OUR LATEST NEWS & VIEWS

Getting engaged

Getting engaged

Lifestyle,Other

Valentine’s Day has just passed, so it seems a suitable time to talk about engagements. Not the diamond ring, down-on-one-knee, doughnut kind – the social media kind. Social media mavens (and loyal newsletter readers) will have noticed that Facebook, the mother of social media data, is updating its algorithm and features to encourage people to…

GDPR looms for hundreds of thousands of unprepared UK businesses

GDPR looms for hundreds of thousands of unprepared UK businesses

Company News

With only 100 days to go before the implementation of GDPR, Safety in Numbers takes a look at what it means for businesses and consumers… Last week the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport released the findings of a survey that revealed nearly two fifths (38%) of the UK’s businesses are aware of the…

Are you MIPIM-ready?

Are you ‘MIPIM-ready?’

Property

At this grey and dreary time of year, preparations for the most prominent and exciting event in the real estate calendar are well underway. With just over a month left in the countdown to MIPIM 2018, most firms have their agendas in place and are eagerly waiting to contribute their perspectives to this year’s theme…

The power of PR

The power of PR

Marketing,PR Campaign

The unveiling of new signings at football clubs are almost as competitive as the game itself these days, and the confirmation that Alexis Sanchez had headed north to Manchester United was no different. Jose’s latest addition was announced with a video of the star playing ‘Glory, Glory Man United’ on a piano while wearing his…

January Social Media Round-Up

January Social Media Round-Up

Social Media

Facebook made a monumental change to its News Feed The social media giant retooled its News Feed to focus more on ‘meaningful interactions’. Many users have seen their Feeds filling with promotional content, videos and news articles while their updates from friends and their conversations become fewer and farther between. Facebook’s “Closer Together” initiative will…

Political predictions for 2018, sort of

Political predictions for 2018, sort of

Politics,Public policy

“There’s a saying that all predictions turn out to be either lucky or wrong.” With those words, just over 12 months ago, I began a blog post for this site which looked forward to 2017 and committed forever to the internet some reluctant thoughts about what the year might bring in the world of politics…

Revenge on the bloggers

Media

A hotel owner in Dublin has sparked debate by sharing an email from a social influencer who asked him for a free stay in return for coverage via her Instagram and YouTube channels. In the email, video blogger Elle Darby from Bath mentioned that she had almost 90,000 YouTube subscribers and 76,000 Instagram followers and…

Private equity should take a global approach to communications

Uncategorized

At a recent private equity conference, one speaker suggested that “winter is coming” for the industry. The logic was that private equity firms globally had benefitted from an historic bull market in equities since the Fed began purchasing assets in spring 2009, enabling many GPs (General Partners) to make extremely strong returns for their investors;…

Victoria Sheridan joins Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Corporate

Citigate Dewe Rogerson has appointed Victoria Sheridan as a Director in its Corporate team.