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Lessons for Leaders

11 January 2019 BY Naomi Goodman
In our last newsletter, Lansons Director Naomi Goodman took a look back over leadership trends in 2018, reviewed key events and gave some valuable lessons to be carried into 2019. In case you missed it, here's a chance to read...
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Lansons Gender Pay Gap Report

01 November 2018 BY Lansons
Lansons and equality Throughout our 30-year history Lansons has been a champion of gender equality, supporting talented women and creating a culture where they can excel.  As part of this, we have committed to reporting our gender pay gap...
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My Lansons work experience: Chloe

30 August 2018 BY Guest
Every year Lansons runs a summer work experience programme when we welcome two students a week to join us here in our offices. This programme provides students with an opportunity to enhance their skills, gain insight into the industry and...
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My Lansons work experience: Imany

28 August 2018 BY Guest
Every year Lansons runs a summer work experience programme when we welcome two students a week to join us here in our offices. This programme provides students with an opportunity to enhance their skills, gain an insight into the industry and...
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My Lansons Work Experience: Amelie

30 July 2018 BY Amelie Tolchard
Overview Over the last week I have been helping with various tasks, learning about the multiple roles in PR and meeting many interesting people, but I am now sad to say that my work experience at Lansons has drawn to a close. From coverage...
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5-0 to Theresa May

14 July 2018 BY Michael Stott
It’s not just the England football team doing better than everyone expected this week. The Prime Minister’s Brexit white paper, as launched with Cabinet Ministers on Friday of last week, appears to have taken the red lines Theresa May...
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Do you have an affinity for ESG investing?

09 July 2018 BY David Masters
The asset management industry is facing a considerable intergenerational challenge. How can it best service the successor generations to the baby boomers to offset imbalances in wealth and the transfer of financial risk from governments and...
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Room to Move

17 June 2018 BY Angela Scaffidi
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Angela is Managing Partner and Head of Change at SenateSHJ in Australia. The agency is a fellow PROI Worldwide partner and Angela was recently appointed Vice Chair, Asia Pacific Region for PROI. Change...
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Akira discusses her time at Lansons

13 June 2018 BY Lansons
The world of Public Relations is different to what I had expected but having spent time at Lansons and gaining an in-depth idea of procedures, I have come to greatly enjoy it. I found that I have been able to flourish in the tasks put ahead of me...
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Global Communication Partners AGM 2018

25 April 2018 BY Eva Blesinger
Why a global perspective with regional specialist insight pays off in a world of transformational change Transformation is all around us. The impact of technology, political decisions and regulatory changes as well as societal shifts, are only...
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My Lansons Experience

23 April 2018 BY Jamie Smith
Making my decision I joined Lansons in January 2018, after facing tough decisions of where my future lay as a young professional in the competitive London landscape. As many can attest, it is difficult to decide on your next step when you are...
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The big issues in Asset Management

19 March 2018 BY David Masters
A matter of time Board director and asset management specialist David Masters looks at some of the biggest challenges facing the sector in the years ahead. As Foreign & Colonial, the first investment trust, turns 150 this year there has...
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Lansons Newsletter-Spring

14 March 2018 BY Lansons
Lansons Newsletter Spring 2018 Our Spring 2018 Newsletter is now live You can read it here, including all the below topics, our Lansons Newsletter Spring edition will also include all of our upcoming events, Lansons company news and employee...
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Lansons wins City Agency of the Year

23 February 2018 BY Lansons
City and Financial Awards 2018 We are delighted to announce that Lansons has won City Agency of the Year Award at the PRCA City and Financial Awards 2018. The awards are aimed at recognising the talent and impact of individuals, teams and...
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Bad Moon Rising

22 January 2018 BY David Masters
Reputation Management for funds management  When the whole industry is perceived to be under a cloud, protecting your own company’s reputation is never more important or challenging. This is the situation currently facing many asset...
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Keep calm and what crisis?

