Category: Public Affairs

Get your skates on, Prime Minister

The dust has barely settled upon the election, but the new Government’s legislative plans show that it is already running out of time. By Leon Cook Skating on thin ice Stalwart Labour MP and long-serving maverick Dennis Skinner’s traditional jibe

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Aesop-esque Fables:  A Tale of Three Leaders

Once there were three leaders. One was named Nicola, and she ruled a land in the north. In the year two thousand and fifteen Nicola faced a great contest, in a faraway place called Westminster. Are you sitting comfortably? Then

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Public affairs and a minority government

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With the dust settling on the General Election and with everyone starting to get used to the idea of the Conservatives operating as a minority government, it is time to think about how public affairs should operate. What is the

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Widening the circle: What businesses can learn from Theresa May’s close advisers

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By Keith Brookbank Among the many shocking outcomes of last week’s General Election, perhaps the least surprising was the resignation of two people who were at the centre of ‘Brand Theresa May’. Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy, the Prime Minister’s co-chiefs

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What the heck just happened in Scotland?

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By Carolyn Lochhead Where does one start with a Scottish analysis of GE2017? Should we focus on the wounded but still dominant SNP? The jubilant Scottish Conservatives? The convalescent Scottish Labour Party? All are interesting angles, but they’ve been covered

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Theresa May fails the fundamentals of basic storytelling

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Theresa May lost her UK General Election gamble because she failed the fundamentals of basic storytelling. Rather than engaging or inspiring, motivating the British electorate to support her quest for a larger parliamentary majority she achieved the opposite. Her stock,

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Could better communication improve voter turnout?

I’m interested in how organisations communicate with their audiences. It’s my job to be. And I’m interested in whether that engagement has an impact on the organisation’s success. That goes for voter turnout, too. Last month, I contacted the three

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Crisis Communications: The Inquiry ‘Trap’

When faced with a crisis, organisations will often reach for the apparent solution of an inquiry to look at the problem. But too often the reality of what conducting a proper inquiry means is not considered. It may not be

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A post-election public affairs checklist

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With the election only a matter of days away, it is worth considering what actions may be required in the days and weeks that follow. A post-election period should always be a busy one in public affairs. In the run

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Social media twice as important as local media for election news

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The following piece I penned for our weekly Digital Inspirational email at Teneo Blue Rubicon. Do sign up if you’d like such stories in your inbox every week. Social media is the second most important source of election news for voters,

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