The Dave Robinson International Scholarship: What It Is and Who It Honors

by H+K Global

August 28, 2018

The Dave Robinson International Scholarship: What It Is and Who It Honors

Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson was president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Australia, Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia, when he suddenly passed away in 2012. Those who knew Dave Robinson would say he could be counted on to see the other side of things, to be the devil’s advocate, to challenge the conventional approach with … Read more

First Things First: A Strong U.S. Dollar

First things first: We heard a lot about the strong dollar last week, whether it was in the president’s comments about the Federal Reserve, the resumption of trade talks between the U.S. and China, or the implementation of 25-percent tariffs by the U.S. on another $16 billion of Chinese goods. The U.S. trade deficit on … Read more

Putting the ‘Public’ in ‘Public Companies’

The following is the fifth in a series of columns highlighting the importance of putting the public at the heart of communications strategies. This column focuses on the opportunity for publicly traded companies to better harness the power of the public. Elon Musk’s recent musings about possibly taking Tesla private have spawned a discussion about … Read more

First Things First: The Power of Independents

Jack’s thoughts on making sense of what is going on behind the headlines. First things first: When looking at American politics, we tend to focus on the Democrats and the Republicans, but if independent voters were an organized party it would be bigger than either of them. I’m seeing a big increase in independent American … Read more

The H+K Interview: George Tagg, Jr. on Government + Public Trust

Public mistrust of government is unsettling the status quo. Fewer than two out of 10 Americans believe Washington is working on their behalf, polls show. Elected officials, meantime, are increasingly finding themselves in the cross-hairs, accused of all manner of misdeeds and broken promises. Chief among these complaints is lack of transparency. But there are steps … Read more

Putting the ‘Public’ in ‘Public Infrastructure’

The following is the fourth in a series of columns highlighting the importance of putting the public at the heart of communications strategies. This column focuses on the opportunity for both government and businesses to bring the public into the development of public infrastructure. Public infrastructure is a broad term used to describe various types … Read more

Ontario Cannabis Announcement

On August 13, 2018, Attorney General Caroline Mulroney and Finance Minister Vic Fedeli laid out the Ontario government’s new plans with respect to the sale of recreational cannabis. The government announced that they will open up the sale of recreational cannabis to private retailers. They will allow these private retailers to operate physical stores while … Read more

First Things First: Decline of the Chinese Yuan

Jack’s thoughts on making sense of what is going on behind the headlines. First things first: An interesting debate is emerging regarding the decline of the Chinese yuan relative to the dollar. Since the beginning of the summer, the yuan has dropped 6 percent to its lowest point in just over a year. This is the first time … Read more

Putting the ‘Public’ in ‘Public Policy’

The following is the third in a series of columns highlighting the importance of putting the public at the heart of communications strategies.  This column focuses on the opportunity for both government and businesses to bring the public into the development of public policy. Because we live in an age when large institutions can connect … Read more

The Phoenix: H+K Hits the Road

Phoenix

Graphic designer Shannon Wright is working remotely from an RV for two years while traveling across the U.S. We asked her to document this unique experience. Here’s part one:  When I got the call, our dream of road tripping around the country had seemingly gone up in flames. I answered the phone, in the middle … Read more