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”

The Digital Dawn of Finance: How Banks Keep Up with Fintech

There are few industries which undergo more rapid metamorphoses than the financial services. Still experiencing the after quakes of its 2008 crisis, the world of finance seems in an ongoing process of redefining itself. Of course, the media plays a key role here, as banks and major financial institutions gear up their PR teams with … Continue reading “The Digital Dawn of Finance: How Banks Keep Up with Fintech”

Surviving in the Wild of Crypto Regulations: A Guide for Investor Relations

One of the main challenges for investor relations professionals working in fintech is to always be up-to-date with the regulatory climate in their respective industry. This is especially true for the so-called digital economy, a sector growing seven times faster than the rest of the global industries, where regulations are just beginning to take shape. One … Continue reading “Surviving in the Wild of Crypto Regulations: A Guide for Investor Relations”

Electric Vehicles in Online Media – Rapid Expansion Amidst an Uncertain Future

While electric vehicles (EV) currently occupy around 1 percent of the global automotive market in terms of new car sales, most signs point to an exciting future for the sector. Industry experts and observers have admitted that growth was a bit slower to emerge than they initially predicted, driven by infrastructure shortages, lack of public … Continue reading “Electric Vehicles in Online Media – Rapid Expansion Amidst an Uncertain Future”