22 January 2018 BY Claudia Guembe
How it starts It’s 8.30am on Monday morning. You walk into the office, coffee in hand, and notice it feels slightly quiet for a Monday. You turn the news on and see reports from the police investigating an explosion at your nearest tube...
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Crisis management

22 January 2018 BY Tony Langham
Managing crises has become a greater part of Lansons and our clients’ lives. Over the past four years we’ve won 7 major PR awards for helping the Co-operative Bank recover from one of Britain’s severest corporate crisis. Last year...
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Are you ready for Gender Pay Reporting?

18 December 2017 BY Rachel Dakin
The deadline for publishing gender pay data is less than four months away. Yet, at the time of writing, only 366 out of roughly 9,000 companies legally required to report have submitted their numbers. That is less than 5 per cent. Chances are,...
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Lansons’ Newsletter: Winter 2017

15 December 2017 BY Lansons
Click to read Lansons' newsletter - Winter 2017 The latest edition of our newsletter is now available to view. Included in this issue: Seasons greetings, it's time to accentuate the positive... Misunderstanding millennials: the future...
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Podcast: 2017 Autumn Budget Special

24 November 2017 BY Lansons
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, gave a sobering assessment of Britain’s economy when he delivered his annual Budget Statement to Parliament. Stamp duty give-aways for first-time homebuyers and fresh money for the NHS was overshadowed by a...
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Phil the magician weaves his magic

24 November 2017 BY Ralph Jackson
On Budget day, the media and commentators trot out those traditional clichés that the Chancellor should be a ‘magician’ and ‘produce rabbits from a hat’ as though we should be witnessing some form of entertaining spectacle. The reality...
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It’s hip to be square!

30 October 2017 BY Steven Arnoldi
Social media has created a new form of video and we can’t ignore it anymore. When TV was first invented, we watched everything in a square format (pretty much, or 4:3 ratio to be exact) until high definition came about and we moved to the...
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The threat of fake news

27 October 2017 BY Sophie Paterson (née Church)
The phenomenon that is ‘fake news’ has swept across the news agenda, muscled its way into speeches and been referenced by Donald Trump more times than I can count over the last 12 months or so. The Independent now has a dedicated section on...
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Building a measurement culture

25 October 2017 BY Kapil Arya
There is no doubt that communications measurement has been one of the most keenly discussed themes in the communications industry. The evolution of the industry has highlighted the need for an effective and rigorous way to measure its value....
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Lansons’ Newsletter: Autumn 2017

18 October 2017 BY Lansons
Click to read Lansons' newsletter - Autumn 2017 The latest edition of our newsletter is now available to view. Included in this issue: Post party conferences: who is the better party for Government? Artificial Intelligence will...
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Lansons’ Annual Party 2017: Photo Gallery

06 October 2017 BY Lansons
 On Thursday 5 October Lansons hosted our Annual Party at Smiths of Smithfield. We were delighted to share stunning views of the sun setting behind St Paul’s with over 500 clients, contacts and friends.  Thank you to everyone who...
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A Day in the Life of an Intern at Lansons

24 August 2017 BY Faith Jones
  My day starts at 7am. Really, it should start around 6:30 however, my desire to blow dry my hair is outweighed by my desire to spend an extra half an hour in bed. My alarm goes off and I’m up – I have 50 minutes to get ready and out...
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HighTide Festival comes to London

14 July 2017 BY Rachel Dakin
For almost a decade, Lansons and HighTide have enjoyed a unique, award-winning relationship between an arts charity and business. We share our offices with HighTide, which enables the theatre company to focus resources and funding on achieving...
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Cracking the science of incidental exposure

14 July 2017 BY Lansons
Are you reading this newsletter in bed? When it comes to the news, the public you’re trying to reach probably are. Today smartphones are now as important for news inside the home as outside, with 46% now accessing news in bed, which is more...
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Lansons’ Newsletter: Summer 2017

13 July 2017 BY Lansons
The latest edition of our newsletter is now available to view. Included in this issue: Big business looks a lot like Theresa May Lansons launches its first book A look into the implications on the FCA's final report of the Asset...
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Lansons and HighTide: A Partnership

24 May 2017 BY Francesca Clark - HighTide
This week, we are delighted to be attending the Third Sector Business Charity Awards 2017 in recognition of our partnership with Lansons. Since 2008, Lansons and HighTide have celebrated a year-on-year partnership that is unique. Lansons...
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Lansons’ Newsletter: Spring 2017

04 May 2017 BY Lansons
The latest edition of our newsletter is now available to view. Included in this issue: General election 2017: overview General election 2017: what we would like to know How to navigate the key challenges and opportunities that Brexit...
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Election Briefing – 37 Days To Go!

