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James Hardy is an Account Executive in the Corporate & Public Affairs Practice at Ketchum in London. He specialises in media engagement and corporate communications and works across a number of sectors including technology, consumer, and professional services. When not at work, James is a keen follower of rugby and in particular Leicester Tigers, James is also a tennis player and can be found on the courts of Hampstead most Saturdays. Follow him @jimbo_hardy

Davos Insider: 5 Themes for the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2019

by James Hardy and Laura Clementi| November 29, 2018

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos is a highly anticipated gathering of top leaders in government, business and civil society. On a global stage, these leaders examine our world’s most pressing challenges and collaborate to drive positive change. Their discussions help shape the political, social and economic agendas for the year ahead. Not […]

Rochester sees a Reckless Rebellion Rise Up: Deciphering the Rochester and Strood by-election

by James Hardy| December 4, 2014

Not for the first time in the history of England has Rochester Castle been at the centre of a political rebellion. Eight-hundred years ago, Rochester Castle was taken by the rebels in the ‘First Barons’ war following widespread disillusionment with an unpopular King. For King John, Rochester was critical, for it was positioned on the […]

Are Blogs Taking Over the Online Media Space?

by James Hardy| September 12, 2013

Blogs are a great way to engage with targeted online communities in areas which can sometimes be overlooked by the mainstream media. Over the course of the last 6 months, I have been engaging with the blogosphere for a client, and I wanted to share some thoughts and lessons to be learned from engaging with […]

Loyalty and Division: The Challenge Facing David Cameron and His Party in the Run up to 2015

by James Hardy| May 30, 2013

Before the local elections in May there was a pervading sense of a Conservative revival. Opinion polls were seemingly static with Labour polling no more than 12-points above the Tories and the death of the former premier Margaret Thatcher bringing about a sense of togetherness that party spin doctors had only dreamt about since the […]