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Steve Rayson
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Passionate about marketing, learning, technology and growing businesses.
Passionate about marketing, learning, technology and growing businesses.

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Labour Take The Lead: Significant Poll Shift After Chequers Agreement
The political context appears to have changed since the Prime Minister's Chequers proposal on Brexit was approved by the cabinet. There were two cabinet minister resignations on Monday 9th July 2018 over the proposal. The opinion polling that has taken plac...
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What people fail to understand about opinion polls
This summer I have been reading Factfulness by Hans Rosling. In his this best selling book Rosling sets out ten reasons why we are wrong about the world and pursues his mission to educate us about facts and statistics. This resonated with me when I read an ...
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What The FT Summer Books List Reveals About Politics And Populism
I was browsing through the Financial Times summer reading list this weekend when I was struck by a common political theme. All six books below highlight, in one way or another, the risk of global capitalism rundermining national democratic accountability an...
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How Facebook algorithms reduced reach and referrals, and why quality content will win. My analysis of 4 years of FB newsfeed changes. https://buff.ly/2N2DRil
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How Towns Are Changing UK Politics
One of the defining issues that emerged from David Goodhart's book The Road to Somewhere was the distinct geographical locations and identities of what he defined as the Anywheres and the Somewheres. The Somewheres are more likely to be found in towns and v...
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Overwhelming Support For Nationalisation of Infrastructure Industries in the UK
I previously wrote about how Corbyn's policies were becoming part of the political mainstream . The latest survey data shows that there is significant support for his policies on nationalisation. A poll published late last year by the Legatum Institute and ...
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Trump Not Brexit Drove the Interest in Fake News
The number of articles written about fake news exploded in November 2016 after the election of Donald Trump. The data below from BuzzSumo shows that there were over 10,000 articles published in November 2016 alone. It is often assumed that Brexit also drove...
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Population Declines in Eastern Europe
The impact of the EU's free movement policy is heavily discussed here in the UK, particularly in relation to immigration from Eastern Europe. What is rarely discussed is the impact of this policy on Eastern Europe. The United Nations  latest population proj...
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Five Star and Northern League Gain Half of the Vote in Italian Elections
In 2017 the French far right achieved an historically high share of the vote, with 34% of those voting for Le Pen. The far right AFD are now the main opposition in the German parliament. Yesterday in Italy the populist Five Star Movement and the far right N...
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Content Trends 2018: New BuzzSumo Research Report.
Social sharing has halved over the last 3 years. Here's our in-depth look at what's happened including sites that are growing their engagement, despite the odds. https://buff.ly/2t7Etgz #smmw18
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