Truth, post-truth and reality

By Bob Huxford, Partner My advice has always been that you put honesty and integrity at the forefront of communications. Whether you are looking to build brand or investor loyalty, building trust is paramount. Spin, obfuscation or downright lies might help you dodge a bullet in the short term but in the longer run there’s…

Will your business be judged a Going Concern?

By Adam Lloyd, Partner Management teams currently engaged in the end of year audit process should be in no doubt that investors are expecting bad news. To avoid further damage to already battered share prices, companies need to get ahead of this early. The current crisis presents a significant challenge for companies hoping to publish…

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…

Money2020 Europe

By Glesni Euros Financial Alchemy Dozens of thought leaders along with hundreds of delegates made it to Money2020 Europe in Amsterdam. CEOs, CTOs, marketing managers and executives came to the Rai exhibition hall last week to explore the latest developments in payments, financial technology and the financial services industry more broadly. The theme this year…

Newgate expands Manchester office with senior appointment

Integrated communications agency Newgate Communications has appointed Ian Morris as a Partner in its Manchester office as it seeks to further strengthen its regional network. He has been hired from Citigate Dewe Rogerson, for which he established the Manchester office in 2013, after six years in its London headquarters. Newgate’s Manchester team, based in the…

Koovs Plc appoints Newgate as its financial comms adviser

Koovs Plc appoints Newgate Communications as its financial communications adviser Koovs Plc, the fashion-forward business focused on the young Indian e-commerce market, has appointed Newgate Communications as its financial and corporate communications adviser. Newgate will work with Koovs to increase shareholder awareness and support the Company through tailored communication campaigns. It will focus on the…

Pension Freedoms or confusion and irresponsibility?

By Shelly Durrant, Account Director I recently attended a Financial Services Forum, ‘Out with the new, in with the old: the ageing population as a driver for change’. One of the many interesting facts I learnt was that following the Government’s announced pension freedoms in the 2014 Budget, the most searched for term on the…

Will impact investing remain a niche area?

Written by Shelly Durrant, Account Director If you’re asking yourself, what is impact investing? Where have you been these past 12-18 months? Everywhere you turn are headlines and mentions of it. Impact investing refers to investments made into companies with the intention of generating a measureable, beneficial social or environmental impact, alongside a financial return….

Redleaf rebrands as Newgate

Today, Porta Communications Plc announced that its 100% owned subsidiary, Redleaf Communications, has been fully integrated into its global strategic communications agency, Newgate Communications and will now operate under that brand. The agency operates in 16 offices across 7 countries offering consultancy in areas such as public affairs, digital, research, financial and professional services, community…

CentralNic Appoints Newgate as its Global Comms Adviser

CentralNic, the international domain and web services industry consolidator, has appointed Newgate to provide financial communications, investor access support, and international corporate and leadership communications. CentralNic’s advanced and highly scalable software platforms provide the infrastructure that enables companies to register, sell and manage their portfolios of domain names, while also providing high-value services, such as…