The 2016 Election Decision: Wow

by James Fuller

Managing Director
November 9, 2016

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 The 2016 Election Decision: Wow

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 Been There, Done That

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 Make Facts Great Again

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

What Donald Trump Knows That Your Company Doesn’t

Who matters and why it’s okay that nobody else likes you In 2004, The New York Times Magazine published a now famous piece by writer Ron Suskind entitled, “Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush.” Within came a quote from an unnamed presidential aide attacking people like Suskind as being part of the … Read more What Donald Trump Knows That Your Company Doesn’t

All aboard! Last stop for the Party Congress at the Seventh Plenum station

Train Station

From October 11-14th, the Party’s Central Committee convened in Beijing for its Seventh Plenum, the last assembly of the elite body’s roughly 200 members before the conclusion of its five-year term at the 19th Party Congress. The closed-door gathering saw the Chinese leadership iron out its final preparations for the quinquennial political transition. The top … Read more All aboard! Last stop for the Party Congress at the Seventh Plenum station

The Power of the Public

power of the public

Unseating CEOs, disrupting businesses, politicizing corporate strategy, destroying products and creating new markets: The power of the public is relentlessly shaping the license to operate for organisations big and small. The expression “power to the people” has for decades been both a political slogan and cultural expression, often used to describe opposition to an establishment. Entering … Read more The Power of the Public

#SomosLivres: Anti-Slave Labor Campaign from H+K Brazil

#SomosLivres

In Brazil, slavery is still very much a reality and the fashion industry is one of its main players. To protect the advocation for workforce law – Article 149* – and to promote the topic’s debate in an election year, H+K Brazil developed the #SomosLivres campaign for Brazil’s Ministry of Public Labor. Using fashion as … Read more #SomosLivres: Anti-Slave Labor Campaign from H+K Brazil

U.S. Midterms 2018: Post-Election Analysis

Midterms

Overview It seems the entire U.S. population has spent the last two years in search of a good adjective to describe the national mood. We like concise descriptors, and tidy summaries. We’ve called our nation, “polarized.” We’ve called it, “partisan.” Everyone appeared to bank on the 2018 midterm elections sending a dramatic signal about the … Read more U.S. Midterms 2018: Post-Election Analysis

Election Central

Analysis and commentary on the U.S. election and transition from Hill+Knowlton Strategies public affairs counselors and political experts from around the globe. Trump’s Election: The View from China Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. election last week was met with mixed reactions in China and brings to the fore a number of critical strategic and … Read more Election Central