Been There, Done That

by Lars Erik Grønntun

Global President
November 10, 2016

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

Ruling The Roost? Predictions for China and the Year of the Rooster Part One: Political Change

With the fireworks of the Chinese Spring Festival having just launched the Year of the Rooster into flight, we’re looking ahead to ask what every self-respecting China-watcher needs to know about the year ahead. This article, the first of a three-part series, reflects upon the political changes that likely lie ahead for the emerging superpower. … Read more Ruling The Roost? Predictions for China and the Year of the Rooster Part One: Political Change

#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

How Businesses Should Prepare for Policy Uncertainty

If there’s one thing that business has wanted from policymakers since time immemorial, it is certainty. Just tell us what the rules are, they say, then we can plan accordingly. Not knowing what your tax rate will be, not to mention when the U.S. federal government will reopen or what exactly will happen with Brexit, … Read more How Businesses Should Prepare for Policy Uncertainty

Should Macron give up on the ecological transition?

Macron

On Saturday 17 November, 300,000 people gathered across France to demonstrate against an increase in fuel prices, a Government initiative aimed to accelerate the ecological transition. Self-proclaimed the “Gilets Jaunes” (referring to the yellow color of the safety vest that every motorist is required to keep in their vehicle), they organized about 2,000 operations, blocking … Read more Should Macron give up on the ecological transition?

Office Happenings: H+K Beijing Explores Southwest China

Explores

H+K Beijing’s GPA team had an awesome time exploring southwest China! Throughout the year, teams across H+K Beijing’s office have been venturing out across China for their annual outings – exploring what it means to be part of the H+K China family and having the chance to spend some meaningful time with colleagues beyond the … Read more Office Happenings: H+K Beijing Explores Southwest China

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