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  • TechMunch: TBH, everyone needs a hug

    December 11, 2017

    2015 saw the word ‘Smombie’ win Youth Word of the Year. A ‘Smombie’ - a smartphone zombie - or someone mindlessly walking and looking at their mobile - is now the norm for today’s hyper-connected millennials. But I have a confession. I left my phone at home the other day and it’s the first time I have actually looked at anyone on my daily commute – in four years. So I was genuinely shocked to...

  • Money Talks: authenticity, disruption and the future of financial services

    December 7, 2017

    FleishmanHillard Fishburn recently hosted the first in our new “Money Talks” series, gathering business leaders from across the financial services industry to discuss and debate the findings from our global Authenticity Gap research, and what it might tell us about the future for the sector. Chaired by Claudia Bate, Head of Financial Services and Fintech, our esteemed panel included Anne Boden, CEO and founder of Starling Bank, Toby Triebel, CEO Europe at Wealthsimple, Paul Lockstone...

  • Six months and counting: what does GDPR spell for British businesses?

    December 5, 2017

    On Monday 27th November, FleishmanHillard Fishburn hosted a panel discussion on GDPR, the biggest and most significant reform to data privacy regulation in 20 years. Whether European, British or global in outlook, all businesses will be affected. And with six months to go before it comes into effect, we all need to be aware of what is on the horizon. Listen to our expert speakers discuss and explain what GDPR is, why and how it came...

  • Budget 2017 Recap

    November 22, 2017

    With the Government in turmoil since the shock June General Election result, coupled with the political upheaval we have witnessed on an almost weekly basis, today's Budget offered the Government its first set-piece event to reset the political narrative.  Despite the supposed “opportunities” repeatedly referenced at the start of his speech, and the stress he put on the country “moving forward”, Philip Hammond faced the most difficult Budget of any government in recent decades. The...

  • TechMunch: The Evolution of Online Video

    November 7, 2017

    Almost 1/3 of the internet use YouTube, the second largest search engine in the world, which is proportionate to being the 3rd largest country in the world. This no longer surprises me but there was a time not so long ago, when online video didn’t exist let alone consume 1 billion hours of the population’s time each day. In 2000, only 3% of Americans had broadband internet access. Early spread of video came in the...

  • Five things we learned from our event: The New Rules of Corporate Campaigning

    October 16, 2017

    Against a backdrop of political turmoil over the past 18 months – think Trump, Macron, Brexit – the traditional political campaigning handbook has been proverbially ripped up. We wanted to uncover what corporates must learn from the new rules of the game. In partnership with NationBuilder, FHF London hosted a panel discussion with five distinguished guests offering their expert opinions on how best to engage, mobilise and win on issues in 2017. Joining us for...

  • My #LISTENINGFACE: Heather Jones

    October 4, 2017

    In our final post we talk to our Finance Director, Heather Jones who describes her #LISTENINGFACE... Describe your listening face I would describe it more as a listening body: the laptop lid goes down, the phone out of sight and I physically turn to the person and try to maintain eye contact throughout. My face gives everything away so it is pretty obvious when I am not fully engaged. Recount a time you listened to...

  • My #LISTENINGFACE: Faith Howe

    October 2, 2017

    Today we talk to Head of Talent Development and BlueCurrent UK, Faith Howe on her #LISTENINGFACE... Describe your listening face My listening face is a mix of contradictions. A deadly serious and slightly scary, steely-eyed fix, interjected with big smiles which I would like to think are warm and beaming but are probably actually pretty goofy. I am always told that my face says it all so I think people get the gist of whether...

  • My #LISTENINGFACE: Pete Meikle

    September 29, 2017

    Our Head of News Pete Meikle is always ready to tell a good story, but how good is he with listening to one? We talk to him about his #LISTENINGFACE... Describe your listening face Squinty eyed, furrows in the brow, head cocked, very slightly, to one side. Intense. Intent. Interested. That’s me in full-on listening mode. It’s a look that says: “Hey, I’m hooked on what you’re telling me. I’m listening. Yes, really listening.” It’s...

  • My #LISTENINGFACE: Steph Bailey

    September 27, 2017

    In our latest #LISTENINGFACE post we speak to Managing Director of Corporate, Steph Bailey and find out how she is foiled by those who listen to her most.... Describe your listening face The only time I am still is when I listen, and yet because my face is pretty expressive you can still read exactly what I am thinking. So my #listeningfacecan be grumpy, cheeky or serious–often though I’m just trying not to give the...