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How to keep your 2023 Communications Strategy on track and in sync

Use these strategies to hold yourself to your communication goals Now that 2023 is underway, you most likely have your …

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Make your strategic priorities count with an effective communications plan

You’ve set your business goals – now maximize communications to make a bigger impact! Why is developing a strategic communications …

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3 unique communication challenges you must address in the new year

Expand strategies and tactics to effectively share messages with employees If you thought 2022 proved difficult to reach your employees …

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Woman in party hat with date turning from 2022 to 2023. Word "resolutions" beneath the date.

6 motivational tips to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions and prioritize self-care goals At Pivot, we always keep this core value top …

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Embrace your internal communications: Key steps for developing brand guidelines

A cohesive style guide can help unify your organization and prioritize high-impact work Whether you are a lean and agile …

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Stakeholder engagement: The gift that keeps on giving (increased ROI)

Inspire your team and advance change with a proactive, agile engagement strategy You’re engaged — congratulations! 🥂🎉👏 What’s next? The …

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2022 year in review: Prioritizing self-care and sustaining culture during growth

Pivot Strategies made self-care our top priority this year and the results speak for themselves Pivot Strategies has experienced double-digit …

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Class of 2022: Welcome To These Shining Internal Communicators and Change Practitioners

Pivot’s Brilliantly Bold New Hires This year, Pivot experienced amazing growth as we welcomed (drum roll please) 21 new employees! …

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Cut Through the Clutter – 5 Tips for Creating Successful Communications

Employee messaging: One and done – or seven times, seven ways? “I’ve sent the email, so people should know what’s …

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Planning Inclusive Holiday Communications to Positively Engage Employees

Executive communications planning for holidays, celebratory months and company milestones.

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Girl sitting at computer with a thought bubble containing her holding a megaphone

How to keep your 2023 Communications Strategy on track and in sync

Use these strategies to hold yourself to your communication goals Now that 2023 is underway, you most likely have your …

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Employee writing business strategy on white board

Make your strategic priorities count with an effective communications plan

You’ve set your business goals – now maximize communications to make a bigger impact! Why is developing a strategic communications …

Read More

3 unique communication challenges you must address in the new year

Expand strategies and tactics to effectively share messages with employees If you thought 2022 proved difficult to reach your employees …

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Woman in party hat with date turning from 2022 to 2023. Word "resolutions" beneath the date.

6 motivational tips to accomplish your New Year’s resolutions

How to keep your New Year’s resolutions and prioritize self-care goals At Pivot, we always keep this core value top …

Read More
Illustration of a woman pointing to a blank style guide

Embrace your internal communications: Key steps for developing brand guidelines

A cohesive style guide can help unify your organization and prioritize high-impact work Whether you are a lean and agile …

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The Pivot team standing in a circle above the camera, holding up glasses of champagne

Stakeholder engagement: The gift that keeps on giving (increased ROI)

Inspire your team and advance change with a proactive, agile engagement strategy You’re engaged — congratulations! 🥂🎉👏 What’s next? The …

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Designed graphic with Pivot's 2022 stats

2022 year in review: Prioritizing self-care and sustaining culture during growth

Pivot Strategies made self-care our top priority this year and the results speak for themselves Pivot Strategies has experienced double-digit …

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Group photo of a large number of Pivot Strategies employees, outside on a fall day.

Class of 2022: Welcome To These Shining Internal Communicators and Change Practitioners

Pivot’s Brilliantly Bold New Hires This year, Pivot experienced amazing growth as we welcomed (drum roll please) 21 new employees! …

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Illustration of a woman looking curious, coming out of a laptop screen.

Cut Through the Clutter – 5 Tips for Creating Successful Communications

Employee messaging: One and done – or seven times, seven ways? “I’ve sent the email, so people should know what’s …

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Hand holding decorations from culturally diverse holidays.

Planning Inclusive Holiday Communications to Positively Engage Employees

Executive communications planning for holidays, celebratory months and company milestones.

