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  • Davos Digest 2019: Issue Four

    January 25, 2019

    2019 has been tough for the World Economic Forum. It has always been marred with criticism and accusations of hypocrisy, but while the global elite would usually brush these aside, this year’s attendees seemed to lack a spring in their step. The notable absences of major politicians were telling of a world in turmoil but as we look back over this week, that may well have been a blessing in disguise. Overall, we were granted...

  • Davos Digest: Issue Three

    January 25, 2019

    Happy Friday! And boy do we need it after some despairing doomsday predictions from Davos yesterday where dire political and environmental news took a backseat to ominous forecasts in business and banking. Over the course of this year’s summit, what started off as a general consensus from business leaders that economic growth is slowing seems to have snowballed into unanimous pessimism. According to CNBC, expert opinion is now split as to whether we could be...

  • Davos Digest 2019: Issue Two

    January 24, 2019

    Yesterday at Davos was a rude awakening for those of us hoping for a respite from more Brexit and US government shutdown debate. On Tuesday, Former US Secretary of State John Kerry had a one-word answer when asked for his message to President Donald Trump: "Resign". But our favorite politician’s soundbite so far came from UK International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Accused by UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn of attending only to quaff champagne with...

  • Davos Digest 2019: Issue One

    January 23, 2019

    Welcome to Day 1 of FleishmanHillard’s 2019 Davos Digest. The world’s leaders have descended upon the snowy ski resort for the unmissable World Economic Forum – or have they? The biggest news of this year’s gathering so far seems to be its notable absences. Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Narendra Modi have all relinquished their prized invitations to deal with domestic problems. Many commentators are interpreting this string of no-shows as...

  • We are the 76%: The unholy alliance between the 1% and the 75%

    January 21, 2019

    The investor class - the 1% - is waking up and speaking out on a bigger business agenda - purpose. They are joined in their journey by a generation on the ascendancy – the millennials. Why should investors and employers care? Because by 2025 will make up 75% of the world’s working population. At seventeen I took my first flight.  It was to Rome where, despite objections from dad, I was to represent the UK...

  • The Latest on Brexit from our Public Affairs team

    January 15, 2019

    Top-Line Summary Today marks a crucial milestone in the Brexit process – the postponed meaningful vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal will take place this evening, with the result expected around 8:15PM. Given the parliamentary arithmetic, it remains highly unlikely that the deal will pass; currently, predictions for the defeat range between 100 to 200 votes. In the event of a defeat it is likely that the Government will face a vote of no confidence...

  • Let’s Get Together – Issue One of We Are All Investors

    January 14, 2019

    Your company’s investors are more than your financial shareholders, they’re also your customers, your employees, your stakeholders, even the media. Of course, this has always been true. But today, it’s truer than ever. And this is why we believe your reporting communications, your purpose, your brand, your employee engagement and your corporate communications should be aligned to create a sum greater than its parts. Due to our belief in this alignment, we've created something that brings thought...

  • PRedicting 2019 Report

    December 20, 2018

    We live in interesting times, both as a country and an industry, but while there are many challenges ahead, there are also opportunities. In fact, the past year has been yet another year of growth for the UK PR business. Certainly here at FleishmanHillard Fishburn we are continuing to build upon our merger, now three years old. We were very fortunate to be named PRWeek's Large Agency of Year this year as well as being...

  • PRedicting 2019: What’s next for… Healthcare?

    December 20, 2018

    Non-traditional evolving into the traditional These are some of the most exciting times in healthcare with some fairly important trends set to shape the sector in 2019. The development of new drugs (small molecules) is being expedited by new algorithms and machine learning from a new generation of specialist market entrants already doing important new deals with established players.  Elsewhere innovation continues in the biologic space, transforming outcomes in a number of therapeutic areas, especially...

  • PRedicting 2019: What’s next for… Reporting Communications?

    December 19, 2018

    It’s not about what next, but who next Listed entities, regulators and wider industry experts perpetually debate the actual need for an annual report. Let’s end that debate now. Listed entities will always legally be required to communicate their financial results at year end and as part of that, audiences will always need commentary to explain what the numbers mean. With 80% of corporate value reliant on intangible assets such as intellectual property, customers and...