Crossing the floor, part II 1920 1280 Caroline Klein

Crossing the floor, part II

I was recently asked what surprised me about working in an agency after many years of in-house roles. It prompted me to reflect on the blog I wrote on this topic shortly after joining Haggie…

UK and US election countdown edition 3 150 150 Haggie Partners

UK and US election countdown edition 3

More than half of the world’s population, some four billion people, are participating in elections in 40 countries this year. Haggie Partners will be regularly tracking the key battleground issues in two of these contests:…

The power of the hashtag 1920 1280 Mazin Shammas

The power of the hashtag

In August 2007, social media changed forever thanks to Chris Messina, the man credited with “inventing” the #hashtag. Today, the hashtag is synonymous with social media. All one needs to do is log into X…

Data as a storytelling opportunity 2560 1708 Candela Farroni

Data as a storytelling opportunity

I’ve noticed a phenomenon both in trade press and mainstream media: it’s become increasingly common to read bylines signed by so-and-so, Data Journalist. Over the past decade and a half, publications worldwide have set up…

Talking about autism is complicated – World Autism Awareness Week 1920 1280 Damian Beeley

Talking about autism is complicated – World Autism Awareness Week

If modern politics and the culture wars have taught us anything it’s that words and the way we talk about things really matter. Talking about autism is complicated. We are using a catch-all term to…

UK and US election countdown – edition 2 1920 1280 Haggie Partners

UK and US election countdown – edition 2

More than half of the world’s population, some four billion people, are participating in elections in 40 countries this year. Haggie Partners will be regularly tracking the key battleground issues in two of these contests:…

Sad and a bit grumpy 1920 1280 Caroline Klein

Sad and a bit grumpy

I was taken aback by how sad I was to read the news that the Body Shop has called in administrators. Without wishing to generalise too much, I suspect many women of a similar age…

The year of the dragon 2000 1333 Caroline Klein

The year of the dragon

Officially beginning with the Chinese Lunar New Year on 10th February, 2024 is the year of the dragon. Unlike in the West, where stories typically feature terrifying monsters who eat children, terrorise villages and have…

Election clouds battle of ideas 1920 1280 Ben Abbotts

Election clouds battle of ideas

This isn’t the year for you if you are an election-phobe. More than half of the world’s population, some four billion people, are participating in elections in 40 countries this year with the US, Russia,…

From Christmastime weariness to marathon readiness 1920 1280 Gavin Warren

From Christmastime weariness to marathon readiness

During Twixmas, my home underwent a transformation into a battleground of board games and toys as my two small children happily explored their new presents. In the midst of all the festive chaos, I found…

The legacy of the Christmas tree 1920 1280 Emma Brian

The legacy of the Christmas tree

On 5 December our office Christmas tree arrived: green and healthy with an infectious lease of festive life. Our tree’s entrance brought excitement that Christmas was just around the corner. Albeit a little compact and…

Sex education 1920 1282 Damian Beeley

Sex education

The only guidance I ever received on affairs of sex, was a copy of Manwatching by Desmond Morris left on my bedside table, and the insistence from my three elder brothers that I should ask…