Mario Lavoie joins Hill+Knowlton Stratégies

by H+K Canada

May 29, 2013

Mario Lavoie joins Hill+Knowlton Stratégies

Montréal, QC – May 29, 2013 – In keeping with its goal to bring together the best talent in each sector, No. 1-rated public relations and government affairs agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is pleased to announce that Mario Lavoie joined its team of communications professionals. With solid experience in strategic consulting in the public sector … Read more

Investing in Canada’s natural resources – navigating the new landscape

As I leave for Japan today to speak at a conference hosted by the Canadian Embassy entitled “Investing in Canada’s Natural Resources: Navigating the New Landscape”,  I notice that the prime minister is travelling to Columbia to be an observer at the Pacific Alliance trade meeting involving Chile, Columbia, Mexico, and Peru.  Early in his … Read more

Q+A – Food and wine writer Margaret Swaine

+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Twitter. My handle is @globaltaster + 2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Waitress at the Blind Pig in Ottawa. While working there I was instructed to pull down my “costume” and hike up my skirt to show my legs. The manager of the restaurant was a pig and tried to … Read more

BC Liberals win fourth majority in surprising upset

BC Liberal Premier Christy Clark proved campaigns matter and the only poll that counts is on election day as she pulled off a comeback performance for the ages in British Columbia’s 40th General Election, winning 50 of 85 seats. BC NDP Leader Adrian Dix managed only 33 seats – down three seats from the start … Read more

H+K named agency of record for Whirlpool Canada

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to announce that they are the new agency of record for Whirlpool Canada LP. Canada’s #1 supplier of home appliances.  The Whirlpool Canada portfolio of brands include Whirlpool®, Maytag®, KitchenAid® and Jenn-Air® in addition to Gladiator® GarageWorks organization products. H+K will be handling a full range of public relations … Read more

Government relations and effective lobbying

Our national public affairs service leader Elizabeth Roscoe recently spoke at the Government Relations and Effective Lobbying conference in Toronto, presented by the Canadian Institute. The topic of Elizabeth’s presentation was “Analyzing the Effects of Public Affairs and Government Relations in M&A and Big Transactions”. Those who are involved in the M&A field having been … Read more

H+K named PR agency for 3M Canada

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is thrilled to announce that it has been appointed as the new public relations agency for 3M Canada. H+K will support the company’s corporate visibility, recruitment and B2B communications objectives. “Hill+Knowlton presented expertise and insights that were unique,” said Carla McFarlane, Public Relations Supervisor at 3M Canada. “The team proved it … Read more

Infographic – Twitter and the 2013 Ontario budget

With the release of the 2013 Ontario budget, H+K took to Twitter to see which issues generated the most chatter on the popular social media site. The infographic below shows what had Ontarians tweeting after the budget. Click on the infographic to enlarge to the full-sized version.

Ontario Budget 2013 – A budget to stay in power?

Today Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled the Wynne Government’s first budget. The budget, while still fulfilling aspects of Premier Wynne’s mandate, was intended to meet NDP demands in an effort to avoid a provincial election. Taking a different approach than the McGuinty administration, Wynne courted Andrea Horwath’s New Democratic Party pre-budget with a series … Read more

Social networks – New demos for political discourse

At least two — there may be more — conclusions of a recent Pew Research Center study on Civic Engagement in the Digital Age are further signs that social networks like Facebook and Twitter are the new demos for political discourse. And, of greater long-term consequence, the evidence suggests being active on social networks leads participants to more … Read more