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  • Russia 2018 Recap

    July 26, 2018

    As the dust settles on the World Cup and football unfortunately heads to its genuine home I am delighted to share a wrap up by the Sports & Entertainment team as we look back at some of the key talking points from the competition. You will find highlights from things that stood out to us in Russia, not only from a brand point of view but also tech developments as VAR was introduced to International...

  • Three ways internal communications can support agile operation at scale

    July 25, 2018

    It’s no secret that large organisations with traditional hierarchies are increasingly being buffeted by disruptive competition and dynamic markets. There’s a strong argument to suggest traditional structures are no longer fit for purpose. Instead, businesses are increasingly looking to adopt agile principles to inform the way they operate, so they can compete more effectively with nimble and disruptive competitors. This way of working holds the promise of “higher team productivity and morale, faster time to...

  • IS CSR slowly dying?

    July 23, 2018

    The biggest social issues of tomorrow that will define purposeful businesses are automation and AI (56%), mental health (40%) and gender diversity (30%), according to our inaugural Purpose Trends Report, where we asked senior decision makers at FTSE 100s on the value of purpose. In contrast, only 9% of business respondents believe that delivering the SDGs will drive purpose within corporates. What’s more? 74% believe businesses should actively solve societal issues beyond regulated mandates. So...

  • Why a yearly report should last all year

    July 19, 2018

    We know that releasing your annual report can feel like a relief. A milestone. That date in the calendar when you finally say goodbye to six months of hard toil. But we also know this is a mistake. The release of your annual report shouldn’t be the moment you cross the finishing line, it’s the moment you get started. Think about it. The report is a summation of everything you’ve done in the course of...

  • AI: the technology we love to hyperbolise

    July 18, 2018

    The beginning of the end of life as we know it, or an unheralded force for good? The AI debate frequently swings across both extremes. One thing’s for sure. It’s a topic that’s impacting all of our clients, across all industries and sectors, in all markets and in all organisations, whatever their size or scale. So which side of the argument is right? Will AI deliver an uncontrollable army of robots, stealing our jobs, our...

  • Beyond TEDxLondon: Technologies bringing life to ideas

    July 13, 2018

    Behind every TEDx talk, there is a story – and at this year’s flagship TEDxLondon event on 1st July technology played a starring role. At the event, 20 speakers – including memory scientists, activists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and many other change makers – shared their ideas with 2,000 audience members with the hope that they can challenge, influence and change the way we see the world, and ourselves. Technology is part of the solution From combatting...

  • TechMunch: What the 2018 World Cup can teach tech companies about storytelling

    July 5, 2018

    I have a confession to make. I hate football. And I particularly loathe tournaments like the World Cup because of the amount of football that’s on TV every single day. So why am I taking the time to write a blog post about the beautiful game? Well, England’s penalty shoot-out victory against Colombia on Tuesday night suddenly had me on the edge of my seat. I found myself shouting at the TV, urging Harry Kane...

  • Will East beat West in America’s back yard?

    July 4, 2018

    More often than not in global politics it’s what is discussed, not what is agreed, that can have the greatest ramifications for the world order. As part of efforts to turn around its deficit-plagued economy and to stem the current economic turbulence, Argentina agreed a $50billion financial package with the IMF last month. In a sign of good will the deal is much larger and was negotiated more quickly than expected. The deal is polarizing...

  • FinTech50 2018 – proving that it’s still the hottest industry around

    July 3, 2018

    In what can only be described as the Oscars of the FinTech world, June saw the launch of the sixth annual FinTech50. Startups and established players from the industry descended on Silicon Valley Bank in London, eagerly awaiting to hear if they’d made the list this year. From RegTech to blockchain and insurance to pensions, the final 50 truly covered the entire spectrum of FinTech innovation. Aside from being a night to celebrate the hottest...

  • London Tech Week: Four key takeaways from ‘Createch 2018’

    June 28, 2018

    In the second edition of this London Tech Week mini-series, Ben Rose discusses what he learnt at  ‘Createch’ - a dedicated event that explored how technology is creating opportunities and challenges for people working in the creative industries. In a world of ‘fake news’, where marketing, advertising and PR professionals are under increasing pressure to dial back the jargon and support clients with new, exciting digital bells and whistles, a blend of creativity and technology...