Tag: #GE2017

Inside the Corbyn campaign team – guest blog from Steve Howell

In his role as deputy director of strategy and comms for the Labour Party, Steve Howell played an important role in one of the most spectacular fightbacks in British political history. Ahead of speaking a CIPR Greater London Group’s #DrinknThink event,

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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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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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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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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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It’s all in the preparation

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Diane Abbott’s recent media appearances showed the dangers of poor preparation. Without clear thinking from the very start, a public affairs campaign will fail. So what are the key steps to be taken when preparing a campaign? Abbott’s appearances on

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Snog, marry, avoid – Public Affairs in a General Election

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The announcement of a snap General Election surprised most people. Some may have planned for the implications but many had taken the Prime Minister at her word, and did not believe that one would take place until 2020 or maybe

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