"The trust of the mass population can no longer be taken from granted, and any continuation of the 'grand illusion' is dangerous for leaders in today's world." This was the main take-away from the Edelman Trust Barometer 2016.
"A number of respected international indices show that democratic quality is deteriorating in most EU member states."
Fighting political campaigns in the digital realm is not new; but leading with a digital-first approach is. However, whatever the approach, simple, persuasive narratives are what win votes. A political postcard from the US elections.
Brexit. Trump. Macron. Kurz. AfD. Uprise against established systems, truths, and beliefs has become the new normal. We are (once again) moving into an age of mass movements.
My most uplifting moment in 2017 was watching freshly elected French President Emanuel Macron walk across the courtyard of the Louvre to the sound of Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, the official anthem of the European Union.
Dubbed "The Man Who Invented the Republican Internet”, Vincent Harries is a prominent exponent of digital political communications, advising everyone from Rand Paul to Benjamin Netenyahu on how to target voters online.
When 19 year old Doaa and her boyfriend Bassam, Syrian refugees trapped in a grinding existence in Egypt, handed over all of Bassam’s life savings to refugee smugglers for a journey on a rusting fishing boat, little could they have imagined the ho
The International Crisis Group employs analysts around the world to gather first-hand information from the field in order to prevent and resolve violent disputes.
“Fake: Plague Epidemic amongst Ukrainian Soldiers”; “Fake: Ukraine’s Falling Credit Rating”; “Fake: Kyiv Homeless to be Run out of Town for Eurovision”: for some people, fake news is old news.
When the success of Trump and Brexit took the experts by surprise, did it a) destroy the credibility of polls; b) prove journalists’ unreliability in reporting the findings of polls; or c) all of the above?