Second City Communications and Corpedia Expand RealBiz Shorts Library with Launch of Energy Videos around Regulatory Issues in the Utility, Gas and Pipeline Industries

PHOENIX--()--Second City Communications and Corpedia are pleased to announce the launch of RealBiz Shorts Energy, a library of 12 short, funny videos specific to the regulatory issues facing the utility, gas and pipeline industries. This is the latest addition to the RealBiz Shorts ethics and compliance library, which now includes 100 video shorts and counting, being viewed by over 2 million people in over 200 mostly Fortune 1000 clients.

The RealBiz Shorts library was built in collaboration with ethics and compliance thought-leaders, from several blue chip energy companies, as a way to help engage employees around these important issues in a positive way. The videos support traditional training and communications by drawing attention to key resources and making them more engaging and accessible. After all, you can’t bore people into changing behavior.

To preview a video, and to learn more, register for the free webinar, New Videos, Best Practices for Implementation, and User Experiences, occurring Thursday, January 24, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST. To request a demo of the full library, visit realbizshorts.com/energy.

“We wanted the training to be both informative and entertaining,” said Tom Hall, Director of Compliance & Regulatory Policy Initiatives with Spectra Energy Transmission. “With RealBiz Shorts, we successfully accomplished this by incorporating various videos into our in-house (custom) developed content, as well as utilizing games and prizes to reinforce the various compliance messages. As a result, Spectra’s Culture of Compliance took a significant leap forward.”

RealBiz Shorts builds on The Second City’s 50-plus years of expertise in developing engaging, insightful content that connects with people, makes them laugh and makes them think. The video shorts help compliance professionals change behavior by putting important messages in front of employees, throughout the year, in a way that engages them and builds buzz.

“This is a major innovation for the energy industry – the idea of using short and funny content to get attention and drive stronger results. RealBiz Shorts combines comedy, social learning, and the latest thought-leadership in compliance and ethics training to help improve the culture of compliance for energy companies in a positive way,” said Steve Johnston, president of Second City Communications. “As with all RealBiz Shorts, this new content is developed in collaboration with leaders in the energy sector – real suggestions from real companies to co-create and crowd source relevant scenarios that connect with employees on the front lines,” added Johnston.

About RealBiz Shorts

RealBiz Shorts, the innovative social learning video service developed by Second City Communications and Corpedia, An NYSE Euronext Company, is expanding with new plug-and-play subscription content addressing compliance and ethics issues in the energy industry.

Subscribers to RealBiz Shorts can access dozens of videos in more than 14 languages addressing a wide range of important issues — including harassment, conflicts, information security, FCPA and corruption, fair employment, whistle blowing, privacy, political contributions, and using social media appropriately. RealBiz Shorts are easy to use and integrate within any existing training or communication solution to reach employees in a variety of ways – including via e-mail, newsletters, on company intranets, via mobile media, and across numerous social media outlets.

RealBiz Shorts is licensed by companies across the business world, including: Spectra Energy, E-bay, Dow Chemical, MasterCard, Northeast Utilities, Miller-Coors, The Gap, United States Steel Corporation, General Motors, and Hershey. Additionally, RealBiz Shorts Life Sciences services numerous clients, including Allergan, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardinal Health, Covidien, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, and Roche. For more info on RealBiz Shorts for ethics and compliance training, visit: http://realbizshorts.com/ethics/.

About Second City Communications

Second City Communications (SCC) is the business solutions division of the world-renowned improvisational theatre company, The Second City. Drawing on The Second City’s 50-year legacy of connecting with audiences through powerful, incisive content, SCC works with hundreds of Fortune 1000 clients each year in blended learning/training programs, internal communications initiatives, and brand marketing assignments. http://www.secondcitycommunications.com.

About Corpedia

Corpedia, An NYSE Euronext Company, offers a wide variety of innovative and user-friendly compliance and ethics solutions. Developed and implemented by a team of experts with years of experience and industry insight, our compliance risk assessment solutions identify, quantify, and provide actionable plans for mitigating and preventing compliance breakdowns. Corpedia’s e-learning programs bolster these assessments by familiarizing employees with all facets of regulations affecting their company and offering the most measurable outcomes for their compliance and ethics initiatives. With over 800 customers in more than 150 countries, Corpedia delivers the right compliance and ethics solutions to the right people at the right time. www.corpedia.com.

Contacts

Second City Communications
Michael Tirrell, 312-787-2426
michael@michaeltirrell.com
or
Corpedia
Jennifer Mitchell, 602-712-9919
jmitchell@corpedia.com

Release Summary

Second City Communications and Corpedia launch RealBiz Shorts Energy, a video subscription library offering short, targeted content addressing regulatory issues in the energy industry.

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Contacts

Second City Communications
Michael Tirrell, 312-787-2426
michael@michaeltirrell.com
or
Corpedia
Jennifer Mitchell, 602-712-9919
jmitchell@corpedia.com