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11th August 2017


Emerging Trends in the Property and Infrastructure Sector

There is no escaping the fact that in terms of public profile the next few years will be critical for property and infrastructure, not least because it’s back on the political and media agenda in a big way. We’ve considered some of these as part of our 2017...

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11th August 2017


Do new data protection laws show the real power of the EU post-Br...

This week, Digital Minister Matt Hancock announced the Government’s proposals for a new set of data protection laws, meaning the Data Protection Act 1998 will be succeeded by a Bill which will impose more stringent requirements on companies holding personal data, and...

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The Advantage Series

Organizations of all sizes, across industry sectors, face complex reputational, regulatory and communication challenges. Here we examine some of those in depth, looking at how they can be overcome, and how Grayling can create advantage.

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7th August 2017


What does the HMS Queen Elizabeth mean for Portsmouth’s Naval his...

HMS Queen Elizabeth, the most powerful warship ever built for Britain's famous Royal Navy Fleet, is set to sail into its new home of Portsmouth for the first time between the 17th and the 22nd August, not far from our Grayling regional office along the South...

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3rd August 2017


Can current competition regulation keep up with the internet age?

Over recent decades, the UK has seen the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), select committees, and the Government, question and intervene in a number of corporate mergers. When such an intervention has occurred, it has been to preserve competition in a market and...

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3rd August 2017


Emerging Trends in the Education Sector

Exams results lie just around the corner, but in truth the education sector itself has been examined like never before over past few years, not least over the course of the last General Election. But what’s perhaps most interesting for those of us with a...

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3rd August 2017


Tech Rising Stars

These are just some of the Conservative MPs that Grayling’s New Economy Team will be keeping a close eye on over the coming years, and so should any technology firm looking to shape government policy.Kemi Badenoch (Con, Saffron Walden)If you’re putting together a...

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27th July 2017


Select Committees: The last bastion of expertise?

During last year’s referendum campaign, Michael Gove famously quipped that the British public “has had enough of the experts”. Indeed, in the past twelve months it has been the popular vote, rather than the strength of arguments from a handful of experts, that has...

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26th July 2017


Student debt: promises, politics and the press

George from Grayling’s Leeds team shares his insights on student debt and its influence. Whilst it was expected that Brexit would be the all-consuming issue of the recent general election, upon reflection it was arguably the debate on student debt that was more...

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24th July 2017


A sip of Unicorn success – The Starbucks story

Chloe Baker, Account Executive in our Grayling Birmingham team, shares her thoughts on what made Starbucks' Unicorn Frappucino such a success.We often say ‘let’s keep it simple’ or ‘bring it back to basics’ as there’s so much value in ideas that are well...

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21st July 2017


Tory backbenchers have marked out a route, but the PM will need t...

Following a turbulent couple of months, Cabinet infighting, Brexit negotiations and a mounting red box are likely to dampen this summer’s Swiss hiking trip. But oddly enough, the PM can feel more secure about her position now than at any other point since the General...

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19th July 2017


Why Mad Men is essential viewing for PRs

Kevan Barber, Account Manager with Atomic, the consumer and tech division of Grayling looks to how Mad Men and the era which it depitcts remains relevant today. This blog is about more than just Mad Men the TV series, it’s also about David Ogilvy and his views set...

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