Andy Sawford

Political predictions probe launched

22 November 2016

Senior figures in politics, public affairs and polling are to examine why so-called experts are consistently struggling to correctly predict political outcomes.

The PRCA is launching a...


Law giant in public affairs push

17 November 2016

The world's largest law firm, Dentons, is setting up a worldwide network of public affairs firms and is inviting UK agencies to join.

Dentons has announced that in early 2017 it will...

Eben Black

Black book lifts the lid

16 November 2016

A senior lobbyist has lifted the lid on his time in public affairs with a new book that sets out how to be an effective lobbyist.

In the new title, Eben Black also refers to a number of...

UK and EU flags

Why Brexit will fail without lobbying

23 November 2016

The image of Theresa May sitting in the bunker of No 10 with her close advisers surrounded by piles of papers working on a solution to Brexit is being allowed to take root.  But if the...


The lobbying battle over airport expansion isn't over yet

26 October 2016

The Heathrow-Gatwick battle has re-opened some old rivalries. Not just in politics, but in the world of spin and lobbying too.

Zac Goldsmith and the Liberal Democrats will now go head-to-...

West Ham payers celebrate

Public affairs is now a team sport

20 October 2016

What qualities make a great public affairs practitioner? It’s a standard interview question and one which I have often asked, but is there a secret ingredient?

This is the point at which...

Simon Francis

Lunch with... Simon Francis

1 December 2016

The week after I interviewed Mario Ambrosi over lunch, I happened to meet up with the other co-chairman of the...

Mario Ambrosi

Lunch with... Mario Ambrosi

21 November 2016

Normally, my PAN lunches in Shepherds are with agency heads. So it was a rare treat to meet up with the co-chairman of PRCA’s Not-For-Profit Group. Mario Ambrosi is also the head of policy and...

Rod Carwright

Lunch with... Rod Cartwright

27 October 2016

I caught up with Ketchum’s Rod Cartwright as Jeremy Corbyn stood on the verge of another electoral triumph, and with the political world still cringing or laughing (or both) at Keith Vaz’s...