“The synergy of knowledge.” Those four words, scrawled across the chalkboard on the first day of my grade nine science class, formed the basis for four years of science instruction and—come to think of it—an enduring worldview that values curiosity and tangential thinking as the basis for creativity. READ MORE >
In the lead up to Take Heart Australia Day H+K Strategies Australia partners with Take Heart Australia to develop a humorous web series to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.
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We're pleased to announce a new hire and two key promotions to further strengthen our Middle East management team.
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Social Hieroglyphics: The Emoji Evolution
Posted on 11.12.2015 by Elliott Gauthier.
Is the art of communication dead? As communications professionals we hope not. H+K Strategies Canada's recent research explores how texting and messaging are changing the communication landscape and how we connect with one another. With multiple platforms competing for our ever-shrinking attention spans, it's no wonder how we communicate has become truncated. Abbreviations, acronyms and visual iconography now pepper our writing in the form of emoji or emoticons. READ MORE >
Four Initial Thoughts From Web Summit 2015
Posted on 11.11.2015 by David Chambers.
Web Summit, the annual gathering of tech start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, corporates and media, took place November 3-5. Huge, churning and tightly packed with so many (too many) things to see and listen to, it's an incredible event. H+K Strategies London's David Chambers attended and shares four key themes that stood out among the multitude of ideas. READ MORE >
H+K's Global Sports Practice Director Andy Sutherden speaks with Reuters about the impact of the Russian doping scandal in athletics on the reputation of sponsors.
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Before the ‘mother of all Canadian elections’ began, a client asked me who I thought would win, and what that would mean for their organization. My answer was: It doesn’t matter. To be clear, my answer was not a cynical attempt to denigrate or trivialize our government system—nor was it intended to convey arrogance about our abilities as consultants, or ignorance about the very real differences between parties. It reflected my honest assessment of the reality in which organizations now operate. READ MORE >
10 [Math-free] Steps to Setting Up a Successful Measurement Program
Posted on 11.04.2015 by Margot Savell.
I will never forget one of my first experiences in PR measurement. I was talking to a smart young man about a calculation I found intriguing. He interrupted and said, “I do PR. I don’t do math.” That was the first time I explained that you don’t need to excel at math to measure the success of your PR efforts. READ MORE >
Tom Hoog Honored with Milestones in Mentoring Legacy Award
Posted on 10.30.2015 by Mike Coates.
This evening, our colleague and friend, Tom Hoog, is being honored by the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations with its annual Milestones in Mentoring Legacy Award. I can think of no one more deserving of recognition for a lifetime commitment to mentoring. READ MORE >