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  • The Queen’s speech 2022: Elizabeth rests, Boris re-sets

    May 10, 2022

    Speculation over this year’s Queen’s Speech focused on three things: Who would deliver it? What would be in it? And would the Prime Minister survive long enough to reach it? With Her Majesty notably absent from public engagements in recent weeks, it was Prince Charles who took centre stage for the first time. He unveiled 38 bills in the Government’s new legislative agenda, and the event delivered something of a re-set moment for an embattled...

  • Why it’s time for BNPL lenders to decide who their customers are

    May 10, 2022

    Forthcoming regulations and the cost-of-living crisis are going to increase the scrutiny on Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL). To emerge with their reputations enhanced they’ll need to decide who their customers really are. Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) lenders have been one of the big recent FinTech success stories. In the UK BNPL lending hit £5.7bn in 2021 with almost 12m active users. The rapid growth of BNPL has led to mounting concerns about the...

  • FleishmanHillard shortlisted in PRovoke Agencies of the Year Awards 2022

    April 27, 2022

    PRovoke Media has just released its Agencies of the Year finalists and FleishmanHillard has been listed in the Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year and UK Consultancy of the Year categories! The shortlist is drawn up following an exhaustive research process by PRovoke judges who assess and meet with the best PR agencies across the UK, Europe the Middle East and Africa. Winners will be unveiled at the 2022 EMEA SABRE Awards on 27th May in London. Contact...

  • ESG becomes key to unlocking the B2B sales process

    April 12, 2022

    How is ESG Changing the B2B Buying Process? ESG continues to rise up the agenda  Recent years have left many reeling from what feels like a constant state of crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic, resulting economic pressures, racial injustice, and climate change have all dominated the news agenda.   As a result, politicians, investors, the media and the public at large are reassessing the role businesses play in society, and whether they ought to be doing more...

  • B2B Buying Guide 2022: The Impact of ESG on the B2B Buying Process

    April 6, 2022

    Purpose is Profit for B2B Companies Not long ago, most companies considered maximising profits as their principal purpose. Today, purpose has a higher meaning, and a company’s response to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues is an increasingly important measure of its success. Employees, investors, and consumers are choosing to work with, invest in and buy from companies based on their responses to issues like racial and economic injustice, global conflicts and the climate crisis...

  • Earth Month: Ways Brands Can Engage with NFTs and Remain Sustainable

    April 5, 2022

    Earth Day is just under a month away (22 April 2022) and this April, brands will take to social media to reflect on and renew their commitments to sustainability. While most are striving to create a greener world through ethical supply chains and sustainability initiatives, an emerging world has threatened to leave brands in the red. Brands are constantly looking for ways to stay on-trend and integrate with modern technologies, so it’s only natural that...

  • Spring Statement 2022: Britain’s feeling the squeeze

    March 23, 2022

    Times are only going to get tougher. Prior to the Spring Statement, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said that already-squeezed living standards in Britain are expected to fall at the fastest annual rate since the mid-1950s. Faced with rapidly rising inflation, weakening economic growth and increasing uncertainty in the context of the war in Ukraine, this Spring Statement was perhaps always going to underwhelm. Chancellor Rishi Sunak himself has been open that he cannot...

  • Is lifestyle banking the future of financial services?

    March 21, 2022

      Banking on a Lifestyle: three ways to communicate the shift In recent years, banks have begun accompanying us into areas of our lives previously uncharted by the financial services sector. Going for a coffee with a friend? Make sure you get cashback rewards with your bank. Hooked on a new TV series? Get some free months of streaming with your bank. Booking a holiday? Get cheaper prices if you book with your bank. FinTechs...

  • Work in a post-Covid era: two years later, what does it mean?

    March 18, 2022

    I was reminded that this week heralds the second anniversary of all of us working from home and moving to a working world that is changed forever. I remember being both anxious about how I could run a business with everyone working remotely, but also being confident that it was only going to be a few weeks – a few months at most – and that we would all be back in the office by...

  • Early-career mental health in a hybrid world

    February 25, 2022

    Entering a Hybrid World: How can we support the Mental Health of those new to the workplace? Starting a new job is difficult. We all know that. Whether it’s learning how to use new software, understanding a new culture, or even just making new connections in the office, it brings with it a host of technical, social, and mental challenges. But what makes starting a new job even harder is being 100 miles away from...