New chapter at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

by H+K Canada

December 13, 2012

New chapter at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

Mike Coates becomes chairman and adds global responsibilities; Goldy Hyder appointed president TORONTO, ON – December 13, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K), the country’s top-ranked government relations and PR firm, today announced a new leadership structure at its helm. Mike Coates, currently president and CEO, remains CEO but also becomes chairman of the company. … Read more

Two countries, one opportunity

Every year I look forward to reading The Economist’s predictions for the following year. It focuses my thoughts on our own business here in Canada, and now Australia. In this year’s “World in 2013”, I was struck by the two articles on Canada and Australia, because they both had a common theme—China! Both Canada and … Read more

Two countries, same challenges

This past month, I made my first trip to Australia since being given oversight responsibility for the region. Our Sydney office and our colleagues there really impressed me. They would certainly give us in Canada a run for our money in terms of their creativity and professionalism. One afternoon, Sue Cook, managing director (CEO) of … Read more

A Canadian aerospace review

IRBs, global market access and R&B innovation Developments in the global aerospace sector have compelled the federal government to conduct an in-depth analysis of Canada’s aerospace industry. Yesterday’s release of a two-volume report led by former Cabinet minister, the Honourable David Emerson, provides strategic recommendations that, if accepted, should position Canada’s aerospace industry and space … Read more

H+K analysis in QP Briefing

Our analysis of the Queen’s Park leadership race was front-and-centre in a recent article in the QP Briefing about the growing importance of social media on the campaign trail. Leadership race: #deadheat By Greg Crone, QP Briefing, November 30, 2012 Liberal leadership candidates Kathleen Wynne and Sandra Pupatello are in a virtual dead heat in … Read more

Canada and NATO’s Afghanistan Training Mission

Our Procurement team has co-authored a study for the CDA Institute that explains and assesses Canada’s ongoing involvement with the NATO training mission in Afghanistan in the context of Canadian national interests. The study is available at the following link: The study concludes that over the next 18 months two successes must be achieved in … Read more

Canada’s unexpected media moments – 2012

As the end of the year rapidly approaches us, the H+K team has once again reflected and nominated the top newsmakers, campaigns and events to take Canada’s media landscape by storm. From Bieber’s wardrobe to several political surprises, many homegrown stories made national and international news. But what were these events and what made them … Read more