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Simpplr Podcast Ep 8 with Carolyn Clark

This episode features an interview with Carolyn Clark, Head of Internal Communications and Employer Brand at Opendoor. Previously, Carolyn was the senior director of internal communications at GoDaddy and held senior internal comms roles at Pandora and Yahoo!.

On today’s episode, Carolyn shares what it was like working on SNL & Late Night with Conan O’Brien, why she started her own comms consulting company, and valuable case studies from her career and teachings in crisis comms.

2:14 How Carolyn got into internal communications
4:16 Highlight reel of where Carolyn’s worked
7:36 Carolyn’s current role at Opendoor
9:29 Segment: Story Time
14:02 Carolyn’s most proud moments at Yahoo!
15:59 Segment: Getting Tactical
21:32 The role of internal comms with M&A
29:40 Starting After Ever Communications
32:28 How to get leaders engaged in internal communications
37:14 Segment: Ripped From the Headlines
40:57 Segment: Asking for a Friend

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Carolyn Clark

Carolyn Clark is currently the Head of Internal Communications at Opendoor. Previously, Carolyn was the senior director of internal communications at GoDaddy, where she designed and executed internal communication, including corporate announcements, culture initiatives, organization and workplace change, mergers and acquisitions, and executive internal engagement. She also lead communications for global HR initiatives, including benefits, performance management, annual employee survey and more. As the founder of After Ever Communications, she has worked closely with clients like GoDaddy, Pandora and Simpplr to build and execute strategic communication initiatives, focusing in on employee and HR communications. Prior to GoDaddy, she was the global head of internal communications at Yahoo! Inc.

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