• ‘Everyday European Activists’ – what did we learn?

    May 1, 2018

    Thanks to all of you who attended FH’s event on Monday 23rd March discussing the rise of ‘everyday European activists’. For those of you that missed out, no fear, we’ve got a handy summary of our takeaways. Across Europe, we see people who have never been vocal on politics before suddenly joining movements and protests. In their eyes, red lines are being crossed, or have already been; lines significant enough to spark action from those...

  • Outcome of FleishmanHillard’s Roundtable on Artificial Intelligence

    April 27, 2018

      On Thursday 26 April, FleishmanHillard held a roundtable entitled ‘Artificial Intelligence and the EU: A global leader or a missed opportunity?’. There was a strong attendance at the event with industry, academia and policymaker representatives enthusiastically debating the implications and evolution of Artificial Intelligence (AI) with Bjoern Juretzki, Assistant to the Director-General in the European Commissions’ DG CONNECT. Agata Pavía, VP & Head of FleishmanHillard Technology Team, welcomed attendees to the Roundtable, while Claudio...

  • Taxing the Digital Economy – Roundtable

    April 18, 2018

    Our private lunch Roundtable will provide you with the opportunity to exchange views on the Commission’s current thinking on taxing the digital economy. Our guest speaker, Mr Tasnadi, was closely involved in the drafting of both the short and long-term measures that were published by the Commission on the 21st of March. This exchange will be an opportunity to openly discuss those measures, their interaction with the rest of Europe’s taxation agenda as well as with the...

  • How should NGOs, companies and industry associations react to the rise of the “everyday European activist”

    April 18, 2018

    The idea of everyday activism isn't a new one or a term we've coined, but the the type of 'everyday European Activist' emerging now is a trend unique to our times. People once disengaged from politics are coming out of the shadows to make their voice heard in response to perceived cultural and political redlines being crossed. This offers huge opportunity for NGOs to tap into this new energy through digital and social means. It...

  • Technology Roundtable – Artificial Intelligence and the EU: A global leader or a missed opportunity?

    April 5, 2018

    In 2016, two thirds of all investments into Artificial Intelligence (AI) were made in the U.S. Meanwhile, China is rapidly developing AI products due to the vast amounts of data created by the 1.4 billion mobile phone subscriptions and 800 million internet users, figures greater than the US and EU combined. With the race for global AI leadership well and truly underway, the European Commission will deliver their EU Strategic Plan for AI on 25...

  • Energise Europe roundtable: “Where are we going? The EU Gas Market Reform”

    March 21, 2018

    The European Commission has indicated that one of the first pieces of energy legislation we can expect under the next Commission mandate is further reform of Europe’s gas markets. The recent publication of the EU’s Quo Vadis study sets out initial analysis on the next steps in this. Highlighting the progress made in creating a well-functioning market for gas, it also noted that significant pricing differences remain across Europe. Contractual congestion, cross border tariffs, lack...

  • FH Five Days: Producing Video

    March 15, 2018

    From Ideas to Execution In this session, Brett Kobie and Annette Simson guide you through the process of creating and producing good video. Whether you’re creating a short social media video or a longer promotional video, this session is helpful for any and all videomakers. It's an area which clients can often assume to be overly simple - they might want video but they don't necessarily know what kind. Brett and Annette walk us through...

  • 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...