What we’ve been up to in London – 20 November 2017

by H+K United Kingdom

November 20, 2017

What we’ve been up to in London – 20 November 2017

H+K London have had a busy couple of weeks, in particular celebrating the agency’s successes at the PRCA National Awards and the Drum Marketing Can Change the World Awards. This week the E+I team launched the latest Global Terrorism Index for long-standing client, Institute for Economics and Peace. With news that global deaths from terrorism … Read more

President Trump’s “State Visit-Plus” to China – Key Outcomes

Trump Asia

In the below update, we examine the key outcomes from what the Chinese government billed as President Trump’s “state visit-plus” last week, particularly with regard to bilateral economic relations and tensions on the Korean peninsula.  A big win for Beijing Without any of the hitches that often occur during the highest level Sino-U.S. exchanges, Trump’s … Read more

The Return of Grand Narratives


In a recent interview, French President Emmanuel Macron argued that the absence of “grand narratives” in society has eroded public trust in political leadership and has constrained the aspirations of countries and their citizens. It’s a sentiment that President Macron’s predecessors Charles de Gaulle or François Mitterrand might have expressed, but one could easily envision … Read more

Post-Party Congress- What to Expect from President Trump’s “State Visit Plus” to China

Trump China

Today, U.S. President Trump arrived in Beijing for the China leg of his marathon 12-day tour in the Asia-Pacific region. He will be the first leader of a major world power to visit China since its recently concluded leadership reshuffle at the 19th Party Congress last month. The Chinese government has promised that his trip … Read more

Sailing with the “Red Boat Spirit” into China’s New Era

Last week, China’s new leadership team made a rare joint visit to some of the historical sites of the Party’s founding. The politically symbolic tour reaffirmed that strengthening the Party’s centrality across virtually all aspects of Chinese society will remain a hallmark of the Xi administration’s second term. All Chinese and foreign businesses need to … Read more

What we’ve been up to in London – 3 November 2017

It’s been a busy month at H+K. Here’s what we we’ve been up to in October. The HSBC team were in Shanghai this month for the annual World Golf Championships – HSBC Champions golf tournament. A combined team featuring H+K team members from the London, Middle East, Shanghai and US offices worked across time zones … Read more

Fellow Friday: Rachel

We asked Rachel Stand, an associate on our Corporate Advisory team in the NYC office, to tell us about her experience as a fellow at H+K this past summer. Having started in June, she’s taking a moment on her six-month milestone to recall her time as a fellow. Rachel transitioned from fellow to associate this fall, … Read more

Pivot or Panic? Video’s Ascent Worries Writers, Captivates Consumers


Is the rising popularity of video a pink slip, or a ticket to success? Editorial staff cuts at sites like ESPN, Fox Sports, Mashable, Mic, MTV News, and Rolling Stone have stunned even those in the industry who still had jobs after the dust settled. Writers have been swept away in a fit of deck clearing … Read more