Letter from… Bogotá

By Nicolas Cuellar, Senior Director, SEC Newgate  More than 90 days have passed since the National Government decreed mandatory preventive isolation (quarantine), which has been extended again until Wednesday July 15. The focus of President Ivan Duque’s Government is to implement public policies that gradually reactivate the economy while protecting the health of Colombians. For example,…

Letter from… Florida

By Megan Kovach, Senior Executive Being an American has always been something I am proud of.  ‘Land of the Free’ and ‘Home of the Brave’ are anthems that have echoed since the birth of our nation in 1776.   The flag that stands for freedom, a democracy in a republic and one nation under God are…

I wish it could be Christmas everyday

By Ian Silvera, Account Director As the sun beams down on Britain, with ice lollies inevitably melting in childrens’ hands and every man and their picnic-eating dog storming the parks, there’s no better time to start imaging the dark days of December and Christmas, which is exactly six months away today.  Sadly, the UK and the rest…

Rebecca Long Bailey sacked, but Robert Jenrick remains

By Tim Le Couilliard, Newgate Public Affairs The headline political news of the day is that former leadership hopeful Rebecca Long Bailey has been removed from the Labour Shadow Cabinet. Seen as one of the few “Corbynistas” on the Labour front bench, Long Bailey has been sacked from her Education portfolio following a Tweet that…

Ad-vocating change

By Henry Taylor, Executive In the last week, several prominent brands have announced that they are pulling their advertising from Facebook over the platform’s approach to hate-speech and disinformation. The situation highlights the changing nature of corporate social responsibility and the increased scrutiny being placed on both advertisers and platforms that depend on advertising revenue….

The government’s Corona (mis)communication?

By Simon Gentry, Newgate Public Affairs How do you communicate confidently and reassuringly when the situation you find yourself in is fluid and you have very little firm information to go on?  How do authorities change their minds without looking like they had no idea what they were doing and were ’making it up’? The…

Letter From… Central London

By Ann Murphy, Executive As of 4th July, pubs, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers can open provided that safety measures are in place. Although equally exciting and stomach turning, this isn’t news to Londoners. As far as we are concerned, the city has been back in full swing for the last two weeks. From places like Camden…

Ethical activism – the economy’s mushrooms

By Henry Adefope & Anthony Hughes, Associate Partners The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unravelling effect on many of the systems we used to rely on and shaken up the way we think about things.  It has also created a moment – or perhaps an opportunity – to reflect on how we can improve things…

Liberation day

By Simon Gentry, Newgate Public Affairs The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was in the Commons this afternoon to announce the most dramatic series of changes to the way we live our lives since the lockdown itself was announced back in March.  From 4 July life in Britain will, with a few notable exceptions, return to…