H+K VP discusses Toronto #CityVote debate

by H+K Canada

March 28, 2014

H+K VP discusses Toronto #CityVote debate

Our Toronto public affairs group leader Geoff Owen was invited to appear on Rogers TV Toronto Headlines this week to participate in a panel discussion about the inaugural Toronto mayoral debate. Alongside other leading pundits from the Toronto political community, Geoff gave his thoughts on how each of the five candidates acquitted themselves and how … Read more

Coates on foreign investment – Another year of surprises

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2014 issue of Director Journal, a publication of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD). It is a follow-up to Mike’s 2013 reflection on foreign investment titled “The Unpredictable Evolution of Canadian Investment Policy: Six cautions for directors in the wake of China’s deal for Nexen“, published in the March … Read more

Introducing the #TOmayor social media scorecard

With Olivia Chow officially joining the #TOmayor race today, the public affairs team in our Toronto office has taken a social media deep dive with five of the top registered candidates. Not surprisingly, incumbent  Rob Ford and his four top challengers (Chow, David Soknacki, John Tory, Karen Stintz) are all active on social media to … Read more

Five ways to set the tone from the top

Authored by: Mike Coates The expression “tone at the top” has become a major theme in corporate governance circles. In essence, it is the behavioural example that a leader sets for his or her employees to follow. It’s not something that can be captured in a code of conduct that sits on a shelf or … Read more

Coates – More than one way to skin a cat

News out of Beijing reported in The Globe and Mail’s March 12, 2014 Report on Business (ROB) suggests that Chinese investors are “skirting” foreign investment rules in Canada by focusing on transactions that cannot be blocked. Specifically, Chinese investors are looking at acquisitions of exploration properties that are not considered businesses under definitions prescribed in … Read more

The impact of Canada-Korea free trade

For this latest Insight, H+K Canada had the privilege of partnering with our colleagues in Korea—namely CH Lee, senior vice-president—to examine the importance of the new Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) as well as potential challenges to watch out for going forward. On March 11, 2014, President Park Guen-hye of the Republic of Korea and Prime Minister Stephen … Read more

Strategy Magazine talks to our new national creative director

Strategy Magazine recently spoke to our newly-hired national creative director Chris Davies about joining the H+K team. This article was written by Megan Haynes and was originally published March 10, 2014 on Strategy Online. Toronto’s Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has brought in Chris Davies as its new VP, national CD. Davies joined the PR shop last Monday, … Read more

H+K Canada hires national creative director

TORONTO (March 7, 2014) — Creativity is the backbone of innovation. And it’s vital to stay ahead of the curve in a marketing and communications landscape that’s always changing. To that end, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K)—the top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm in Canada—is pleased to announce Chris Davies as national creative director. The decision … Read more

Tracking the #ABbudget conversation

As the 2014 Alberta budget was presented and tabled in the Alberta Legislature on the afternoon of March 6, politicians, media and armchair pundits alike took to Twitter to express their views on the key issues contained within. Our Alberta public affairs team had their pulse on the Twitter conversation throughout the week and the … Read more