Kevin Soady Data, Research and Insights Jun 09 2021

Munich Security Index 2021

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Meghan Sheehan Sustainability & ESG Jul 09 2021

Net Zero: From Reputational Liability to Reputational Asset

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Eleanor Cavill May 28 2021

Episode 11: Digital (Dis)trust

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Research

Digital

CEO communication is paramount for corporate reputation. However, almost half of FTSE100 CEOs are not actively present on social media. Our FTSE100 CEO Social Index aims to analyze how CEOs are currently using social media, with a focus on identifying what works and what learnings communication managers can leverage from what others are doing.

Sustainability & ESG

A week after the dust has settled on what could be the most pivotal United Nations Climate Change conference in history, the jury still seems to be out on the success of COP26.

Corporate communications

The ninth iteration of Kekst CNC’s international tracking survey reveals a step-change in attitudes towards coronavirus, with more people saying governments should now prioritise protecting their economies, even at the expense of limiting the spread of the virus.

Blogs

Sustainability & ESG

It’s been an intense and fast-moving week in Glasgow. Expectations have quickly moved beyond words and pledges, and the battle against greenwashing has become a central theme. Will the event be considered a success or a noble failure?

Sustainability & ESG

Net zero commitments have filled our newspapers and news feeds over the past 12 months – and they’re fast becoming an expectation for businesses.

Public affairs

“Nothing but the truth” is a nice concept and also the title of a number of books and movies. But it is actually far more important how reality and truth are perceived.

Podcasts

In our 11th Global Thinking podcast episode, guests Simon Pfeiffer and Randolf Carr, Policy Advisors at the Munich Security Conference and Kekst CNC’s James Johnson discuss the findings of a recent European survey conducted by Kekst CNC on behalf of the Munich Security Conference on digital (dis)trust. The research finds that Europeans are deeply concerned about their security online and worry that their countries are too dependent on foreign suppliers of digital technologies. Tune into this episode to learn more about the research findings and implications for businesses, governments and regulators.

Broadcast content in the Middle East is heavily regulated, regularly censored and has been quite stagnant for a while. The arrival of the podcast boom to the region has given a voice to content creators who are looking for new ways to express themselves. In our latest podcast episode, host Maram El Hendy, Senior Associate at Kekst CNC and Co-host of the podcast DXBabies, speaks with Leila Hamadeh from Finyal Media and Ramsey George from Sowt, who discuss the huge potential for diverse and cultural growth in the Middle East’s podcast space as barriers get broken down around taboo topics.

In our 9th Global Thinking podcast episode, host Eleanor Cavill is joined by colleagues from Kekst CNC’s German offices, Victoria Jodl and Dr. Jana Edelmann, for a quick chat about the rapid rise of Clubhouse in the German market, as well as the platform’s future potential. Is the audio-only social platform a trend that is here to stay?

News

News

The 9th wave of the Kekst CNC tracker is revealed an uncertain British public that is increasingly focused on the UK’s uncertain economic future. Britain has seen a jump in the proportion of the public wanting to prioritise protecting the economy over limiting the spread of the coronavirus.

News

Confidence in government decreasing and Americans predict next three years will bring increased taxes, living costs, an increased national debt and crime, according to latest Kekst CNC poll

News

London, 11 October 2021 – Kekst CNC, the global strategic communications consultancy, announces that Robin Pagnamenta, one of the UK’s leading business journalists, has joined the firm as a Director in London.

Events

Public affairs

On Friday May 28th, Kekst CNC were delighted to host the panel discussion “Beyond Brexit: Redefining the Relationship Between the EU and the UK”. The event brought together Sir Robbie Gibb, European Parliament Vice-President Roberta Metsola, and former Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger and was moderated by Benjamin Fox, EURACTIV’s Brexit correspondent. With almost 100 attendees from across Europe, the session provided a lively debate, and valuable insight on what to expect from the future partnership between the entities.

Events

The Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) phenomenon has grown dramatically in the US. Now, the trend is also gaining momentum in Europe. Several SPAC offerings are in process. What risks and opportunities are connected to a SPAC investment? What is necessary to know if planning for a SPAC listing? What activity do we expect going forward? What are the communications for such a listing compared to an ordinary IPO? These are some of the questions we discussed on our panel event, drawing on the perspectives of Deutsche Bank’s Jan Olsson (CEO Nordics) and Saadi Soudavar (Head of ECM Europe) and Kekst CNC experts Daniel Yunger and Harry Kinzler.

“The Continuing Storm: Global Threats in the Wake of a Worldwide Pandemic” a Kekst CNC and CMi Forum webinar, chaired by security experts Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference and former German Ambassador to the U.S. and the UK, and Tom Hurd, Director General of the UK´s Office for Security and Counter Terrorism, was a must-attend for all those interested in global dynamics. The discussion was informed by Kekst CNC research, which provided an analysis of global threats as viewed by the public in six countries.