“Where’d I put… ?” Best Practices for Internal Communications Management

Presenters: gen@skvare.com

Editing and saving documents to a shared drive or a cloud provider? Keep all of your content in one place - create once and publish anywhere: web, print, mobile apps, and more.

When you have a limited staff, the creation of content — documents, spreadsheets, presentations, blog articles, schedules, and the like all take a significant outlay of manpower and resources to write and keep track of. In almost all cases, a great deal of that time is spent moving content from one form to another and dealing with version after version of changes, revisions, file formats, etc. What if you could keep all your content in one place? What if you could create once and publish everywhere? That sounds great, but how do you do it?

What you may not realize is that you have a secret weapon that is being entirely underused — your Drupal Content Management System (CMS). Drupal isn’t just for websites, it can take it all. To harness it, an organization's best practices and guidelines need to establish how content should be constructed in a consistent way. Drupal is the flexible mechanism that helps you store it. Go beyond a single-purpose WYSIWYG field — instead store pre-formatted content that can be accessed and used for web, print, mobile apps, and more. With proactive planning and the right guiding principles every organization can manage the wealth of content in a way that allows the staff to spend more time creating and communicating great ideas than finding and retyping them.

Learning Outcomes

  • How to think in a different way about the communications and materials your organization produces
  • How to get more out of Drupal
  • How to save time while creating better content
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