The 2016 Election Decision: Wow

by H+K United States

November 9, 2016

The 2016 Election Decision: Wow

Not one political or media pundit predicted this outcome. Donald Trump: Congratulations. Donald Trump rode a wave of anti-establishment anger to win what is perhaps the ugliest and most exhausting presidential election in history. This is our 90-second initial read on what the election of Donald Trump means for America and beyond. This morning, the … Read more

Been There, Done That

The post mortem on the Clinton campaign has barely started and will likely go on for months, if not years. However, with one of the biggest upsets in US election history there is plenty of blame to go around and there will be as many explanations offered as there are failed pundits. But seen from … Read more

Make Facts Great Again

Those most vocally lamenting the post-fact society are to a large degree the ones who created it. “I think people in this country have had enough of experts”. At the time Michael Gove uttered these infamous words many, myself included, felt it signaled a final farewell to fact-based public discourse. Yet after the recent election … Read more

What Donald Trump Knows That Your Company Doesn’t

Who matters and why it’s okay that nobody else likes you In 2004, The New York Times Magazine published a now famous piece by writer Ron Suskind entitled, “Faith, Certainty and the Presidency of George W. Bush.” Within came a quote from an unnamed presidential aide attacking people like Suskind as being part of the … Read more

Election Central

Analysis and commentary on the U.S. election and transition from Hill+Knowlton Strategies public affairs counselors and political experts from around the globe. Trump’s Election: The View from China Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. election last week was met with mixed reactions in China and brings to the fore a number of critical strategic and … Read more

Trump’s Election: The View from China

Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. election last week was met with mixed reactions in China and brings to the fore a number of critical strategic and economic questions when assessing the future of Sino-U.S. ties. It has also most likely stunned and perturbed China’s leadership, who attach great importance to stability both at … Read more

Trump Election Puts Energy On Front Burner

Energy policy was largely missing in action during the contentious battle that was the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Yet, no economic sector – with the possible exception of healthcare – is likely to undergo greater policy disruption in a Trump Administration than energy. And the tectonic shifts in the U.S. policy landscape are already beginning … Read more

The Success of a New NAFTA Depends on Selling the Deal to the Public

NAFTA

Whether the United States successfully renegotiates NAFTA with Canada inside the tent does not depend ultimately on whether the president can strike a bargain with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. That’s important, of course, with non-negotiable deadlines facing the trading partners as well as Congress, and that’s where all the focus is now. But this is … Read more

What We’ve Been Up To in London – 26th May

Three years ago we began a journey of transforming H+K London into the Global Center of Creative Strategy for our network. On Tuesday night we were proud to be recognised as the 2017 UK Consultancy of the Year by the Holmes Report. Putting insight, creativity and clients at the heart of everything we do has led to … Read more

Jack's Perspective: Western Alliance

Western Alliance

As President Trump wraps up the western portion of his European diplomatic mission, it’s worth noting that the only person he met with who has an approval rating over 50 percent is the Queen of England. Trump’s approval rating has rebounded somewhat but is still well in the red. Broadly speaking, the leaders of France, … Read more