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Six Headliners shortlisted for ICon Awards


The ICon Awards shortlist has been announced – and six Headliners are in the running.

The awards, run by the Institute of Internal Communications (IoIC), celebrate the most talented professionals in the IC industry.

Editor Peter Bennett has been shortlisted in the Best Editor category, while journalist Holly Whitecross and senior journalist Katie Nertney are both up for the Rising Talent – Best Young Communicator award.

Designers Brian Amey and Chris Keller have both been shortlisted for the Best Designer award, won by Headlines’ Duncan Boddy in 2015. Head of Video Sara Wilmot is in the running for Best Visual Creator.

The winners will be announced at the ICon Awards lunch on 10 November at London’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel.

According to the IoIC, the ICon Awards recognise “the people who consistently turn theory into great internal communication practice”.

Simon Dowsing, Head of Media Operations at Headlines, said: “It is fantastic news that we have six people from our creative teams shortlisted for these prestigious awards.

“They are all thoroughly deserving and do an excellent job for our clients and our business.”

The news comes after multiple other award wins in the last five weeks including Best Mobile/App in the industry at the IoIC Awards 2016, three Awards of Excellence at the same event and a Silver Award for Best Mobile App at the MK Digital Awards.

How can we get colleagues talking?

From the water-cooler to the boardroom, encouraging employee collaboration can reap huge rewards for your organisation.

Now more than ever, organisations are encouraging colleagues to get talking.

Through exchanging best practice tips and sharing expertise, collaborative sessions that bring people together are being increasingly viewed as a breeding ground for game-changing innovation.

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Black, white and red all over

Receiving and delivering written feedback can be difficult, but improving the impact of your comments could be as simple as switching your pen.

A red pen is a proofreader’s go-to weapon. With most writers etching in blue or black ink, and black being the most commonly used for printed documents, corrections made in red pen stand out clearly.

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