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Is is time to abandon lobbying and target voters directly?

Is is time to abandon lobbying and target voters directly?

Today’s CITYA.M. carries an op-ed by communications consultant James Frayne. He argues that “It’s time for business to abandon lobbying and target voters directly”. The problem I’ve got with his argument is that actually that’s exactly what a lot of effective lobbying already does. When Oxfam was successfully campaigning for the global Arms Trade Treaty […]

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Lies, damned lies trade unions and lobbyists

Lies, damned lies trade unions and lobbyists

Yesterday I tweeted that legislation made in haste, is rarely good legislation. It was only after that I discovered that indeed it appears the government is careering headlong down a path of disastrous legislation to regulate lobbyists. Unfortunately much of the media coverage and comments from ‘experts’ are simply spinning their own agenda or arguing […]

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Share This Too: Social media for PR professionals

Share This Too: Social media for PR professionals

Earlier this year I was one of several contributors to the ‘best-selling’ PR book Share This: The Social Media Handbook for PR Professionals. It was published by Wiley in July and on pre-sales alone became a best-selling PR book on Amazon (which admittedly doesn’t require huge volumes of sales!) Despite the breadth of is content […]

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Lobbying is helping a boy to get a puppy

Lobbying is helping a boy to get a puppy

Billy wants a puppy so he has to lobby his parents. Hill & Knowlton in Canada the USA has put this promotional video together to help demonstrate the positive side of public affairs and lobbying – how experts can help you communicate with government.

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Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

Liam Fox and Adam Werritty put lobbying back on the agenda

The Liam Fox and Adam Werritty saga has absolutely nothing to do with legitimate public affairs practice, but unfortunately it has served to put lobbying firmly back in the media and political spotlight. Today’s Guardian has an interesting article that analyses the coalition government’s meetings with external representatives in the first 10 months of coming […]

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Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

Public Affairs: Soap Box | PRWeek

This week’s PRWeek Public Affairs: Soap Box is a short op-ed by me on the importance of social media to public affairs professionals. This is the original piece, before I edited it down to fit PRWeek’s word count. As party conference season ends we’ve seen how all of the political parties have enthusiastically adopted social […]

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