Brand Superheroes: Finding Your Power and Purpose

by H+K Global

October 17, 2016

Brand Superheroes: Finding Your Power and Purpose

Original story posted here.  “With great power comes great responsibility.” – Peter Parker’s Uncle Ben SPIDERMAN IS THE WALL CRAWLER. Superman is the Man of Steel. The Hulk has extraordinary size and strength; Black Widow is an expert assassin; and Aquaman can, um…well he can talk to fish (yeah, I know what you’re thinking, but … Read more

M&A Icebergs Ahead: Public Opinion, Regulatory Enforcement, and Communications Strategy

Public skepticism of big business and increased regulatory scrutiny of merger transactions have emerged as significant threats to large M&A deals. This risk is particularly evident following a string of regulatory decisions that have upset several major announced deals this year. In April 2016, the Treasury Department adopted new regulations related to so-called tax inversions, … Read more

The 2016 Election Decision: Wow

Not one political or media pundit predicted this outcome. Donald Trump: Congratulations. Donald Trump rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to win what is perhaps the ugliest and most exhausting presidential election in history. This is our 90-second initial read on what the election of Donald Trump means for America and beyond. This morning, the … Read more

Been There, Done That

The post mortem on the Clinton campaign has barely started and will likely go on for months, if not years. However, with one of the biggest upsets in US election history there is plenty of blame to go around and there will be as many explanations offered as there are failed pundits. But seen from … Read more

Audiences Love Data, But What If They Don’t Understand It?

data decision making tools on web screen

When people are faced with decisions—whether it’s a life-changing choice, such as which cancer surgeon to choose, or something more mundane, such as figuring out which pizza place to visit for lunch—many need validation that they are making the right choice. If they’re thinking about spending money, they might check out reviews or ratings online. … Read more

Make Facts Great Again

Those most vocally lamenting the post-fact society are to a large degree the ones who created it. “I think people in this country have had enough of experts”. At the time Michael Gove uttered these infamous words many, myself included, felt it signaled a final farewell to fact-based public discourse. Yet after the recent election … Read more

Brand Superheroes: Why Being Real Matters Now More Than Ever

Original story posted here.  ALL SUPERHEROES ARE THE SAME. Their power may differ, their purpose may vary – but all superheroes share an undeniable bond to each other and an unbreakable bond with the public. Being real. Superheroes are true to who there are, whether to their strengths (Superman) or to their flaws (Batman.) When Superman … Read more

Veteran GOP Strategist Scott W. Reed Joins Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced Scott Reed, a top Republican political strategist and former executive director of the Republican National Committee, will join the firm as a senior advisor effective Dec. 1, 2016. Known as a veteran political organizer and expert campaign manager, Reed oversees the federal voter educational program at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. … Read more

Global Chairman & CEO, Jack Martin, Inducted into ICCO Hall of Fame

Tonight in London, Global Chairman & CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Jack Martin was inducted into The International Communications Consultancy Organization’s Hall of Fame. This prestigious award was established in 2003 as a way to recognize public relations professionals for making great strides in leading the industry to global heights. Inductees show strong leadership and make … Read more

ICCO Inducts H+K Global Chairman and CEO, Jack Martin, Into Hall of Fame

The International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO) inducted Jack Martin, Global Chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies, into the Hall of Fame at the annual gala, celebrating his expertise and contribution to the public relations industry. LONDON, December 6, 2016 – Jack Martin, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Global Chairman and CEO, was inducted into the ICCO Hall of Fame … Read more