KFC has had a February to forget. The shortage of fresh chicken for its restaurants was one of the most noticed news stories of the week. KFC has demonstrated all three elements to a good response during a corporate crisis.
What are the ingredients necessary to create a strong and enduring reputation for the fast food sector? Populus explores the rise and fall of reputation of high-street food and drink.
It all started with a Big Bang... This year marks a decade since the financial crash of 2008. Populus's Head of Syndicated Stakeholder Research David Racadio explores how it went wrong, and what we can learn from it.
The Autumn Budget, Black Friday hysteria and a royal engagement – November was another quiet month on social media... Populus's social media expert Laurence Stellings reports on the topics that kept us glued to our smartphones in November.
Last week saw the government announce a 12 week commission looking into the gambling market. When it comes to responsible gambling, is no intervention better than bad intervention?
Every day Populus tracks the biggest British hashtags, trends and topics online. Populus's social media expert Laurence Stellings reports on the topics that kept us glued to our smartphones this month.
Only two business stories are noticed by more than 10% of the population in September: Ryanair’s cancellation of thousands of flights over the next six months and Transport for London’s refusal to renew Uber’s license in London. Both of the transport focused organisations face significant reputational risks.
A landmark study by Populus and the Legatum Institute, of public opinion in the UK post the General Election, finds widespread support for Labour's nationalisation agenda and much less support for free enterprise.
Amazon and eBay executives were last week facing accusations by MPs of selling products in the UK without paying VAT. Populus's Director of Corporate Reputation Research, Ben Lloyd, explores how damaging such accusations can be when it comes to reputation.
Populus consultant Claudia Chwalisz has co-written a guide to understanding the German election with the Legatum Institute's Matthew Elliott. With six parties set to enter parliament, and following the Brexit vote and Donald Trump's election last year, it also explores why populism has failed to take off in Germany.
Populus's Owen Thomas explores the main corporate reputation challenges facing UK companies as a result of recent announcements of the government’s plan to “tackle the unacceptable face of capitalism”. How could these policies impact business reputations?
The Populus MP panel finds that Conservative MPs predict that Boris Johnson will be the next leader of the Conservative Party and Labour MPs envisage Keir Starmer as the next leader of the Labour Party.