Staff Blog

A blog for DIB staff members.

A General Election of highs and lows

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Chairman of Downtown London, Simon Danczuk, shares his thoughts on the upcoming General Election and why elections can be miserables times for MPs.

The Northern Powerhouse

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There’s me, Tony Wilson, Steve Roberts from Granada, Ruth Turner, who goes on to work for Tony Blair, Frank McKenna and a couple more, all sat in a bar in Manchester. It sounds like the start to a bad joke, which in some respects, it probably is.

MIPIM 2019

Downtown in Business attended MIPIM 2019 in Cannes. The property festival was celebrating its thirtieth year and over 25,000 delegates descended on the south of France.

Fyre: The Greatest Marketing Campaign That Ever Happened?

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Riding on the back of the release of Netflix’s latest documentary Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened?, Robyn van Jaarsveldt, Social Media and Brand Manager at Downtown in Business looks at the online Influencer culture and the Fyre Fest marketing campaign that sold out a fraudulent festival in 48 hours and asks, is it not the greatest marketing campaign of our time?