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About CorpComms

CorpComms Magazine is the only monthly magazine targeted at the in-house communicator. Written in a lively and engaging manner, the 48 page publication offers advice and informative articles on a range of topical subjects, such as corporate reputation, sustainability, social media and the evolving role of the in-house corporate communicator.

Published ten times a year, CorpComms Magazine uses a team of experienced and highly regarded journalists, nearly all of whom have a background in national media, led by editor Helen Dunne.

In a recent survey of its readership, CorpComms Magazine was rated ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ by 92 per cent of respondents. Seven in ten readers work in-house, and many describe CorpComms Magazine as the only trade publication that they read.

More than half of all copies are read by between two and five people, while five per cent are read by at least six.

Launched in 2005 as a bi-monthly publication by Cross Border Group, CorpComms Magazine was the subject of a management buyout by Helen, its long-standing freelance editor, in July 2008. The magazine is now published by her business Hardy Media.

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About Helen Dunne

Helen Dunne is a former financial journalist with almost 30 years’ experience in breaking and writing news stories and features.

An economics graduate, Helen started her career at International Financing Review before moving to the Daily Telegraph. She spent ten years at the Daily Telegraph covering the banking world, and was latterly associate City editor. She then spent two years as deputy City editor at the Mail on Sunday.

Helen went freelance in 2005, and joined CorpComms Magazine as a contributor shortly after its launch. She became freelance editor of the publication at issue five, in February 2006, before launching a management buy-out in 2008. Issue 30 was the first published under her ownership.

Helen has also written three novels, including Trixie Trader, which was based on a weekly column in the Daily Telegraph, and helped to ghost write several books.

She reached her half-century in 2016 and is now seeking new hobbies to make herself sound erudite, interesting and grown up. Her previous hobbies involved alcohol, socialising and dancing.

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About Hardy Media

Hardy Media was founded in 2008 by Helen Dunne to facilitate the management buy-out of CorpComms Magazine and CorpComms Awards from Cross Border Publishing.

Hardy Media, which is a limited company, now comprises several elements, including CorpComms DigiAwards, CorpComms Conferences and, more recently, a quarterly publication Corporate Reputation.

Hardy Media has also researched and published several reports for external clients. These reports, which were distributed with CorpComms Magazine and used by clients for their own marketing purposes, retain editorial integrity, although clients have ultimate copy approval. Hardy Media has produced reports for clients including agencies threepipe, Blue Rubicon and Ogilvy PR; service providers such as Cision, myNewsDesk and ebiquity; and a series of copyright guides for the Newspaper Licensing Agency.

The company also produces bespoke events for clients, ranging from half-day conferences to breakfast panel discussions, including the now well-established Kantar Media Exchanges, which regularly attract audiences in excess of 100 people.

Where does the name come from? Hardy is an amalgamation of Helen’s initials – HARD – and her late father’s childhood nickname, Hardy.