Last year, the Kansas City District launched a new communications tool geared for the field offices. The Communications staff was looking for ways to communicate
with our maintenance employees who have the least access to technology -- the Kansas City News Network was born.
KCNN is a simple powerpoint that shows the latest updates in district, state and national transportation news. Surveyed employees said they felt like they
knew more and this was a valuable tool to add to the morning meeting.
This month, the KC District Communications team was named a finalist in PR News’ Platinum PR Awards program in the Internal Publication (print or online) category for KCNN.
The finalists of the Platinum PR Awards set industry standards for excellence across all areas of public relations. Finalists are from corporations, agencies and non-profits — both large and small — that took chances, made tremendous strides in their communications efforts and understand the power of public relations.
At the same time this tool was launched, the communications team also rolled out the Daily DOT for our office staff. Both tools share much more communication that the previous tools combined, but targeted to the audience. Check out the latest edition of KCNN on your facility TV monitor every Monday morning!