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  • A league of their own

    In the Coalition’s quest for a more transparent Whitehall, Government departments have been asked to publish reports detailing their progress month-by-month. With Ministers currently on a break from Parliament to attend their respective Party Conferences, Portland has looked at which departments are the teachers’ pets and which are failing to hand their projects in on time. In […]

    Give girls their childhoods back and end child marriage

    Our client The Elders this week announced a new global partnership to end child marriage, Girls Not Brides, at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York. The partnership, spearheaded by The Elders, brings together over 50 organisations working to tackle child marriage all around the world. Its aim is ambitious: to end child marriage […]

    The Portland Contacts app makes a splash

    Since we launched the Portland Contacts app a fortnight ago, we’ve had a brilliant response from the PR and Public Affairs community. Thank you to all of you who have downloaded it and given us your feedback – hearing about users’ experiences is the best way to hone an app like this, and you’ve been incredibly helpful. […]

    Jeremy Hunt – the Hope of Audacity

    In a much trailed speech to the Royal Television Society last night Jeremy Hunt gave us the first sketch of his plans for the Communications Review. In his customary Shakespearean nod, boldness, he stressed, was what is needed. Boldness in broadband, broadcasting and copyright. His deregulatory big bang has for the time being at least been muffled, […]

    Conference Calling

    The Populus survey for today’s Times makes devastating reading for Ed Miliband and Labour. Two thirds of the public say he isn’t Prime Ministerial material. Worse still, half of his own Labour Party supporters agree. So party conference could not come a moment too soon for Mr Miliband. If he ever needed a platform to […]

    Localism and economic growth: The Coalition’s zero sum game?

    Amid the coldest summer since 1993, riots, e-petitions and increasing unemployment figures, it is no wonder that the Government’s proposals to reform the planning system through its draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) took a back seat. Over the past few days, however, the debate over the Government’s ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ has […]

    From the frontline: Portland Nairobi and Horn of Africa crisis

    15 days. This is the average amount of time that it has taken Somali refugees to walk from conflict- and drought-ravaged Somalia to the Dadaab refugee camp in north-eastern Kenya. Dadaab, located approximately 100 km from the Kenya-Somalia border, is the largest refugee camp in the world, growing at approximately 1,200 people per day. The […]

    Portland strengthens corporate practice with two senior appointments

    Portland, London’s fastest-growing independent communications consultancy, is strengthening its corporate offer with two new senior hires to its communications practice. Adrian Warr, former Associate Board Director at Freud Communications, and Caroline Edgar, previously an Account Director in Cohn & Wolfe’s corporate division, both join Portland this month. Portland rose from #30 to #7 in PR […]

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