Kenya holds the upper hand when it comes to Brexit

The UK government is eager to build deeper ties with old and new friends. In this realignment of Britain’s foreign policy priorities, Kenya holds excellent cards and stands to benefit.

Hard Laws, Soft Power

The English legal system is arguably one of the UK’s most successful exports. But as power centres shift across the globe – and as Brexit edges ever closer – does the UK risk losing this soft power advantage?

The influencers behind Twitter in Africa

In a post-truth world filled with fake news, allegations of malign influence on elections and electoral fraud, social media has taken on an increasingly important role.

Cities: the major new player in the diplomatic game

Global organisations, non-governmental groups and international businesses are all playing a large part in how nations interact, and so too are cities.

Trump’s ‘digital diplomacy’

Portland has analysed all 4,032 tweets made by British MPs mentioning Donald Trump since his inauguration on January 20th 2017 until the 18th of June 2018, four weeks before his expected arrival, to see what impact this bombastic President has had on the ‘special relationship’.

The independence generation?

Last week, the Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has reshuffled her Cabinet and Ministers in the biggest shake-up since the SNP came to power in Scotland in 2007.

Global development and the technology of trust

Can crypto-based projects build trust and improve impact in the global development sector?

Portland launches new division to ‘put strategy and creativity at the heart’

Called SPARC (Strategy, Planning, Analytics, Research + Creative), the division will sit across all parts of the business, with the team working with existing consultants on all new business and major client campaigns.

Reinforce your legal strategy with strategic communications

The law does not exist in a vacuum. Lawyers operate, (as they should), within the clearly defined framework of a court room. Their clients, however, operate within the wider world of competing media, political and regulatory pressures.

The new new media

Today’s media landscape has been transformed beyond recognition, and the long-term implications will be profound. The media, political elite, and public previously sought out – and mostly accepted – the opinions and reporting of mainstream news outlets.

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