Tag: public affairs

Please CEOs, do not create your own crises

Reputations take careful crating and building. Too often though it is the words or actions of senior team members that rapidly undo all the hard work. But do not assume they will know how they can inflict damage themselves. Help

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Winter is coming: North vs South

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There is a serious battle about to take place between the North and South of England. The cities of the North, under the new Mayors and existing leaders, are gearing up for a battle with the South (seen largely as

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This is not the political silly season

With Parliament due to rise shortly for the Summer Recess, it is often thought that politics ‘goes quiet’ until early September. With a lack of real debate and issues to consider, the media has to find other, less important, things

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Building the investment case: How to get money from Government

Many projects require a government contribution but the process by which this can be secured often seems opaque. So what do you need to do to get that often elusive funding? There are always more projects around than finance available,

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Political vigilance is needed

The Government’s recent Queen’s Speech was widely criticised for its lack of content outside of Brexit. But just because the legislative agenda looks a little thin shouldn’t mean that anyone takes the potential impact of government any less seriously. Vigilance

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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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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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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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