Fourteen Forty consultant Gareth Streeter began blogging just to get a feel for how PRs interact with influencers. He ended up with 60,000 followers and a publishing contract. Here’s how it happened.
By Charles Fletcher, Founder and Managing Director of Navigate Politics
With a General Election a year or so away (give or take), the mortgage crisis, back-to-back strikes and rising immigration are all creating a serious headache for the Government.
However, whether they’re simply being too risk-averse, fear alienating voters or are biding their time, Labour give the impression that many pages of their internal policy strategy still read ‘intentionally blank’.
As the long campaign cranks into full gear, we’ve taken a look at the areas Labour will be hoping to capitalise on and build their own narrative as we approach the election…
By Suzy Christopher and Anna Parisi, Untapped
Many organisations have a formal EDI (equity, diversity and inclusion) policy in place, which demonstrates a clear intent that you don’t (and won’t) discriminate against people with lived experience of the nine Protected Characteristics named in the 2010 Equality Act.
However, a policy alone won’t add value to your business. Most organisations with only a policy fail in their EDI ambitions. Instead, everyone in your organisation needs to be living and breathing inclusion day in day out, which means communicating using inclusive language and accessible channels, as well as having equitable policies and processes in place.
It’s hard not to be impressed by generative language models like ChatGPT, when you use them for the first time. Feed it the broadest of prompts, and in seconds you’re rewarded with hundreds of words of eloquent, grammatically sound, if slightly insipid, copy. On the face of things, ChatGPT and its ilk look genuinely disruptive for marketing.
By Mark Lunn, founder, Caburn Communications
When I tell friends I’ve been working with a new lender for three years on market entry into the High Cost Short Term Credit market, they pull a face of disgust and say, “eeew, you’re helping a payday lender like Wonga… how do you live with yourself, they charge immoral amounts of interest”.
We were delighted when one of our campaigns recently won the CorpComms award for best use of content. Here our client, Ellen Bencard, outlines her take on what won it.
Hunt has put everyone in the firing line ahead of the autumn statement. Now it’s a case of seeing which grave measures he is prepared to put into practice
At last, Elon Musk has acquired Twitter, beating a deadline imposed by a Delaware judge by just a few hours. The “Chief Twit” joins his contemporary Jeff Bezos in the pantheon of 21st century media barons.
Now the deal is done, there’s considerable pressure to right the ship.
In his final prime minister’s questions, David Cameron famously observed that he had been the future once. Then he was out. Well, PM Sunak’s first cabinet shows that past performance is not necessarily an indication of future results.
His cabinet is characterised by recalls from the Cameron, May, Johnson and even Truss eras. A cabinet of all the talents, internal constituencies or conflicting factions…
At 12.37 today, the worst-kept secret in British politics was revealed. Liz Truss is the new leader of the Conservative Party. Tomorrow, she will officially be appointed Prime Minister by the Queen. Her premiership begins in crisis and the honeymoon is already over.