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  • Kenyan candidates and voters take to Twitter ahead of elections

    As we found when we reviewed global politics on Twitter in late 2012, Twitter has become a crucial election tool in countries across the globe. Kenya is no exception to this rule. This election campaign has seen Kenyan politicians and voters take to social media as never before to discuss the candidates and debate the main issues. […]

    Tools to help plan your campaigns

    We know everyone is busy planning campaigns, so we’ve put together some of our favourite, free digital tools that we hope you will find useful. Know what’s on As a campaign planner, it is important to know what is going on, and when. The Guardian has just the calendar to keep you in the know. […]

    The Battlegrounds of the Next Election

    Although the 2015 General Election seems a long way off, the battle lines are starting to become clearer. Prime Minister David Cameron has issued a full-throated appeal to what he described as Britain’s “strivers”, those people who work hard and do the right thing. Cameron knows that a Conservative majority simply cannot be delivered without […]

    Inspire: First edition

    Welcome to the first edition of our monthly newsletter ‘Inspire’. Our aim is to alert you to the latest digital and social trends, bringing together news from across the web with the views of our in-house team of experts. In this issue, we look at digital trends for 2013, look back at the rise of […]

    Louise Fish joins Portland to launch new Health Practice

    We are delighted that Louise Fish, currently Director of Communications at the NHS Confederation, will join Portland in March to lead our new Portland Health practice. Portland Health brings together specialist political, media and digital expertise, to support businesses in the health and social care sectors as they adapt to the challenges and opportunities of healthcare reform […]

    The hangover from Leveson – how to regulate the internet

    Talk about lighting the blue touch paper and then running away; just hours after handing over his report into press freedom last November, Lord Justice Leveson leapt on a plane to Sydney. Now Leveson’s interrogator-in-chief Robert Jay QC has popped up to make his first public comment on media regulation all the way from South East Asia. […]

    Portland hires Dan Timms

    Portland has won the race to sign Dan Timms, a senior member of the 2012 Olympics communication team. Dan – who will join our Corporate Communications practice this month – arrives at Portland after successful roles as Head of Government Olympic Communications for London 2012 and Head of Strategic Communications for the Government Olympic Executive, […]

    Votes for 16 year olds – an early contender for manifestos?

    With House of Lords reform and changes to the electoral system both on the back burner, the age of suffrage might yet become a front line constitutional issue. Whether or not to give votes to 16-year-olds is hardly likely to swing the election, but the possibility of change is creeping closer. The argument is, though, […]

    Global Politics on Twitter

    Study by Portland reveals that elections around the world play out on Twitter Portland’s new study ranks the most followed, active and discussed politicians on Twitter Elections drive the political conversation on Twitter. The US, Mexican and Venezuelan elections were among the most discussed issues by politicians on Twitter around the world, according a new […]

    The Autumn Statement: A Look Ahead

    BRITAIN will be stuck in the economic doldrums for at least another five years, George Osborne will warn in tomorrow’s Autumn statement. The nation will suffer continued spending cuts and be forced to live on short rations until at least 2018 as he battles to get the economy back on its feet, he will tell […]

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