02 May 2017 BY Lansons
Welcome to the first of the Lansons/Opinium briefing emails on the general election. Every week we will be circulating a note, compiled by Lansons political and social media experts and Opinium’s political pollsters, looking at the latest...
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The Great Repeal Bill White Paper Summary

31 March 2017 BY Mitchell Cohen
After Theresa May formally triggered Article 50, the Government brought forward its Great Repeal Bill White Paper (entitled ‘Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union’) – the draft legislation through which...
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Housing White Paper – analysis

07 February 2017 BY Matthew Young
The release of the Government’s long awaited White Paper on Housing represents the completion of a policy triumvirate, after weeks of set piece announcements. The Corporate Governance Green Paper, the Industrial Strategy White Paper and now...
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2017: Asset managers year in the sun

19 December 2016 BY David Masters
It’s been a challenging year for the investment industry. Leaving aside the market turmoil created by a series of geopolitical surprises for the moment, the year started as it ended – largely in the shadow of the FCA’s asset management...
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Lansons’ newsletter Winter 2016/ 2017

15 December 2016 BY Lansons
The latest edition of our newsletter is now available to view.  As the year draws to a close we reflect on the future and how we can learn from 2016 to grow and thrive in 2017.  Included in this issue: Should businesses take action...
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Our analysis of the Autumn Statement

25 November 2016 BY Lansons
Our overview of the Autumn Statement. Our key takeaway is that this was a substance-light Autumn Statement, with the Government looking to keep its powder dry until the current political and economic headwinds, brought about by Brexit and other...
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Lansons’ Autumn Newsletter 2016

20 October 2016 BY Lansons
  The latest edition of our interactive newsletter is now available to view.   In this issue we reflect on the world of business since the referendum result: how have things changed, is the outlook as bleak as previously...
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Britain, Brexit and managing change

01 July 2016 BY Tony Langham
 Britain (or at least England and Wales) will be leaving the EU and we all need to accept the result of the referendum. We shouldn’t indulge any blame games or conversations about a second referendum, or complain at how close the vote was....
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Lansons Newsletter – July 2016

01 July 2016 BY Lansons
Our July newsletter is now available. Click the image below to flick through. In this issue we reflect on how Brexit is likely to impact on UK businesses and our industry and how we plan to positively move forward. There is also a piece from...
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How to internationalise your thinking

17 June 2016 BY Anna McLean
Keeping your eyes and ears open, to see and experience new things that challenge your thinking and your perceptions are key for any consultant. Only by continuously being curious about the things we don’t know yet or haven’t yet considered,...
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Who has the best view in PR?

13 May 2016 BY Lansons
Scott McKenzie, joint MD and head of change and employee engagement gives an insight into office life at Lansons in this article in PR Moments.“My morning stroll to work involves me walking past some of London's most iconic landmarks: from the...
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Looking forward to growing older?

03 May 2016 BY Tina Woods
Worldwide there is a dramatic shift in demographics as more people are living longer and birth rates fall in the developed world.   In London – where 32% of the population is under 25 – the number of people over 60 is projected to expand by...
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Lansons’ Online Highlights

07 March 2016 BY Lansons
The Lansons Online team have scoured the internet to collate the best news and views from the past two weeks. Get insight into what’s happening online and keep an eye on our blog and social media for more of these updates!  1. Google DeepMind...
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Is Parity for Women in the City a Pipe Dream?

