Brexit and hypnosis on the menu as top lobbyists feast with the PRCA

5 March 2019

What do senior public affairs operators talk about when they get together over the dining table?

The inaugural PRCA Public Affairs Board leader lunch took place this week at the Haymarket...

To be or not to be a chairman. That is the question for Nicola Bates

19 February 2019

As the public affairs industry strives to be more female-friendly, why does the Women in Communications Careers Network still insist on having a chairman?

“How come you are a Chairman, why...

Ketchum boss brings to light undiscovered Weber Shandwick glory years snaps

7 February 2019

Could Ketchum’s London CEO Jo-ann Robertson possibly be feeling a tad nostalgic about her old agency?

"Now this seems like a lifetime ago," she mused on Twitter, while posting two...

Andy Sawford: Lobbyists cannot afford to ignore The Independent Group

22 February 2019

The problem with received wisdom in politics is that it is often wrong. Received wisdom got the last three general election outcomes wrong. Received wisdom wrongly called the EU referendum and the...

Craig Dillon: The C4 Brexit drama shows us how social media rules

8 January 2019

James Graham’s new Channel 4 movie taps into a rare area in which both sides, Remain and Leave, tend to agree. It is that digital is power - and the pro-Brexit campaign wielded it to...

Daniel Koski: Why Government must embrace the smartphone state

12 November 2018

In Paris they are familiar with revolution. So it is apt that world leaders including Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau are gathered in the city today for the first GovTech Summit....

Robin Grainger interview: 'My only plan was to innovate and do things differently'

12 February 2019

Ten years after setting up GK Strategy, it’s fair to say that Robin Grainger is not resting on his laurels. “I still have impostor syndrome,” he says. “I still worry that someone’s going to find...

The 2018 Stakeholder Awards: Full list of winners

18 December 2018

The annual Stakeholder Awards celebrate the highlights - and lowlights - of public affairs. As usual, the awards have been judged by a one-strong panel comprised of the UK's leading public...

Lunch with... Jon McLeod

6 December 2018

My opening question to Jon McLeod is my usual sarcastic one: what shall we talk about? To which most people respond with a weary resignation ‘Brexit'. But not Jon, who says football.

"Well...