Newgate Communications and Capital Access Group are appointed by S&U PLC

S&U PLC, the motor finance and property bridging lender, has appointed Capital Access Group (CAG) and Newgate Communications as its integrated Investor and Public Relations advisor. S&U is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange (SUS) and is currently capitalised at £268 million. The Company is one of the leading providers of non-prime hire purchase finance to UK motor retailers through its … Continue reading Newgate Communications and Capital Access Group are appointed by S&U PLC

Media, Trust and Diversity – A Lot More to Do

After a year of everything from fake news to equal pay and #MeToo, is it too late to restore trust in the media? That was the topic up for discussion at the Media Trust panel event, a communications charity championing the power of the media to change lives for the better, held to mark International Women’s Day. The debate looked at how the media can … Continue reading Media, Trust and Diversity – A Lot More to Do

When the chips are up

They say elephants never forget. But pachyderms are positively forgetful when compared when journalists. Slight a reporter and he or she will hunt you down for years. When I was on the other side of the divide I would put a little note in my address book saying LC (the “L” stood for lying) if anyone had ever misled me. Conversely I will never forget … Continue reading When the chips are up

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, the profound intimacy of deep grief. I don’t know how … Continue reading Is grief ever an appropriate communication tool?

Active networking – is this the end of the long lunch?

When I started my career in public relations 20 years ago, ‘networking’ was a euphemism for long lunches and hazy evenings in hostelries around the City…with some passing similarities to the TV series Mad Men.  How things have changed.  This week I found myself cycling laps of the Olympic Velodrome with 14 business executives, entrepreneurs and assorted advisers as part of BDO Velo – an … Continue reading Active networking – is this the end of the long lunch?

I don’t mind if a robot takes my job (as long as it doesn’t take my salary)

I’ve spent 20 years in journalism and PR and I feel like I’m learning more now than at any point. Why? Because the media as a channel is changing beyond recognition. We now spend as much time talking about Google, Buzzfeed and Facebook as we spend musing over pitching stories to the FT. We’re also trying to make ourselves heard in a world of data … Continue reading I don’t mind if a robot takes my job (as long as it doesn’t take my salary)

World Gone MAD: Why Politicians And The Media Are In Danger Of Killing Each Other Off

The article below, written by Newgate’s CEO Gavin Devine, originally appeared in The Huffington Post. Over the weekend my middle daughter had to write an essay on the most significant event of 2016. She quite wrongly rejected the idea that this was Hiddleswift; rather boringly she chose instead the election of Donald Trump. Her 13-year-old judgement on the new PEOTUS was as pithy as it was … Continue reading World Gone MAD: Why Politicians And The Media Are In Danger Of Killing Each Other Off

Silver jubilee for the king of Fleet Street

2017 will see the 25th anniversary of Paul Dacre becoming editor of the Daily Mail. No journalist in recent history has had such longevity – his mentor Sir David English, who is credited with creating the modern Daily Mail was only editor for 21 years; his nemesis Alan Rusbridger was editor of The Guardian for 20 before retiring in 2015. No journalist in the modern … Continue reading Silver jubilee for the king of Fleet Street

6 Lessons from Donald Trump’s Winning Marketing Manual

The article below was written by John A. Quelch, Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and is part of the Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Donald Trump’s upset election win offers six lessons for marketers looking to beat the odds and overcome powerful competitors says John A. Quelch. Donald Trump’s victory may be a surprise—but not to astute marketers. Here are six important lessons from … Continue reading 6 Lessons from Donald Trump’s Winning Marketing Manual