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Chris Abell is an Account Executive with the Corporate & Public Affairs Practice at Ketchum Pleon London. His areas of expertise includes organising party conference events, political analysis and > monitoring, social media outreach to MPs and stakeholder engagement. Chris is part of the Ketchum Pleon football team and often plays in friendly matches against the sister company Emanate. Feel free to connect with him on Twitter @chris_abell1

Autumn Statement 2015

by Chris Abell| December 4, 2014

It was never going to be a case of ‘the axeman cometh’ given how close the general election is! Yet given how far ‘off plan’ the government is in terms of public finances, a ‘Santa Claus’ statement, full of politically expedient giveaways to woo the voters, also seemed impossible. So how did the Chancellor do? […]

Q&A with Chris Abell, Ketchum Public Affairs

by Chris Abell| June 30, 2014

Q: Opportunity on a plate: How can brands protect their reputations when under so much political and regulatory scrutiny? A: Whether it’s the horsemeat scandal, alcohol pricing or lobby groups such as Action on Sugar, arguably there has never been a time when the food and drink industry has been under greater political and regulatory scrutiny.  […]

Why “Vote Ukip, Get Miliband” Won’t Be Enough to Deliver a Conservative Majority

by Chris Abell| October 3, 2013

The sustained rise of Ukip over recent years has stunned psephologists, commentators, politicians and even, the ever so wise, public affairs profession.  Much has been written recently arguing that if the Conservatives can just successfully communicate the simple message “vote Ukip, get Miliband” in the run up to 2015 they will get much of their […]

60 Seconds with Ketchum: Corporate Social Responsibility Makes Business Sense

by Chris Abell| May 10, 2012

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) should lie at the core of every company’s operation. Take 60 seconds to find out why and what you can do to improve your company’s efforts with London’s own CSR expert.

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t?”

by Chris Abell| March 14, 2012

Manufacturers and retailers of food and drink brands are negotiating an increasingly tricky and complex environment in the UK regarding the health credentials (or lack) of their products. According to the Department for Health, if current trends continue, 90 per cent of British adults will be overweight or obese by 2050 and 9 million Brits […]