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Intranet design and reader-centred communications

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Content strategy, design, management

Well crafted communications

My services

Intranet design

Evidence-based navigation design

Intranet design

See my client testimonials.

Social media marketing

Social media management for your small company

I manage several client accounts, focusing on intranets and brand building.

Intranet design and reader-centred communications,
from Wedge in the UK

Next event: Intranet Now conference, September 2017, London.


I help medium and large organisations plan and design the structure, navigation, governance, and content for their intranets.

I also assist small orgs with content marketing and social media management.
You can hire me with very little fuss, for one afternoon or an extended project. I generally work from my home office and I work around London and Birmingham, but I travel across the UK as needed. You’ll see me on Twitter most days.

You might have read my blog for the past decade, when I was in ‘MarComms‘ for a couple of large companies – now you can get to know me better as a freelancer.

Beyond working for and with some smashing companies and people, I do my best to contribute to the intranet, comms, and digital workplace professions. I founded the Intranet Now (un)conference – the only independent intranet conference in the UK. I hope you’ll attend in September 2016.

My name is Wedge, it really is, and I'm a freelance intranet and communications specialist.

My name is Wedge, it really is, and I'm a freelance intranet and communications specialist.

I help with intranet design, and these days, intranet content marketing.

Articles

My blog articles are below, but I also write for ClearBox, Content Formula, and occasionally Intranetizen, Deathto.email, Melcrum, Ragan, Simply Communicate, and the Journal of Internal Communications. Further musings on Medium and LinkedIn.

Tying laces
Intranet, Minutiae, Raves

Job change: Less consulting, more consulting

Making the business case for an ESN — Virpi Oinonen at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen
Social Comms

Making the business case for an ESN — Virpi Oinonen at IntraTeam Event Copenhagen

Virpi Oinonen @Virpi is famous for her business cartoons and is an enterprise social network evangelist and consultant.

Virpi has two up-coming ESN workshops, one in Dublin, and one in Birmingham UK.

Employee engagement is a side effect of good use of an enterprise social network. The priority is to have a purpose for your ESN, it should help the organisation achieve objectives and solve problems.

We need to find out what hurts, and see if social communication can help.

Continue reading …

Skill up


Internal comms
Intranet design
Social media
Marketing comms

Gloria Lombardi, Marginalia magazine founder and publisher

“I’ve known Wedge online and off for a few years, and he was very helpful in guiding me on how to set up Marginalia.online – he supported me with the technical work and gave me plenty of advice. His knowledge and work ethic, combined with friendliness, meant I could trust him throughout the process.”

Gloria Lombardi, Marginalia magazine founder and publisher
Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting

“With Wedge’s help, our social media presence has greatly improved. He has a deep understanding of both the process and the topic.”

Sam Marshall, ClearBox Consulting
Oscar Berg, author and collaboration strategist

“Wedge did a great job copyediting my book ‘Collaborating in a Social Era’.
He is very collaborative and easy to work with and helped me improve the book considerably.”

Oscar Berg, author and collaboration strategist
Content Formula

“Wedge looks after our social media accounts, writes our blog articles, and supports our client pitches and intranet design process.”

Content Formula

Notoriety


Years' XP
Followers
Listed
Intranets launched
Talks
TV interviews

Twelve years' experience


From corporate comfort to independent hustler

My career progression has been logical and fairly smooth. As a corporate communicator I endeavoured to focus on internal communications and the intranet, but was often tasked with managing the company website as well. I also led a million pound SharePoint project; it’s true what they say — it’s not all about the technology (it’s about people).

Later, as a full-time intranet consultant, I helped a score of small to large organisations plan and launch their new intranets. Now, as an independent specialist, I’m fortunate enough to work with some well-known intranet consultancies and design agencies.

I work from my home office and travel around London and the Midlands to meet clients, and work in a team when needed.

I’m still hands-on with intranets, but a lot of my time is spent writing about intranets, collaboration, and communication.

Timeline
Internal and external comms
Marconi - global intranet and web manager

Starting as the global intranet manager and intranet communications editor, I then took on the extranets and the main website in a combined role.

Intranet and internal comms
Severn Trent Water, intranet manager

Revamped the ageing intranet, led the SharePoint adoption project, and then took on the website in a combined digital communications role.

Client facing
Interact, intranet consultant

Travelled the UK, helping new clients plan, design, and adopt their new intranet.

Independent specialist
Intranet design and content marketing specialist

Now I support regular clients with their social marketing and with their corporate clients as needed.

Intranet Now conference founding
Conference founder

I created and launched the Intranet Now conference - the only independent intranet conference in the UK.

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