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  • TechMunch: Everything in moderation – finding the balance for the next generation of tech users

    April 18, 2018

    Last week I left my mobile phone at home. I struggled all day, as I impatiently waited for the board at the station to tell me which platform to go to instead of checking in advance on my way into the station; emailed my friend to negotiate where to meet after work; and followed the outline of a tall building in the hope that it was the client office I had never been to before...

  • From Grief to Opportunity: Brexit and the Creative Industries

    March 16, 2018

    This article was written for the Creative Industries Federation’s Brexit Conference on 15 March 2018, which FleishmanHillard Fishburn was delighted to sponsor. Tim Snowball spoke at the event in a session focused on how businesses are preparing for Brexit. In 1969, the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published her famous work on the five stages of grief. Many in the creative industries might recognise the first four stages in their own reaction to the vote for...

  • TechMunch: Transport in a World of 8 Billion

    March 12, 2018

    Tony Seba, a futurist and lecturer at Stanford, believes that we are on the cusp of the fastest, deepest disruption in transportation history. You don’t need a crystal ball to see where he is coming from. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to gain momentum, Seba predicts that by 2024 the concept of individually owned cars will be obsolete and the internal combustion engine will cease to be competitive with electric motors. A trip outside...

  • Mobile Digest: Day Four!

    March 1, 2018

    Day 4 saw some hard talk on diversity and how technology can foster social good – a perfect ending to an amazing show. As senior-level executives from across the ecosystem gathered to wrap up the four-day conference, female leadership was hot on the agenda. We have all the insight below: Women in technology According to Robyn Denholm of @Telstra at the #Women4Tech Summit, “Diversity is a business problem, not a social problem.” Women might be...

  • Mobile Digest 2018: Day Three!

    February 28, 2018

    We are in the home stretch! With Day 1 and 2 out of the way, we move past the half way mark of MWC 2018. With Day 3, we are seeing that mobile innovation means more than just the future tech of mobile phones as 5G moves even further into the spotlight and takes centre stage for next-gen connectivity. But before we give you the down low on everything 5G, we want to amp up...

  • Mobile Digest 2018: Day One!

    February 26, 2018

      Today is Day One at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where the great and the good of the tech industry – minus Apple – gather to launch and showcase their newest offerings. Throughout the week our Daily Mobile World Digest will keep you up to date with the latest products and company announcements and what they mean for emerging tech industry trends. We’ve certainly got off to a lively start with major announcements from...

  • ‘Oprah 2020’ reflects the shift in expectations of politicians

    February 19, 2018

    Oprah Winfrey widely being touted to run for President of the United States in 2020 after her Golden Globes speech reinforced a trend in Western politics that started in the lead up to the election of Donald Trump. Simply, people are fed up with politicians and the old way of doing things, particularly in the way they communicate with the public. They are exasperated by what they perceive as empty promises, spin – in some...

  • Is the future of capitalism inclusive?

    February 13, 2018

    Last week Reboot the Future, GCM and Aviva, hosted an event in London (for which FHF were a lead sponsor and PR partner) to discuss how the UK can move towards inclusive capitalism and sustainable business. Whilst change is taking place every day, consensus from the esteemed panelists, which included Unilever’s CEO Paul Polman, Forum of the Future’s Founder, Jonathan Porritt and Aviva’s Chief RIO, Steve Waygood, among others, was that the United Nation’s Sustainable...

  • Can corporate purpose be compatible with capitalism?

    January 29, 2018

      “Increasingly the general public are demanding companies have a clear social purpose and demonstrate leadership on key issues” - Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock Ten years ago this February, Northern Rock was nationalised by the then-Labour government, a pivotal moment in the global financial crisis. In the decade of recovery since we have been experiencing one of biggest bull runs in recent memory. Last year we saw global equities reach record highs, and earlier...

  • Davos Digest 2018: Day Four

    January 26, 2018

    As the sun sets over the Swiss Alps on another action-packed World Economic Forum annual meeting, it’s time for the FHF Davos team to take one last look at this year’s gathering before signing off… “The spirit of Davos has returned. After last year’s doubts over the true decision-making power of the event, 2018 seemed to put real issues top of the agenda. Yes, the meeting is all about status – who is the top...