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An existential threat? Probably not, for now

Most candidates will be aware that more and more companies are investing in dedicated in-house talent/recruitment teams to conduct searches and approach candidates direct (often on behalf of the hiring manager).  One experienced and heavyweight communications director I spoke to recently said he had been approached about a number of roles, and not one of them had been via a…

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European Association of Communications Directors (EACD)

At the European Association of Communications Directors’ Conference in Brussels last week there was frequent reference to a development, probably more prominent in the US, which is the integration of the marketing and corporate communications/affairs functions. Historically corporate communications has concerned itself with traditional ‘corporate’ stakeholder and marketing has focused on the consumer of customer.  However the lines between ‘corporate’ and…

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"Staying on the front foot"

Our latest research report, “Staying on the front foot”, is published this week. Drawing on both our observations as specialist headhunters and on interviews with respected corporate affairs directors it describes, in considerable depth, the unique contribution of the corporate affairs leader, and their team, to the leadership and success of an organisation. This analysis is accompanied…

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