Introducing Newgate

Newgate delivers insight driven, seamless communications locally, nationally and internationally.  We enhance and protect reputations and build value.  We anticipate change and create fresh ideas based on insight.  We help our clients to engage and influence the opinions that matter most, to achieve distinctive positioning. Newgate is a team of 235 motivated and talented people,…

Infrastructure, Infrastructure, Infrastructure!

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By Drew AspinwallAt the 1997 General Election, Tony Blair famously promised that a Labour Government’s three main priorities would be ‘Education, Education, Education’. Flash forward 22 years, and today’s politicians could take a rhetorical leaf out of Blair’s book when it comes to the solution for housebuilding, ‘Infrastructure, infrastructure,…

All I want for Christmas is you(r vote)

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By Douglas Johnson Monday morning is, frankly, getting quite tough. Peeling back the curtains to find that it’s still dark, just two weeks after setting our clocks back, is enough to demoralise anyone. It’s easy to see why there’s a widely held belief that a December General Election will…

Do Or Die [In a Ditch]

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By David Scane There is an urban legend that in a major city you are never more than 6 feet away from a rat at any given time. For the past month the same has felt true of the Government’s “Get Ready for Brexit” posters.  These adverts, part of…

What Behavioural Economics Taught Me

By Zein Sajdi The average person makes around 35,000 decisions a day[1]. Sounds like a lot, doesn’t it? But of those decisions, some of them can be more important than others – from choosing what to have for lunch to choices that will have far more lasting consequences. And some – like deciding how to…

Companies are changing – but their comms must keep up

By Ian Morris The Financial Times’ recently-launched campaign, ‘The New Agenda’, calls for a reset of the principles of capitalism, promoting stronger corporate purpose beyond just shareholder returns. It is not alone. In August, the chief executives of many leading US corporations signed up to a statement by the US Business Roundtable affirming their commitment…

How insurance is making a difference for those living with dementia

By Vanessa Chance This week the Alzheimer’s Society published some amazing news: we are looking at the first new drug in 15 years where trials show clear improvement in memory and language. This is truly ground-breaking and will help those living with dementia to be able to live more independently, travel and manage their own…

Let Them Eat Meringue

The Weekly Newgate Engage Planning Blog By David Scane On a recent trip to the local food market, my 4 year old son’s attention was captured by an enormous pink and white meringue for sale on one of the stalls. His protestations that he “really, really, really, really, really”, wanted one failed to break down…

What does digital comms really look like in UAE?

By Anthony Hughes Returning to the UK after five years with Newgate’s Abu Dhabi operation in the UAE has been a big adjustment in many ways not just marvelling at the rain. One of the most interesting things I have noticed is how many misconceptions exist about the region. Many people have been to Dubai…