Parliamentary update

by H+K Canada

June 26, 2012

Parliamentary update

The spring sitting of the House of Commons began on January 30, 2012 and came to an end on June 21, 2012. The Senate, for its part, will likely sit for another week to complete its consideration of some of the bills recently referred to it by the House of Commons. For additional information, please … Read more

Three things brands should know about Twitter

This week, the marketing (and tech) world will watch Twitter founder Jack Dorsey (@Jack) take the stage at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity to accept the prestigious Media Person of the Year award. Like Google (Eric Schmit 2011) and Facebook (Mark Zuckerberg 2010) before them, Twitter (via CEO Dick Costello) has resisted the media company label. But … Read more

Ontario legislature end of session wrap up and fall preview

The Ontario Legislature adjourned on June 20 for its summer recess after completing a tumultuous session that saw numerous election threats made. Despite this, the Liberal government was able to pass its budget bill and survive yet another confidence vote in the Legislature. For more information, please click here.

Some reaction on Maritime union

Earlier today, I was interviewed by Jordi Morgan, host of the radio program “Maritime Morning” on News 95.7 in Halifax.  Jordi was following up on my opinion editorial article published last week in The Chronicle Heraldentitled “Maritime Union: an old idea whose time has come?” While Jordi referenced a poll that claimed 70 per cent of Maritimers favoured … Read more

Premier’s office restructuring

David Livingston, the newly appointed chief of staff to the Premier, announced significant changes to the roles and responsibilities in the Premier’s office. The restructuring was triggered by the announcement that Jamison Steeve will be stepping down from principal secretary in the Premier’s office. For additional information, please click here.

Hill+Knowlton Appoints Campaign Management Expert Stephen Carter as National Strategist

Calgary, AB – June 6, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm, announced today that Stephen Carter has been appointed vice president, national director of campaign strategy at the firm. Carter will be based in Calgary and his appointment is effective immediately. “Earlier this year, we announced a shift … Read more

The evolution of Facebook Promoted Posts

Facebook’s new “Promoted Posts” paid advertising product gives brands the ability to promote posts and put more of their content on fans’ News Feeds. This is different from Facebook’s existing advertising products because, instead of pushing the ads to users who don’t already follow the brand as a way of eliciting Likes and traffic to … Read more

The realities of natural resource development

Goldy Hyder recently appeared as part of a forum on the future of New Brunswick’s natural resource economy. The following article about the forum appeared in New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal and captured some of Goldy’s views on this issue. Develop industry now, says policy expert New Brunswick Telegraph-Journal Tue Jun 5 2012 Page: A3 Section: Main … Read more