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  • FleishmanHillard is PRovoke Media’s Global Agency of the Year!

    October 28, 2021

    FleishmanHillard has won Global Agency of the Year at the 2021 Global SABRE Awards! The judges commended the team at FleishmanHillard for 'outstanding business growth, successful client work and strong thought leadership led by innovative research and intelligence'. The PRovoke Media Global Agency of the Year winner is chosen based on an extensive research process involving 500+ submissions and virtual meetings with public relations agencies across EMEA, North America, Asia Pacific and Latin America.  ...

  • Budget 2021: Sunak buoyed by Budget forecasts

    October 27, 2021

    Sunak buoyed by an improving economic outlook Rishi Sunak delivered his Budget 2021 statement to a packed House of Commons claiming his stewardship of UK finances had delivered a stronger than anticipated economic recovery. This, he argued, allowed the Government to invest billions in public services and avoid significant tax rises. A confident and assured Chancellor framed his Budget 2021 statement as an opportunity to draw a line under 18 months of extraordinary Treasury intervention...

  • Green Trade Deals: The UK Must Use Free Trade Agreements to Fight Climate Change

    October 26, 2021

    With just over a week until the start of the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow, the UK government will have been disappointed to see headlines touting the leaked civil service document stating that the signing of new free trade agreements (FTAs) should not be contingent on environmental measures being observed. Although this should come as no great surprise to those who have paid attention to the negotiating patterns of “Global Britain”, it is nonetheless...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Warts and all

    October 26, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. Join us on Tuesday 16 November 2021 for a webinar panel of speakers comparing real-life experiences on the challenges of building trust with their audiences when communicating CSR. Warts and...

  • FleishmanHillard is PRWeek’s Large Consultancy of the Year!

    October 21, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK has been crowned 'Large Consultancy of the Year' at the 2021 PRWeek UK Awards, beating stiff competition to take home the top prize. After our best year on record, in which we have also been awarded PRmoment’s 'Large Agency of the Year' and Creative Moment’s 'Creative Agency of the Year', we have continued to invest in our people alongside supporting a number of partnerships with organisations that share our values in diversity, equity...

  • FleishmanHillard’s Ensemble Studio finalists in Strategic Comms Awards

    October 20, 2021

    FleishmanHillard's creative studio, Ensemble Studio has been shortlisted in two categories for the Strategic Comms Awards 2021. Annual reports designed for Hargreaves Lansdown and also for Barclays have been announced as finalists. Best Annual Report 2020 Finalist: Hargreaves Lansdown Best Annual Report: FTSE 100 Organisations Finalist: Barclays Winners are unveiled on November 23rd. Contact us...

  • Webinar — “Blah, blah, blah”: The paradox of communicating CSR

    October 19, 2021

    Join us on Tuesday 16th November, 2-3pm (GMT) for a panel discussion on the challenges of communicating corporate social responsibility (CSR), hosted by Richard Costa, Director & Head of Corporate Reporting, in conversation with: Iain Brotchie, Vice President UK External Communications at TotalEnergies  Danny Cox, Head of External Relations at Hargreaves Lansdown Jacqui Sanders, Head of Healthcare at FleishmanHillard UK  Alistair Smith, Director of Strategic Communications at EY UK & Ireland  Register to attend. The world is...

  • The paradox of communicating CSR: The learning curve

    October 19, 2021

    Many companies try to improve their image by communicating their involvement in socially responsible activities. This often arouses scepticism rather than achieving the intended goal. Greta Thunberg conveyed it most eloquently: “Blah, blah, blah”. In this series, we explore ways to successfully manage the predicament. The learning curve In post 2. 'Time to refocus,' we took a short definitional excursion to introduce the core idea behind the most successful approaches to communicating socially responsible activities...

  • Four ways to fine-tune COP26 communications to maximise impact

    October 18, 2021

    With COP26 in Glasgow just two weeks away, companies and organisations are finalising plans for COP26 communications and public affairs activity. It is important that they prepare for the shift that will occur in the days before and during the summit, as journalists, political stakeholders and other influential figures redirect their focus from corporate engagement to a singular emphasis on climate negotiations.  The UK Government has introduced a high degree of commercialisation to COP26, and companies have recognised...

  • Does ‘Buying British’ matter and what should we do about it?

    October 18, 2021

    It’s a well-worn narrative that simple changes to the way we shop and eat can benefit our health and happiness – as well as supporting local economies and the environment – and the UK National Food Strategy mentions the word ‘local’ no less than 100 times. But how do consumers themselves feel about buying homegrown produce, and what impact has the pandemic, climate change and Brexit had, if any, on our purchasing outlook? FleishmanHillard published...