Digital guru explains role of social media in Pres. Obama’s success

by H+K Canada

January 31, 2013

Digital guru explains role of social media in Pres. Obama’s success

This article was originally published on January 31, 2013 Andrew Bleeker, a Washington-based digital guru who was director of internet advertising for President Barack Obama’s 2008 election campaign, in 2012 helped lead the largest political online marketing campaign in history for the President’s re-election. Now with Hill+Knowlton Strategies, he was in Ottawa this week to meet … Read more

Building consensus and defining an agenda – Priorities for a new Premier

Kathleen Wynne was elected Premier of Ontario and Leader of the Ontario Liberal Party during an exciting and drama-filled delegated convention this past weekend. Wynne accurately noted during her victory speech “believe it or not, this was the easy part”. Her main challenges going forward will be building consensus amongst members of her own caucus … Read more

What to expect from parliament

Both the Conservative government and the New Democrat official opposition are likely to continue to work along familiar themes as Parliament resumes today. After over a month off for Christmas vacations and connecting with constituents, MPs return to Ottawa as the House of Commons resumes sitting on January 28 while the Senate resumes February 5. … Read more

Women too weak for combat? Facts say otherwise

This article was originally published in the Globe and Mail on January 28, 2013. Since the United States announced the end of the combat ban for women, commentators have invoked an outdated concept of gender differences in an effort to show that women are not cut-out for combat. Arguments that women are physically weak, risk … Read more

Ontario Liberal leadership convention – What to expect

This weekend, thousands of Ontario Liberal Party members, MPPs, MPs, and senior party staff will gather at a convention at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto to elect a new leader of the Party and Premier of Ontario. The election of a new Premier marks a significant shift in Ontario politics. Premier McGuinty has been leader … Read more

State-owned enterprises – The new realism of Canadian interests

It’s been just over a year since Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird made it clear that the days when Canadian foreign and trade policy meant ‘going along, to get along’ are over and that Canada would now be putting Canadian principles and interests first. The federal government quickly punctuated this policy shift by withdrawing Canada … Read more

The pace of change is crazy – Facebook

This was originally published on on January 16, 2013. For the majority of people Facebook is just the place where they follow a newsfeed with updates from their friends and occasionally a brand or two they like. But Facebook is always trying to do more, usually for obvious business reasons. Two updates to Facebook in … Read more

The pace of change is crazy – YouTube

This was originally published on on January 15, 2013. The pace of changes being made to social platforms is amazing. Trying to keep up is pretty tough, like being a first-year undergraduate in a graduate tutorial on Nietzsche. In the past month alone, I’ve bookmarked a half dozen articles that talk about shifts in platforms … Read more

Q+A – Fashion blogger Jay Strut

+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Twitter… Actually, instagram! It’s my new obsession and I got a new iPhone just for it! +2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Hmm I can’t say! I’ve always tried to keep away from doing things I don’t like. +3 Not including your own (newspaper/magazine/blog), what else do you … Read more