Jul 8

Robert Phillips

Change, the Agency we need

6:30 pm - 11:00 pm

In ‘Trust me, PR is dead’, Robert Phillips uses the death of public relations to symbolise the inevitable demise of many traditional, disrupted industries and disciplines as they get stuck in old hierarchies, power structures, and ways of working – from media to publishing, law to diplomacy, politics and  leadership itself. Robert goes to the heart of the business today and argues that the end of the age of command-and-control and carefully manicured happy endings is over. But if everything is dead, what comes next?

Robert Phillips is an international authority on the future of communication and originator of new models of public leadership, public value and permanent engagement. Robert is the co-founder of Jericho Chambers, a progressive strategy consultancy described as “a much-needed antidote to McKinsey and WPP”, and is Visiting Professor at Cass Business School, London. He is a public speaker, media commentator and columnist. Robert Phillips advises companies at senior level on strategy, policy, communications and trust. He was formerly President and CEO, EMEA, of Edelman, the world’s largest Public Relations firm, and Global Chair of its Public Engagement & Future Strategies group.


Trust Me, PR is Dead (2015), Citizen Renaissance (2008).