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Quite a lot happened during August, including the announcement that Huntsworth CEO Lord Chadlington would be stepping down soon at the age of 72.  Reflecting on the news in his Lombard column, Jonathan Guthrie wrote “It is all very shocking. …

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Fingers on buzzers

We have new champions of the Gorkana City Charity Quiz.  Redwood Consulting won the crown last night putting clear blue water of 5 points between them and the 14 other teams – despite a less than stellar performance in the …

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Convergence path

Whether you call it convergence of collision, there’s more evidence to support the growing integration of communications and marketing.  Weber Shandwick today publishes a report which references the emergence of a new set of job titles that is merging communications …

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Minister for the Today programme

Not since John Reid used to bookend the broadcast day with combative appearances on Today and Newsnight for Tony Blair’s government has a senior minister made much of an impression fronting up for the Government’s record on the agenda setting …

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Ditch the pitch?

Beauty parades for professional services firms get the Lucy Kellaway treatment in the FT this morning.  “Four teams turned up to pitch. All were easy on the eye. All were smartly tailored, and friendly in that professional way that …

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Being forgotten

A few weeks ago we posted a note about Google’s right to be forgotten.  The detail in and updates to Robert Peston’s blog post on how one of his articles being dropped by Google from its search results show how …

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Social Media Journalism Awards

The second veil of Press Gazette’s Social Media Journalism Awards was removed this week to reveal a winner who currently appears to be working as Kevin Pietersen’s publicist.  Former Mirror Editor Piers Morgan was named as the most influential UK …

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Gorkana City charity quiz – 16 July

Back by popular demand is the Gorkana City charity quiz.  Last year’s winners Deloitte will be back to defend their title next Wednesday evening 16 July at Factory House bar off Lime St.   You’ll go head-to-head with industry peers to …

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“We must not let in daylight upon magic” was Walter Bagehot’s celebrated remark about the relationship between the crown and parliament in British constitutional affairs, but it could equally have been applied to the ‘rabble on the right’ – the …

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The 125

It may be owned by Pearson, but the FT has its own initiative for executive education.  Yesterday saw the launch of ‘The 125’, “a global learning forum for senior executives to stimulate fresh thinking about the biggest financial, business, economic …

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Michael Davies

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Michael is Head of Financial & Corporate PR News at Gorkana Group

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