Digital
Life in a post-Twitter world

Another day, another post on the ever-changing and ever-spiralling situation at Twitter.  With the business suddenly locking staff out of its offices until next week, it sadly does look as though Twitter is on its last legs, despite my earlier…

18th Nov 2022
Sustainability
COP27: Five key reflections from a week in Sharm El-Sheikh:

Well, that’s a wrap for firstlight’s crew on the ground at COP27, there may be one more planned day and three more actual days but the team are heading home after an action packed week. Here are my quick fire…

17th Nov 2022
Digital Tech, Innovation & Disruption
Flying solo and clipping wings: Elon Musk’s Twitter test flight has been a lesson in how not to do change communications

“We are excited to announce insulin is now free!” tweeted US pharmaceuticals giant Eli Lilly at the end of last week. Given the drug has become a poster child for big pharma price gouging, this news would’ve garnered shock and…

16th Nov 2022
firstlight life
Tips from a PR trainee

Bex joined firstlight last month through our Brightlights trainee programme. Here she reveals her 4 top tips for future trainees. Having had no experience in a PR work environment before I started my traineeship at firstlight, I was apprehensive as…

13th Oct 2022
Communications
Communicating controversial decisions: learning lessons from Liz Truss

Another crazy week in Westminster. A hugely controversial economic package filled to the brim with tax cuts by the new Conversative leadership. A huge resistance from within, and outside of the party. And now an unforgettable U-turn reversing the 45p…

5th Oct 2022
firstlight spotlight
firstlight spotlight: Olivia Corrigan

Meet Liv – firstlight’s office manager. Firstlight spotlight: Olivia Corrigan Tell us about your career to date? After graduating I got a job writing bids for a renewable energy company in Liverpool. I was loving it but after 6 months…

4th Oct 2022
Sustainability
Reflections from New York Climate Week and UNGA

Zack King, Director at firstlight took himself over the pond last week to attend New York Climate Week. We asked him to share his key takeaways from the event… Last week I travelled to New York for Climate Week and…

30th Sep 2022
Culture Uncategorised
It’s back to school for Firstlight’s summer intern, Ishaan

This week we say goodbye to Ishaan, as his six-week internship comes to a close, and we wish him all the best for his next year at university. Ishaan joined us through the Taylor Bennett foundation’s Summer Stars internship programme…

20th Sep 2022
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Firstlight spotlight: Alex McKie

Meet Alex – firstlight’s newest Account Executive Tell us about your career to date. I graduated with a degree in International Relations from the University of Exeter in summer 2021. Having spent half of my time at university during covid…

1st Sep 2022
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The Week That Was 05.08.22

This week was authored by Isabella. ‘Twas an important week of finals, from the Lionesses’ stunning victory at Wembley to Davide and Ekin-Su taking home the Love Island crown. But with the next PM due to be announced on September…

5th Aug 2022
The Week That Was
The Week That Was 29.07.22

This week was authored by Conor. In a week of sporting milestones (including Wagatha Christie) that saw the Lionesses roar four past Sweden, it’s been another week where the only goals scored by ‘Tory FC’ have been in the back…

29th Jul 2022
The Week That Was
The Week That Was 22.7.22

This week’s TWTW is penned by Alex. As we come to the end of another tumultuous week my podcast recommendation is the Guardian’s Politics Weekly: “Conservative Special: Misplaced Truss?” As we say Hasta La Vista to Johnsonism “whatever that was”, host John…

22nd Jul 2022