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Ketchum Corporate, Public Affairs & Technology: A Year in Review

by Rupert Lewis| December 17, 2014

It’s been a year of highlights, low points and upheavals across the political and business landscape in the UK and around the globe. As the Ketchum team peers into our Christmas crystal ball we look back at some of key issues which piqued our interest over the last twelve months, and what we have to […]

Top Digital News

by Prita Das| December 17, 2014

Twitter’s top ten political moments of 2014 Twitter is becoming an increasingly critical communications tool for politicians and political organisations, and so it is fitting that the social platform has released the top ten Twitter political moments of 2014. The most-shared political Tweet was the first Tweet by the CIA, whilst the biggest government and […]

A PR Christmas Carol: Silent Night or Tidings of Comfort and Joy?

by Murray Wardrop| December 17, 2014

As you prepare to flee the office for the extended Christmas break, spare a thought for Britain’s newspapermen and women. It may help you secure some of your best exposure of the year. Because Christmas is a rotten time of year to be a journalist (I know from 10 years’ experience). While the rest of […]

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 […]

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? […]

Devolution: The Unexpected Legacy of the Coalition

by Jordan Campbell| December 4, 2014

As the Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement of this parliament before next May’s General Election, few commentators would have predicted at the time of his first statement back in 2010 that there would be such momentum behind greater autonomy from Westminster to the regions of the UK. The momentum is largely due […]