Author Archives: Pivot Strategies

LGBTQ+ Focused Nonprofits to Support This Giving Tuesday

Share Kindness and Generosity Giving Tuesday aims to spread kindness and generosity to those who need it most. Whether you are planning to donate your time, money or voice this year, we encourage you to join us in wrapping our arms around the LGBTQ+ community. Pivot has friends and family in the LGBTQ+ community and […]

Layoffs – Eight Tips to Navigate Job Cuts with Empathy and Proactive Communications

Corporate downsizing: How to effectively manage layoffs with empathy and proactive change communications. We’ve likely all witnessed how an employer brand can take a serious hit when this isn’t handled in the right way. While we spend an enormous amount of time ensuring a new hire has a very positive onboarding experience, it is just […]

‘Tis the Season: Tips for Writing End-of-Year Messaging that Engages Employees

To engage employees, keep your year-end messaging authentic, positive and honest. Most importantly, make sure it’s not about you. Year-end messaging is an opportunity to reach every employee, boost morale and give a peek into what’s in store for the upcoming year. Whether you’re the communicator ghostwriting the message or the leader putting pen to […]

Pivot Debuts at No. 10 on Fast 50 List by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal

First year appearing on the list, Pivot Strategies is recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the Twin Cities MINNEAPOLIS (October 28, 2022) — Pivot Strategies, an agency leader in internal communications, today announced the company ranked No. 10 by the Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal (MSPBJ) on its 2022 Fast 50 List, […]

Should we think about communicating less in the age of information overload?

With internal communications, it turns out that more is not always better. It’s hardly news that Americans are subjected to information overload. With the proliferation of new and increasingly targeted information sources on the internet, apps to incorporate into day-to-day routines, and ever more emails to read and respond to, many are overwhelmed: 85% of […]

Our Graphic Designer Shares 5 Design Tips for PowerPoint

Pivot Strategies’ designer, Wil Taylor walks you through five essential visual design tips everyone creating a presentation in PowerPoint should know about. When setting up a new PowerPoint file, there are a few tips that can save you some headaches in the long run. By utilizing these methods, you’ll be able to cut time spent […]

How to Make Your IT Communications Shine – Top Tips from a PR Pro

Writing about information technology can be complex and confusing. Keep these four simple steps in mind to make your communications creative and engaging. I spent the first eleven years of my career in public relations. During that time, I had to get good at taking the sometimes mundane, complex or not-newsworthy news and making it […]

Important Steps to Make World Mental Health Day a Priority

Building a strong mental health community in your workplace in a a few simple steps. With the right support in place, it’s easier than you assume. It almost seems like mental health has become a buzzword over the past several years. From stories on the nightly news to frequent TED Talks and even “Moon Knight”, […]

What is ESG – and Why is it Important?

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) reporting is a critical tool for telling a company’s sustainability story in a transparent and compelling way. Here are some keys to getting it right and maximizing business impact. Elevating ESG reporting as a business priority Gathering and sharing information about ESG topics helps organizations identify and communicate their impact […]

Listen to Lead: How can practicing active listening make you a better leader?

In many ways, the skills that make a great collaborator, communicator and leader are the same today as they ever were. And according to Marcel Schwantes, contributing editor at Inc, the skill that might be the most important sign of a strong leader is often overlooked: active listening. We gained a lot in our transition […]