Hill+Knowlton Strategies Appoints Simon Whitehead as New UK CEO

by H+K United Kingdom

November 27, 2018

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Appoints Simon Whitehead as New UK CEO

27 November 2018, LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has promoted Simon Whitehead, currently Managing Director of H+K UK’s Energy + Industrials team to UK Chief Executive Officer. Effective immediately, he takes over the role from Richard Millar who has been promoted to Global President, along with Lars Erik Grønntun. Whitehead joined H+K in 2011 and … Read more

The Phoenix, Pt. II: Working at the Country’s Most Inspirational Spots


It’s hard to remember now, but just a few months ago, I was putting in my 40 hours every week from a cube in the Washington, D.C., office. But now, I’m creating infographics and animated videos from scenic overlooks and remote campsites. More than two months into our adventure of living and working around the … Read more

Reflecting on MJBizCon: the customer experience at retail

Fresh off the heels of MJBizCon Las Vegas – the largest cannabis industry conference in the world – a few of H+K’s cannabis practice members have returned to Canada inspired and excited as we continue to navigate this rapidly evolving industry. Aside from the truly robust trade floor expo, MJBizCon is packed with sessions and … Read more

Earning a Seat at the Table

Fifth Seat

A lawyer, a management consultant, an investment banker and an accountant walk into a bar… The holy grail of any CCO, CMO, or communications adviser is to have the ear of the CEO; to be considered a trusted adviser by the C-suite in an organization. And judging by recent research, the expertise communicators can bring … Read more

Insight: Fall Economic Statement 2018

Less than a year out from the 2019 general election, Finance Minister Bill Morneau today delivered his final Fall Economic Statement (FES) of the mandate. The minister reiterated the steps already taken by the government to support the middle class but had little new initiatives to offer, except for seniors. Since President Trump’s corporate tax … Read more

Should Macron give up on the ecological transition?


On Saturday 17 November, 300,000 people gathered across France to demonstrate against an increase in fuel prices, a Government initiative aimed to accelerate the ecological transition. Self-proclaimed the “Gilets Jaunes” (referring to the yellow color of the safety vest that every motorist is required to keep in their vehicle), they organized about 2,000 operations, blocking … Read more

Office Happenings: H+K Beijing Explores Southwest China


H+K Beijing’s GPA team had an awesome time exploring southwest China! Throughout the year, teams across H+K Beijing’s office have been venturing out across China for their annual outings – exploring what it means to be part of the H+K China family and having the chance to spend some meaningful time with colleagues beyond the … Read more

Retail Cannabis Regulations

Further to our memo, Regulations for the Licensing and Operation of Private Cannabis Retail Stores in Ontario, the official regulations for retail cannabis stores were made public on November 15. Below are the regulations which will largely impact our clients: “Affiliates” (1)  In paragraph 2 of subsection 4 (4) of the Act and this Regulation, an … Read more

Fall Economic Statement

On November 15, Vic Fedeli, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, introduced the Fall Economic Statement “A Plan for the People, Ontario’s Economic Outlook and Fiscal Review” in the legislature. Minister Fedeli highlighted the government’s achievements since taking office in June 2018, including a reduction in Ontario’s deficit by $500 million over a matter of weeks, the … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies India Adds Yet Another Feather To Its Client Portfolio


India, November 15, 2018: After a competitive multi-agency pitch, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of India’s premiere communications consultancies, has been awarded the communications mandate for the country’s leading infotainment player – Discovery Communications India and its portfolio of channels in India including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, … Read more