Lodestone Appoints Head of Tech and Digital, Following Growth and Pitch Wins

Strategic communications and public affairs consultancy Lodestone has appointed Casey Calista

Casey to head up its growing tech and digital practice.

 

Round the Corner Fudge is Made

A Lodestone note on the Autumn Statement 2016

Hammond did not spin political traps for the sake of it and his repeated pledges to make best use of low interest rates for Government borrowing - to invest both in infrastructure and in boosting productivity - will have won him (quiet) supporters on all sides of the House.

 

Davos is Dead

A Lodestone note on Donald Trump's election as President of the United States

White, straight, male America has made its voice heard. Decades of being left outside, confused and bemused, by identity politics have made an impression on the very section of US society that ethnic, religious and other minorities have so often been reacting against.

 

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

A note on the High Court's Article 50 decision and the potential for a General Election

Be ready for the roar of democracy's guns and cannons, yet another vote this way comes.

 

There Must be Some Kind of Way Outta Here

A Lodestone note on the SNP party conference and the latest Brexit discussions

Last week, at her conference, the First Minister began the process of changing that. 'Hard Brexit', she declared, means a second referendum. For Sturgeon, the Single Market is a red line - for May and Tusk, tasked with sorting out this mess, continued and uninterrupted membership of the Single Market looks increasingly politically unachievable for both sides.

 

Walk like an Egyptian

A Lodestone note on the 2016 Conservative Party Conference

Theresa May is made up of three distinct species of Tory - woven together into her very person to create a formidable but unpredictable political animal.

 

Oh, when the saints go marching in

A note on the Labour leadership election and upcoming party conference

What is the Labour Party? That is the knotty, genuinely existential question that delegates in Liverpool are forced to ponder this weekend.

 

Taking Care of Business

A note on Theresa May's first front bench

Theresa May has taken to power like the proverbial duck to water – demonstrating a grip on her party and on her agenda that has surprised many of her colleagues.

 

She Stoops to Conquer

A note on Theresa May's approaching appointment as Prime Minister

Theresa May’s confident ascent to Britain’s highest political office has sometimes seemed unstoppable these last few days.

 

Lodestone Appoints Head of Tech and Digital, Following Growth and Pitch Wins

Strategic communications and public affairs consultancy Lodestone has appointed Casey Calista

Casey to head up its growing tech and digital practice.

Round the Corner Fudge is Made

A Lodestone note on the Autumn Statement 2016

Hammond did not spin political traps for the sake of it and his repeated pledges to make best use of low interest rates for Government borrowing - to invest both in infrastructure and in boosting productivity - will have won him (quiet) supporters on all sides of the House.

Davos is Dead

A Lodestone note on Donald Trump's election as President of the United States

White, straight, male America has made its voice heard. Decades of being left outside, confused and bemused, by identity politics have made an impression on the very section of US society that ethnic, religious and other minorities have so often been reacting against.

Can you hear the drums, Fernando?

A note on the High Court's Article 50 decision and the potential for a General Election

Be ready for the roar of democracy's guns and cannons, yet another vote this way comes.

There Must be Some Kind of Way Outta Here

A Lodestone note on the SNP party conference and the latest Brexit discussions

Last week, at her conference, the First Minister began the process of changing that. 'Hard Brexit', she declared, means a second referendum. For Sturgeon, the Single Market is a red line - for May and Tusk, tasked with sorting out this mess, continued and uninterrupted membership of the Single Market looks increasingly politically unachievable for both sides.

Walk like an Egyptian

A Lodestone note on the 2016 Conservative Party Conference

Theresa May is made up of three distinct species of Tory - woven together into her very person to create a formidable but unpredictable political animal.

Oh, when the saints go marching in

A note on the Labour leadership election and upcoming party conference

What is the Labour Party? That is the knotty, genuinely existential question that delegates in Liverpool are forced to ponder this weekend.

Taking Care of Business

A note on Theresa May's first front bench

Theresa May has taken to power like the proverbial duck to water – demonstrating a grip on her party and on her agenda that has surprised many of her colleagues.