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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 …

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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 …

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2022-2023

‘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 …

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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 …

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Graphics Team

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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ESG Forest

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 …

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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 …

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Breaking The Silence of Quiet Quitters: Who is accountable and what we can do about it – Part III

Are employees quitting too soon? As we know, quiet quitters can be leaders and managers alike. But what about our …

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Press
Fast 50 2022

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 …

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Pivot Announces Formation of IDEA

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity + Advocacy: Employee Resource Group At Pivot Strategies, we are committed to #BeTheChange we want to see …

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Inc 5000 We Made the List

Pivot Strategies Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for First Year

Pivot Strategies Ranks No. 1967 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 306%, Pivot Strategies …

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Mental Health in the Workplace

Building a Mental Health Community at Work: Extra Steps You Can Take to Support Your Team

At Pivot, one of our core values is Positive Mental Attitude. We bring the sunshine, start with a ‘yes,’ enjoy …

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5 DEI Tips from 3 Experts: Why Transparency is Key to Promoting Inclusion in the Workplace

2020 illuminated the injustices so many of our colleagues and neighbors have faced for years. Witnessing the murder of George …

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Prioritizing Work When You Can’t Do It All

While you can’t do everything, what should you do? It’s important to prioritize requests and provide alternatives For internal communicators, …

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How do you know if your change communications are effective?

As communicators, we spend a lot of time ensuring what we put together is perfect, yet all that work goes …

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Pivot Team Celebrates

Pivot Strategies Named 2022 Best Places to Work

The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Recognizes Pivot Strategies as 2022 Best Places to Work Pivot Employees Surveyed by …

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Stacia Nelson: Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Heartland Award Finalist

EY US Announces Stacia Nelson of Pivot Strategies as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Award Finalist  Six short …

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Great Inspiration Comes from Great Leadership

Congratulations are in order! Our founder, Stacia Nelson, along with Virginia Clay-Chism and Karin Petty have been selected as 2020 Notable Women in Technology by Twin Cities Business.

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Pivot Strategies LLC Certified as a Women-Owned Business

MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 13, 2017 – Pivot Strategies LLC, a Minneapolis-based agency specializing in strategic communications, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. Pivot Strategies is 100 percent woman owned by founder and CEO Stacia Nelson.

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Awards
Fast 50 2022

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 …

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Inc 5000 We Made the List

Pivot Strategies Ranks on Inc. 5000 List for First Year

Pivot Strategies Ranks No. 1967 on the 2022 Inc. 5000 Annual List With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 306%, Pivot Strategies …

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Pivot Team Celebrates

Pivot Strategies Named 2022 Best Places to Work

The Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal Recognizes Pivot Strategies as 2022 Best Places to Work Pivot Employees Surveyed by …

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Stacia Nelson: Entrepreneur Of The Year 2021 Heartland Award Finalist

EY US Announces Stacia Nelson of Pivot Strategies as an Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2021 Heartland Award Finalist  Six short …

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Great Inspiration Comes from Great Leadership

Congratulations are in order! Our founder, Stacia Nelson, along with Virginia Clay-Chism and Karin Petty have been selected as 2020 Notable Women in Technology by Twin Cities Business.

Read More

Pivot Strategies LLC Certified as a Women-Owned Business

MINNEAPOLIS – Dec. 13, 2017 – Pivot Strategies LLC, a Minneapolis-based agency specializing in strategic communications, received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).

WBENC’s national standard of certification is a meticulous process, including an in-depth review of the business. The certification process is designed to confirm the business is at least 51 percent owned, operated, and controlled by a woman or women. Pivot Strategies is 100 percent woman owned by founder and CEO Stacia Nelson.

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Events

The Huddle unites internal communicators and change agents to discuss underrepresented topics within the industry.  Sign up for Pivot Press to learn more about our upcoming events.

ESG Forest

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 …

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You’re Invited to Pivot’s Upcoming Huddle: ESG Reporting on October 11

Join us for a virtual discussion with industry thought leaders  With emerging SEC requirements for climate reporting and heightened transparency …

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Do Hard Things: What would you do if you weren’t scared?

Join us on Zoom Tuesday, July 14 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. CST to listen, learn and discuss what it takes to take the next step when it’s not the easy move to make.

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The Huddle: Internal Communications Deep Dive

We are starting The Huddle – a place for corporate communicators to gather and discuss the topics that matter most in an intimate setting. Since starting Pivot four and a half years ago, we have heard a lot from clients and colleagues about common trends, questions and needs. We will have curated topics and speakers that will ignite new ideas and spark shared learning as you connect with others in similar roles.

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October 16: Communications Planning Workshop

Want to launch your brand or a new product/service and need advice on communications? Come to this free event – …

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