Party conference lessons? It’s all about the engagement

The party conferences are not everyone’s idea of fun but approached properly they can offer great opportunities for engagement. This year’s conferences have obviously been slightly interrupted by a Supreme Court decision that could make the Conservative conference more or less null and void but gave the Labour conference the boost it was otherwise lacking. …

MPs believe social media has a negative impact on politics

Four in five MPs believe that public attitudes towards politicians have been changed for the worse by social media. By Sam Webber, external relations manager, Vuelio. Research commissioned by Vuelio has found that MPs believe social media has a negative impact on politics, with four in five (81%) of the 137 MPs surveyed believing public …

The Road to Building Political Trust

Relationships of trust with politicians, as with other stakeholders, take time to build and develop. Many are worried about doing or saying the wrong thing with a politician and especially about being too political. But take some straightforward steps and the trust will build. I was recently lucky enough to be asked by Signal AI to deliver …

Government needs to look, listen and learn

By Mandy Pearse, FCIPR, Chart PR  It is high time that government looked, listened and learnt from the innovative PR practice in local government instead of telling Councils how to communicate with their citizens. Taking Hackney Council through the courts to stop it producing a fortnightly council newspaper is a clear example of dogma versus evidence. …