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  • FleishmanHillard UK appoints new UK head of consumer health

    April 28, 2022

    FleishmanHillard UK's Consumer and Brand Marketing team further expands its senior bench with the appointment of Hadassah Cullen to the new role of head of consumer health. Hadassah will focus on growing the Consumer and Brand Marketing team’s specialism in the fast-growing consumer health and wellness sector, and take a leadership role with clients such as J&J Acuvue, Home Instead, Fitbit Health Solutions and Unilever. Hadassah Cullen brings extensive consumer health experience with her to...

  • 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...

  • Tackling International Trade: How Business Can Navigate the Challenges in Trade through Communications

    January 28, 2022

    2021 proved to be another tumultuous year for business and the uncertainty looks to continue into 2022. Nowhere is this more evident than in international trade – which now touches almost all aspects of business and society. That makes it even more vital for companies to be communicating about their trade priorities, shaping trade policy, and advocating for solutions that ease trade barriers and disruption. In the UK in particular, the combined effect of the...

  • Financial Services in 2022: The year for green action

    January 20, 2022

    Emily Rushgrove (She/Her), Associate Director—Corporate & Financial From pledges to action In 2021 we saw businesses collectively sign hundreds of pledges, accords and deals to tackle the climate emergency. In 2022, they will have to act. While some are already doing just that, they all too often remain trailblazers in their fields. That can’t last long. As my colleague Michael Hartt recently noted, just a few years ago climate denial was a boundary line to...

  • Why it’s time to invest in your employer brand

    January 17, 2022

    Employees have, and always will be (for the most part), at the heart of every business. Yet most employers don’t actively curate an employer brand to help them reach and engage the best talent. Fewer still see the strategic links between their employer brand, business performance and corporate reputation. But that is beginning to change. Employer brand is climbing up the priority list; driven by behavioural changes in talent markets across the world, increased expectations...

  • Personalised products and a flurry of investments: Top 3 trends for fintech in 2022

    December 16, 2021

    As another year of hyper-digitisation draws to a close against the backdrop of COVID-19, the fintech sphere is set to unlock further opportunities for consumers and businesses in 2022. Data will lie at the heart of more personalised customer products and services, while businesses look to evolve their growth strategies to cater for the changing tech landscape. I’ve looked into my own crystal ball, while tapping up key experts in the space, to predict what lies ahead for fintech in 2022 and beyond:   A boost for BNPL  Often placed under the microscope by personal finance and tech critics...

  • What does ‘getting it right’ look like in 2022 for food and beverage companies?

    December 16, 2021

    Our latest Authenticity Gap Report indicates that consumers are hungry for food and beverage companies to ‘do the right thing’ A year ago, the world was in flux and the future of everything felt very uncertain. As we start 2022, it feels like we are in a different place. Much has changed, but how has it changed and is it for the better? We’ve protested in the name of diversity, equality and inclusion and much...

  • Ethics in Business — The Future of ESG and Sustainable Investing

    December 1, 2021

    The importance of business ethics Momentum is building as a rapidly growing number of consumers, governments, institutional investors and corporations acknowledge the financial as well as physical threats posed by environmental, social and governance issues, such as climate change, greenhouse emissions and reliance on a fossil fuel-based economy. Meanwhile, the global Covid-19 pandemic has intensified focus on societal responsibility and whether companies and business leaders are doing the ‘right thing’ through the crisis – by...