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Business of the Month - April 2017 - Urban Communications

Urban Communications is Downtown Birmingham's Business of the Month for April. Urban Communications are a strategic PR and communications consultancy based in the heart of Birmingham developing communication strategies and delivering public affairs, stakeholder relations and reputation management services for clients in the public, professional/commercial and creative sectors.

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Creating 'Love Brands'

Power Panel: Creating 'Love Brands' Former chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi, Kevin Roberts, wrote a book extolling the virtues of creating brands people fall in love with. 'Love Brum' is a practical example how an emotional attachment to a brand can convince people to support an initiative. But how…


What should the mayor do for us?

Power Panel: What should the mayor do for us? An exclusive Roundtable Power panel debating the key issues that leading Downtown members believe should be a priority for the new regional mayor. How will the new head honcho drive economic growth and support the city's entrepreneurs and business owners? Can…


Brexit one year on: Are we ready for life outside the EU?

​Negotiations to secure the UKs exit from the EU are underway. How are those discussions progressing; what is the government's strategy; and how has the Brexit decision impacted on Birmingham's business community? Leading supporters from the 'Remain' and 'Leave' campaigns reflect on an issue that has dominated political debate in…

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Mayoral candidates move into PR overdrive

You know when an election is days away. Two things happen in campaign teams – there is intense focus on getting out the vote and the number of press releases rises exponentially. Just what is keeping the campaigner PRs busy? Over the next few days on the Chamberlain Files, we’re going to focus on the […]


If You Want Houses, Start With ‘A. Street’

If I had a pound for every time I heard there’s a housing crisis, I’d be able to buy a one bedroom flat in London. What’s the solution to a housing crisis? I imagine a note saying ‘build more houses,’ wrapped around a brick and hurled through the Housing Minister’s window. All Mayoral candidates here […]


Stand and Deliver

On Thursday 4th May 2017, we elect a Midlands Mayor. Every single voter affects the outcome, whether they choose or refuse to exercise their democratic duty. The elected Mayor will lead our region into a future which has more questions than answers. This is an historical crossroad. The campaign to elect a Midlands Mayor will […]

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