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What makes good public affairs advice?

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Public affairs is often more art than science but good advice should be based on solid foundations. Some of these are political, others more about behaviours. But if they come together then you get the good advice. Public affairs is

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The 5 Ps of political engagement

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Effective political engagement and public affairs can be full of difficult and challenging decisions but if you remember these five Ps then you will not go far wrong. There are, of course, no shortcuts to good public advice but we

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Top 5 CEO public affairs mistakes

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Leaders do not often suffer from a lack of self-confidence. Important in some leadership settings, that same trait can often lead to political and public affairs mistakes. Even very recent history is littered with the mistakes made by leaders whether

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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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Transparency in thought leadership

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Too often thought leadership initiatives are dismissed as advocating for vested interests. Public affairs needs to help organisations overcome those preconceptions and the easiest way to do this is to encourage greater transparency. Very often claims of vested interests are

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Why is political risk on the rise?

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2016 was full of political surprises, some more welcome than others. But more than merely being surprises, for many organisations the outcomes represented risk. Risk always needs to be managed to avoid devastating consequences. The role that public affairs plays

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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 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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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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