Category: Public Affairs

Where does thought leadership come from?

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Thought leadership can play a valuable role in public affairs both in positioning people and organisations. But where does good thought leadership come from and how can you stand out? Thought leadership has a range of definitions and much has

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The PM must improve her communication skills while the going is good

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By Robert Taylor As Theresa May flew over the Atlantic to meet President Trump, she surely reflected upon how well she has picked her opponents. Labour is in a trough. The LibDems are climbing, but from the lowest of bases.

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Working in a hall of mirrors – perception, reality & image building

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We advocate globalisation, yet we prefer nationalism. We are vocal supporters of entrepreneurs and private enterprise, yet we vehemently complain when others become too rich. We believe in democracy and the right of free speech, yet we easily get appalled

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The new normal: Public affairs under Brexit and Trump

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2016 may have been the year of surprises and unexpected results but 2017 will be the year where the implications of those results start to come to fruition. Trump was inaugurated on 20 January and Brexit will be triggered by

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Five things a professional communicator wouldn’t do on the first day as White House Press Secretary

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s first press briefing was a case study example of how not to work with the media. Here are five things a professional communicator wouldn’t have done, especially on the first day in the role.

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Brexit, shared society & unity: Theresa May six Months On

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Today (Friday, Jan 13) will mark six months since Theresa May took up her premiership following the UKs decision to leave the European Union and David Cameron’s resignation. It seems Brexit has defined May’s tenure despite being rumoured to be

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Public affairs at the heart of your communications hub

Rather than being seen as ‘special’ or ‘different’ from other parts of communications, organisations can get the most from public affairs when it sits at the heart of their communications hub. As public affairs is, at its core, concerned with

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The reality of the political spotlight

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The leaders of some organisations wrongly believe that they can swim under the radar of politicians. They are being naïve especially when they complain about political attention. All organisations, and the individuals who lead them, can find themselves subject to political

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Politics: What every business leader should know

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With a continued lack of trust in politicians, unexpected turns and outcomes in 2016 and the pressure applied on some companies by the media, many business leaders prefer to steer clear of political engagement but that is the wrong approach,

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Why do political campaigns handle data so badly?

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If you want to make me wince and are neither into physical violence nor have an alligator to hand, ask me about cases I’ve come across of political campaigns or parties losing key data about voters. The sort of losses I’ve

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