Relationships + Expertise


September 27, 2012

Relationships + Expertise

I don’t write a lot about how companies can use the social web for marketing and sales. There are people better at it than me at the agency for which I toil in my day job. But I’ve been thinking about how companies who sell not to consumers but to other firms or organizations — … Read more

A look at life outside the public service

“We are looking for people who are interested in voluntarily leaving the public service…” When I first heard these words, I thought ‘who is going to leave the comfortable world of an indexed pension to go out and face the private sector world, a world surrounded by cutbacks, job loss and economic uncertainty?’ I recently … Read more

H+K Vancouver bolsters its corporate communications and investor relations experience

Vancouver, BC – September 25, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm, is pleased to welcome veteran PR practitioner David Climie to its Vancouver office as its new vice-president of communications. With more than 20 years of experience in financial communications, media relations, government relations, issues management and business development, … Read more

Parliament returns – back to business

September 18, 2012 – The economy will continue to be the dominant political issue as the House of Commons returned from its summer break on September 17, with the Senate returning a week later. The Conservative government will continue to push for job creation and economic growth, driven by greater natural resource development, further incentives … Read more

Keen right and wrong

From the cult of the amateur to the cult of the social, Andrew Keen confronts with literacy and occasional venom the effervescence of the social media evangelist, a category into which he puts people like Mark Zuckerberg and Don Tapscott. In his recent book Digital Vertigo: How Today’s Online Social Revolutuon is Dividing, Diminshing, and … Read more

Ottawa strengthens senior management

Procurement, health, regulatory, environment and Aboriginal specialists shape new team Ottawa – September 12, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm, today announces three new appointments in its Ottawa office. Effective immediately, Jane Billings joins the firm as vice-president and procurement group leader; Jack Hughes has been promoted … Read more

New government in Quebec

September 5, 2012 – Quebecers have elected the Parti québécois (PQ) to form the next government in Quebec. Pauline Marois, leader of the PQ, will lead a minority government, her separatist party bringing to an end the nine-year reign of the Québec Liberal Party (PLQ). Here is a quick snapshot of election results from our … Read more

Infographic – Images and words

This feels like it has been the year of the infographic as information exchange becomes ever more visual (Have we finally caught up with graphic designers who knew all along that images trump words?) A recent article in Fast Company confirmed that ‘users’ (horrid word) like images, pictures and videos on social networks: “A 2012 … Read more

Q+A – Canadian Business’ David Fielding

+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Facebook, I think. I experience frequent bouts of Twitter addiction, but I’ll go weeks without thinking of a worthy tweet. Meanwhile, photos of my kid being hilarious happen daily and need to be shared. +2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? One summer during university, I had a job … Read more