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Author: Stacey Goebel

  • Platinum CMS Award

    March 13, 2024

      We are delighted to have not only passed PRCA Communications Management Standard (CMS) assessment for the 20th year running, but to have been awarded to Platinum CMS holder! We are one of three agencies to have received this award and it demonstrates our commitment to upholding ethical and professional standards in public relations.   The PRCA senior leadership team commented on our efforts below:  “This is the 20th time FleishmanHillard have completed CMS and this...

  • What we learned from our panel discussion on sustainability regulation and communications in 2024

    January 30, 2024

    It’s difficult to do justice in just one blog, to a one-hour conversation with four experts that covered the highs and lows of sustainability communications, but in the following words we certainly try! On Thursday 25th we hosted, Justine Grimley from the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Louisa Humm from Chivas Brothers, Alex Lawson from The Guardian and our very own Holly Rouse, to talk about the future of sustainability regulation and communication in 2024. The...

  • The year in politics – five political trends that will carry into 2024

    January 8, 2024

    If a week is a long time in politics, then 2023 felt like a decade. The political landscape was tumultuous across the year, marred by a series of political scandals and no fewer than seven parliamentary by-elections, only one of which the governing party won. These past events, though, will now be viewed through the lens of this year’s general election bringing with it a very real prospect of a change of government – the...

  • Many UnHappy Returns – why the marketing and communications industry needs to rethink the employee experience for staff who’ve taken a career break

    January 2, 2024

    My 25-year career in comms has been punctuated by several breaks. Some were my choice – two spells of maternity leave and a sabbatical after my dad died. Others were circumstantial – redundancy and furlough. But what was consistent every time I returned to work was the truth in ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’.I was gagging to get back. Of course, there was the self-doubt that comes from ‘being out of the game’ for...

  • 2023 Autumn Statement: does it ‘get the job done’ or is it ‘too little too late’?

    November 22, 2023

    Today (22.11.23), the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt MP  delivered the Government’s Autumn Statement to Parliament, saying he wanted to unlock investment, reward work and  grow the economy.  Containing over a hundred measures, the Chancellor felt he had reason to be positive: inflation is down, borrowing is down, and economic growth was better than expected. As a result, he had greater freedom to pursue the economic policies he believes in. Hunt currently looks set...

  • Accessible communications: Why it matters

    October 25, 2023

    You may have heard the term ‘accessibility’ recently, but what does it really mean? When talking about the accessibility of a building, we often think of the barriers wheelchair-users face. When we think of the accessibility of a website, we think about how someone that is blind may navigate it. These highlight only one small part of what accessibility really means. In a broader sense, accessibility is the means to ensure that individuals are not...

  • It’s time we stop pitting purpose and profits against each other. Here’s how communications can help – Lessons learned from Sustainability Live

    September 15, 2023

    Last week, FleishmanHillard’s Climate & Sustainability unit treated themselves to two days out at Sustainability LIVE, London. The event was a refreshing breath of optimism, determination (and sunshine!), a marked shift away from the doom and gloom we too often see in headlines – particularly for climate and sustainability news. The sustainability and ESG event was also a powerful reminder of the job to be done to drive meaningful sustainable change and importantly, of the...

  • New multinational health equity report explores how different communities are impacted by health inequity

    September 12, 2023

    Discrimination and lack of trust are increasingly being recognized as critical factors in limiting important access to healthcare. This new multinational health equity report released today paints a vivid picture of the challenges faced and adds further data to support the need for action. A collaborative effort between agencies within the Omnicom PR Group, including FleishmanHillard, and The Atlantic, involving research among over 6,000 people from diverse communities in four countries. We would love to talk to...

  • Savings rates are the latest reputational battleground for banks as the FCA flexes its Consumer Duty muscle

    July 25, 2023

      A reputational battle has been playing out with banks and building societies under fire in the media and from policy makers, about whether they have been increasing mortgage rates faster than savings rates as the Bank of England’s base rate has risen. The FCA’s intervention on this pricing issue shows how the Consumer Duty extends its reach into new areas and poses a new challenge for communications teams. At the end of this month...

  • Sustainability, Communications & Climate Confusion

    July 20, 2023

    This month, FH London's climate and sustainability unit reveal whether today's shopper is still prioritising sustainability as part of their purchasing decisions and what they want to hear from brands and businesses when it comes to sustainability claims on pack. Despite today’s tough economic climate, encouragingly over half (55%) still feel that sustainability is important with 51% prepared to pay more for products with an environmental benefit. Consumers are also clear about where they want...