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  • Joining Portland

      I have had plenty of offers since I left Downing Street to join PR consultancies or go in-house. It was not something I ever thought, to be honest, that I would do. But Tim Allan is nothing if not persistent and over the last few months, I have found myself working with Portland more […]

    Noticeable drop in Twitter activity from UK journalists following two quarters of double digit growth

    The number of tweets posted by journalists from UK media outlets fell by almost 25 per cent in the first three months of 2012 – 80,000 fewer than the previous quarter – according to Portland’s NewsTweet Index released today. The third Portland Newstweet Index saw a decline in the Twitter activity of journalists at leading […]

    The London Mayoral elections – an uninspiring contest

    This has not been an auspicious mayoral campaign for London. Dominated by bust-ups over tax returns and underscored by a lack of interest from Tory and Labour central parties, it’s been one to forget. But it would be wrong to think that the mayoralty doesn’t matter. In politics, and to over 7.5m residents, it does. […]

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