Archive

Year: 2017

  • Five Things We Learned From the BBC’s Mary Hockaday

    June 23, 2017

    Today we were pleased to host Mary Hockaday, Controller, BBC World Service, English, as the latest guest in our Meet the Editor series. Mary had a long and distinguished career at the BBC before starting her current posting at the World Service. Through the years she’s been in charge of the News at Six and Ten, the BBC News Channel, the BBC Radio Newsroom and the BBC News website. She’s also worked for Today, The...

  • Election result leaves the world wondering “What’s next” from Britain

    June 9, 2017

    A stunning election result left the world scratching its head this morning. The British electorate’s rejection of Theresa May’s attempt to build her majority both emboldens Remain and soft Brexit supporters and will create a ‘weak and wobbly’ Government that could struggle to handle tough Brexit negotiations and reinforce Britain’s place in the world. Britain’s Brexit Ambiguity Theresa May’s attempt to secure a stronger mandate for negotiations on Brexit collapsed in catastrophe, and with the...

  • General Election 2017: The results are in…

    June 9, 2017

    After another extraordinary night in British politics, here is what we know about the 2017 general election result... and what we don't know. Source: BBC, after 646 out of 650 seats What we know For only the third time since 1945, the General Election has produced a hung parliament with the Conservatives as the largest party but short of an overall majority. Despite both Labour and the Conservatives increasing their share of the vote, no...

  • TechMunch: Can the British government lead the next industrial revolution? The tech community must make it happen

    June 8, 2017

    In the 18th and 19th centuries, British factories, businesses and politicians chose to embrace technological innovation in radical new ways. Through ingenious applications of modern technology, Britain placed itself at the helm of the industrial revolution. Today, talk of the 4th Industrial revolution is still limited to the tech community, but by embracing Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT) and automation, Britain could redefine industry as we know it. Whoever is elected must...

  • Under the Sheets with… Nick Andrews, Ali Gee & Kev O’Sullivan

    June 2, 2017

    Across FleishmanHillard Fishburn there are nine special advisors. With over 60(ish, we're too polite to enquire the exact amount) years of communications and media experience, they are on hand to provide advice to employees and clients wherever they might need it, both creatively and strategically. Recently we took the chance to get to know three of them a little better, in our inaugural ‘Under the Sheets’ session. Sleeping caps adorned, lavender oil diffused, Laurel Buchanan...

  • TechMunch: Will VR ever become a social experience?

    May 26, 2017

    This year’s VR World demonstrated that VR is an endlessly innovative sector, continuously reinventing itself. The same can be said for the general conversation surrounding VR. Exciting new developments are permeating at every level: from content to hardware through to application and platform. It’s hard to keep up with it all, let alone to take it all in when you’re faced with a packed exhibition hall. Since last year there has been a fundamental shift...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn wins at EMEA Sabres!

    May 25, 2017

    At the 2017 EMEA Sabres FleishmanHillard Fishburn won  a GOLD Sabre for Product Media Relations (Consumer) for our Crocs and Christopher Kane campaign. Lauren Winter, Head of Consumer and Brand Marketing EMEA says " This is a brilliant win for the Consumer team. Working with Crocs is such a joy for us and being able to help transform their reputation from comfortable to fashionable has been an absolute delight. So happy to have won and can’t wait...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn wins at AMEC Awards!

    May 19, 2017

    Our work with Fitbit Big Billion campaign for Sport Relief last year has been awarded silver at this year's AMEC awards! Ali Gee, Deputy CEO says "This is a brilliant win for our agency. Our continued focus on measurement helps us deliver real change to our clients. The Fitbit campaign helped get the nation moving and it thoroughly deserves this recognition." You can read more about the campaign here or check out the full list...

  • Three FleishmanHillard Fishburn employees appear on PRWeek’s 30 Under 30 list 2017!

    May 17, 2017

    Ben Craig, Olivia Lewis and Simon Richards (pictured above, left to right) are all present on this years 30 Under 30 list compiled by PRWeek. Jim Donaldson, CEO says “This is a great achievement for us and shows we’ve got some great talent throughout our business. It’s no surprise to me that they have been recognised by PRWeek. Ben, Olivia and Simon have keen political minds, provide smart counsel to our clients and help deliver...

  • TechMunch: The London Motor Show: What’s happening in the motor industry?

    May 9, 2017

    Last week FHF descended on the London Motor Show. As the industry transforms itself from nuts and bolts manufacturing firms, to highly innovative tech companies, tech enthusiast Ben Fletcher and Lara Bunston visited London’s biggest motor show to see what’s going on. British brands are back! The prospect of Brexit put a gloomy cloud over the British automotive industry, but this was far from evident at the London Motor Show. British heritage dominated! Gallantly, a...