Financial Crisis Anniversary: The Media’s Verdicts

Communication professionals working in finance could draw important lessons from the recent coverage of the financial crisis’ 10th anniversary – it encapsulates the PR problems that have been plaguing the industry for the last decade. Employing our media analytics tools, we examined how the coverage reflected the developments in economics, financial services, personal finances, regulation … Continue reading “Financial Crisis Anniversary: The Media’s Verdicts”

Alzheimer’s in the Media: The Power of Influencers

Due to the 99.6% failure rate of new Alzheimer’s drugs, scepticism is the default attitude in the media coverage of everything around the increasingly occurring disease. To tackle the inevitable reputation hurdles, communication professionals should take advantage from the fact that voices of authority within the pharma industry have regained credibility – the percentage of consumers … Continue reading “Alzheimer’s in the Media: The Power of Influencers”

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 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”

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”

The Oscars – Who Won on Social Media?

The 90th annual Academy Awards were held in Los Angeles over the weekend, honoring the highest achievements in film during the past year. With heavy competition in most major categories, and the spectre of #MeToo and #TimesUp hanging in the background, it was an event with a lot to prove, and no clear front-runner. Social … Continue reading “The Oscars – Who Won on Social Media?”