Our Time to Act

by AnnaMaria DeSalva

Global Chairman and CEO
June 11, 2020

Our Time to Act

Colleagues, Like many of you, I have been deeply affected by the thousands of people gathering across America and around the world to say in no uncertain terms, Black lives matter.  The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and sadly others before them, are forcing us like no other time in my … Read more

Healthcare: A Discussion the Whole Community Should Be Having

Innovative and creative communication is no longer limited to traditional consumer brands. The health sector has recently witnessed an incredible surge in creative campaigns that convey strong messages and highlight key issues. Lions Health is only a three year old category at the Cannes Lions festival, but it’s already carved out a space for itself, … 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

Letting the Data Decide

The rise and spread of the Internet is one of the most transformative events in human history. Information that would have taken hours of diligent research is available instantly, we are connected to one another in virtual space at all times, and the computers we carry casually in our pockets and handbags can do things … Read more

What if we Considered the Future President of the French Republic as a Brand?

France’s presidential election campaign is under way, resulting in furious commentary from political analysts and observers on the fragmentation of French society; creating doubt and confusion throughout the country. With this in mind, H+K, in partnership with Landor and Kantar Public, wanted to understand what the French actually expect from their ‘ideal’ president. By treating … Read more

Hacking Away at the Ocean Plastic Crisis

The plastic crisis has captured the world’s attention. Since David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II, public consciousness has become consumed with plastics. This increased attention has inspired global action including intergovernmental plastic pacts, plastic bag taxes, banning drinking straws, plastic-free supermarket isles – and even new ketchup packets made from edible seaweed membranes[1]. It is a … Read more

Jabbed Into Action: How We Used Behavioral Insights To Increase Vaccine Uptake


Getting people to do what’s in their best interest is hard. Really hard. We all know how difficult it can be to break a bad habit, like biting your nails, or sticking with a good one, like going for a weekly run. Even in a life and death scenario, getting someone to do the right … Read more

Does Data Influence?

The vast trove of information available online is changing the way people make decisions, both large and small. Today, nearly nine out of 10 Americans say they find claims more persuasive if they are supported by data than if they are not, according to “The Transformation of Influence,” a survey of more than 4,000 people conducted by … Read more