SXSW: The Most Talked-About Sessions, the Biggest Influencers

by H+K Global

March 21, 2017

SXSW: The Most Talked-About Sessions, the Biggest Influencers

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As SXSW takes its final bows for 2017, we’ve reviewed the highlights of the festival to pinpoint who and what received the most traction online, and to decode why. This year, from Friday, March 10th until Sunday, March 19th, Texas once again became host to the world’s most curious, creative and pioneering people within the … Read more

Federal Budget 2017

Overview In light of lower than expected domestic economic growth and brewing international uncertainty, Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s second budget is best described as Phase Two. If Budget 2016 laid out a bold vision for Canada and the middle-class, then Budget 2017 is its worker-bee cousin. Short on new spending commitments or grand gestures, Budget … Read more

Canada-US Trade – Senate support in question(s)

President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, recently attended his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee – the influential committee with broad jurisdiction over matters related to trade agreements, taxes, tariffs and import quotas, transportation of dutiable goods, as well as ports of entry and delivery. Given the importance of the … Read more

Challenge in Colombia

H+K helped a European mining company enter the Colombian market . Our aid meant the implementation of a plan that ensured strategic partnerships with key government entities. These alliances gave the company the confidence to carry out its investment and move forward with operations in Colombia. As of this moment, the company has been in … Read more

Budget poll

In the lead-up to the federal budget on March 22, 2017 we thought it timely to share results from recent research we conducted with Canadians. There are a few critical tensions we want to highlight: First, the hollowing out of support for the ruling Trudeau Government (and we use the characterization “Trudeau Government” purposefully). Second, … Read more

What if we Considered the Future President of the French Republic as a Brand?

France’s presidential election campaign is under way, resulting in furious commentary from political analysts and observers on the fragmentation of French society; creating doubt and confusion throughout the country. With this in mind, H+K, in partnership with Landor and Kantar Public, wanted to understand what the French actually expect from their ‘ideal’ president. By treating … Read more

Go Ahead and Shatter the Glass Ceiling: Shareholders Will Thank You

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In the 50-plus years since the Equal Pay Act became law, most successful organizations have worked to diversify their workforces. The efforts are salutary and well-intentioned, driven more often than not by appeals to social justice and the desire to ensure that people are treated fairly and given equal access to opportunity. But if the … Read more

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, we asked H+K women around the globe to share their career advice and inspiration. To read more from the women of H+K, visit HER Voices. Iliana Perez, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Latin America My Inspiration: Intuitively I would say my mother, who not only has inspired me as a human … Read more

The Content Gold Rush: “If we don’t cannibalize ourselves, someone else will.”

Sign reading "Barcelona" in front of MWC

There’s a content gold rush underway, and for content producers and distributers, the race is on to secure the strongest and largest audience. On Tuesday, February 28, at Mobile World Congress, major players in the content world discussed the challenges the industry is facing and strategies they’re employing as they look ahead. Arnaud de Puyfontaine, … Read more

Fake news isn’t going away, so here’s how you handle it

This article was originally published in The Hill Times on March 6, 2017. If your organization—a political party, government department, or office supporting an elected official—is the victim of a fake news campaign, you have to implement rapid counter-measures. Facebook has been taking steps to limit fake news, but they have important shortcomings, writes Ellis Westwood. … Read more