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  • Mobile Digest 2019: Day Three!

    February 28, 2019

      Day three of MWC and the halls were still packed with delegates going about their business. Still plenty of launches and announcements, albeit the rush for ‘first day’ advantage was over. The major problem, however, is that the vast majority of delegates are men, according to Zoe Kleinman from the BBC. “A common theme among the women I've met here is the fact that the halls are a sea of testosterone,” she writes. It’s...

  • Mobile Digest 2019: Day Two!

    February 27, 2019

      MWC19 Barcelona is all about mobiles. The clue is in the name after all. But this year has marked a change. Mashable even proclaimed: ‘After years of the same old, mobile is exciting once again.’ The difference has been in the breakthrough tech: foldables, multiple cameras, 5G. It’s a leap forward that has not been seen for years. Recently, MWC has also reinvented itself so that it is not solely about mobiles. This year...

  • Mobile Digest 2019: Day One!

    February 26, 2019

    The first day at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is always a bunfight to see who grabs the biggest headlines. We say 'first day', and yet, unofficially, the press conferences start on Sunday afternoon before the venue even opens. This year was no exception. Yesterday’s highlights produced a flurry of news announcements but there is little doubt Chinese company Huawei stole the march. It has become more of a political bust up rather that a...

  • Gender pay gap podcast: Interview with Zoe Williams

    February 20, 2019

    As we start to review gender pay gap data again for the next reporting cycle in April, many are likely thinking about how to avoid the spotlight, with the hope that other items on the UK news agenda – namely Brexit – will remain the focus. But, expectations from consumers today demand that as an important social issue, the GPG isn’t brushed under the carpet. In fact, recent findings from our Authentic Insights report reveal...

  • 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...