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12 November 2015


When Tony Blair and Gordon Brown ushered in the era of New Labour nearly 20 years ago, the UK bought into the promise of a new type of politics. Less adversarial, closer to the people – it sounded good and even the media cheered them on, bored and fed up with a discredited Tory Party.

11 November 2015


Change is constant and often invisible… except on some days

Last week Melbourne saw the running of a horse race – a four minute moment with its own public holiday. It’s a legend-making event, a nation-stopper. And this year, it was also a moment in time – a snapshot of some of the big social movements happening around us, all colliding together on one day.

30 October 2015


Si tu id aeficas, ei venient. Ager somnia* 

As Andrew Little approaches his first anniversary as Labour leader next month, Cognito looks at the road ahead for the former union boss.

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28 October 2015


SenateSHJ's Independent Partner, and in situ impartial observer of British politics and media, Peter Hehir, discusses how personal stories will connect with the public in a way debates over deficits never will.

Statistics and detail just don’t hack it when you are trying to convince the public of an argument. No, we professionals will tell you, you need to tell a story, one that the man in the street gets.

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23 October 2015


The spectacular fall from grace of Volkswagen wiped a quarter of the value off the company’s market capitalisation and could end up costing it as much as €35 billion in fines and remediation costs. Indeed, many are speculating it could even result in the company closing its doors and that it is more significant to the German economy than a potential “Grexit”.

19 October 2015


“No one great genius can lead a city ... Instead citizens need to lead, and my job is to get their ideas into the system.” - Park Won-soon, Mayor of Seoul

25 September 2015


SenateSHJ has been named the 2015 Asia Pacific Corporate and Public Affairs Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report – the international authority on communications consultancies.

12 October 2015


The following article is based on a presentation Tracey Bridges delivered at Payments New Zealand’s recent Hub, where she was invited to talk about storytelling in business.

Telling stories is one of humankind’s most ancient endeavours – a capability we have had from the beginning of time, and a skill that crosses all ages, genders and cultures.

8 October 2015


SenateSHJ's healthcare team brought home two awards from last night's Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) NSW Awards. Both awards will go into the national Awards that are announced at the annual PRIA conference in November.

You're Not Out of the Woods

Winner: Integrated Marketing and Communication Campaign Strategy, in partnership with bioCSL.

5 October 2015


Last week’s announcement of a new Kermadec Ocean Sanctuary is both a triumph for New Zealand’s environment and a lesson in influence and engagement, writes Spiro Anastasiou.

Anyone interested in protecting the world’s oceans will be celebrating news that the pristine waters around the Kermadec Islands will be protected from all forms of fishing and mining.