Election Matters 2024

Managing Risk & Reputation Amid Political and Cultural Disruption  

Today, elections have consequences for business that go far beyond regulations or public policy. Amidst a fractured and hyper-partisan social and political landscape, companies run a gauntlet of reputational and business risks in an election season. Knowing how to navigate these risks and when to engage is a high-stakes gambit.

– Pam Jenkins, Chair, Powell Tate, Chief Public Affairs Officer, Weber Shandwick

More than half the world’s population –4.2 billion people – will vote in 2024 elections. Elections in global power centers – in the U.S., U.K., the European Union parliament, Taiwan, India, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa – will have significant impact on the geopolitical, economic and social landscape.

Organizations and brands must navigate a convergence of highly polarizing issues including the economy, abortion, immigration, racial inequities, LGBTQ+ rights, and climate, alongside the impacts and consequences created by artificial intelligence, misinformation, and disinformation. 

Organizations must find the right balance when taking a public stance on political and cultural issues as well as understand and address how these issues affect their employees and workplaces.

Over the course of the 2024 election cycle, The Weber Shandwick Collective’s Global Elections Task Force – including experts across Powell Tate, Weber Shandwick, KRC Research, and United Minds – will provide data-driven election insights, analysis, and real-time counsel. We’ll track political activity around the world, with particular focus on the three most consequential elections for our multinational clients: U.S., U.K., and the E.U.


2024 Global Elections Overview

In 2024, voting around the world will take place against a backdrop of geopolitical issues, driven by conflict, competition and economic uncertainty. This overview provides a quick snapshot of some of the most notable elections in 2024 and key issues to watch. Read it here.

(First released January 2024)


Powell Tate’s report Leading at the Intersections 2024 covers six of the most front-and-center issues that impact businesses across all sectors, including AI, geopolitics, and the 2024 elections. Read it here.

(First released January 2024)


With the 2024 U.S. elections cycle underway, we’ve prepared guidance to inform how businesses consider and prepare for internal and external communications relative to the campaigns and elections. Read it here.

(First released November 2023)

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