She Stoops to Conquer

A note on Theresa May's approaching appointment as Prime Minister

Theresa May’s confident ascent to Britain’s highest political office has sometimes seemed unstoppable these last few days.

 

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Lodestone Appoints Head of Tech and Digital, Following Growth and Pitch Wins

Casey Calista will now head up Lodestone's growing tech and digital practice

Prior to joining Lodestone, Casey helped to grow the sites she worked with in multiple ways including raising readership, increasing social media presence, influence, and expanding their funding base. A US citizen, Casey has a background in political fundraising and campaigning in the US and UK, including campaigning in the 2012 Obama re-election campaign.

 

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"I have used Lodestone for communication advice for key industry talks and thought leadership pieces. The excellent preparation structure and coaching they provide enable me to focus on the message I want to deliver with full confidence on the delivery, style and content.”

 

Angus Bankes

Technology entrepreneur, Investor CEO at JustAddRedd, former CTO and founder of Moreover Technologies and former CIO of Skimlinks

“UPP Group have been working with Lodestone Communications since the business launched. As our strategic partner of choice for all communication and public affairs activity, Lodestone have proved instrumental in assisting the Group to effect a step change in the effective articulation of its business strategy to the Higher Education sector and Government. In developing a profound understanding of our business model - our aims and ambitions - Lodestone have proved themselves to be so much more than just a communications company.”

 

Jon Wakeford

Director of Strategy and Communications at UPP

“Lodestone provides MBDA with invaluable insight and strategic advice across the political spectrum on a range of issues. The Lodestone team's deep understanding of key sectors of the economy- including ours - allows them to guide MBDA through the political landscape from the highest level of government, the opposition parties and Parliament, ensuring that we are fully engaged with the issues critical to our organisation.”

 

Howard Borrington

Director of UK Government and Political Affairs at MBDA UK

“We are delighted with Lodestone’s work for RADA, and their conscientious and effective advice – their public consultation work was absolutely to the letter, which meant we engaged fully with all stakeholders and were well prepared for the planning hearing.”

 

Linda Garforth

Finance Director at RADA

“Under intense pressure from the media when staring down the lens of a broadcast camera, in a studio or at home on your own doorstep, everything you know can go out of the window. The Lodestone team know how to make sure you’re ready. Essential training for anyone involved in or likely to be called upon to speak publically in times of crisis.”

 

Andy Carr

Communications Professional

"I have used Lodestone for communication advice for key industry talks and thought leadership pieces. The excellent preparation structure and coaching they provide enable me to focus on the message I want to deliver with full confidence on the delivery, style and content.”

 

Angus Bankes

Technology entrepreneur, Investor CEO at JustAddRedd, former CTO and founder of Moreover Technologies and former CIO of Skimlinks

“UPP Group have been working with Lodestone Communications since the business launched. As our strategic partner of choice for all communication and public affairs activity, Lodestone have proved instrumental in assisting the Group to effect a step change in the effective articulation of its business strategy to the Higher Education sector and Government. In developing a profound understanding of our business model - our aims and ambitions - Lodestone have proved themselves to be so much more than just a communications company.”

 

Jon Wakeford

Director of Strategy and Communications at UPP

“Lodestone provides MBDA with invaluable insight and strategic advice across the political spectrum on a range of issues. The Lodestone team's deep understanding of key sectors of the economy- including ours - allows them to guide MBDA through the political landscape from the highest level of government, the opposition parties and Parliament, ensuring that we are fully engaged with the issues critical to our organisation.”

 

Howard Borrington

Director of UK Government and Political Affairs at MBDA UK

“We are delighted with Lodestone’s work for RADA, and their conscientious and effective advice – their public consultation work was absolutely to the letter, which meant we engaged fully with all stakeholders and were well prepared for the planning hearing.”

 

Linda Garforth

Finance Director at RADA

“Under intense pressure from the media when staring down the lens of a broadcast camera, in a studio or at home on your own doorstep, everything you know can go out of the window. The Lodestone team know how to make sure you’re ready. Essential training for anyone involved in or likely to be called upon to speak publically in times of crisis.”

 

Andy Carr

Communications Professional

 

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