It’s “Excellence” for H+K Canada at 2015 IABC OVATION Awards

by H+K Canada

May 28, 2015

It’s “Excellence” for H+K Canada at 2015 IABC OVATION Awards

H+K Canada has brought home the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Toronto OVATION Award of Excellence in the social media category for our work on Jacob’s Creek #MoscatoMonday program, in partnership with Corby Spirit & Wine. The socially innovative Twitter-listening campaign that took place during weekly episodes of the hit TV show The Bachelorette … Read more

Premier Rachel Notley announces cabinet

Yesterday, Rachel Notley was sworn in as Alberta’s 17th premier. Notley and her cabinet were sworn in on the Legislature grounds by Chief Justice Catherine Fraser. Notley has indicated that family is a priority of the government. By making the swearing-in family-friendly, she has taken a first step in emphasizing this priority. In recognition of … Read more

A new world order – Are you cyber-ready?

On May 21, our intelligence expert Ray Boisvert presented the keynote address at ARC Group’s annual seminar in Toronto, discussing new era risks and realities of cyber threats today. Ray is a former national security insider and well-respected thought-leader in the Canadian security space, helping businesses understand and manage risk-mitigation strategies and solutions. His expertise … Read more

H+K Canada wins big at 2015 CPRS ACE Awards

H+K Canada took home some industry hardware at Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Achieving Communications Excellence (ACE) Awards—snagging two BIG wins in two significant and highly competitive categories: Best Digital Campaign of the Year: GOLD H+K took home the night’s top honour for our socially innovative work on the Jacob’s Creek Make it a #MoscatoMonday campaign, in … Read more

Of meerkats and mastodons – What makes stuff go viral?

Sharing, organic engagement, virality, trending, taking off, shooting the moon—call it what you will, there’s no doubt that it’s a thing. But is it even remotely a new thing. No. No it isn’t, dear reader. Let’s hit pause for a moment and dive into what makes something take off online. It’ll be a harrowing journey full of … Read more

Hydro One IPO – A case study in political risk management

In April, the Ontario government announced two major changes to the electricity sector. The first is the amalgamation of four large local distribution companies (LDCs) in the region surrounding Toronto, including the provincially owned LDC, Hydro One Brampton. The second, higher-profile transaction is the sale of up to 60 per cent of Hydro One, the … Read more

Cybersecurity is like a game of Whac-A-Mole

Orginally published in The Globe and Mail on May 8, 2015. _______________________________________________ It has been almost 18 months since hackers broke into the networks of U.S. retail giant Target, through one of its third-party vendors, and compromised the personal information of more than 70 million of its customers. Target’s breach should have been a wake-up … Read more

A grand bargain for Alberta?

H+K SVP and energy and natural resources national practice lead Mark Cameron contributed a piece to Policy Options discussing Alberta’s energy market following its provincial election. This piece was originally published on the Policy Options website on May 8, 2015. _______________________________________________ This post was co-written with Dave Sawyer, CEO of EnviroEconomics.org and Development Director of CMC … Read more

H+K welcomes Mary Fraser

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K)—the country’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm—is pleased to announce that Mary Fraser is joining its corporate communications practice as vice-president, effective immediately. “Mary’s proven track record working with media and developing communications initiatives for high-profile, dynamic brands and organizations with meaningful business impact is a perfect fit for … Read more

Regime change – Orange crush edition

It’s a historic day in Alberta! The NDP has won a majority government—the orange wave indeed rolled over the province. Premier-designate Rachel Notley has proven her charismatic, populist touch could capture the province’s imagination. Her party approached the election with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Her opening statement this campaign: “My name is Rachel … Read more