04 March 2016 BY Sophia Morrell
This article was published in the Huffington Post 3rd March 2016. Author Sophia Morrell is an associate director at Lansons. Will we ever have gender equality in financial services? Genuine equality - parity of earnings, representation on...
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Panel debate – I Call Myself a Feminist

14 January 2016 BY Lansons
In February 2016 Lansons held an evening panel debate with the authors of 2015’s  ‘I Call Myself A Feminist’ as we discussed what it means to be a feminist in 2016.The book brings together the voices of 25 women under thirty to explore...
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Lansons celebrates 26th anniversary

17 November 2015 BY Lansons
Twenty-six years ago, on 14 November, 1989, Tony Langham and Clare Parsons officially launched Lansons Communications.Whilst our name has been shortened and our portfolio of clients and expert services has broadened, we still love to remember...
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Why Brand Building needs a Rebrand!

29 October 2015 BY Russell Graham
When it comes to brand building, a lot of organisations and agencies are in need of a reality check. Too many companies are still putting their brand on a pedestal, spending millions polishing it and expecting that manufactured “thing” to be...
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People Powered Health – The Presentation

29 September 2015 BY Tina Woods
At the recent 'Connected Health' event in London, Lansons Health and Opinium presented findings from their research into innovation in healthcare - you can download the full report here.Below you can find the slides from the event - if you have...
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The Economics of Reputation

29 September 2015 BY Lansons
The PRCA held its annual National Conference on Friday 25th September 2015 at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly. The PRCA National Conference is the premier conference for the PR and communications industry, and Lansons Chief Executive Tony Langham was...
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A new leader is elected and old Labour is back

14 September 2015 BY Ralph Jackson
Jeremy Corbyn would hate it but he has achieved a delicious similarity with Tony Blair: he won a landslide victory to become party leader.Whereas Blair advanced the Labour party to unheard-of successes with three election victories, the new...
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Social Media Week Is Coming To Lansons

02 September 2015 BY Russell Graham
This month, Europe’s biggest social media conference is coming to Lansons. On 18th September, we will be hosting an event, States of Digital: Roles of the Future, In-house Structures & Agency Offerings, as part of Social Media Week London,...
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Lansons Gives Back

20 August 2015 BY Helen Proud
This week at Lansons we had the pleasure of a visit from Lieutenant Colonel Tim Coles, who came to our offices to accept a cheque for ABF, the Soldiers Charity, and told us about the brilliant work the charity does to support serving and retired...
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Five LinkedIn tips for beginners

07 August 2015 BY Pete Knott
Did you set up a LinkedIn profile ages ago but haven’t gotten around to updating it or sorting out the details yet? One very good reason to devote more attention to it is by Googling yourself - your LinkedIn profile is probably the first search...
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Going on holiday…in your office

06 August 2015 BY Caroline Cant
As the hazy summer days roll on and holidays begin in earnest, lone desks appear throughout offices across the UK, patiently waiting for their usual inhabitant to return rested and (hopefully) tanned. These spaces provide the perfect chance for...
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Climbing the reputational yield curve

04 August 2015 BY David Masters
It appears that asset managers aren’t to be construed as systemically important, which is good news. Nonetheless, they remain hugely significant in the global flow of capital. And, for an ever growing number of investors and households, they...
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Asset Management Summer Cocktail Party

27 July 2015 BY Lansons
On Tuesday 21 July, a lovely balmy summer evening, the Lansons courtyard was taken over by around 120 clients and guests for the annual Lansons Asset Management Summer Cocktail Party.Our courtyard was transformed into a bustling outside arena...
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Britain at Work – one week to go!

15 July 2015 BY Scott McKenzie
The announcement today of a rise both in unemployment numbers AND the levels of pay (as well as the announcement of the Trade Union Bill limiting workers’ right to strike) demonstrate just how mixed the picture is when looking at the modern UK...
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New Labour part 2

11 May 2015 BY Ralph Jackson
It’s back to school for the Labour party to revisit the three Rs: reinvent, rebuild, renew.The election defeat wasn’t just a recognition that the party’s policies are not appealing to the country but more a sense that the party as a whole...
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UK General Election 2015: Briefing #9

30 April 2015 BY Ralph Jackson
Welcome to the ninth edition of the Lansons Election Briefing, supported by Opinium. With less than two weeks until polling day, the outcome of the UK general election 2015 is still far too close to call, however the polls are showing some signs...
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