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  • The paradox of communicating CSR: Reality check

    October 8, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio 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. There is a difficult challenge that companies face when trying to communicate their corporate social responsibility (CSR): the lack of...

  • Labour Conference 2021 Round-up: Five things we learned

    September 30, 2021

    Labour Conference 2021: Starmer slays the Corbyn dragon, but will he now resonate with the public? Four days of Labour Conference is quite enough Conference for most. However, I hugely enjoyed being back amongst party members, MPs, peers and the wider business community for the first in-person Labour Conference since 2019. It’s safe to say that Brighton 2021 was a mixed bag for the party, but there are clear signs that Labour is now once...

  • Communicating corporate social responsibility: Corporate responsibility as a negotiation between organisation and stakeholders

    September 28, 2021

    Richard Costa, Director and Head of Corporate Reporting at Ensemble Studio There is a great deal of ambiguity that shrouds the concept of corporate responsibility. Not only is there a lack of consensus as to what it actually means, more than ever companies are also expected to communicate theirs. It’s a riddle wrapping an enigma. How should corporations approach communicating corporate responsibility? In the third post, 'Corporate responsibility as a strategic activity', we examined the idea...

  • Inside Labour Business Day 2021: Finding a new normal

    September 27, 2021

    The party conferences are back and with them the challenge of speaking to multiple audiences – to the party faithful, to the general public and to competing interest groups. But where does business feature in this mix? At Labour Business Day 2021, the party is signalling that it cannot achieve the better future it seeks for the workforce, the planet and for local communities without working better with business. But how will it cultivate this...

  • Three trends shifting consumer purchase behaviour in a post-Covid era

    September 15, 2021

    The uncertainty of recent years has changed the way we think, feel, and talk about the brands we invest our hard-earned cash in. With consumers looking for more than just products that offer value for money, the pressure is on for brands to show true change and speak up about what they stand for. Importantly, there is a difference between what you think you are saying and what consumers actually see and experience – and...

  • Cyber security communications: Preparing for and managing a ransomware attack

    August 6, 2021

    Jud Moore, Senior Partner and EMEA crisis lead Last week President Biden made a stark prediction “I think it’s more than likely we’re going to end up, if we end up in a war—a real shooting war with a major power—it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach of great consequence and it’s increasing exponentially, the capabilities.” A rather sobering thought but perhaps not a wholly surprising one. Closer to home, the...

  • YesAuto says yes to FleishmanHillard to lead its UK PR work

    May 7, 2021

    YesAuto, the online car marketplace has appointed FleishmanHillard UK to handle its consumer and corporate communications campaigns, following a 3-way competitive pitch. YesAuto, launched in the UK in 2020, is a website and app that connects buyers with dealers and car manufacturers through its innovative smart technology to make car buying simpler and more transparent. FleishmanHillard will work with YesAuto to run its press office and lead separate brand campaigns to further raise brand awareness...

  • A Wider Generation in Focus – Meet Gen C

    May 5, 2021

    Gen C is a generation undefined by their age, location or typical demographics.   Understanding audiences of today requires more than the broad filters and generalized pigeonholes we normally restrict them to – context and clarity are needed to truly understand what makes minds and hearts tick.   Last year, FleishmanHillard’s Youth & Culture specialism produced the 'Gen C – A New Virtual Sanity' research report, exploring the new cultural phenomenon of “Gen C” and researching...

  • Five ways to ensure the success of live events on social

    February 4, 2021

    Chloe Platts, Senior Account Manager If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that there has never been more of a need to adapt. The impact of COVID-19 may have halted most large, in-person events, but with 44% of people worldwide now spending more time on social media than before, a live event could expand your online reach more than ever. In early 2020, 6.3 million members attended virtual events on LinkedIn following the launch of...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn announces newly appointed Sports and Entertainment Lead

    November 9, 2020

    Our Consumer and Brand Marketing team has strengthened its sports sponsorship capabilities with the appointment of Sports and Entertainment Lead, Nick Palmer-Brown. Nick’s experience prior to joining FHF includes leading campaigns for brands such as 02, Adidas and Powerade. He will report into Lauren Winter, Head of Brand & Culture EMEA, who says: “I’m delighted to announce hiring Nick in this senior position within the team here at FleishmanHillard.  He’s perfectly aligned with the culture...