• FH Success in EPACA’s John Houston competition

    March 15, 2018

    Every year, EPACA (the European Public Affairs Consultancies Association), holds the John Houston essay competition for young Public Affairs professionals as part of an initiative to encourage them to share their experiences and ideas while developing their original thought and writing talent. This year, FleishmanHillard, was very proud to see several of our younger members put themselves forward for this contest with a variety of interesting pieces and perspectives as they addressed the given topic...

  • FH Five Days: The best campaigns of 2017

    March 14, 2018

    Discover inspiring campaigns and the stories behind them The final event of the week saw our two presenters, David Turier and Jacques Foul, going through our favourite campaigns of 2017 – both by FleishmanHillard and others. From fake Donald Trumps to emotional viral videos, this session will give you some great inspiration to create truly powerful messages.

  • FH Five Days: Building experiences

    March 14, 2018

    Moving from classic events to unforgettable physical & digital experiences Starting the morning off with an improvised drama exercise, Louise Day and two guest actors helped to demonstrate how to build a memorable experience by doing something different. Day was then joined by Brett Kobie to give examples of our favourite memorable campaigns, and dissect the makings of an experience that will stand out. The session moved on to ask the audience to share their...

  • FH Five Days: Owning an issue online

    March 14, 2018

    Thinking beyond social to make your organisation the reference on a particular topic This session was run by David Turier and our associate, Peter Wilson, from Specialist in Bristol. They talk about using research methods like search analysis and social listening to create content that reaches your audiences wherever they spend their time online, not just on social media. By finding out more on what your audience is thinking, and more importantly, searching for online...

  • FH Five Days: Social in 5

    March 14, 2018

    What will the Brussels digital and social media landscape look like in 5 years? In the first session of FH Five Days, Brett Kobie and Louise Day discussed the future of EU policy advocacy in the face of developing trends in technology and social media. Brett introduced us to some of the possible new techniques to reach audiences, such as chat bots, and the new ways to make a campaign or experience stand out by...

  • Energise Europe roundtable: “How to tackle the social challenges of the energy transition?”

    March 8, 2018

    The long term target set by the Paris Agreement of “zero net emissions by the end of the century” will impact all economic activities. It requires to be well understood and accompanied by measures to ensure that those negatively affected will also be able to adapt to the new situation. This is the case of sectors such as coal, which will go through substantial transformation. Utilities are already adapting to the transition challenges. Retraining employees...

  • FleishmanHillard roundtable: “Italian elections: national dynamics and European perspectives” – Key conclusions

    February 27, 2018

    On 21 February 2018, FleishmanHillard Brussels hosted a roundtable on the upcoming general elections in Italy, with an open discussion on the current situation and any potential repercussions that the outcome might have on the political and economic stability of Italy and of the European Union. Our three guest speakers focused on the current political scenario, the country’s economic forecasts and the people’s sentiments and attitudes. There was general agreement that the political debate in...

  • FH Five Days

    February 20, 2018

    For the third year running FH’s in-house Digital, Social & Creative Team are hosting #FHFiveDays – five days of free events for anyone working in EU affairs. The sessions are designed to give you practical insights on incorporating a range of innovative tactics into your advocacy work in a way that clearly delivers on business and policy objectives. I’ve included an overview of the events below – you’re welcome to sign up through the website (

  • High-level discussion: Italian elections – National dynamics and European perspectives

    February 14, 2018

    INVITATION Italian elections | National dynamics and European perspectives Wednesday, 21 February - 12.00 - 14.00 FleishmanHillard – Square de Meeûs, 35 (2nd floor) - Brussels   The 2018 general elections in Italy will be as key as those that have taken place in France and Germany in 2017, in terms of potential consequences. Relations with the European Union and membership to the Eurozone are on the table and the rise of populism is not...

  • Plastics Strategy: Coming Full Circle

    February 9, 2018

    On Tuesday, January 30th, FleishmanHillard hosted its Plastics Strategy roundtable in a very timely manner given that the strategy was published just two weeks before. The Plastics Strategy plays a key role in the broader Circular Economy package from December 2015 and seems to be on top of many people's minds at the moment The Commission’s vision, as set out in the Strategy, is to move towards “a smart, innovative and sustainable plastics industry, where...