05/07/2017

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

Keeping ideas open will help trump extremism

November 16, 2016

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Nationalism is on the rise. Brexit, Trump and Le Pen are just the most high profile examples. But around the world, prejudice is trumping reality. The rise in inequality around the world is creating strange political bedfellows and changing the way people vote which isn’t captured by the pollsters. More worryingly, Trump’s victory signals a […]

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Buying Social Isn’t Just For Consumers

October 14, 2016

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This Saturday sees the nation encouraged to “Buy Social” on Social Enterprise UK’s Social Saturday. Social enterprises aren’t just for consumers. In the PR industry, the PR and Communications Association (PRCA) has led a laudable drive to encourage more public relations agencies to Buy Social. But far more needs to be done. In designing marketing […]