Prime Minister Faces Crucial Week Ahead

by James Drewer

Managing Director, Corporate Affairs + Advisory
December 13, 2021

Prime Minister Faces Crucial Week Ahead

After a frenetic fortnight for Boris Johnson, his short paternity leave will provide him time for brief reflection. He may consider the words of fellow Balliol College alumnus, Aldous Huxley, who wrote ‘…nothing changes and yet everything is completely different.’ A year ago the Conservatives and Labour were neck and neck in the polls, the … Read more

Life Through a Lens: Adland Responds to Lockdown.

When we return to some kind of recognisable reality, when we wash, dress (and I mean properly dress, like grown-ups) and leave home for work, those returning to the directional, scatter-cushioned hot-houses that are the nation’s creative agencies and production shops will face a sobering reminder. Their cutting room floors – actual and metaphorical – … Read more

Brexit: British Officials Need To Communicate More Directly With The Public

Google “Brexit,” and you’ll see dozens of articles published in the last few hours. Columnists at The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, and many other leading news publications are divided on what a British exit, a “Brexit,” from the 28-nation European Union, would mean for the United Kingdom. Speculation is rampant. “[Brexit] would … Read more

Four Businesses Using Creativity for Social Change

Image of Dubai Lynx Awards 2016

As millennials take over the marketplace and consumers grow more cynical about corporate values, incorporating social responsibility and purpose into business models and mission statements is essential to success. Businesses are coming up with increasingly creative ways to improve communities and affect social change. At the 10th annual Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity, which took place … Read more

Why are Technology CEOs Acting Like Heads of State?

In September 2015, when Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg during a U.S. visit, it was in a way a meeting of the leaders of the world’s two largest countries. With 1.59 billion users, Facebook’s population is bigger than China’s, which is 1.37 billion. Jinping also met with President … Read more

Is AthensLive the Future of News?

We look to Greece’s history for the template of modern democracy. Are we about to look to modern Greece to find a new template for the future of independent news? In 2013, The Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation, the Greek equivalent of PBS or the BBC, was shut down as part of general austerity measures in response … Read more

As UK Exits EU, the World Enters a New Era

Changes in the balance of power are always preceded by changes in the nature of communication. Last week’s decision by the U.K. to exit the European Union is the direct result of our decades-long move toward a dis-intermediated public sphere, in which all groups have an equal chance at being heard, not just those in … Read more