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Burson-Marsteller welcomes City A.M. political reporter Mark Sands to its London team

September 26, 2017 9:13 am | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

Burson-Marsteller UK today announced that former City A.M Parliamentary lobby reporter Mark Sands has joined its London team as a Manager. Sands joins the firm after seven years in the media, covering a range of business sectors including financial services, international trade and transport. Welcoming Sands, Burson-Marsteller UK CEO Stephen Day said: “Mark’s media skills […]

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Burson-Marsteller London CEO joins PRCA board

September 14, 2017 10:19 am | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

LONDON, 14 September, 2017 – The Chief Executive of Burson-Marsteller London, Stephen Day, has been appointed to the Board of the leading UK PR trade body, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA). Stephen was named CEO of Burson-Marsteller’s London office in July this year after joining the agency in April 2014 as Managing Director, […]

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Burson-Marsteller welcomes government special adviser to its London team

August 31, 2017 1:16 pm | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

Burson-Marsteller UK has boosted its London team with the hire of former Downing Street advisor, Meg Powell-Chandler, as a director in its public affairs team. Powell-Chandler most recently ran as the Conservative candidate in Birmingham Northfield in the 2017 General Election. Before that, she was a Special Adviser to Business Secretary Greg Clark and former […]

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Burson-Marsteller names Stephen Day CEO of UK operations

July 13, 2017 4:13 pm | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

Stephen Day has replaced Amanda Pierce as Chief Executive of Burson-Marsteller’s UK operations. Day joined Burson-Marsteller in April 2014 as Managing Director, UK Practice Chair, Public Affairs and Political Communications, and took on the additional role of Chief Operating Officer of the UK market in January 2016. Under his leadership, the firm’s public affairs team […]

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Article 50 – How communications professionals should react.

March 29, 2017 3:44 pm | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

By Andrew Clark, Director, Public Affairs. This piece first appeared on Gorkana.com on 29 March 2017. And we’re off! Theresa May has finally invoked Article 50, signaling the beginning of the end of Britain’s European Union membership. The implications for business are immense – so how should communications professionals react? Over the next 18 months, […]

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Brexit opens the door to a policy Narnia where all things are possible

March 7, 2017 3:26 pm | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

This opinion piece by Stephen Day, COO and Practice Chair Public Affairs, appeared on PRWeek.com on 7 March 2017. The original can be viewed here A global Britain will need global public affairs. This is the time for the UK industry to broaden its horizons and help clients embrace new opportunities Britain is in the […]

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Theresa May could be Trump’s best asset

January 26, 2017 2:41 pm | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

This opinion piece by Stephen Day, COO and Practice Chair Public Affairs, appeared on PRWeek.com on 26 January 2017. The original can be viewed here. The Prime Minister has scored an important coup by being the first head of government to meet President Trump on Friday. This meeting, a mere week after the President’s inauguration, […]

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Kelly Teasdale joins Burson-Marsteller’s Healthcare team as Senior Director

November 28, 2016 9:05 am | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

Healthcare communications specialist Kelly Teasdale has joined Burson-Marsteller’s growing UK Healthcare Practice as a Senior Director. Teasdale joins after two years as Global Brand Communications Director at leading global pharmaceutical firm Astra Zeneca. Teasdale will be working on a range of global communications accounts focusing on leading brands and pipeline assets. At Astra Zeneca, Teasdale […]

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Black Friday, e-commerce and why PR must embrace the sales cycle

November 25, 2016 10:52 am | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

This opinion piece first appeared on PR Week on Friday 25 November. By Callum McCaig, Senior Associate, Technology Practice. Credit cards at the ready, mobile devices to hand, finely tuned bargain-hunting instincts heightened: that’s right, it’s Black Friday. If trends continue, UK shoppers will spend an eye-watering £3bn online this weekend. Last year Brits spent […]

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Scrapping of Autumn Statement signals return to ‘pre-Blair comms’ for Government

November 24, 2016 12:17 pm | Posted by Burson Marsteller UK

Stephen Day, COO and MD of the Public Affairs Practice, was asked by PR Week what he thought the abolition of the Autumn Statement said about the communications style of the May Government. The full article can be reviewed here and was published on 24 November 2016. Perhaps the most eye-catching news Philip Hammond delivered […]

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