What I learned on the top of a mountain

by Scott Olav Allen

Creative Director, Gambit H+K Norway
May 1, 2019

Defeating Hate Speech Online Will Require Actually Fighting it

“Give a man a mask and he will show you his true face” is one of Oscar Wilde’s best-known witticisms, but, in his day, few could have imagined that it would turn out to be one of his most prescient as well. Wilde understood that anonymity offered a chance to vent frustrations and opinions that … Read more Defeating Hate Speech Online Will Require Actually Fighting it

WheelSwap: Which came first, the asset or the experiment?

In hindsight, an award-winning campaign such as WheelSwap, in which we used virtual reality to drive tangible behaviour change, looks like a no-brainer. The road from the point that Ford gave us our original charge to the amazing results we achieved at the end was anything but easy. Here’s the inside story on how an … Read more WheelSwap: Which came first, the asset or the experiment?

Rethinking Friedman: After 50 years of shareholder capitalism, taking the next step

What would Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman think about this wave of socialism and purpose-driven talk that is hitting companies these days? It was Friedman, after all, who laid the basis for 50 years of taut shareholder capitalism back in 1970 when he argued that if companies sought anything other than (legal) profit, it would … Read more Rethinking Friedman: After 50 years of shareholder capitalism, taking the next step

Innovating the future of public relations

Traditionally, public relations have been built upon an ability to provide insightful and precise advice and ideas to engage the public. Going forward, our license to operate will be staked upon our capacity for innovation. Obama utilized micro-targeting. Trump won by dominating the conversation. Now, Democratic candidates mounting a bid for the US presidency in … Read more Innovating the future of public relations

H+K appoints Valérie Lecasble Managing Director in Paris

May 3, PARIS – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed Valérie Lecasble as Managing Director of the Paris office. “Hill+Knowlton Strategies has a great reputation in France, and it’s global reach appealed to me. I look forward to bringing my energy, my expertise and my network to add to the breadth and … Read more H+K appoints Valérie Lecasble Managing Director in Paris

Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Jack Martin wins Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE Award

May 8, NEW YORK – Jack Martin, global chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), an international public relations agency, was awarded the Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE Award at the Holmes Report’s 2019 North America SABRE awards ceremony in New York last night. “I appreciate this award, but the real honor is working with this … Read more Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ Jack Martin wins Outstanding Individual Achievement SABRE Award

European Elections 2019: Socioeconomic concerns take center stage in European Elections debate

It’s the economy, dear reader. The economy has been and will be, once more, the major consideration for Bulgarians when they go to the polls on 26 May. Twelve years after Bulgaria joined the EU club, Brussels still seems a bit distant for citizens of the South-Eastern European state due to a variety of economic … Read more European Elections 2019: Socioeconomic concerns take center stage in European Elections debate