Relax, Don’t Do It: David Davis And The Art Of Leadership

This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Another week, another Brexit rollercoaster for Theresa May.  She started the week on a high, revelling in her ‘unexpected’ success , with Parliamentarians forcing a vote on the eventual deal she will do.  The newspapers have worked themselves up into their usual lather.  If you believe all you read, the Government is reeling. But none of us … Continue reading Relax, Don’t Do It: David Davis And The Art Of Leadership

Duke Kunshan University appoints Newgate Communications

Duke Kunshan University appoints Newgate Communications to launch its under-graduate programme targeting UK and European students. New under-graduate courses aim to develop ‘globally-focused’ graduates who are able to excel in the jobs of tomorrow, in a world of shifting political landscapes and influenced increasingly by AI, robotics and quantum computing. Duke Kunshan University, a leading Sino-foreign university jointly set up by Duke University in the … Continue reading Duke Kunshan University appoints Newgate Communications

Understanding WeChat Business Marketing in China: Integration and Engagement

It is clear that Tencent’s multifunction WeChat app is an unmissable marketing tool, but businesses that believe they can use it in the same way as Facebook are missing out on its unique capabilities. Newgate’s Grace Zhang explains why an integrated approach to social media in China is a necessity for effective communications across multiple audiences. Backdrop to the WeChat boom: the mobilization of Chinese … Continue reading Understanding WeChat Business Marketing in China: Integration and Engagement

Begging, Busking And Bucket-Shaking: Giving Money In The Contactless Age

Earlier on in the week I was sitting outside a bar in Leadenhall Market when a very thin, nervous looking, figure approached. “Got any change?”, he asked. Mentally weighing up all the arguments for and against giving to beggars I went reflexively for my standard response: “sorry, I don’t have any cash”. Muttering to himself the guy moved on. As I sat there afterwards it … Continue reading Begging, Busking And Bucket-Shaking: Giving Money In The Contactless Age

Hovis appoints Newgate Communications

Hovis, the iconic 130-year-old well-loved British brand has appointed Newgate Communications. As part of its remit, Newgate will manage Hovis’ Corporate and Financial PR, Public Affairs, as well as senior communications advice and press office support in the UK. The account will be led by Newgate Partners Clotilde Gros and Simon Gentry. Continue reading Hovis appoints Newgate Communications

The Art Of The Deal: How Not To Negotiate Brexit

This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post. In recent weeks the British media has been full of stories about how we need to be ready for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. With the talks stuttering along, at best, one senior Conservative politician after another has emerged to intone solemnly on the subject and prepare us all for the worst. On the one hand this seems like a … Continue reading The Art Of The Deal: How Not To Negotiate Brexit

Surprise, Surprise: Uber, Lobbying And Avoiding Regulatory Shocks

The article below originally appeared on the Huffington Post UK. On Friday last week came news to gladden the hearts of all black cab drivers. Ride hailing service Uber was to be stripped of its licence by TfL after an investigation into claims made about passenger safety. The media reported this as a “surprise” move. But was it really all that unexpected? Uber’s travails, after … Continue reading Surprise, Surprise: Uber, Lobbying And Avoiding Regulatory Shocks

Newgate: Proud sponsors of the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup 2017

From 12 July for ten days Guildford, in Surrey, will see the best women’s lacrosse players in the world competing for the World Cup.  As one of the tier one sponsors Newgate Communications will be taking a close interest, and will be very visible at the event.  We are extremely proud to be involved in what will be the largest elite women’s sporting event in … Continue reading Newgate: Proud sponsors of the FIL Rathbones Women’s Lacrosse World Cup 2017

Being Kicked While You’re Down: Theresa May’s Miserable Mandate

At about 4pm on Friday I received a text message from a friend in the higher reaches of the Conservative Party.  What did I think of Gavin Barwell?  And now that he had lost his seat, would I be willing to talk to him about the future, given that he would be a “real catch” and a “big asset”?  Sounded great to me, but before … Continue reading Being Kicked While You’re Down: Theresa May’s Miserable Mandate

Such Crazy Times We’ve Had: Thoughts on May’s self-destructive election

As the crowd gathered last night for the Newgate Election Night Party we were confident about one thing: no matter how poor the Conservative election campaign, no matter how impressive the ‘Jez We Can’ surge, the Tories would secure a bigger Commons majority when the results were announced.  We were absolutely sure.  Fine, the consensus was that they would win by 40-odd rather than by … Continue reading Such Crazy Times We’ve Had: Thoughts on May’s self-destructive election