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  • TechMunch: From smart socks to smart patches and pens – innovations in diabetes technology

    March 17, 2017

    With Gartner predicting that by 2020 the global M-health (mobile health) industry will be worth a staggering $38billion, health tech, health apps and of course wearable devices are big business and are increasingly a part of our everyday lives. I for one am disappointed if I don’t clock up the recommended 10,000 steps a day on my tracker and will go out of my way to make sure I do - even if it means...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn holds roundtable with the International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox

    March 15, 2017

    This morning FleishmanHillard Fishburn was delighted to host a private roundtable with the International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox. With over 30 participants, Dr Fox began his remarks by outlining his Department’s remit in the coming years. He stated his Department was responsible for promoting and supporting opportunities for export and investment, delivering the best international trading framework for the UK, and building an appetite for British goods and services. He outlined his commitment to...

  • Five lessons we learnt from Rory Cellan-Jones

    March 8, 2017

    Back at the turn of the century, Rory Cellan-Jones was crowned as the BBC’s first ‘Internet Correspondent’. His wife, a respected economist, remarked on hearing of his new title that it was a ‘sell signal’. The comment proved prescient when the internet bubble burst shortly after, and Rory returned to his wider role as a business correspondent. It was seven years later in San Francisco, at something called the ‘Mac World’ conference – which he’d...

  • Mobile Digest #3

    March 2, 2017

    We are back again with another update from Europe’s leading trade show. Yesterday was day three of Mobile World Congress and the pace had certainly eased off a little from the big announcements of the first two days. Day three was clearly the opportunity for reflection, analysis and future-gazing. So here’s our insights from day three of MWC.... Smart cities flourishing Smart cities, as we reported on day one, continued to be a key theme...

  • Mobile Digest #1

    February 28, 2017

    Yesterday was Day One at this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, where the global tech industry - minus Apple – gathers to launch and showcase the newest (and sometimes oldest!) smartphones, and the latest in VR and AR, software and wearables. With many of us in Barcelona supporting clients this week, Fleishman will be capturing the show’s best bits and sharing them with you daily. So keep an eye out for our MWC Digest every morning wrapping up each...

  • Unexpected item in your comms area? Plan for uncertainty now

    February 23, 2017

    Blink and you’ll have missed it. Kraft Heinz abandoned its takeover bid for Unilever, the move surviving for just one weekend. While the brevity of the attempt isn’t a great look for the Buffet-backed Kraft Heinz, the move has had a wider impact on the industry, as Unilever illustrated Wednesday when they committed to boosting profits after shareholders started to query the prompt rejection. Will there be an act two before the year is out?...

  • FleishmanHillard Fishburn wins at the PRCA City & Financial Awards!

    February 23, 2017

    At this year's PRCA City & Financial Awards FleishmanHillard Fishburn won Best Change Management Campaign for our work with Financial Fraud Action UK on our Take Five campaign. Take Five is an integrated campaign from our Corporate Communications, Creative Strategy and Consumer teams, which launched in September 2016 and continues with our recent release of Scam Academy, a video series tasking Carol Vorderman, Donna Air and Rufus Hound with learning how to scam people from...

  • TechMunch: Fighting racial discrimination with the help of VR

    February 9, 2017

    Last year, my colleague Stephanie predicted what 2016 held in store for tech. Unsurprisingly, the rise of virtual reality (VR) in the entertainment industry was high on the list, from the way we watch concerts and sports games to the way we consume social media. Having started the year appealing to hardcore gamers and early adopters, VR’s ambition of mass appeal is looking closer to coming to fruition. The advent of the smartphone-powered VR experience...

  • Five lessons we learnt from the BBC Today programme

    February 3, 2017

    This week we were fortunate to host both the BBC 'Today' programme's Business Presenter Dominic O'Connell and Business Editor Simon Hamer at The Langham for an FHF exclusive corporate breakfast with our Head of News Peter Meikle hosting. Here are the five lessons we learnt from the session. 1. Today still sets the agenda, especially when things are getting serious. On the morning of the EU referendum result, 11.5 million people tuned into Radio 4...

  • TechMunch: AI…even the experts are unsure on what the future holds

    February 1, 2017

    2017 is already ‘the year of AI’, and we've only just finished January. The world’s elite at Davos this year were actively debating the impact that AI and automation will have on industries, economies and currencies across the world. The technology is being touted as a large piece of the puzzle in achieving the idealistic ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ that global leaders are craving. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, claimed that AI could be the...