How can South America take advantage of its soft power potential?

Culturally and economically, South American nations should be able to leverage significant soft power. And yet, only Brazil and Argentina made it into Portland’s 2018 Soft Power 30 index – scraping into 29th and 30th place respectively.

Dysfunction in DC: The federal government shutdown explained

Twenty-five percent of the US government has been shutdown for over 25 days, the longest impasse in American history.

Five ways to elevate your social intelligence in 2019

What can we do to better harness the power of social in 2019? Henri Ghosn, Associate Consultant at Portland, shares his top tips on how to elevate your social intelligence for the coming year.

Top social media trends for 2019

Amy Lockwood, Digital Consultant at Portland, provides her top social media trends for the year.

Is the NHS plan enough to ward off Downing Street’s January blues?

Comprehensive and ambitious, the ‘NHS Long Term Plan’ provides practical solutions to the challenges an ageing population, funding pressures and growing demand will bring in coming years.

Five Communications trends for 2019

Given the volume of information and pace of change we could have listed over 100 communications trends for 2019 but opted instead to focus on five that we believe cut across the noise and provide a good guidance for planning the year ahead.

A tangled web: healthcare and the 116th Congress

The policy and political challenges facing both parties and President Trump are many. But one – issue healthcare – continues to dominate.

100 days to Brexit: the end is near?

Having survived a confidence vote and another embarrassing European Council, Theresa May emerges determined to plough on with her impossible job to deliver Brexit.

2021: The real Brexit cliff edge?

The five key takeaways from Portland's '2021: The real Brexit cliff edge?' breakfast discussion.

Portland meets LADbible

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.

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