Q+A – Domini Clark from the Globe and Mail

by H+K Canada

July 31, 2013

Q+A – Domini Clark from the Globe and Mail

+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Facebook for friends, Twitter for work and Pinterest for my fantasy life in which I have all the time in the world to redecorate my house and spend days preparing ridiculously over-the-top baked goods. +2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? I was a ticket girl at Centreville. It … Read more

Drawing a travel-PR parallel…

When I’m not working as part of our amazing Calgary team, one of my favourite extracurricular activities is travelling. There is nothing better than checking into a hostel or hotel with only clothes and a guidebook. But like all of the best experiences in life, I’ve learned a lot in those adventures that has helped … Read more

Maritime influence

On Monday this week, I attended Frank McKenna’s annual Maritime golf tournament at Fox Harb’r, Nova Scotia. Each year, Frank brings together the Maritime clans for a day of golf, politics, and lots of business networking. There’s always a great demand to attend any event that features the Irvings, the Sobeys, the McCains, and highly … Read more

Owned media in the digital age

This was originally published on BoydNeil.com on July 12, 2013. The attention paid to ‘content’ on what in the communications disciplines are now called ‘owned media’ — publishing channels on which the editorial and visual content is created, chosen, written, designed and distributed by a company — is not misplaced. There are ideas, knowledge and … Read more

Lac Megantic Rail Tragedy – Crisis Communications Lessons Learned – Again

This story originally appeared in The Holmes Report On Saturday 6 July when train carrying oil to a Canadian refinery derailed and exploded, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and a further 26 missing. The Montreal Maine & Atlantic Railway has been roundly criticized for its communications in the wake of the tragedy. Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ … Read more

Confessions of a community manager

Community managers are often responsible for engaging current and prospective customers via social media channels, writing content, chatting up customers and building a strong community around our brand. Basically, whatever we need to do to ensure maximum ROI for our client. However, it’s not a job for the faint of heart. False accusations, hurtful slander … Read more

New leadership at VP level for Hill+Knowlton Toronto’s health-care practice

David Airdrie joins and Kristy Derkson promoted TORONTO, ON — July 16, 2013 — Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) – the country’s top-ranked public and government relations company – is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Kristy Derkson is promoted to vice-president in the company’s health practice and David Airdrie joins the Toronto health team as vice-president. … Read more

Renewed cabinet, renewed focus

For more details on the cabinet selections, please view the full report INTRODUCTION + OVERVIEW In considering the prime minister’s cabinet shuffle this morning, one can’t help but be reminded of the late French novelist Alphonse Karr’s observation, “plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose” – the more a thing changes, the more it remains the … Read more

Summer 2013 byelections – Big names, minimal change

Premier Kathleen Wynne dropped the writ on five byelections on July 3, with election day slated for August 1, 2013. The announcement was immediately criticized by both opposition parties, who claimed that Wynne’s decision to hold the election the Thursday before a long weekend was done to intentionally lower voter turnout. Summer by-elections are rare … Read more

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer – Let’s have a colonversation

To help increase awareness and improve colon cancer-screening rates, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s National Colorectal Cancer Screening Network launched a campaign encouraging Canadians to start talking about colon cancer screening. The Colonversation Campaign included an important new national online resource – Colonversation.ca – to encourage conversations about screening among Canadians and encourage those between … Read more