Mergers and acquisitions are undergoing what analysts call a 'modest recovery' at the moment. Globally the rate of growth in deals is strong, but absolute levels of activity remain subdued.
I have a confession to make. In a previous life I worked as a photographer and actually made a reasonable living from it. Ever since then I've always tried to commission talented photographers and pay them the rate for the job.
Last week, PRWeek looked at how local government is surviving the age of austerity. The comprehensive spending review does signify the most important change to the public sector in a generation.
The expected Localism Bill will mark a step change in the way that councils communicate. The proposed legislation should strengthen the importance of public relations as a tool to engage local people but only if local authorities understand their new responsibilities and meet the spending challenge...
17 Nov 2010
| by Luke Blair
There is no doubt that the public sector is bearing a huge burden of the tectonic changes happening all around us at the moment.
So now we know - or at least, many of you will by the time you read this - just how bad it is going to get in the public sector.
Alastair Campbell endorsed the government's approach to spending cuts this week. He was careful not to endorse the policies, but argued that the Coalition's ability to frame the debate gave them a critical strategic advantage in the battle for public opinion over the future of public services.
13 Oct 2010
| by Neil Martinson
What does the inexorable rise of coffee shops in the UK tell us?
Each morning one wakes with the feeling that the Coalition Government is most definitely taking a broom to central government.
It's inevitable reductions in budget will flow from the Comprehensive Spending Review. Every PR manager must now consider how they will economise during the coming age of austerity. My checklist for doing so is as follows.