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  • 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: 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...

  • TechMunch: What’s coming up in (you guessed it!) AI?

    April 19, 2017

    In my first TechMunch I spoke about technological determinism, a bit heavy I must admit so for my next post, I wanted to talk about something a bit easier to digest - the topic of the moment, AI. With less than a month to go until the AI Summit here in (at the time of writing) sunny London, there is plenty going on and with an AI programme recently beating six poker players to win...

  • How to land an authentic apology

    April 13, 2017

    The CEO of United this week released his second statement to the media following worldwide contempt for the way a passenger was man handled and removed from one of its aircraft. With over 36 hours since a video of the man bloodied and being seen dragged across the floor of the airplane went viral, and with almost $1 billion wiped off United's share price the CEO (and presumably those around him) decided they had to come...

  • TechMunch: Is technology driving change or do people drive technology?

    April 10, 2017

    In our inaugural TechMunch post, my colleague, Lakshmi, finished her post by saying “the opportunity for physical interaction, the opportunity to use all of our senses, and just connect as people, has become all the more powerful.” This week, I ask the question is it the technology itself or us driving change through technology? Technological determinism vs social determinism. At its most basic level, technological determinism presumes that a society's technology drives the development of its social structure...

  • What next for food labelling after Brexit?

    April 6, 2017

    The news that the Prime Minister last week officially notified the European Union of the UK’s intention to leave has had a cool reception from figures in the food and drink industry. Prominent voices in the sector have not hesitated to publicly express their concerns as manufacturers face key challenges on multiple fronts, including the reality of operating under tariffs and barriers, and restricted access to a shared labour market – something food producers are...