Introducing Newgate

We are one team, powered by a collaborative creative culture. We offer corporate communications, community engagement and financial communications as well as public affairs, brand building and capital markets expertise. We invest time and resources in understanding our client’s industries, markets, cultures and business goals. We pride ourselves on our ability to identify the latest…

Welsh local elections: five things to watch out for

It’s almost that time of year again: election season. For our clients, this can be important. Long-term relationships can be lost overnight and a new set of stakeholders with different ideas introduced. It’s critical that business looks ahead to assess who may be winners and losers in May. Last year’s devolved elections in Wales saw…

Is the honeymoon over, Herr Schulz?

Our friends at dicomm advisors, a Berlin-based political consultancy, think-tank and communications agency, assess the upcoming German election. Within the last few weeks, the SPD candidate for German Chancellor, Martin Schulz, has seen his stock rise in Germany. However, this “Schulz effect”, which has brought high approval ratings to the SPD, now seems to have evaporated….

Snap General Election: What you need to know

  This morning’s dramatic news – that there will be a snap General Election on 8th June – has taken many of us (but not Newgate!) by surprise. While many commentators and Conservative Party supporters had been advocating an early election for the Prime Minister to win a direct mandate, enhance her Parliamentary majority and take…

Pint for planning?

by Mark Kerr, partner, Newgate Engage So the House of Lords thinks that decisions about licensing the countries pubs, clubs and restaurants and about those who sell us booze in an increasing number of retail outlets, should in the future be managed by our councils’ planning committees. Peers think that the Councillors and council officers…

Trumped!

PR is changing. Yet still nine out of ten of our clients would jump through hoops of fire to secure an interview with the Financial Times. However, Donald Trump isn’t one of our clients. Trump gave a long, detailed interview to the editor of the FT, Lionel Barber, and two of the paper’s senior reporters….

Britain unbound

Britain is indisputably European. Our culture, our way of life, our main religion, our history and, for most of us, our heritage are all European. And yet our experiment at European integration which began in 1972 will begin to draw to a close today when the UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Sir Tim…

Can corporate be creative?

The blog below was written by Newgate’s Creative Director, Andrew Baiden. It was an old gag in a former agency that actually the most creative work could be done with clients who were not the best known consumer brands.  The more boring a business, the greater the appetite for risk and making things happen. I’ve…

Hogg’s head on a platter

May I declare an interest? I briefly worked for Charlotte Hogg’s mother – Sarah (now Baroness) Hogg. She at the time was the Business & City Editor of The Independent, so she should know a thing or two about public perception. Alas none of this appears to have been passed on to either her husband…

Newgate’s Analysis of Budget 2017

On 8th March 2017, the Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first ever Budget Statement to the House of Commons. While this year’s Statement was relatively concise and focused compared with previous Budgets, there are a number of important takeaways. Here are Newgate’s five ‘takes’: Hammond prepares for uncertain times ahead: Despite the OBR revealing better…

The opportunity of change

Written by David Telling. Having spent over 17 years at my previous firm and 8 years at the one before that I can hardly be accused of being an advocate of constant change. However, being in a new and invigorating environment full of supportive and open colleagues makes me realise that change is as much…

Is grief ever an appropriate communication tool?

‘It was the moment that Trump became President’, so ran some of the commentary after the US President addressed Congress and paid tribute to Ryan Owens, the Navy Seal who died on a raid in Yeman. While Trump basked in the applause of Congress, Ryan’s widow, Carryn Owens, broke down and shared, on international media,…

FCA Consultation Paper

The fairest, most informative deal for investors in post-Brexit IPOs. That’s what the FCA wants us to think The FCA consultation paper regarding research written pre-IPO will improve Britain’s perception as a competitive global listing hub The FCA – the City regulator – yesterday published its long awaited Consultation Paper outlining sweeping reforms as to…