Crisis comms when Panorama come calling

As is now standard, stories of splits and discord at the upper echelons of the Labour Party have been splashed across this week’s papers. As has too often been the case, arguments about whether Labour has or has not done enough to address allegations of antisemitism sit behind much of the press – prompted by news that the BBC is about to broadcast a Panorama special lifting the lid on the Party’s shortcomings. BBC comes knocking on your door It’s hard not to feel...

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Mark Fuller 10th Jul, 2019 Strategy
Crisis comms , Communications
5 min read

The life of an Intern – Interning for a communications agency

Alfie Dewdney joined us for a short internship this summer. Here are his thoughts from working at GK. Day One First day nerves – there’s no avoiding them. Venturing out to spend a week in London as an Intern was always going to be daunting, but when combined with an abrupt 6am start and the challenge of manoeuvring trains and tubes, it’s natural to feel a little uneasy. Fortunately, on arrival at the office on Monday morning, any feelings of apprehension and worry soon left...

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GK Strategy 2nd Jul, 2019 Insight
Communications , GK culture
3 min read

Four Top Tips for Government Affairs’ Teams in 2019

The long list of challenges facing businesses in 2019 may seem overwhelming to many business leaders and their Boards. Brexit, quite aside from a challenging economic climate, provides a huge amount of uncertainty, creating huge unknowns from trade and customs, people and the movement of labour and governance and reporting to the regulation of goods and innovation and assumed increases in the cost of doing business. Businesses are doing their best to plan for all scenarios, but there is...

GK’s 10 year anniversary and lessons learned

As GK celebrates its tenth anniversary, I’m incredibly proud of where the business is now. Our timing was awful when we started this business, just as financial Armageddon hit in 2009. I gave up my job at a well-established Public Affairs company and joined my business partner Luke Kennedy to begin the GK journey. Fast forward ten years and GK has 30 staff, we have worked with a multitude of clients, we’ve successfully expanded our service offering...