Hill+Knowlton Strategies continues to strengthen Western Canada leadership with appointments in Vancouver and Calgary

by Stephen Smart

Senior Vice-President and General Manager, Western Canada (Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina)
June 5, 2019

Hill+Knowlton Strategies continues to strengthen Western Canada leadership with appointments in Vancouver and Calgary

TORONTO, June 5, 2019 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm, is further strengthening its leadership in Western Canada with the appointments of Stephen Smart as General Manager of its Vancouver office and Matt Wolf who has joined H+K’s Calgary office as Vice President. “With their deeply rooted western perspectives … Read more

Insight: Ford Government Shuffles Cabinet

Almost one year since the Executive Council was sworn-in, the Ford government has made the most significant shuffle of cabinet to date. This larger, 28-member cabinet includes some new faces, while promoting those who have performed well over the past year. As a direct response to some of the challenges in the first year, the … Read more

Winning in the Court of Public Opinion

A recent global research shows that 73% of companies admitted they are not prepared for a crisis. This staring peril is just exacerbated with the frequency of natural catastrophes ascending under global warming and the macro-economic and geopolitical environment getting increasingly complex in all major continents today. In this Q&A, Ms Nan Dong and HKIoD … Read more

DO Black: The carbon limit credit card

H+K Sweden worked with Doconomy and RBK Communications to create DO Black: a carbon emission limit credit card that is an innovative solution addressing the climate crisis. It’s the first card with a CO2-emission limit, stopping you from overspending, not based on available funds but on the impact caused by your consumption. The innovation combines three … Read more

Miami Beach Marketing Group Renews H+K Strategies As AOR

MIAMI BEACH — The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority has extended its eight-year partnership with Hill+Knowlton Strategies following a competitive pitch. H+K will enhance its existing support of the marketing organization, with a focus on reaching travelers via digital and social media, according to a statement. H+K’s Miami office has been MBVCA’s PR agency … Read more

Fear and Loathing on the Internet: What I learned about communications from being a target for online hate speech

There have been times when I’ve really wondered if it’s all worthwhile. When someone set up a homophobic parody account in my group’s name. When insults turned into direct threats to my personal safety. When it got so bad I had to spend a workday handling calls with police instead of doing work. When I … Read more

Graduation 2019: H+K’s Advice + Celebrations

H+K Advice Mariam Bahgat Office: Doha/Qatar Alma Mater: Cairo University – Mass Communication faculty What advice would you give to someone graduating today? Always aim to develop your skills, learn new areas in your field or even apart from your career, know a thing about everything in all fields of knowledge, never stop dreaming, never stop … Read more

H+K appoints Strategy Director for Brussels

June 4, BRUSSELS – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed George Candon as Strategy Director, based in Brussels. Candon specializes in designing, developing and driving communications programs both globally and regionally. “H+K’s global approach enables me to bring my international experience to clients around the world,” said Candon. “I’m excited to meet … Read more

H+K China appoints Jeff Leong as Senior Vice President of Client Strategy

June 6, SHENZHEN – Jeff Leong has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) China as Senior Vice President of Client Strategy, effective immediately. Bringing over two decades of experience in creative strategy, branding and integrated marketing, Jeff will be responsible for the development of key accounts and support new business development in the Greater Bay Area, working … Read more