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Navigating Covid-19

  • Does your brand have an authenticity problem?

    June 17, 2021

    Stephanie Bailey, Senior Partner, Managing Director, Corporate and Head of FleishmanHillard COP26 Unit Does your brand have an authenticity problem? If what a brand does is different from what a brand says, then yes. You have what we call an authenticity gap. If, say, you are the CEO of a disruptive craft beer brand then what you say versus what you do really matters, particularly if your narrative is a core part of what distinguishes...

  • The impact of grassroots sports closures on communities

    June 14, 2021

    Following the second postponement of sport at all ages, local communities were struggling to keep grassroots sports alive. Participants across the country were left with a sporting void, denying them the chance to exercise, socialise and meet. The impact on local communities was massive, but what can external stakeholders such as brands and organisations do? Community impact Over 5,000 grassroots sports clubs could cease to exist post-lockdown. Feasibly, over 100,000 children and hundreds of local...

  • The Nine Drivers of Authenticity

    June 9, 2021

    Does your brand have an authenticity problem? In 2021, it’s not just about what you sell, but how your brand and your leaders engage with society. Our authenticity research shows about half (49%) of UK consumer perceptions and beliefs about a company are shaped by attributes related to a company’s ‘customer benefits’ i.e. the products it offers and services it provides. The other half of consumer perceptions are shaped by a company’s impact on society...

  • FleishmanHillard release global authenticity research

    June 9, 2021

    At its heart, authenticity is the fundamental alignment of who you claim to be and who you really are. If the two are at odds, no matter who you are, people will be let down or dissatisfied, and you won’t meet expectations. At FleishmanHillard, we call this the ‘Authenticity Gap’ and we’ve been measuring it since 2012, using the Nine Drivers of Authenticity that shape consumer perceptions and beliefs. Our rich research data allows companies...

  • FleishmanHillard in conversation with Fiona Harvey, Environment Journalist at The Guardian

    May 14, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: In Conversation With…Fiona Harvey, Environment Journalist at The Guardian, Monday 24th May 2021 at 2pm (BST) We’ve seen major commitments announced at the Climate Leaders’ Summit in April, and await the vital G7 meeting and Bonn climate discussions in July – but what does this all mean for our road to COP26 in November and tangible climate action? Join FleishmanHillard for an exclusive conversation with Fiona Harvey, award-winning environment journalist for...

  • Johnson Reigns Supreme

    May 11, 2021

    The Prime Minister begins the new parliamentary session on the back of impressive gains in local elections across the UK and prized victories in Hartlepool, Teesside and the West Midlands and has used today’s Queen’s Speech to set the legislative stage for a post-Brexit Britain as we start to emerge from the pandemic. Remarkably for a party in power for 11 years, the Conservatives continue chipping away at traditional Labour heartlands. These new Tory voters...

  • FleishmanHillard in conversation with Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor at Financial Times

    May 6, 2021

    FleishmanHillard UK Online Event: In Conversation With…Sebastian Payne, Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times, Thursday 13th May 2021 at 12.30pm (BST) Join FleishmanHillard UK’s head of public affairs, Tim Snowball, in conversation with Seb Payne, Whitehall Editor at the Financial Times during a discussion on what’s next for local and regional politics in the UK. Taking place shortly after the Queen’s Speech, Hartlepool by-election and local and devolved elections, the event will provide an opportunity for Seb...

  • FleishmanHillard release insurance company and brokers’ research

    April 27, 2021

    To better understand the insurance landscape through the eyes of key business decision-makers, we surveyed 200 decision-makers at organisations in the U.S. and UK at the end of 2020. This new insurance company and brokers’ research, 'The Changing Insurance Landscape and Advisory Role of the Broker', looks at responding to customer needs in light of COVID -19 and growing cyber disruptions. The results provide a clear view of the biggest concerns of the moment and...

  • The New Race to the Top: Learnings from the Leaders Summit on Climate

    April 26, 2021

    With questions over the impact of COVID-19 on the COP26 climate summit in November, the importance of the Biden Administration’s 2021 Leaders Summit on Climate in entrenching global commitments to tackling the climate emergency this year cannot be overstated. Carbon emissions are expected to rise sharply in 2021 as countries seek to stimulate their economies following the devastation of the pandemic. Yet even with fiscal pressures, geopolitical tensions and more, we may have seen an...

  • Stats vs. Stories: The secret sauce that makes content marketing click

    April 21, 2021

    Do you watch the news regularly? Have you noticed anything different about the way the latest on the pandemic is being broadcast? Let me take you back over the past 12 months. First came increasing caution, fear and grief. The first few domestic cases, hundreds being admitted to hospital, thousands mourning loved ones and many more suffering long Covid. Hot on its heels, the counter-story. The thousands made redundant, the millions on furlough, the billions...