The Texas Tribune Festival: Trade Winds

by Jack Martin

Global Chairman, CEO
September 11, 2018

The Texas Tribune Festival: Trade Winds

The Texas Tribune Festival The Texas Tribune is the only member-supported, digital-first, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans — and engages with them — about public policy, politics, government and statewide issues.  The Tribune was founded in 2009 by John Thornton (a venture capitalist in Austin for nearly 20 years and passionate believer in public … Read more

The Asian Cup Kicks into Gear

Asian Cup

The H+K team in Dubai continues to work on all projects across the AFC Asian Cup 2019 and a key phase was the 150-day countdown – which took place in August – to the 24-nation football tournament in the United Arab Emirates. As the biggest ever sporting event that the UAE has hosted, the team are … Read more

Ontario Retail Cannabis Announcement

Ontario Tracks New Course for Retail Cannabis Sales Earlier today, Attorney General Caroline Mulroney and Finance Minister Vic Fedeli laid out the Ontario government’s new plans with respect to the use and retail sale of cannabis in Ontario. The government announced that legislative amendments will be introduced tomorrow to allow the Ontario Cannabis Retail Corporation … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Announces Strategic Partnership with Impact Research & Measurement

Impact Research

Mumbai, September 26, 2018: Global leading public relations firm, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, announces a strategic partnership with specialist news monitoring and analysis services company – Impact Research & Measurement to deliver world-class media research and monitoring services for the India market. This strategic partnership will benefit both firms. As a part of this partnership, client servicing … Read more

adidas x Team Qatar


For the 18th annual Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, H+K Doha and Dubai teams collaborated to bring two clients together, revealing new Team Qatar athlete apparel developed by adidas. Not only did H+K plan the launch campaign, but actually brokered the multi-million partnership agreement between clients the Qatar Olympic Committee and adidas. The work does not … Read more

Launching DAZN In Italy With a Little Help


H+K has been working with DAZN, the live and on demand sport streaming service. In June, DAZN announced they were taking their product to Italy with rights to 114 Serie A matches per season for the next three years after parent company Perform Group’s successful bid to secure the exclusive multi-platform broadcast rights. It was … Read more

Cannabis Info: 2018 Election: Will Quebec follow Ontario’s example?

On June 7, 2018, Doug Ford was elected Premier of Ontario. Barely two months after his election, he implemented major changes to how the Ontario government intends to manage the sale and distribution of recreational cannabis on its territory. Initially, Ontario had opted for a sales model similar to Quebec, namely the creation of a … Read more

Take a Seat

Over the past several weeks, I’ve written about the importance of putting the public at the heart of everything from public relations to public affairs, from defining the public interest to developing public policy.  Many of you have agreed with this in principle, but have asked how to make it work in practice. For years, … Read more

Jack's Perspective: Politics Is a Pendulum


Too often when pundits try to predict the future they don’t learn from the past. Yes, opinion polls can give you useful guidance about the public and which direction the crowd is headed. But when you take the long view you see that the future might arc toward progress but politics is a pendulum, swinging … Read more

Putting the ‘Public’ in ‘Publicity’

This final column in a series that highlighted the importance of putting the public at the heart of communications strategies, focuses on how businesses should harness the power of the public to generate publicity.  The traditional method of generating publicity for a new product, project, or proposal saw companies inform the public through an intermediary: … Read more