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Communication is the bridge between corporate strategy and employee engagement

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We deliver premium communication solutions. Agile service. Broad and deep expertise.

Change Communication

Behavior Design

Organizational success relies on growth. That means you need to equip your workforce to thrive through change. We deliver communications that tap into the psychology of organizational change, the neuroscience of learning, and change management methodologies. We understand the approaches that will gain trust, tap into motivation, and achieve results.

Communication Strategy

Plan Implementation

We are in a new era for talent strategy. Companies are investing in systems and benefits that attract and retain quality talent. If you aim to nurture a culture that supports healthy workspaces and teams, we can create communication plans that launch these programs so they succeed. Using change methodologies and neuromarketing techniques, we can break through the noise to get buy-in and participation.

Content Creation

Really good writing.

Great writing is at the core of everything we do. Our superpowers include simplifying the complex, telling compelling and approachable stories, and tapping into purpose to address the wiifm (what’s in it for me?). We can write charming testimonials for your intranet or design a big, beautiful ESG Report for the world to enjoy. Challenge us to buff your dullest deliverable into a piece that is captivating and clear.

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About 981 Communications

I'm Jamie Barnes, founder and owner of 981 Communications. I began my career as a consultant at global, management consulting firms and small creative boutiques. I've been honing my corporate communication skills for 15 years and even before that, I perfected collaboration, leadership, and project management as a single mom who went back to school while working full-time. I am a future-focused thinker, caring collaborator, and a plain-spoken, trusted advisor. 

I love this work. I'm passionate about uplifting healthy workplace culture. I feel purpose when I build a strategy that helps an employee thrive through change, understand a new program, or experience that sense of belonging that comes from being part of the conversation. 

Here are my professional and educational certifications in case you enjoy listicle gravitas.

- Organizational Communications, University of Chicago

- Change Management, Prosci

- Neuroscience of Learning, NeoroLeadership Institute

- Behavior Design, BJ Fogg, PhD

- Multicultural Communications, Fons Trompenaars

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Past & Present



Wellness Program Marketing and Engagement



- Change Management Strategy,
- Open Enrollment Communications,
- Wellness Program Education and Engagement


McCain Foods

- Total Rewards Brand,
- Open Enrollment Communications,
- Benefits Education and Engagement


Otsuka Pharmaceutical

- DEI Strategy Implementation,
- Behavior Change Communication Strategy,
- Executive Communications


Owens Corning

Total Rewards Marketing, Education, and Engagement


ZS Associates

Annual ESG Report

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Jamie is great at connecting the dots that others haven't even seen yet. It's helpful to have her involved in big culture change. She knows how to position the business case so employees get it.

Steve H.

Jamie's passion is contagious. She cares about the employee experience. The neuroscience and psychology she incorporates help employees think about their benefits and wellness differently.

Sarah P.

Jamie is easy to work with. She's organized and keeps everything moving. She gives us a lot of creative ideas. Her communications stand out from everything else.

Bristol M.

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