50 Years of H+K London: An editorial view

by Steve Bradley

Commissioning Editor
July 30, 2019

50 Years of H+K London: An editorial view

H+K London Commissioning Editor Steve Bradley assesses the editorial landscape and the opportunity ahead H+K would not exist without the foresight of Cleveland-based reporter John Hill who established the business back in 1927. Working for the local newspaper, he identified the opportunity to tell stories on behalf of companies large and small and we’ve been … Read more 50 Years of H+K London: An editorial view

New government: view from our political + public affairs team

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson starts his first full week in the top-job, we reflect on his new cabinet and the priorities for the government. This government is unashamedly vote leave, from No. 10 staffers to senior cabinet posts, as we reflected last week, this new government has Brexiters now firmly in control. A government … Read more New government: view from our political + public affairs team

Personal care has led the way brands respond to social change

“Personal care brands help shift cultural perceptions” Over a decade ago a humble soap brand ran a series of ads featuring women of all ages, colors, shapes, and sizes well before diversity became a buzz word, and certainly before it became a business imperative. Fast forward a few years and another personal care brand, Always, launched … Read more Personal care has led the way brands respond to social change

Chinese Brands Go Global: Brands poised to shift from price to premium

Chinese brands need to take a long-term view of their place in the global marketplace. They are very good at disrupting from the affordable end of a category due to their value proposition. They come in at a low price and often knock out the competition.  However, for them to improve their profit margins in the … Read more Chinese Brands Go Global: Brands poised to shift from price to premium

The Future of Brands: Circularity

“Brands attempt to make a profit without making excessive waste. Across categories, businesses must fix environmental problems they created.” The pressure on companies to “right the wrongs” has never been so great. As governments are increasing seen as failing, people are looking to businesses to act as forces for good in society. Social media’s spotlight … Read more The Future of Brands: Circularity

Energy: messaging becomes more complicated during transition to renewables

“Strong brands can smooth navigation to new businesses” It’s no secret that our global energy system is changing. As the world looks to tackle the potentially devastating consequences of climate change and driven by technology and policy changes, our energy is being supplied in increasingly varied ways. Ways that lower carbon dioxide and other emissions, … Read more Energy: messaging becomes more complicated during transition to renewables

Who’s in the running to lead the UK Conservative Party?

Today is the day, after almost three years as leader of the Conservative party, Theresa May will resign the top job – outlasting Gordon Brown’s tenure by 10 days. And what a start to her last day as Conservative leader – the once Labour/Tory marginal seat of Peterborough shed thousands of Tory votes to the … Read more Who’s in the running to lead the UK Conservative Party?

UK legislation is great, but we need to do our bit wherever we are

Having just spent a glorious week in sun-drenched Cyprus, where temperatures reached a scorching 27 degrees and the oceans were clear turquoise blue, I read with interest that the UK government is proposing some welcomed new legislation on banning plastic straws, cotton buds and drinks stirrers. According to the article I read in the Evening … Read more UK legislation is great, but we need to do our bit wherever we are

EU Tech Policy Trends to Watch

It’s an interesting time in politics, as recent European elections share the spotlight with the first anniversary of Europe’s landmark General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). As we digest the results of the election across the Union,privacy and data protection efforts are being ramped up again by MEPs following concerns over the havoc disinformation and data leaks … Read more EU Tech Policy Trends to Watch

News: Hill+Knowlton Strategies Joins Team GB Roster

28 May, LONDON – The British Olympic Association (BOA) – the body that selects and manages Team GB – has appointed Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) as its retained public relations agency for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The London-based integrated marketing and communications agency was selected from a strong list of agencies at both the long-list and … Read more News: Hill+Knowlton Strategies Joins Team GB Roster