UK General Election

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October 30, 2019

UK General Election

The Brexit countdown has been replaced by the election ticker! While still to clear the House of Lords today, last night MPs voted for an early general election, an attempt by the prime minister to unblock the Brexit impasse in the Commons. Now after two years of Westminster/Brussels Brexit, it and a few other issues … Read more

Tech policy and deals outside of Westminster

While Westminster once more turns to the government’s Brexit deal, there have been interesting deals and dealings in technology this past week. US private equity company Thoma Bravo acquired Oxfordshire-based cybersecurity firm Sophos for £3.1 billion. This acquisition can be interpreted as both and bad news for UK businesses. The ability to create a strong … Read more

Black History Month: representing our youth

The obsession with the world’s youth is often mind-boggling, but more puzzling is the lack of positive representation of BAME in media and advertising. Young people continue to be the focus in most consumer briefs, yet it is only in the last few years that better representation of cultures has become apparent. adidas’ This is … Read more

Living for Opportunity

It’s our 50th anniversary year in the UK at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and, in celebration, we recently spent a morning at the British Library holding our Creativity+ symposium; this year themed around the word ‘Opportunity’. With over 200 of our clients, friends and colleagues, as well as our new global CEO AnnaMaria DeSalva and Mark Read, … Read more

The more things change, the more they appear to stay the same

The Queen opened parliament earlier, the first time in two years, but perhaps not the last this year with the very real prospect of a general election in the coming months. Some at Westminster have suggested this was as much manifesto launch than legislative agenda, and its easy to see why. The 26 Bills outlined … Read more

How to be an advocate this Black History Month…

Black History Month is upon us and with that comes a multitude of initiatives and events to immerse yourself in throughout October. From now until the 31st October we’ll be sharing ways in which you can celebrate the important people and events in the UK’s African and Caribbean history alongside commentary from our very own … Read more

The commitment has been made – but we need more to add fibre to our diet

The Government is in determined election mode, only with no election to fight, for now. While the Prime Minister and his senior colleagues make their appearance at the nation’s hospitals, it is in areas like infrastructure and technology that are also receiving the attention of Ministers. The recent announcement that the Government is planning to … Read more

Creativity+Opportunity 2019

On 3 October at the British Library H+K hosted our annual creativity symposium Creativity+. This year focused on the theme of ‘Opportunity’, with the half day event featuring a series of inspiring and uplifting sessions from a diverse range of speakers. Each speaker shared their take on how best to turn challenging circumstances into opportunities; … Read more

News: H+K partners with Happy Finish to launch REALITY+

3 October, LONDON – Announced this morning at Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ (H+K) annual symposium Creativity+Opportunity, H+K has partnered with production company, Happy Finish to launch REALITY+TM. REALITY+TM will provide bespoke Extended Reality (XR) solutions – including virtual reality, augmented reality and 360° video production – coupled with world-class communications and behavioural science expertise. Recognising that brands … Read more