Lansons Conversations

Help! I need somebody

25 September 2009 BY Ralph Jackson
I think it says something about modern communication when a venerable institution set up in 1825 invokes a famous song from the 1960s to raise awareness now among consumers to use the services of solicitors.  But it begs the question: given our...
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The incoming tide

25 September 2009 BY Sophie Lilley
Journalists and PRs often have an interesting relationship. Essentially we are both sides of the same coin. I say “we” because after 10 years as a broadcast journalist and two running a broadcast and online pr department I can claim a foot in...
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The view from Bournemouth

24 September 2009 BY Sophie Lilley
This is the second consecutive year the Liberal Democrats have decamped to Bournemouth, and judged against last year it is impossible not to find this year’s conference a little muted. 2008 was not a vintage conference nor did it pass without the...
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Will triumph over John Lewis?

23 September 2009 BY Lisa Carr
John Lewis is having a tough time of it of late, as its recent 20pc slump in first-half pre-tax profits revealed. And not only does it expect things to be equally as “fragile” for the year ahead, but it has also taken issue with’s...
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Value brands = brand value?

22 September 2009 BY Sophie Lilley
The release of Interbrand’s latest annual Best Global Brands report saw brands that align themselves with value, such as Ikea, Kellogg’s and Heinz, enjoy a steady climb in their brand equity as staying in became the new going out in 2009. Many...
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The ‘C’ Word

21 September 2009 BY Sophie Lilley
In a word – cuts. That is the battleground on which Labour and Tories will contest the next election. Not the spurious investment versus cuts divide, the central questions will be; where to cut, who can be trusted to cut, by how much and when? In a...
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