Corporate Eye

Lucy Nixon

Lucy Nixon is the editor at Corporate Eye, which helps clients to amplify their core messages and brand through the corporate website. Lucy is responsible for developing and managing the Corporate Eye blog and for producing reports to clients on website best practice by industry and stakeholder.

She also developed the Corporate Eye approach to benchmarking corporate websites, so she’s reviewed more corporate websites than she likes to think about.

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problem

How many other people have the same name as you?

There are a lot of Lucy Nixons. As well as several in the UK, I know there’s an estate agent in America, as well as a Lucy who does equine Reiki treatment. In Australia there’s an illustrator and a cyclist… and there must be more.

Plenty of scope for confusion, especially since we obviously have similar email addresses. In recent weeks I have:

  • fended off
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psychology-logo-designs

We don’t often post infographics, but I did like this one that Chris Landry from Colourfast sent to me, so I thought I’d share it.

Chris says “There is a lot more to logo designs than meets the eye. The colour, font, and shape of a business logo have certain associations that influence how a customer perceives your business…the importance of choosing an appropriate logo for your business becomes all the more important.”

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woodworking-tools

Today’s post comes from Chris Lee, and talks about choosing when to use different kinds of language when recruiting: using the right tool for the job. I thought it aligned neatly with our earlier posts about plain English, and with our posts about recruitment. Over to you, Chris…

Effective communication during the recruitment process

Normally, when a business tries to communicate what it does to the wider population it tries to avoid using esoteric terminology. … Read the rest


derelict-house


In a previous existence, I used to enjoy debugging code. I also like to proof-read and sub-edit content… But it doesn’t take an expert to spot some problems.

As I’ve said before I spend a lot of my time these days exploring corporate websites. Sometimes I’ve been invited to sub the site to look for problems; sometimes I’m out hunting interesting new ways of doing things.

And sometimes I end up, uninvited, down a … Read the rest


onboarding

I invited Steve O’Brian to write a post about onboarding. We know that keeping employees beyond that first year can be difficult—and losing them is expensive—so getting them up to speed, enthusiastic and embedded in your corporate culture is vital. But how to do it?

4 Strategies for Effective Onboarding


Everyone has the same vision of perfect employee onboarding. Your new hires get up to speed quickly. They embrace (and yes, evangelize!) your corporate culture. … Read the rest