Utta Tuttlies

Utta Tuttlies

Utta Tuttlies took up her current positon as head of press and communications/ spokesperson for the S&D Group in the European Parliament in 2010. With 194 members from 28 countries, the S&D Group is the second largest political group in the European Parliament. Previously, Utta was head of communications and public affairs for the Association of Commercial Television in Brussels. Before that, she worked as a political consultant in Brussels and as a media relations advisor in Germany.

How do political communicators convey complicated arguments in a world of increasingly polarised rhetoric? A plea for deeper political engagement.

The list is long. Donald Trump in the US, Viktor Orban in Hungary, Jaroslaw Kaczynski in Poland, Nigel Farage in the UK, Marine Le Pen in France, Frauke Petry in Germany, Norbert Hofer in Austria, Matteo Salvini in Italy and Geert Wilders in The...

What are the lessons communicators should take from Brexit?

At the 2016 European Communication Summit, a special panel discussed lessons learned – or not, as the case may be – from the Brexit vote. The following are edited highlights from the wide-ranging, sometimes heated, discussion.

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