20/10/2017

No room for complacency in Bell Pottinger case

September 5, 2017

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In the aftermath of the Bell Pottinger case all organisations should ask who else is on their PR agency's client roster, the transparency applied to public affairs lobbying should be rolled out to all public relations activity and there should be a deeper inquiry into the ethics of the industry.

The reputation challenge at the heart of fundraising

July 5, 2017

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Almost a quarter of the public (23%) feel “emotionally blackmailed” by charities, according to new research from the Commission on the Donor Experience. No wonder then that as well as seeking to define good practice, the Commission has also put building the reputation of charities at the centre of its recommendations. The Commission was launched in […]

Corporate Election Watch: British Gas

May 9, 2017

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Have British Gas / Centrica fallen foul of the Lobbying Act in their attack on plans for a price freeze?

The perils of PRs jumping “all in” on the Election

April 24, 2017

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Agency bosses calling on their clients to jump “all in” on the General Election in PR Week seemed, on the surface, like sound advice. But it misses a vital point: legally they may find themselves on dodgy ground if they do. Much of the debate on the regulations of ‘third party campaigners’ during General Elections has […]

Why the 2017 election will be just like 2015

April 19, 2017

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Among the thousands of General Election 2017 posts bashed out by the bloggerati over the next few days, most will point to a dramatic shift in the political climate since 2015. But for campaigners, there is one thing that remains the same: the law. The Lobbying Act remains in place. Attempts to reform it have been […]

Five lessons from a social enterprise year

February 22, 2017

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Five lessons from a year running the social enterprise Campaign Collective