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Navigating Covid-19

  • Biden and Britain: Can the Special Relationship be Built Back Better?

    December 17, 2020

    By Michael Hartt, Partner and Head of International Affairs, London Fireworks in London, church bells in Paris, and celebrations in the streets of Berlin. While the reaction across Europe to the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris may have been exaggerated – American media would benefit from a search for “Guy Fawkes Night” – there’s no question that their victory was warmly welcomed by many political leaders and citizens on this side of the...

  • Three Key Media Trends Powering PR in 2021

    December 4, 2020

    Three Key Media Trends Powering PR in 2021 By Jonny Kehoe, Account Director and Media Specialist As we tiptoe towards the end of what can only be described as a life-changing year, it’s impossible not to stop and think about how much the media industry has been transformed. In some cases, the landscape has changed beyond recognition and this evolution shows no sign of stopping. Here we examine three key media trends to monitor as...

  • Why the technology sector must stay alert in 2021

    November 25, 2020

    By Matthew Rudman, Account Director, Technology  We’re coming to the end of a difficult year, and looking at the news, you might be thinking you can afford to relax a little in 2021. You’d be wrong. In recent weeks positive news around COVID-19 vaccine trials sent stock markets soaring, while emerging clarity in the outcome of the US elections has put an end to months of uncertainty. The year ahead may at least present fewer...

  • What can the pandemic teach us about innovation in healthcare communications?

    November 24, 2020

    Dr Nick Stewart, FHF Healthcare “Out of adversity comes opportunity” – Benjamin Franklin’s words ring as true now as they have during the countless challenges that have faced society across the decades. Now, as health stakeholders focus on the challenges of vaccine roll-out, it’s a good time to consider how pandemic pressures have caused us to think and innovate differently. In the beginning, it seemed there was little room for new ideas. Fear kicked in...

  • It’s time for creativity in PR to take front and centre stage, says FHF CEO and PRCA Global COVID-19 Communications Taskforce member, Jim Donaldson

    November 18, 2020

    Today the PRCA Global COVID-19 Communications Taskforce releases a new study and report sharing lessons from the pandemic gathered from insights taken from 75 industry leaders across 23 countries. The guide, 'How to recover fast from the pandemic: Lessons from communications leaders', showcases communications best practice during the crisis, and how communications can support businesses and organisations in recovery.  The reports key themes include:  The role of communications in today’s world  Effective management and building the right culture   Assessing and...

  • Six things we’ve learned about healthcare communications in pandemic times

    November 5, 2020

    By John Gisborne, Chair of Healthcare, London and Jacqui Sanders, Head of Healthcare, London In recent months, anyone who is anyone in healthcare communications will probably agree with the following:  Nothing has stopped – programming has continued apace  Everyone pivoted quickly in March and then continued to innovate in terms of business planning and project delivery  Win strategies for virtual medical meetings were proved early – around the time of ACC.  Once it was clear that data could still be published...

  • Restart & Recovery: Conservative Party Conference Boris’ big relaunch

    October 6, 2020

    By Tomos Davies - Director, Public Affairs.   The Conservative Party Conference, like so many aspects of daily life, was quite a different affair this year. Few public affairs practitioners will have mourned the tedium of attending the 8am fringe event, the customary rabble-rousing from the main conference hall or the warm (and cheap!) white wine. And whilst this year’s affair was devoid of the political theatre of previous conferences, the adulating Tory faithful and...

  • A Tricky Conservative Conference 2020 for International Trade

    October 5, 2020

    By Michael Hartt, Head of International Affairs, and Luke Downham, Senior Account Executive, Public Affairs.   This year’s Conservative Party Conference was meant to be a high-water mark of Boris Johnson’s leadership of a party grateful for the 80-seat majority he handed to them back in December. Instead of basking in the warm glow of an adoring party, the Prime Minister is faced with multiple crises and a battle to resurrect his premiership. With his...

  • Fighting the ‘war’ on climate emergency

    September 15, 2020

    By Grace Duncan, Senior Account Executive. In the last few months, institutions have talked about the ‘war’ on COVID-19 and our ‘front-line heroes’ fighting a ‘deadly enemy’. While there has been debate about whether referring to a virus as if we were approaching World War Three is appropriate, it prompted rational and immediate reaction. With COVID-19 guidelines changing, the language change, and crucially the need for the public to react to that language change, has...

  • Navigating Covid-19: PR in Lockdown with FleishmanHillard Fishburn

    September 15, 2020

    Navigating Covid-19: PR in Lockdown with FleishmanHillard Fishburn CEO, Jim Donaldson We feature in a new episode of the PRCA's 'PR in Lockdown' podcast series. A guide to the PR and Communications industry post-lockdown that aims to share valuable experience and knowledge from the industry’s leaders. Tune in to hear yours truly talk about leading FHF London through the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, including handling the transition out of lockdown and my views on...