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THE MIDDLEMAN: “So, what do you do for work?” Uhhh…

Ciaran Pillay MarComms, Original Thinking, Random, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where a mutual-acquaintance of a mutual-acquaintance asks “so, what do you do for work?” and you know they don’t really care and that there’s no way they’ll know what ‘PR’ is? It happens a lot, right? Instead of telling that individual: “I work in PR, which is an incredibly important aspect of …

Ciaran PillayTHE MIDDLEMAN: “So, what do you do for work?” Uhhh…
OLED pic

H+K just launched LG’s amazing new 4K OLED TV… and it’s absolutely a knock-out!

Emma Miller Original Thinking, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

What happens when the TV coined by CNET as “The King of TVs” – or otherwise known as the LG 4K Ultra HD OLED TV is scheduled to launch Down Under? Call in the troops from H+K and we’ll make sure this top-notch TV is welcomed into the country in style! When I first found out the new 4K Ultra HD …

Emma MillerH+K just launched LG’s amazing new 4K OLED TV… and it’s absolutely a knock-out!
Amanda

Introducing H+K’s new Account Manager – AMANDA LOVELOCK

Nick Snelling Cool, Corporate+Finance, Managing an Agency, Original Thinking, Random, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

Hailing from the UK, Amanda Lovelock has just joined Hill+Knowlton’s new quickly growing Melbourne HQ. So before she got too busy, we sat her down, administered some truth serum intravenously, and asked her a bunch of silly questions in a high falsetto voice. And this is what she said… Welcome to H+K, Amanda! You’re stationed down in our Melbourne base …

Nick SnellingIntroducing H+K’s new Account Manager – AMANDA LOVELOCK
Stand out from the crowd

THE MIDDLEMAN: Account Managers… put your hand up and be noticed

Ciaran Pillay Digital, Managing an Agency, MarComms, Original Thinking, Random, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

This morning I attended a breakfast event hosted by H+K Strategies Sydney – #HKCannes – at which a couple of my awesome colleagues, Abbey Jones and Ben Shipley, were joined by David Hovenden, editor-in-chief of B&T, to describe their individual learnings from their experiences at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. The event was primarily for external individuals but …

Ciaran PillayTHE MIDDLEMAN: Account Managers… put your hand up and be noticed
The Mentor

THE MIDDLEMAN: The importance of mentoring

Ciaran Pillay Managing an Agency, Original Thinking, Random, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

I’d like to start by apologising for being absent for so long – it’s been a busy couple of weeks and for one reason or another, I’ve not been able to post. Excuses, excuses…I know. But hey, I’m back. Today I want to talk about something that I’ve always greatly valued, both personally and professionally, and that is mentorship. I …

Ciaran PillayTHE MIDDLEMAN: The importance of mentoring
Cannes

Yes we Cannes

Ben Shipley Cool, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

Judging PR at Cannes is thought by many to be a week of luxury. Basking in the mild sun the Riviera is so famous for, partying into the night at glamourous agency parties or the not so glamourous Gutter Bar. Power lunches, power dinners and the occasional power breakfast. All with the backdrop of palm trees and the grand old …

Ben ShipleyYes we Cannes

Do investors believe you?

Ian Westbrook Crisis+Issues, Finance Leave a Comment

Technology in recent years has opened up a new area of research across how companies and chief executives communicate. New software allows an examination of conference call oral content, physical performance and written statements, providing pointers from word patterns, clarity of expression and the pitch and resonance of voice. The implications enable conclusions about corporate and CEO honesty and the …

Ian WestbrookDo investors believe you?
With the queen of breaking the Internet, Kim Kardashian at Cannes Lions

How to break the Internet

Abbey Jones MarComms, Original Thinking Leave a Comment

As part of the #HKCannes people’s choice challenge, someone asked a question on using the ‘Breaking the Internet’ seminar as a window to attending her own break the Internet party, in which she would wear an outfit that would do just that. Obviously a break the internet party is already a crowded space that will inspire much social noise. While …

Abbey JonesHow to break the Internet
Kris Taute - H+K - profile pic

Say hello to our new Trade & MICE Executive, Kris Taute…

Nick Snelling Cool, Digital, Managing an Agency, Travel+Tourism, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

Kris Taute is the latest addition to the H+K fold as our Trade and MICE Executive. As part of H+K’s rigorous hazing program for all newbies, we tied him to a chair, shone a bright light in his face and then asked him some curly questions. Luckily, he passed with flying colours! See for yourself… Welcome to H+K, Kris! We …

Nick SnellingSay hello to our new Trade & MICE Executive, Kris Taute…
Celebrate!

THE MIDDLEMAN: Take a break to celebrate

Ciaran Pillay Crisis+Issues, Love, Managing an Agency, Original Thinking, Sports Marketing, Tech, Uncategorized, Working at H+K Leave a Comment

You may have seen the blog earlier by Nick Snelling, the one about all the H+K Australia success at the PR Week Asia Awards? No? Okay, well here it is again: WOOT! H+K just scooped the pool at the PR WEEK ASIA AWARDS. Oh and here’s a little picture of the awesome Michelle Curley and our trophies just in case …

Ciaran PillayTHE MIDDLEMAN: Take a break to celebrate
Curley

WOOT! H+K just scooped the pool at the PR WEEK ASIA AWARDS

Nick Snelling Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Last night in Hong Kong, at the PR Week Asia Awards 2015, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Australia scooped the pool, taking out a staggering six awards, including the coveted Campaign of the Year for its highly successful I Touch Myself project which promotes breast cancer awareness through self-examination. We say “staggering”, only because H+K’s Head of Corporate Michelle Curley (pictured) was on …

Nick SnellingWOOT! H+K just scooped the pool at the PR WEEK ASIA AWARDS