What I learned on the top of a mountain

by Scott Olav Allen

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

What I learned on the top of a mountain

On September 17, 2016, I was standing on the summit of Gaustatoppen, an iconic mountain in southern Norway, in the middle of the night, and I couldn’t see a thing. It had been cold and raining for a few days, and clouds obscured our vision. I was peering down the mountain, trying to see if … Read more

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

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

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

The solace of secure quantum computing

“The only way to beat a machine is with another machine.” – Alan Turing A recent story that physicists reversed time using quantum computing immediately grabbed my attention. It is a great read about how scientists restored a quantum computer to the state it had been in a moment earlier. I find this mind-blowing and … Read more

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