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Diversity grabs the headlines at MIPIM 2018

We take a look at who made an impact at MIPIM 2018 and why it's a global shop window for UK cities and regions.

MIPIM or Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier, to give it its proper name, is an international property event hosted in Cannes in France every March. To those in the industry it’s the world’s leading property event and brings together the most influe...


Posted on Fri 23rd Mar, 2018 in: Industry Comment, Influence, Issues Management, Property And Regeneration, Public Relations by Tim Downs

Five steps for managing a crisis

How to spot an issue before it becomes a crisis

The internet has made information much more transparent than it once was, making a communications crisis much more likely to occur. Organisations are responding to this by becoming more and more switched on when it comes to crisis management. However, an area which perhaps is less explored is issues...


Posted on Mon 30th Oct, 2017 in: Advice, Crisis Communications, Issues Management by Katie Wadsworth

Cumbrian mining plans unearth a new seam of controversy

Proposals for a new mine in the North West are making headlines locally, and the PR war on both sides of the debate is in full swing.

Exactly 25 years ago today, the government hammered another nail into the coffin of Britain’s coal mining industry by announcing the planned closure of 31 of the remaining 50 deep mines. The announcement by Michael Heseltine, president of the board of trade, on 13 October 1992 was seen as the...


Posted on Fri 13th Oct, 2017 in: Issues Management by Phil Reed

Crisis Comms - The good, the bad and the ugly!

We take a look at crisis comms and how to handle it.

Crisis Comms…your business isn’t having a crisis, so you don’t need to know about crisis comms, right? Wrong. Oxford Metrica has calculated that executives have an 82% likelihood of facing a corporate crisis in any five year period. Despite what you might think, a crisis isn&rsqu...


Posted on Fri 11th Aug, 2017 in: Advice, Crisis Communications, Issues Management by Chloe Matthbury

Should brands talk politics?

In a time when opinion has never been more divided, more and more brands are weighing in with political opinion. But should brands be engaging in politically-driven PR campaigns?

As political parties start to battle out the big issues, such as Brexit and the all-important May/ Corbyn standoff over live TV debates, it’s safe to say that the unexpected General Election on 8 June will further divide opinion across the nation.   Over the next two months con...


Posted on Tue 2nd May, 2017 in: Advice, Crisis Communications, Culture, Donald Trump, Issues Management, Politics by Rebecca Quayle

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