Only two weeks into September and already the noise around Brexit is picking up pace. Will the U.K. Labour Party change position on a second referendum? Can cosmetic changes to the Irish backstop make it politically sell-able in the U.K.? … read more →
Many lobbyists are looking to influence the upcoming manifestos for the 2019 EU elections. The key to success is to align your language with the language of the parties. The word clouds below show you how to ‘frame’ your issue to be maximally attractive to those writing the 2019 manifestos.
In the last few days, many people including the Financial Times have reached out to us remembering our article predicting this Facebook meltdown last June. If you knew that, they ask, what happens next? Here are some of this week’s predictions… read more →
(Foolish?) Predictions for 2019 and 2021 after the events of this week. The most important Brexit signpost from this week may turn out not to be the Juncker-May agreement of Friday morning, but the rhetoric from Brussels and London earlier in the… read more →
In October 2017, HLC’s chairman Simon Bryceson was invited to give a key note speech at the opening of the General Meeting of the International Cablemakers Federation. During his speech, Simon examined the causes of the wave of unexpected political… read more →
Forget Cambridge Analytica. Every dollar spent on Facebook by political parties takes us closer to Zuckerberg choosing future political leaders. Questions about Facebook’s role in these turbulent times are hardly new: moderating violence and hate speech; the amount of money… read more →
Lobbying impact is notoriously difficult to measure: or is it? HLC welcomed Dr. David Marshall to present a large scale analysis of Brussels lobbying. Trends in lobbying are often analysed on the basis of anecdotal evidence. At HLC, we think… read more →
Preparing your organisation for the UK’s EU referendum. Does the result ever matter? HLC likes to think big. We work with organisations that want to stay ahead of the curve. This week HLC hosted a Brexit brainstorm with Brussels Public… read more →