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A new world order: Are you cyber-ready?
Intelligence expert Ray Boisvert presented the keynote address at ARC Group’s annual seminar, discussing new era risks and realities of cyber threats today. Attacks are occurring and happening at a rate and a level of sophistication that organizations are increasingly defenceless against—71 per cent of organizations that were targeted for a breach, were successfully breached. Cyber defence has to be part of an organization’s risk registrar. Read More
H+K Canada took home some industry hardware at Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards—snagging two BIG wins in two significant and highly-competitive categories: Best Digital Campaign of the Year (GOLD) and Brand Development Campaign of the Year (BRONZE). Read More
Sharing, organic engagement, virality, trending, taking off, shooting the moon—call it what you will, there's no doubt that it's a thing. Let’s hit pause for a moment and dive into what makes something take off online. HINT: It’s pretty straightforward. Read More
Join H+K for an exploration of the Alberta provincial election—from platform and policy reviews, to polling results and general commentary. Stay tuned as H+K’s public affairs and engagement strategies teams share regular insights, observations and reflections from the provincial campaign trail. Read More
To get a better understanding of some of the risks associated with the Hydro One IPO, we reached out to our H+K Perspectives Panel and found that Ontarians are skeptical of the motives behind the proposed deal and its impacts. The government’s commitment to using a significant amount of the proceeds to invest in transportation infrastructure has not resonated with people. Read More
Apologies are now the norm when it comes to social web screw ups. Unfortunately, they are not always done well. There are the good ones that will have the hoped-for effect: reputation protected, customers and regulators appeased. Then there are the weasel-worded apologies that fool no one but executives who fear the bogeyman of some non-specific 'liability.' Boyd suggests a basic taxonomy of offensive corporate non-apologies to avoid. Read More
We are excited to announce that Mary Fraser is joining our corporate communications practice as vice-president in Vancouver, effective immediately. With more than 17 years of experience in strategic communication leadership roles, Mary has worked with some of Canada’s leading brands. Read More
Good news for those who like to mix a little fantasy sports with their political prognosticating—Hill+Knowlton Strategies has just launched an updated version of its popular interactive election predictor for the 2015 Alberta provincial election! The newly rebranded Election Quarterback puts your knowledge of Alberta provincial politics to the test by allowing you to predict and share voting outcomes across the province. Read More
The federal election is no more than six months away, but the media—and others—have already declared the campaign officially underway. And that’s the lens through which Tuesday's budget will be read by anyone interested in discerning how the federal Conservatives intend to position themselves for a fourth term in office. Read More
For the ninth year in a row, The Great Place to Work® Institute has named H+K one of the Best Workplaces in Canada. H+K—Canada’s No. 1-rated public affairs and public relations firm—is listed alongside only 100 other companies, all known for their unwavering commitment to creating positive cultures and empowering workplace environments. The firm is also honoured as a four-time recipient of the Best Workplaces for Women Award. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K)—the country’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm—is pleased to announce Craig Rowsell as vice-president and group leader of procurement and trade, effective immediately. A senior associate with H+K’s procurement services for three years, Craig... Read More
The Canadian retail landscape is shifting with the imminent withdrawal and closure of Target. Comparisons to Nordstrom’s entrance into Canada have been brushed aside as “apples and oranges,” which is true from a variety of perspectives—audiences, product, etc. What is... Read More