GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 19
September is the month when we figuratively pull on our bathers, attach our nose clips and get ready to Dive In! 2019 marked a milestone 5th year for the diversity & inclusion festival for insurance that was created by the market-wide inclusion steerco at Lloyd’s.
The festival has grown organically each year to reach almost 10,000 people in 30+ countries and 60+ cities on 4 continents. Our role is to create a focus for 100+ global events through branded content and platform management that includes all digital channels and media partnerships.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 18
The diversity of teams across the operational ecosystem of private equity firms is important in ensuring that they will still be relevant ten years from now.
This was one of the messages that resonated from the discussion at our 6thevent focused on workplace culture on 26 March – this time focusing on the growing importance of D&I in manager selection. Our guest panel featured brilliant insights from Deborah Gilshan (Aberdeen Standard), Andrew Brown (Willis Towers Watson) and Amy Clarke (Tribe Impact Capital) chaired by PEI’s Toby Mitchenall.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 17
The Dive In Festival for diversity and inclusion in insurance has been confirmed for a fifth year in 2019, following an overwhelming response to September’s global event.
Earlier this year the fourth annual festival took place with 100+ events in more than 50 cities across 27 countries, and focused on providing the tools for building more inclusive workplaces within the insurance market.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 16
STOP PRESS: Gong has been shortlisted in the PRCA Awards for Employee Engagement for its work on the Dive In Festival for Diversity and Inclusion in Insurance.
We are also shortlisted in the Marketing Week Awards for Diversity & Inclusion Champion for the same client, the Lloyd’s Insurance market.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 15
We are firmly in awards season with antennae up for new opportunities for clients’ achievements to be acknowledged. Bringing home a gong is a big morale boost, both for the satisfaction of being recognised for excellence among peers, but also for the additional media profile and bragging rights on social which send positive signals to future hires.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 14
We always relish the opportunity to work on an Economist Summit event as it helps us hone our sector insights. The Energy Summit’s title, ‘The Age of Abundance’ signposted a focus on an increasingly innovative and environmentally-conscious industry for the 28 November event.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 10
Welcome to a new look Gong. We’ve been quietly growing and hiring and this year we feel at the top of our game, with our work winning or being shortlisted for seven awards.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 8
Here at Gong, we admire an entrepreneurial spirit. One of our observations is that they are as often to be found inside a big company as a small one. To celebrate that attitude and, let’s face it, the sheer determination that it takes to improve upon an existing formula for business success, we have launched our very own Challenger Project. Our mission is to find and share some new stories of inspiration and innovation. We get a kick from understanding what drives people to do things differently and better.
Read the story of clever collaboration that launched the NZ inspired The Collective yoghurt brand in the UK.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 6
It always feels as though there is an unfeasibly large amount to do in too short a time right about now. It’s easy to feel too busy to stand back, take stock and keep in touch. The discipline of a newsletter is a great reminder of the power of the network and how it deserves to be nurtured. So in the spirit of staying connected, here is our news. And we’d love to hear yours.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 5
We don’t normally get the chance to mention HM The Queen, the Dalai Lama and Chicago bikers in the same breath but it’s been a busy few months here at Gong. We hope you enjoy reading about what we’ve been up to.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 4
While the UK experiences its wettest winter since records began we turn our attention to sunnier climes, from breakfast in Madagascar to football in Rio, we hope this latest issue of Soundings brightens your day.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 3
Welcome to issue 3 of Soundings. Client wins and the expansion of our property business have been the big stories of the past four months: we are also delighted to welcome new Account Executive Adwoa as we expand our footprint in Ghana. And just in case you’re in need of some fresh reading material, we’ve recently written an article about how private equity firms can use social media to become market leaders.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 2
Welcome to issue 2 of Soundings. The theme of this edition is definitely ‘banging our own gong’ as we have exciting news to share regarding a new client win, new hires and new work. We are also planning our next Gong breakfast in London in September and will announce more details very soon. Look out for your invitation.
GONG SOUNDINGS ISSUE 1
We thought it was about time that we followed our own advice and started to communicate regularly with the people we want to stay connected to. So here is our first issue of Soundings. We’ve tried to make it both useful and easy on the eye.