Despite its enormous and far reaching potential, it is not just the public who don’t understand the basics. Politicians, civil servants and other policy professionals also appear to be burying their heads in the sand.
Many company bosses and boards have not helped themselves in this context by being slow to react.
Westminster commentators are often quick to fix their own narrative to local election results nationally, but examining the individual results provide much more nuance.
The theme of this year’s #InternationalWomensDay2019 is #BalanceforBetter: the idea that gender balance makes for a better working world. That seems self-evident to us, working at Portland.
Over the last three days eight Labour MPs and three Conservative MPs left their respective parties to start “The Independent Group”, more are rumoured to be thinking of joining them.
As part of Portland’s Behind the News series, we hosted Chris Cook, known for his most recent role as Newsnight Policy Editor but who has recently joined the ‘slow news’ start-up Tortoise Media.
Amy Lockwood, Digital Consultant at Portland, provides her top social media trends for the year.
On Thursday 29 November, our Behind the News breakfast series returned with the LADbible's Group Head of Communications' Peter Heneghan. Hosted by Account Director Richard Suchet, the discussion proved to be of great insight.
Will Tanner, who was deputy head of Theresa May’s Policy Unit until the recent general election, has joined the agency as its chief policy adviser. Laura Trott, who worked as a special adviser to David Cameron, is joining Portland as a partner in its corporate group and No 10 Deputy Political Director Nick Hargrave returns to Portland as a corporate director.
Since Facebook unveiled its 'Bot Platform' for Messenger at its F8 Facebook Developer Conference last year, over 30,000 chatbots have been created – and pushed live – on Facebook’s messaging platform alone.
Measurement and evaluation