We were delighted to have worked with such a range of innovative and notable brands for the inaugural Comment Conference held in London on 29th June 2010.


The British Council logo
The British Council is in the business of cultural and educational relations. It is a unique organisation combining an unrivalled heritage, with an innovative approach to building international relationships and mutual understanding. The British Council is known around the world as a leader in the teaching and learning of the English language. It is also a gateway to world-class education, a channel for the arts, sciences and technology, a cultural exchange, a facilitator for international partnerships, and a resource for development, good governance, human rights and positive social change.

The City of London logo
The City of London provides local government services for the financial and commercial heart of Britain, the 'Square Mile'. It is committed to supporting and promoting 'The City' as the world leader in international finance and business services through the policies it pursues and the high standard of services it provides. Its responsibilities extend far beyond the City boundaries in that it also provides a host of additional facilities for the benefit of the nation. These range from open spaces such as Epping Forest and Hampstead Heath to the famous Barbican Arts Centre.

Edelman logo
Edelman is the world's largest independent PR agency and the Communications Partner for ei's Names Not Numbers. We have been studying the drivers of corporate reputation for over 10 years through the Trust Barometer and champion the transformative power of the creative industries.

Jaguar Land Rover logo
Jaguar and Land Rover are two of the world's most celebrated brands and together form a UK powerhouse of automotive design, technology innovation and communications.

ResPublica logo
ResPublica is an independent think-tank established in 2009 by Phillip Blond to create bold solutions to enduring social and economic problems. Our vision is of a state that helps liberate, not bind its citizens, a truly free market that offers access to all, and a bottom-up culture of social innovation and local transformation that places human relationships and civil society at its centre. Orthodox approaches and conventional solutions have failed. It is time to be bold, and to think radically about our social and economic renewal.

Associate Partners

Barclays logo
Barclays is a major global financial services provider engaged in retail and corporate banking, credit cards, investment banking, wealth management and investment management services, with an extensive international presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs over 145,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for over 49 million customers and clients worldwide.

Clear Channel International logo 
Clear Channel is the world’s largest outdoor advertising company, delivering powerful out-of-home campaigns in over 50 countries. Our global portfolio of close to one million displays delivers intelligent, effective media solutions offering outstanding quality, flexibility and creative freedom for our customers. The product range includes multiple traditional and digital formats across roadside billboards and street furniture, retail, airport, transit and lifestyle environments as well as landmark locations such as Times Square and Piccadilly Circus. In the UK, Clear Channel continues to pioneer insight and innovation in out-of-home advertising and is recognised as one of the top 50 Green companies by The Sunday Times.

Clifford Chance logo
Clifford Chance is one of the world's leading law firms, helping clients achieve their goals by combining the highest global standards with local expertise. The firm has unrivalled scale and depth of legal resources across the three key markets of the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East and focuses on the core areas of commercial activity: capital markets; corporate and M&A; finance and banking; real estate; tax; pensions and employment; litigation and dispute resolution. Clifford Chance has 29* offices in 20 countries and 3,600 legal advisors globally.

Aspall Cyder is a family business that has been producing cyder in Suffolk since 1728. Founded by Clement Chevallier, the company is now run by his great, great, great, great, great, great grandsons Barry and Henry Chevallier. Aspall has focused on finding premium niche markets and produce a range of award winning apple juices, cyders and vinegars, the most recent addition being a ‘champagne’ like product – Cuvee Chevallier.

Broadcast Partner

BBC Global News logo
BBC Global News aims to be the world's best known, most creative and most respected voice in international news. The division includes BBC World Service's television, radio and new media services in 32 languages; BBC World News - the English language international news and information channel; and the BBC's international facing online and mobile news services. Together, these services attract a combined global weekly audience of over 238 million; providing a focal point for viewers and listeners around the world. In addition, the division contains BBC Monitoring and the international development charity BBC World Service Trust.

Brand New Britain?

Click here to download your pdf copy of the report, published to coincide with the inaugural Comment Conference, London, 29th June.

About ei

Editorial Intelligence (ei) runs a range of events as part of its agenda-setting opinion former network – the eiClub – and works with some of the largest and most innovative brands in business, politics and the non-profit worlds. To find out more click here.