April 24, 2017
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 […]
April 19, 2017
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 […]
October 14, 2016
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 […]
April 19, 2016
The annual ECF Global Event in Oxford is a chance to inspire and be inspired by some of Europe's best progressive campaigners. Here are five lessons.
April 10, 2016
Campaigners gave a “cautious welcome” to the Hodgson Review of the Lobbying Act. But there are still significant threats to charity and campaigners' freedom of speech.
June 17, 2015
The negative impact of the Lobbying Act is clear. It has had a damaging effect on campaigners and is a threat to freedom of speech. But it is here to stay. That’s why the PRCA Charity and Not-For-Profit Group has developed five recommendations for the Hodgson Review of Third Party Campaigning to consider: 1. Reduce […]
June 1, 2015
With the General Election over, the public debate about the Lobbying Act has subsided and the restrictions it placed on campaigners have been temporarily lifted. But the Act sent charities reeling during the campaign, the pernicious impact of its stifling threat to freedom of speech is still being felt and confusion caused by poor Electoral Commission […]