people communication is where engagement, trust, collaboration, empowerment, sentiment and innovation are all affected the most. A social mobile platform like Bonfyre is specifically and uniquely designed to support people to people communication – the source of company culture.”
Learn more about the benefits of mobile communication platforms as Chris Dornfeld and Jennifer Pruett, Director, HR Communications, Express Scripts, present “Leveraging Social & Mobile Communications Internally to Build Community, Camaraderie and Culture” at the Strategic Internal Branding Conference, April 19-21 in Scottsdale, Arizona.
With a workforce of over 28,000, spanning across 80 communities around the country, Express Scripts supports employees’ efforts to help shape and champion a changing and robust culture. During their presentation, Chris and Jennifer will share how social and mobile internal communications are catalysts for culture change and community building, and how to:
Implement social-based communication tools in the workplace
Pull data from social communications to provide key HR insights and intelligence
Engage employees where they are, on their time, based on their interests, to transform and build culture
Registerfor the Strategic Internal Branding Conference. Together we’ll learn about using authentic internal branding communications to create brand champions, build culture and engage employees to live and deliver on the brand promise.
Since I’m a conference supporter, just mention Starry Blue Brilliance when you register to receive a $200 discount. 🙂
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With huge passion for innovation and the power of collaboration, Crissy helps businesses of all sizes to streamline their content marketing efforts. She loves to tell visual and written stories through social media, brand identity and strategy, public relations and community building.
To learn content marketing best practices from Crissy in person, join us next week at the Digital Summit Phoenix. As an event sponsor, IABC Phoenix is offering a $50 savings on registration. Don’t miss out on two days of career advancing-business growing content, hours of peer networking, open bars, good food, cool swag and lots more!
In the meantime, read on as Crissy shares her insight on building a successful brand content strategy:
Peggy Bieniek: What is most important for people to know about you? Crissy Saint: I crush on storytelling for brands that has a positive impact on humanity at large and opens up a two-way dialogue for brand-consumer conversation.
PB: What are you most interested in and speak most enthusiastically about? CS: Building brands from the ground-up has always been a passion of mine. Helping brands mature from grassroots entities to well-known brands is another.
PB: What projects are you most proud of? CS: Every project that I’ve worked on with the MM Identity Lab has been memorable and notable. Working with various nonprofits around the Valley always makes me beam because of the positive impact it has on our local community in Phoenix.
PB: What are some communication best practices you’ve developed and/or helped to implement? CS: Oftentimes, our clients want to jump straight to tactical implementation and they overlook the building of a strategic brand foundation. I’ve helped clients take a step back and get an elevated view of their communications efforts so that there’s consistency across all platforms and mediums for their brand voice and content development.
PB: How is content marketing a key driver of your digital marketing efforts?
CS: Over the last few years, we’ve seen search engines change their algorithms to focus on quality content over outdated link-building efforts to promote content exposure online. The development of quality content that has the ability to live in various places online and in different formats is key. Without quality content, digital marketing efforts often fall short and can fracture brands.
PB: What is your process for creating original content? CS: Creating original content for brands based on their core brand strategy is a balancing act. It’s based on understanding the target audience as human beings instead of dollar signs and creating a content strategy that is tailored to both the functional and emotional assets that are shared between the brand and the reader.
PB: What do you focus on when creating content for your audience? CS: From a brand perspective, I focus on consistency in the telling of the brand’s story. From a content perspective, I focus on creating original content that can easily translate to various platforms. From an audience perspective, I focus on content that strikes up conversations and appeals to the audience by providing meaning, education and value.
PB: I read that you are an avid photographer. How did you get started in photography? CS: Photography is another means to tell a visual story. Being a lover of stories in all forms, it made sense to explore this hobby more in-depth.
PB: What type of photography do you enjoy the most? CS: Landscape and candid photography.
PB: How do you use photography to tell your organization’s stories? CS: At MM Identity Lab, we partner with various photographers based on our particular storytelling needs or the needs of our clients.
PB: What are your current projects as you continue to develop your professional skills and knowledge? CS: I try to make it a priority to meet other writers in the Valley, read books and journals, and write as often as possible. Not losing my passion for the art of writing is something I value greatly.
PB: What are some of your favorite resources for content and digital marketing inspiration? CS:Seth Godin’s blog, as well as other business publications have always been solid resources for inspiration. Also, attending local meetups for in-person inspiration from other writers and content strategists is big for me.
PB: What is your contact information for questions, comments and ideas? CS: You can connect with me at Crissy@mmidentitylab.com.
What best practices in communication would you like to share in future Brilliance@Work profiles? What are your ideas for topics or people to be featured in upcoming profiles?