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11th May 2018

Is a picture still worth 1,000 words?

Ginny Fisher, of the Grayling Edinburgh PR team, explains why imagery is more important than ever in PR. We’ve all heard the age-old phrase ‘a picture is worth a 1,000 words’ countless times. Nevertheless, in today’s social media filled world, headed by the...

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10th May 2018

Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester – one year on

This week, Andy Burnham completed his first year as Mayor of Greater Manchester. Grayling’s Head of Manchester, Christopher Peacock, looks back at the past year and what to expect for the rest of his term.Andy Burnham walked into his new office at Churchgate House in...

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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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4th May 2018

Local Elections 2018 - Breakfast Bulletin

In the first major test of public opinion since last year’s General Election, results have been coming in from just over 4,700 seats in 150 local councils. Although local politicians will often have more impact on the average voters’ day to day life, in Westminster...

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2nd May 2018

Local Election test for the Government tomorrow

It’s looking likely to be a tough week for Theresa May’s Conservative Government. Following the resignation of Amber Rudd, the highly regarded Home Secretary, after her dismal handling of the Windrush scandal, and an increase in activism and rogue briefings from...

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23rd April 2018

Dark days and controversy at the seaside: Welsh Labour Spring Con...

Trips to the seaside are supposed to be full of fun, sand and ice cream; however, this year’s Welsh Labour Spring Conference was quite the opposite. Huw Owen from the Cardiff Public Affairs Team reviews the action from a stunning conference in Llandudno. A dark cloud...

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19th April 2018

Does polling have a place in modern politics?

Christine McKenna, a Senior Account Executive in the Public Affairs Team, explores how the polling industry is responding to the challenges of polling the modern electorate. Wednesday marked a year since Theresa May made the now infamous decision to go to the polls for...

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19th April 2018

Social media and the rules of engagement

Gaynor Kay from Grayling Scotland’s PR Team talks about how brands are still breaking fundamental rules when running competitions on social media Everyone knows that amazing feeling you get when you win something, it doesn’t matter how big or small the prize, it...

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19th April 2018

Closing an acquisition with success

Anna from Grayling’s Consumer team shares her insights on the best way to work with a client and media during an acquisition close.What happens when one of the biggest global companies wants to take one of your clients on board in a force of mutual innovative prowess?...

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16th April 2018

Saving retail – the challenge of the UK high street

Ari Angelides, an Account Executive at Grayling Birmingham, investigates the reasons why high-street retailers are experiencing extreme financial difficulty at the start of 2018The UK high street has seen several leading retailers decimated in the early part of 2018, in...

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12th April 2018

Brexit, Health and Immigration: how will the Government tackle vo...

Thomas Anelay, a Senior Account Manager in the Public Affairs Team, explores how we can expect the Government to act on the issues that voters most care about.As Parliament returns, issues polling indicates that what matters to the electorate hasn’t changed very much...

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4th April 2018

Taking an hour's lost sleep from a negative to a positive

Kevan Barber, Senior Account Manager in the Grayling Consumer division, recounts the team’s most recent campaign, focused on the dreaded lost hour of sleep when the clocks change. The clocks springing forward marks the joyous start of British Summer Time (even if the...

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