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  • 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...

  • I cried over Brexit – but now we’ve all got to make it work

    March 31, 2017

    I’d been out campaigning till 10pm in the pouring rain. Knocking on doors, leafleting commuters and ferrying people to polling stations. Soaked, chilled to the bone and tired, but like most remainers, convinced we’d win the referendum. At 5am the next morning, I was preparing to host a conference call with my clients around the world to brief them that, despite all our carefully crafted narratives explaining why remain would win, Leave had secured a...

  • 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...