I Still Cannes Not Even: Observations from the International Festival of Creativity

by Avra Lorrimer

Managing Director, Consumer Packaged Goods
June 24, 2019

I Still Cannes Not Even: Observations from the International Festival of Creativity


I have just returned from a week at The International Festival of Creativity where prestigious Cannes Lions are awarded for creative work in marketing communications. It’s a heady mix of marketers, media companies, agencies and A-listers who are there to draw attendance to parties and programming that run throughout the festival. I mean where else … Read more

Brands and Influencers: A One Night Stand?

Influencer Cannes

Just as brands used celebrity endorsers in traditional media, digital marketing has seen a sharp rise in social media influencers. In PR, most brands and content creators are leveraging influencers without taking into consideration how limited this approach can really be. This is all new, so brands and influencers can’t be blamed for not being … Read more

News: DO Black by Doconomy awarded a Grand Prix at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity

Grand Prix

20 June 2019, CANNES – RBK Communication, Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) and Making Waves are proud to announce that Doconomy won a Grand Prix in the Creative eCommerce category at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for their Do Black campaign. With Doconomy, the team at RBK created DO Black, the first carbon emission … Read more

In the Jury Room…


Having just emerged from days of being locked in a room on the PR Jury at the 66th Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, we have announced the winners. Over the next few days there will be many pieces written on the trends from Cannes, questions around why this or that agency is winning an … Read more

News: H+K Singapore welcomes back Chip Keng Ng and Ikram Zainy

June 20, SINGAPORE – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, is pleased to welcome back Chip Keng Ng and Ikram Zainy to H+K Singapore. Chip returns as Executive Vice President and Ikram returns as Director. HS Chung, H+K Asia lead, said, “Chip and Ikram are fantastic additions to our fast-growing network in Singapore. Their … Read more

DO Black: The carbon limit credit card

H+K Sweden worked with Doconomy and RBK Communications to create DO Black: a carbon emission limit credit card that is an innovative solution addressing the climate crisis. It’s the first card with a CO2-emission limit, stopping you from overspending, not based on available funds but on the impact caused by your consumption. The innovation combines three … Read more

Miami Beach Marketing Group Renews H+K Strategies As AOR

MIAMI BEACH — The Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority has extended its eight-year partnership with Hill+Knowlton Strategies following a competitive pitch. H+K will enhance its existing support of the marketing organization, with a focus on reaching travelers via digital and social media, according to a statement. H+K’s Miami office has been MBVCA’s PR agency … Read more

Fear and Loathing on the Internet: What I learned about communications from being a target for online hate speech

There have been times when I’ve really wondered if it’s all worthwhile. When someone set up a homophobic parody account in my group’s name. When insults turned into direct threats to my personal safety. When it got so bad I had to spend a workday handling calls with police instead of doing work. When I … Read more

Graduation 2019: H+K’s Advice + Celebrations

H+K Advice Mariam Bahgat Office: Doha/Qatar Alma Mater: Cairo University – Mass Communication faculty What advice would you give to someone graduating today? Always aim to develop your skills, learn new areas in your field or even apart from your career, know a thing about everything in all fields of knowledge, never stop dreaming, never stop … Read more

H+K appoints Strategy Director for Brussels

June 4, BRUSSELS – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed George Candon as Strategy Director, based in Brussels. Candon specializes in designing, developing and driving communications programs both globally and regionally. “H+K’s global approach enables me to bring my international experience to clients around the world,” said Candon. “I’m excited to meet … Read more