Renowned international corporate and public affairs expert, Stephen Lock, joins Speyside Corporate Relations to head the emerging markets consultancy’s fast-growing Brazil business. A specialist in corporate affairs and public policy, with offices across South and Central America, Speyside was founded by Alistair McLeish and Ian Herbison in 2008. Lock, latterly […]
Speyside is proud to have been part of the Take 2…Tell 2 Campaign which won the top award in the Public Service category at the Chicago PRSA Skyline Awards on June 10th. The PRSA Chicago’s Skyline Awards program is an annual competition that recognizes projects and programs demonstrating excellence in […]
Speyside is delighted to announce that BlackBerry has won the Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year at the PRWeek Global Awards. Speyside, working alongside APCO Worldwide and Text 100, has been recognized for its work on the ‘Transforming BlackBerry: From Relic to Relevant´ corporate branding campaign. The prestigious ceremony, held […]
Over the past decade, Brazil and Mexico have seen increasingly divergent policies in the energy sector in both countries. Whereas Brazil moved from a competitive, highly-functioning privatized national oil company to a covert nationalization of Petrobras in the Lula administration; Mexico is in the process of implementing a private market […]
On April 1, a processing platform owned and operated by the Mexican state-run oil company PEMEX in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Campeche, exploded killing four workers and injuring 45. One week later, some of the injured workers are still in intensive care. Others dived into the […]
Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff recently appointed Michel Temer, her Vice President, as the person responsible for political coordination within the government. Amid the political crisis which threatens to paralyze Congress, Rousseff’s appointment seems to be a risky strategy. On one hand, Temer is well-respected within the Brazilian Democratic Movement Party […]
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