What is the value pool behind the regulation that governs your business

By Robert Skeffington – Managing Director Before dispatching the lobbyist or legal team to do government relations, business leaders should remember the 30-30-30 rule. That is, on average 30% of a company’s earnings are at stake from government or regulator interventions; chief executives spend on average 30% of their time engaging external stakeholders; and (here…

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2015 Shareholder Activist Landscape

An Institutional Investor Perspective What explains the seemingly sudden prominence and success of activist investing? Activist investing is not a new phenomenon. In fact, some of today’s most prominent activists – including Elliot Management, Jana Partners, Starboard Value, Pershing Square Capital Management, Third Point Management, and Carl Icahn – have been aggressively pushing for capital,…

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The rise of corporate activism in Australia

The rise of corporate and environmental activism in Australia is now at a level not seen before. Well funded, ambitious, skilled at the exploitation of digital media and random in their attacks, activists present a challenge to corporate communication and response procedures and are changing the way companies manage reputation and measure community values. Having…

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New senior appointments bolster FTI’s offering

This week we announced the appointment of three senior professionals to FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications division in Australia. Rob Hadler joins the firm as a Senior Advisor, Robert Skeffington joins as a Managing Director and Michael Morrison joins as a Senior Director. Rob is based in Melbourne, and Robert and Michael will both be located in Sydney.

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Thinking creatively for your next communications campaign – Expanding the communications toolbox

The conventional communications toolkit – press releases, talking points, media training – are as valuable as ever. But as a comprehensive strategy for reaching all influencers and stakeholders, it unfortunately falls well short. Today’s communications campaigns require creative, lateral thinking across multiple mediums.

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