INFORMA SET TO ACQUIRE UBM FOR AN ESTIMATED £4BN
Multinational events and publishing company, Informa plc, is expected to complete its multibillion pound acquisition of global B2B event organiser, UBM plc, this week. The deal, reportedly agreed at upwards of £4bn, will see the combined conglomerate form Britain’s largest operator of business events, with the deal estimated to generate annual cost savings of £50m.
REPUTATION RISK MORE HARMFUL TO BANKS THAN FINANCIAL PENALTIES, RESEARCH FINDS
It has been over a decade since the global financial crisis, and big banks are still struggling to recover. This recovery effort has been significantly impeded by the regular misconduct of many financial corporations, who incur fines from regulators such as the FSA and LSE that can be in the millions of pounds.
THE GREAT SUPERMARKET PLASTIC DEBATE
This week, two announcements showcased the two different schools of thought around food packaging in supermarkets. One focused on the environment and commitments made to waste reduction. The other looked at convenience and disability awareness. The proof is in the pudding for food sales: sustainability and CSR efforts are not consistent across the sector.
GETTY IMAGES’ VISUAL TREND FORECAST SET TO IMPACT GLOBAL VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS
What were the key lessons or pieces of advice you learned at this year’s Communication Directors’ Forum? Attendees share their experiences from aboard the Arcadia
From a prescribed life as a future wife and mother in India to the boardroom table of a major international corporation in Belgium, Renu Hanegreefs-Snehi’s journey has taken some interesting turns. She talks communications, confidence and creativity with Brittany Golob
Following the PRCA’s Ethics and Professionalism Month, Francis Ingham explains the motivation behind, and reasons for, the Helsinki Declaration for the betterment of the PR industry
CONFERENCES IN 2018
Communicate magazine runs a number of conferences covering a variety of topics centred around corporate communications, from investor relations and digital stakeholder engagement to employer brand management and internal communications.
EMPLOYER BRAND MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE 2018
The Employer Brand Management Conference is returning to London on 4 December 2017. Now in its fifth year, the Employer Brand Management conference sets the bar on dialogue, discussion and debate on all things employer brand.
EMPLOYER BRAND MANAGEMENT AWARDS
Until now there has been no true benchmark of the employer brand management process. The Employer Brand Management Awards reward excellence and celebrate the campaigns and the organisations that excel in this field. 2017 sees the launch of this awards programme in the MENA region and North America.
CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT AWARDS
The Corporate Engagement Awards celebrates the best corporate partnerships, sponsorships and CSR programmes. Currently open for entries until 13 March, but enter by 20 February and you will received £100 off your total cost.