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    Agnès Leroux joins Acumen as Account Director

    On August 21st, acumen public affairs welcomed Agnès Leroux as its newest Account Director to help support the team’s growing business in a variety of policy areas. Agnès has over 6 years’ experience in EU public affairs and communication. When asked about her recently arrival, Agnès said: “I’m very excited to be joining the Acumen team. The very diverse client portfolio will allow me to continue growing as a 360° public affairs professional. I am also looking forward to combining my political ... Read More
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    LinkedIn has finally added a native video feature

    HERE'S WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOUR COMPANY OR CAMPAIGN'S COMMS STRATEGY What has happened? LinkedIn has launched a new native video feature, which will allow users to upload videos already saved on their devices or to record video directly through the app. Previously, users had to upload videos to YouTube and then embed them on LinkedIn. Videos can last up to ten minutes, and will play automatically in a user’s feed. The new feature will be rolling out globally over the ... Read More
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    The Brexit election that wasn’t: The view from the campaign trail

    By Alex King, Consultant, acumen public affairs “You’re having a f**king laugh,” says the twenty-something man wearing a creased blue oxford shirt and glasses as he passes me by on the busy high street. “I don’t trust her one bit.” I’ve just tried to hand him a leaflet, the cover of which reads: “Your choice at this election: strong, stable leadership for the United Kingdom, or a coalition of chaos with Jeremy Corbyn.” He clearly isn’t a fan of Theresa May. The ... Read More
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    Brexit: What happens now that Article 50 has been triggered?

    We all knew that it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier to watch British Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter invoking Article 50 be delivered. The letter starts a two-year process through which the UK’s exit from the EU will take place. One thing is certain: the next two years will be quite eventful!

    We have broken the Brexit timeline down into five stages: the triggering of Article 50, preparations for the negotiations, the negotiations taking place, voting on the final deal (in the UK Parliament, European Parliament and European Council) and the UK’s eventual exit, with or without a transitional deal in place. Click on the picture below to access the timeline.

     

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    The week in Brussels by Elaine Cruikshanks: It’s like 1998 all over again

    Cast your mind back to 1998. The Good Friday Accord ... Read More
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    Acumen hires Nikos Manaras as Account Manager

    Nikos Manaras joined acumen public affairs on January 9th 2017 ... Read More
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    Lobbying for Hearts and Minds – Getting the balance right

    Join Acumen Partner Giles Keane on January 26th for his ... Read More
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    Best wishes for 2017 from the acumen public affairs team

    Abigail, Elaine, Giles,Alex, Ana-Maria, Anitra, Fabienne E,Fabienne Z, George, Maëlle ... Read More
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    Health Technology Assessment: what are policymakers talking about?

    Since its inception in 2005, the development of EUnetHTA has ... Read More
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    Test Your Health Acumen with our crossword!

     As media partners of European Health Forum Gastein 2016, acumen public affairs has created a crossword to help you test your health acumen. Do you know which country has 410 days of maternity leave? Take the test and tweet your impressions @AcumenPA!