Dear internal communications professionals,
I’m one of the co-founders and CEO of Yapster, a (relatively) new instant messaging platform for mobile workers. We’re proud to work with several of the UK’s best-known retailers and hospitality companies. Sometimes we’re brought into an organisation by the Communications team, but often as not it’s the CEO, HR or Operations lead. Almost always we’re asked to deploy Yapster in order to help the executive and his or her peers affect a specific business objective - “we want to lower staff turnover”, or “we need to increase in-store sales”.
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I was waiting in the queue for the till at a well-known national retailer when I overheard the following conversation taking place just in front of me:
Customer: “Do you have any more of these in stock?”Read More
How many times have you heard someone say “money can’t buy you happiness” and then questioned it later after unpacking your new PS4 or tasting that first sip of Saint Émillion Grand Cru?Read More
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