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.
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 →
As we ran our advocacy workshops throughout 2012, some of the most interesting discussion originated from the cartoon above. A politician goes back home and tries to explain to locals in the bar the difference between risk and hazard. The… read more →
Look as hard as you like, but you will not find any country implementing, or even proposing effective action against climate change. While scientists continue publishing newer and firmer evidence of climate change, no government seems willing to invest the… read more →
How a UK newspaper became the most widely read newspaper in the world, and how to respond to its attacks In several recent meetings, we have been involved in discussions about the UK newspaper the Daily Mail. The paper is… read more →
When companies lobby in Brussels, it is remarkable the extent to which they have become focussed on the backbone of their communication being ‘key messages’ and ‘proof points’, without developing an underlying narrative or story. Such a focus is to… read more →