Alex Hesz

Alex Hesz

Alex is a Strategist on secondment, most recently EVP and Global Chief Strategy Officer at Omnicom Group.
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The Crisis of De-meh-cracy 

Across some of the world’s largest democracies, an odd consistency is breaking out. Political commentators may obsess about which outdated election is about to be reproduced. Is it a 1997 style landslide or a Canada 1992 existential wipeout? They talk with wide eyes and rose-tinted specs of the electoral heirs

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It May Happen – Why Sunak might still spring a surprise

There remain those around Tory HQ who believe the green shoots of spring are the only buds of Sunak’s potential rescue. They are not few in number, so let’s try on their double-breasted jackets and see if we can come to play a part and seemingly believe a position. Here,

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Sunak’s Californian Plan

It is no secret that our intermittently fasting, Peloton and Patagonia Prime Minister has a superfan attraction to all things West Coast. He’s more Stanford than Stafford. More Pacific Coast Highway than A1(M). It is relevant to ask, then, who Sunak’s Cali muse might be. The archetype, the personality, that

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The Radical Middle

We all do it.  Oh sure, we ‘might join you guys later’ for a drink after work. Even though it’s raining. Even though it’s Bake Off, and it’s bread week. Bread week. Oh absolutely, ‘we must catch up properly soon’ with eyes-a-bit-close-together dad we noticed too late and couldn’t avoid

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DeSantis for President. It’s all gone Ron.

A cautionary tale, at scale. In the end, every political campaign is a lesson in revisionism.  Those that win are assumed to have been touched by genius, masterminded by a rare masterclass of orchestration. Policy and communications singing in Beach Boys harmony. Lead candidates and their deputies a Torvill and

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The NHS and Britain’s healthcare system

The Shakespeare is well-located to serve as a crucial cog in Britain’s integrated transport network. The pub is just outside Victoria Station, between the grand, creaking railway terminus and the slightly less grand Coach Station. Convenient then, because when your train is cancelled and you’ve got to summon the courage

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The Economy

Featuring Darren Jones MP, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury.   Well, of course there’s a German word for it. Gestaltzerfall. Sounds like a festive desert, or perhaps a Winter Olympic candidate city.  It’s the phenomenon we all know whereby we read a word so many times that it loses

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Let’s End the Era of ‘Government by Vibes’

It’s finally here. Soon, or soon-ish at least. The real chance to change things for the better. The moment to draw an end to this succession line of the shambolic, to turn from this family psychodrama pretending to be national policy, and to get on with the near-extinct priority of

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