Labour Land and Housing paper: For the Many?

Planning juries may be a stupid idea, but updating council tax, resourcing councils better and stabilising land costs are things everyone has been demanding for years.

ASA bans Notting Hill Genesis ad

You have to feel a bit of sympathy for Notting Hill Genesis, whose shared ownership advert has been banned following a ruling announced today by...

Rent controls won’t solve the housing crisis

Claiming rent controls will help solve London's affordable housing crisis is about as honest as saying leaving the EU can give us £350m a week for the NHS, says Andrew Teacher, Blackstock Communications founder.

How Gillette failed to 'do a Nike'

The lesson companies should learn from Gillette is to avoid cynically jumping on bandwagons with fake, preachy and out-of-touch content, says Andrew Teacher. There’s that...

Prime residential PR challenges

It’s not the easiest market in which to be marketing prime residential luxury property. Together with the Brexit chaos, recent media reports around prime London...

Banks’ real estate lending losses revealed

New research has revealed for the first time that UK banks collectively made no profit from real estate lending during the market cycle from 1992...

Wembley no-go is no blow for build-to-rent

It had been mooted as the biggest transaction yet in Britain’s nascent build-to-rent sector. Yet regrettably for a consortium of institutional investors from Canada, Holland...

Learning from Nike’s PR gamble

Firms should be braver and more prepared to take a proactive PR position on big issues. But the key to this is knowing your customers,...

Oxford Street: A national disgrace

A national high street or a national embarrassment? That’s the question many are asking about Oxford Street these days, amid the car crash in retailing...

Blackstock founder responds to Social Housing Green Paper

Responding to the Social Housing Green Paper, published today, Andrew Teacher, managing director at Blackstock, said:  “What we needed was an overhaul of funding and...

PR advice for housing associations: be braver!

After the Dispatches hatchet job, how can housing associations get a fairer hearing? They are not only on the front line trying to solve the...

Hammerson has a calm head for the storm

Times are a changin’ in retail. That was the message on 24th July from Hammerson, the FTSE 250 owner of mega-malls like Birmingham’s Bullring and...