29th July 2010
Nominations Deadline Approaches for the Public Affairs News Awards
Nominations for the Public Affairs News Awards enter into their final few days as organisers confirm that the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent Laura Kuenssberg will be hosting the event.
Now in their sixth year the Public Affairs News Awards are to be held on the evening of Wednesday 27th October 2010.
This year will see the introduction of four new awards including ‘Best Use of Social Media in a Public Affairs Campaign’, and 'Best Agency to Work For', alongside all the usual favourites such as ‘Consultancy of the Year’.
The 24-strong judging panel refreshed with new faces from across the sector, and – for the first time – the shortlisted entries and winners across all categories will be decided entirely by the judges (replacing the former process of some categories being decided by online votes).
The three shortlisted entries in selected categories will be invited to support their nomination by means of a short presentation to selected judges. This process was introduced for last year’s awards and was roundly praised for the rigour it provided.
As in previous years, category nominations are open to anyone to self-nominate or to nominate another individual, organisation or campaign. All nominations are to be submitted online by Friday 30th July 2010.
For more information or to nominate visit http://www.publicaffairsnews.com/panawards
18th July 2010
Westminster Wanderers: Want to join a winning football side?
Westminster Wanderers is an established South London football club, with four teams in the Southern Sunday League and an occasional midweek side. We're always looking for new players of a good standard (particularly goalkeepers and strikers!) and welcome players of whatever experience. Many of our players come from public affairs and public relations backgrounds and the club has strong links with PubAffairs.
Last season we won the Southern Sunday League Cup, meaning our sides have won three trophies and a promotion in two seasons. We also went on tour to Barcelona, playing the ‘Legends’ sides of a number of Spanish league clubs. And we are touring to Finland and Estonia in August.
The club has a pre-season programme with training sessions and pre-season fixtures, midweek and on Sunday mornings. You are welcome to join us for pre-season training - the first session will take place on Sunday 25th July at Battersea Park Astro from 10am. We will be training or playing every Sunday after that date.
If you want to join the club, or are simply interested in finding our more, e-mail Club Chairman Alex Aiken at firstname.lastname@example.org or Deputy Chairman Darren Caplan email@example.com We look forward to hearing from you.
8th July 2010
Salient Public Affairs: New Consultancy Launched
Salient Public Affairs has been launched by Jonathan Williams. Prior to this, Jonathan spent two years as an Associate Director at Political Intelligence. Jonathan’s client experience includes AEG Live (owners of the O2 venue), AOL, British Telecom, Cable and Wireless, Canon, Cisco Systems, Coca-Cola, Google, Panasonic, Rockwool, Tiscali, Toshiba, Toyota and UK and US hedge funds.
Before joining Political Intelligence in 2005, Jonathan worked as the Press Officer for Wimbledon MP Roger Casale (2004-2005) and in the brand division of a leading public relations firm (2003-2004). Prior to that, Jonathan completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations (2002-2003) having graduated from York University with a degree in Politics and Economic and Social History in 2002.
Jonathan offers a full range of public affairs services, including policy analysis, stakeholder engagement programmes, reactive political consultancy and event management.
More information is available at www.salientpa.com
22nd June 2010
Insight Public Affairs New Government Guide
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12th May 2010
‘The Elected Class of 2010’ - The Madano Partnership Publication
The Madano Partnership is pleased to offer all PubAffairs members a free copy of our latest report, ‘The Elected Class of 2010’. The report is available for download at our new micro-site www.theclassof2010.co.uk
The report contains brief biographies of all the 233 first-time elected MPs, some interesting in-depth analysis of the backgrounds of the new Class of 2010 and full listings of the new Parliament:
- Future Cabinet: which of the first time elected MPs do you think will be destined to become household names?
- Understanding the markets: what percentage of the new MPs have a background in financial services and other sectors?
- Winners but also losers: how many MPs lost their seats last week?
- Talking about my generation: did you know that MPs are getting younger?
We hope that you find our report interesting and insightful. If you have any questions about the report or would like further information about the services Madano can offer, please do contact us on 020 7593 4000.
11th May 2010
ComRes Post election analysis
Comment and insight from Andrew Hawkins, ComRes Chairman
ComRes has posted a brief analysis of the eve-of-election polls, including a look at the largest and smallest swings, plus the coalition maths.
For more information about how ComRes can help you understand public or stakeholder opinion at the 2010 General Election and beyond, contact Simon Thwaites on 020 7340 4523 or firstname.lastname@example.org
6th May 2010
InsightPA's Election Night Guide 2010
The month’s campaigning has finally come to an end and the country goes to the polls today. With the result by no means certain, Insight Public Affairs has produced an Election Night Guide identifying the key seats on which the contest could turn. Whether you want to stay up to see if this election throws up its own ‘Portillo moment’, or if the electorate takes its revenge on those MPs tarnished by the expenses scandal, Insight hopes this briefing will guide you through the UK’s first ‘HD election night’. If there’s one reference paper you need in front of you tonight – this is it!
29th April 2010
de-mob sets out to encourage ‘democratic mobilisation’
de-mob* has been set up by people, not political parties, with the aim of providing impartial and relevant information to help people make a more informed choice, get involved and vote.
Providing a one-stop-shop of bite-sized information relevant to people’s everyday lives, de-mob.co.uk navigates the user through the site, providing reasons to vote and giving unbiased information on the policies and pledges of each of the main political parties.
Beyond the election de-mob will continue its intention to guide people through the political process, engaging them so that they understand the ways in which they can influence and affect the things that will make a difference to their lives to inspire involvement and action.
Find de-mob at de-mob.co.uk or on Facebook or Twitter.
*de-mob brand. There is a traditional meaning for de-mob, however that is in no way any relation to the de-mob brand. de-mob the brand stands for ‘democratic mobilisation’
23rd April 2010
PubAffairs Cricket Season Commences
PubAffairs Cricket is returning for its 6th season and will once again be talking a good game (and sometimes playing it, but not always) in the Westminster Cricket League. If you fancy getting involved or would like to play a friendly against PubAffairs, please contact Ben Wilson.
6th April 2010
Vote Match: Interactive Election Online Quiz
Vote Match is an interactive online quiz designed to help people decide who they should vote for in the upcoming election, based on the policy differences between the parties on issues that are important to them.
Vote Match is a project of Unlock Democracy in partnership with Telegraph.co.uk and Goldsmiths University of London. Politically neutral, its Advisory Board is chaired by Sam Younger, former chair of the Electoral Commission.