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  • Charles McLean joins Portland

    Veteran communications strategist and public relations executive Charles McLean has joined Portland as the General Manager of the company’s New York office.  Mr. McLean will manage Portland’s portfolio of US clients, and will assist professionals in Portland’s London and Nairobi offices in serving the company’s international clients. Mr. McLean comes to Portland’s New York office after […]

    Helping the UK economy take off

    There are some things that just don’t seem to go together, no matter how hard you try.  Transport and the environment can quite easily be put into two apparently separate categories, with little prospect of reconciliation.  The problem for the Government is that transport, particularly in light of our status as an island nation, is […]

    Cable’s Carte Blanche shows Coalition Will Survive

    In the old days, Craig Oliver would have been drafting an exchange of letters between David Cameron and Vince Cable – accepting the business secretary’s resignation. It was the job of the communications director to ensure an orderly process when a Cabinet minister openly defied the Prime Minister on the day of a major speech. But Mr […]

    The Government that didn’t shut down

    While the US cable news networks’ countdown clocks ticked away towards the government shuttering its doors last Friday, the real countdown last week was the start of the 2012 US presidential campaign. The dynamics of that campaign are being shaped by the developing fight over the 2012 budget, the government’s debt ceiling and a longer […]

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