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Theresa May at CPC17: When it rains in Manchester, it pours

APCO director, Leon Cook, looks back at a turbulent week at the Conservative Party Conference. As we descended on Manchester for the annual Conservative Party conference, a tremendous amount of speculation focused on two things; could the party membership forgive

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Micro-targeted messages: Sinister manipulation or new PR reality?

Using data to shape your campaigns could leave you open to accusations of sinister scientific profiteering. By Charles Orton-Jones If the allegations are true, the EU referendum was as good as rigged. In a series of explosive articles for The

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Borne again – George Osborne on life at the Evening Standard and how to pitch a story

His appointment as the Evening Standard’s editor triggered debate across politics, media and PR. Here, former chancellor and MP George Osborne addresses his critics and tells comms pros exactly what his plans are, and how they can help. Oh, and

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Osborne, Huffington & the changing world: Influence Q3 out soon

When the world shifts , organisations had better change too or find themselves obsolete – no matter how grand and important they are. Is this the situation for the UK’s political parties in a post-referendum country? In an exclusive interview

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Why I Said ‘Non’ to the European Parliament as a Client

While the transfer window for football clubs to make summer signings slammed shut yesterday with the usual flurry of crazy stories and late moves, another deadline came and went in rather less sensational circumstances. The European Parliament closed the tender

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10 ways PR aids international expansion

It is well known to all of us by now that we have a very clear role to play in any business development, market expansion, mergers and acquisitions and even project management. However, what is perhaps less known is the

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Global Politics: Lessons from a Greek Tragedy

Adults in the Room: My Battle With Europe’s Deep Establishment, by Yanis Varoufakis Reviewed by Carolyn Lochhead Yanis Varoufakis’ Adults in the Room is essentially an account of 162 days spent having baffling conversations with the world’s most powerful institutions.

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What does Brexit mean for public affairs?

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Now that the process of leaving the European Union is underway, public affairs needs to be aware of the implications. Outside of the possible political and constitutional ramifications, public affairs life will never be the same again.Clients, whether they be

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Preparing for #Brexit

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Jo-ann Robertson and I have been working on a project at Ketchum to help organisations get ready for Brexit. We’ve launched it today as the UK Government triggered the process. Are you ready for Brexit? Writing in PRWeek today Ketchum

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The real impact of Brexit on Parliament

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The role of Parliament in Brexit has been controversial. But what is more important than the Brexit Bill is what Parliament does next and how much engagement there is. Unless everyone pays attention it will be easy to miss out.

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