Brexit: British Officials Need To Communicate More Directly With The Public

by Jack Martin

Global Chairman, CEO
February 29, 2016

Brexit: British Officials Need To Communicate More Directly With The Public

Google “Brexit,” and you’ll see dozens of articles published in the last few hours. Columnists at The Economist, The Guardian, The New York Times, and many other leading news publications are divided on what a British exit, a “Brexit,” from the 28-nation European Union, would mean for the United Kingdom. Speculation is rampant. “[Brexit] would … Read more

Trumping The Media Model

We’ve come to expect a direct, personal relationship with our favorite businesses rather than formal press releases and detached streams of information from third-party sources. In communications, we call this disintermediation, and it’s the new norm for how businesses interact with the public. In political campaigns, this strategy of targeted outreach with constituents to create … Read more

BC Budget 2016

Overview BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivered government’s fourth consecutive balanced budget. He called this achievement a “budgetary grand slam,” reminding stakeholders of last year’s achievement of a “fiscal hat trick.” Budget 2016 includes new measures to improve housing affordability, help families with the cost of living, increased funding to health and social Ministries … Read more

2016 Speech from the Throne

Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon delivered the BC Liberal Government’s Speech from the Throne outlining the government’s priorities for the spring legislative session. Two recurring themes were the need to retain the courage to “get to yes” and to “stand up for BC”, maintaining their focus on creating jobs and growing the economy. They also restated their … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Promotes Merrill Davis to Austin General Manager

Davis is a 20-year veteran of the firm and high-profile public affairs campaigns in Texas AUSTIN, Texas— Hill+Knowlton Strategies is elevating Merrill Davis, a 23-year veteran of the H+K family of companies and a highly skilled public affairs and communications strategist, to lead its office in Austin, Texas. “For two decades, and numerous legislative and … Read more

Ontario Budget 2016

On February 25, 2016, Charles Sousa delivered the Ontario Government’s Budget. After nearly a decade of deficits, and a near doubling of the provincial debt, the Government remains on track to balance the books in 2017-2018. We reviewed the Budget documents and distilled it down to five key observations. The big picture is taking shape … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Canada appoints Quebec chair

Following an exceptional year of growth at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada’s (H+K) Montreal and Quebec City offices, including the recent Acertys acquisition, the firm is pleased to announce that Nathalie Bourque has joined as Quebec’s first-ever chair. “Nathalie’s expertise in the Quebec marketplace—which includes senior leadership positions on both the client and agency sides—will help us … Read more