We are pleased to invite you to our next lunchtime networking event to be held next Friday 27 May 2016 at the Geneva Press Club.

This event will feature GCN co-founder Glenn O’Neil who will speak about the complexities of communication evaluation.

Lunchtime seminar – Challenges and complexities of communication evaluation

Communication is increasingly recognised as a powerful and strategic tool for organisations. Yet little focus is placed on how to evaluate communication activities. Drawing from his recent PhD studies and over a decade of experience in evaluating communication campaigns and programmes, Glenn O’Neil will set out the challenges and complexities of evaluation and offer insights into solutions and approaches to ensure that evaluation brings value to communication professionals and their organisation.

Date: Friday 27 May 2016
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 25.- per person includes drinks and snacks – please register online>>

(In order to facilitate the registration process we ask you to pay in advance through our online registration system. If you are unable to do so, please contact us).

Places are limited due to the venue size, so please register early for the event.

About the speaker: As founder of Owl RE, Glenn O’Neil has led evaluation, research and communication projects for international organisations, NGOs and companies for over a decade. Co-founder of the Geneva Communicators Network, Glenn holds a PhD in social research and methodology from the London School of Economics and an Executive Masters in Communications Management from the University of Lugano.


Media advisor – UNEP, Geneva 

Result of Service
The consultant will contribute to wide outreach with the media both internationally and within South Africa and well informed and wide coverage of the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES.

Work Location

Expected duration
35 working days during the period 1 June to 15 October 2016 (working days distributed as following: 1 June to 31 August – one day per week in average estimated to 15 working days and 15 September to 15 October estimated to 20 working days)

Duties and Responsibilities
The CITES Secretariat requires the service of an media expert to assist it with the preparation of media related activities before, at and immediately at the conclusion of the 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to be held in Johannesburg from 24 September to 5 October 2016.

The consultant shall, under the supervision of the Secretary-General of CITES, Mr John E. Scanlon, assist the CITES Secretariat to:
– Develop a Cop 17 press kit and other media material as required.
– Prepare press releases and manage press conferences for CoP 17 as necessary and as directed.
– Interact with CITES and Host country staff, Parties, journalists and all media representatives.

The consultant must be available and willing to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa and provide media support on site at the venue of CoP 17 (dates likely to be 20 September to 7 October, including travel time).

Qualifications/special skills
The consultant requested for this work should have the following qualifications and experiences.
• Previous significant professional experience in media activities is required.
• Deep experience in dealing with the media in an international setting is required.
• Fluent in English – oral and written – is required.
• Experience of working with media representatives is required.
• Familiarity with the UN system and international conventions is required.
• Ability to work against tight deadlines; awareness of and respect for political sensitivities and cultural differences is required.
• Fluency French and/or Spanish (in addition to English) would be an advantage

Deadline: 18 May 2016

Further information>>

Head of Marketing Communication, Quotient Geneva

Manager of Executive Communications – MSC Cruises, Geneva

26 April 2016 Social Media Project Manager – Beaume and Mercier (6 months)

Communications Officer, WHO Geneva

Communication Specialist (Internal Communication), UNICEF, Geneva

A very interesting workshop on Friday 22 April  in Geneva  (in French) from the social media / blogger expert Stephanie Booth:

Faire des mailings (newsletter) respectueux et efficaces!

– Pourquoi mettre 50 personnes en copie (cachée ou non) dans un mail… ça va pas 😉
– Comprendre le double opt-in (et la loi suisse)
– Qu’est-ce que je fais avec ma collection d’adresses, du coup?
– aweber, mailchimp, tinyletter, revue… que choisir?
– Créer un compte et se lancer

Cost: 60 / 40 CHF

16h00-18h00, Friday 22 April,
Venue: Soft-Space, 2, rue des Cordiers, 1207 Geneva, Switzerland
Further information>>


The Geneva Communicators Network is pleased to announce its next workshop day of 2016 to be held on Friday 29 April at Webster University Geneva.

Three one-day workshops will be run simultaneously including a networking lunch and coffee breaks where all participants can meet and discuss. The groups will be small – maximum 12-15 participants – to allow instructors to address specific needs.

Some testimonies from our past workshops:

PCG_GCN Workshop_0025I found the workshop useful, and quite fun as well. It was definitely worthwhile”     

“This workshop gave me the opportunity to make a stop from my routine to evaluate my daily work activities and reflect on many things that I could somehow improve at work”

 “The workshop provided me with a lot of tips and principles that I can easily use every day in my job and that will make my life easier! Thanks a lot”

Workshop day: Friday 29 April in Geneva – featuring all three workshops
(Please note: you can only attend one workshop in the day!):

IMG_4980Date: Friday 29 April 2016
Time: 09h30 – 16h30
Location: Webster University Geneva, Route de Collex 15, 1293 Bellevue-Geneva, Switzerland.
Cost: 480 CHF for GCN members, 600 CHF for non-members
(includes a buffet lunch and tea/coffee)
Register now >>



Workshop 1: Media relations
This is a practical and interactive course for communications and other professionals who want to hone their media relations, media writing and talking to the media skills. Given by a former BBC foreign correspondent, the course will give you a better understanding of how journalists think, how to generate media interest for your stories and how to give a great media interview.
More information >>

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Workshop 2:  Advanced social media
In the current, multi-channel communications environment, strategically managing social media is a must for every organization or corporation. And that goes far beyond tactical postings and interaction with individuals or groups, even if they belong to your defined target audiences. Indeed, social media must be embedded in the organizational strategy at multiple levels, ranging from communications and marketing to HR and operations. With this multi-purpose approach to social media, different aspects regarding engagement strategies, channel selection, tone of voice, management tools, evaluation and measurement have to be taken into consideration.
More information>> 

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Workshop 3: Writing for the web
Writing for the web is different. People who visit and use your website or Intranet have different needs and expectations to those who read your messages through other channels. In this workshop you will discover how to write great content that meets these needs and keeps your visitors coming back.
More information >>

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We look forward to seeing you there.


The Geneva Communicators Network is a platform to exchange views, news and information for communication professionals working in the Geneva region, Switzerland. Currently the network has over 1000 members including professionals from the PR, communications, media and marketing fields, more info>>

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