Coates – Blame CEOs for slowing Chinese investment

by H+K Canada

July 29, 2014

Coates – Blame CEOs for slowing Chinese investment

This piece ran in Bloomberg News on July 29, 2014. Michael Coates has some words of advice for Canadian executives: be careful what you wish for. Coates, who built Hill+Knowlton Strategies into Canada’s top foreign-takeover consultancy, said myopic business leaders are more responsible than Prime Minister Stephen Harper for the country’s stricter foreign takeover rules … Read more

Scoring on social – key learnings from the World Cup

A big thanks to H+K Canada’s resident soccer futball aficionado Jaymes Beatty for keeping our team abreast with the latest developments from a marketing and branding perspective during 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. Jaymes has complied several of these key learnings below with his own perspectives on each. Now that 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil … Read more

WPP execs talk top talent

The following is a round table discussion of how to retain the best corporate talent,  featuring senior executives from some of our sister WPP companies, including Mike Coates. This was originally published in the 2014 third quarter edition of the WPP newsletter The Wire. To attract and retain the best talent, your agency or company needs to … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Canadian CEO Mike Coates to lead newly formed Americas region

Global role completes organizational alignment and promotes president, Goldy Hyder TORONTO, ON (July 21, 2014) — Effective today, as part of a move that sees Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) unite operations between Canada, the United States and Latin America into an Americas regional structure, 30-year H+K Canada veteran Mike Coates becomes president and CEO of the newly … Read more

Accomplished H+K veteran returns to strengthen Canadian offering

Mona Gauvreau appointed vice-president in Ottawa OTTAWA — (July 17, 2014) — Top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to welcome back Mona Gauvreau as vice-president in its Ottawa public sector communications team. Mona returns to Canada after leading the H+K Dubai office as its general manager for the … Read more

Coates on dedication to quality

I am very pleased to learn that H+K Canada has just been awarded Excellence Canada’s highest award for business quality—the Canada Order of Excellence for Quality. This marks the second time that Hill+Knowlton has received this award, which affirms that ours is a culture where, in the words of one of my colleagues, “employees are … Read more

Q+A – Mike Morrison, blogger

Mike Morrison is the author of Mike’s Bloggity Blog, a Canadian entertainment blog that covers music, theater, television and more. Based out of Calgary, Mike also writes for Metro and The Huffington Post. +1 What do you read to keep current on the latest trends and news? Definitely social media. Probably Twitter the most. Facebook is … Read more

H+K SVP talks Canada’s PR perspective on a global scale

Selena Cameron, an SVP in our Toronto office, spoke to Marketing Magazine about her time in H+K’s London office for a recent feature on Canadians working abroad. She discusses the advantages of being able to combine London’s “big picture” thinking (and even bigger budgets) with Canadian discipline and focus on measurement and reporting. This piece … Read more