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Robert Blood, founder and managing director
Robert was inspired to create SIGWATCH as a result of working at board director level of the public relations and issue management consultancies Fleishman-Hillard UK and before that, the Quentin Bell Organisation.
During this time he was increasingly being consulted by multinationals and industry and professional associations on the impact of the emerging political force that was activism and NGOs.
Since then he has built SIGWATCH into the world's leading research and strategy consultancy on NGOs and campaigning groups.
Today SIGWATCH has dozens of clients across the world and a global network of researchers and analysts.
is a highly regarded trainer on predicting and managing issue campaigns and has developed several popular workshops on the topic.
He is also a visiting lecturer to undergraduate and postgraduate courses at several UK universities and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Communications Management.
He has a degree in physics from Durham University, England.
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Robert Blood is an issues management specialist with particular expertise in handling risk issues and pressure groups.
A former board director of the Fleishman-Hillard UK
and the Quentin Bell Organisation, Robert
has worked with a broad spread of multinationals and industry organisations on issues ranging from food and ag biotech to animal rights and climate change.
Robert is the founder-editor and publisher of SIGWatch, an internationally read newsletter about pressure groups.
speaks and trains regularly on activism, public opinion and the psychology of communications.
time between London, England and Freiburg, Germany.
GOLD annual subscription includes 12 hours of personal consultancy from Robert Blood, SIGWATCH's managing director and leading activism expert.
Presented by Robert Blood, managing director of SIGWATCH and a leading authority on NGOs and activism.
Presented by Robert Blood, a highly experienced trainer and public speaker and founder-managing director of SIGWATCH, the NGO tracking and issues management consultancy.
American Petroleum Institute Spies On Environmentalists
Reached at his office in Germany, Sigwatch founder and managing director Robert Blood said that successful companies figure out how to "go beyond NGOs" in addressing environmental issues or other concerns, in essence preempting confrontation and a potential public relations quagmire.
But this often means reevaluating core positions or coming to some kind of compromise.
"Our methodology is based on the idea that NGOs make the weather," Blood told me. Understanding what NGOs or activists do is crucial to a corporation's livelihood, Blood says.
Given that Blood
advises companies on how to engage with NGOs, I asked him how Sigwatch
addresses climate change with clients in the fossil fuel industry.
"It's the elephant in the room," he