National Grid Connecting

44 Digital Workplace Case Study National Grid Connecting

Award-winning National Grid thought leadership


The challenge

As the custodian of the country’s energy network, National Grid UK has a huge role to play in identifying and tackling the critical challenges facing the gas and electricity industry. But how could National Grid use thought leadership to position itself as an authority in this area?


The solution

Run jointly between our team and National Grid, thought leadership website Connecting was updated weekly with high-quality, shareable content. Designed to encourage debate, Connecting shared thought leadership from National Grid employees, positioning them as trusted experts in their field. From blogs and bulletins to videos and vox pops, our creative content team produced engaging, forward-thinking, focused material. Delivered through a simple WordPress CMS, the site was a clean, cost-effective platform for a whole range of stakeholders.


The results

In the first week following its launch, National Grid Connecting had an average visit duration of 4 minutes, 14 seconds. After six months, Connecting had received more than 9,500 page views. It was named Best Website at the Institute of Internal Communication (IoIC) Central and National Awards.


What the client says

Capturing our people’s thoughts on sometimes challenging and complex topics and structuring them within expertly written pieces of content is a highly valuable skill. The team at 44 Communications does this really well.


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