US-China Trade War: Corporate Communications in the Battlefields

As the two largest national economies embroil in a trade showdown, it is individual companies which are in the centre of extensive reportages and economic commentary: the dispute is not just between the two countries, but also between corporations and policy makers, as the former are usually opposed to protectionist approaches. In the accelerating tit-for-tat … Continue reading “US-China Trade War: Corporate Communications in the Battlefields”

Brexit in the Media 3: Life Science PR in Unhealthy Climate

Alongside finance and law, the industry which occupies a central place in the heated Brexit debates is the life sciences. From the infamous campaign bus which hit the road with Vote Leave’s empty promise about £350 million a week for the National Health Service to the latest ominous warnings of post-Brexit shortages of drugs and … Continue reading “Brexit in the Media 3: Life Science PR in Unhealthy Climate”

Brexit in the Media 2: Expert Opinion on Legal PR

Having examined the way banks promote themselves in the Brexit media coverage, we will now turn to an industry which works hand in glove with financial giants – law. UK’s affluent legal market is fueled by London’s role as a global financial hub, and bankers form the biggest client pool for lawyers: according to the … Continue reading “Brexit in the Media 2: Expert Opinion on Legal PR”

Brexit in the Media: How Banks Gain Shares in the Brexit Coverage

In the frenetic reports about everything Brexit-related, one industry palpably dominates the headlines: banking. This is because the UK’s economy is more reliant on the service sector than any of its G7 counterparts – services secure around 80% of the country’s GDP – and banking has had a special place within that sector since the … Continue reading “Brexit in the Media: How Banks Gain Shares in the Brexit Coverage”

Crisis PR After a Hack: Case Studies

As the business world implements new technologies at an overwhelmingly accelerating pace and companies fiercely play “who’s more digital”, cybersecurity risks increase by the day. The US government has estimated that more than 4000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since 2016, while Accenture’s recent Cost of Cybercrime Study found that cybercrime is costing organisations an … Continue reading “Crisis PR After a Hack: Case Studies”

The Meghan Markle Effect: Lessons in Brand Storytelling

Hot on the heels of Buckingham Place’s announcement about the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance predicted that the ceremony will contribute around £500 million to the British economy, primarily in tourism. This initial prognosis seemed reasonable given the fact that Prince Harry is only sixth in line to … Continue reading “The Meghan Markle Effect: Lessons in Brand Storytelling”

Delete Facebook – The Birth of Digital Divestment?

By all accounts, Mark Zuckerberg is not having the best start to the year. On March 17, an investigative piece by The New York Times and The London Observer blew the lid off a previously unknown data breach, orchestrated by British company Cambridge Analytica. The scheme reportedly succeeded in collecting the personal data of more … Continue reading “Delete Facebook – The Birth of Digital Divestment?”

3 Trends Energy & Utility CEOs Should Consider While Setting Company Strategy

For the energy & utility industry, the last decade has been anything but easy. Global uncertainties – economic, social, political and regulatory – have forced professionals in the field to always be on the lookout for innovative solutions that might help them turn the tide. Just as the turn of the century brought with it … Continue reading “3 Trends Energy & Utility CEOs Should Consider While Setting Company Strategy”

Social Media in Pharma: Taming Word of Mouth

Whether pharmaceutical companies should leverage social media is not an issue anymore. Marketing practices in the field are evolving rapidly, and as electronic communication continues expanding, pharmaceutical professionals need a good understanding of social media’s effects on marketing more than ever before. Taking the right steps can make all the difference between a disappointing launch … Continue reading “Social Media in Pharma: Taming Word of Mouth”