St Ives Reveals the British Malaise

The article below, written by Newgate’s Chief Operating Officer, Stephen Byfield is taken from this month’s Housebuilder magazine. As the bucket and spade season approaches and you head to your holiday home, you may be interested to know that just one percent of English houses are second properties. Unfortunately for local residents, most of that one percent seem to choose St Ives as the location … Continue reading St Ives Reveals the British Malaise

Defined Benefit Schemes – The Saga Continues

  The collapse of BHS has created further uncertainty in the pensions industry, as trustees of pension schemes come under even greater scrutiny from industry bodies and members calling for greater governance and better communication. We have seen how the recent Brexit vote has given defined benefit (DB) pension schemes another beating, after the stock markets went into meltdown. UK pension deficits have hit a … Continue reading Defined Benefit Schemes – The Saga Continues

Comms: It’s all about who you know

Earlier this week, we hosted our inaugural Young Communication Professionals (YCP) networking event for the next generation of comms leaders. We had three fantastic young journalists as speakers: Amelia Abraham from Refinery29, Coral Williamson from Music Week and Josh Boswell from The Sunday Times. Each speaker gave a thought provoking and frank insight into the life of a journalist, but also into the working challenges … Continue reading Comms: It’s all about who you know

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A perfect choice for the new Labour leader

Firstly I’d like to thank the Labour NEC for inviting our firm, Gramsci and Luxembourg, to present our findings about the perfect choice for new leader of the Labour Party. It is clear that, with the parliamentary party, the membership and the unions at loggerheads, there needs to be a radical approach, what we might have called a Third Way a few years ago, but … Continue reading A perfect choice for the new Labour leader

If This Was A Movie: What Hiddleswift Teaches Us About Comms Today

The article below was written by Gavin Devine, Chief Operating Officer, Porta and Managing Partner, Newgate Communications and is taken from his regular blog on The Huffington Post. A few months back I wrote a blog suggesting that, for the sake of her brand, American pop superstar Taylor Swift should take a break from the limelight. A period of introspection followed by a triumphant return … Continue reading If This Was A Movie: What Hiddleswift Teaches Us About Comms Today

Mourinho in Van Gaal out – Red Devils red faced PR disaster

The article below is taken from PPSinPrint, a quarterly magazine published by our sister agency PPS Group. Red Devils left Red faced after Van Gaal sacking disaster The fact that football fans worldwide knew of former Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal’s sacking before he did was bad enough (his wife, herself having seen the story break on BBC Online, eventually told him). That a … Continue reading Mourinho in Van Gaal out – Red Devils red faced PR disaster

Johnson, Lego and Dragons – how to communicate in a “Post-Truth” world

In the wake of the successful Leave campaign, many commentators have moaned about us being in a “Post Truth” society, where you can post a big lie (such as £350m a week for the NHS) and then admit that it’s a lie as soon as the ink is dry on your victory. The fact is “Post Truth” campaigning was not invented by Boris Johnson, Lynton … Continue reading Johnson, Lego and Dragons – how to communicate in a “Post-Truth” world