Lucinda

Lucinda Bell, the new Account Executive at H+K, steps into the hot seat

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

H+K’s latest newbie is none other than Lucinda Bell, who is joining the agency as an Account Executive working across the corporate and health spheres. So far, she’s already kicked a number of goals and is fitting right in… so what better time than to lead her into the interrogation chamber, where we held up a number of Rorschach prints …

Nick SnellingLucinda Bell, the new Account Executive at H+K, steps into the hot seat
Chile

¡Qué asombroso! H+K just won Turismo Chile…

Nick Snelling Cool, Food+Life, Love, Managing an Agency, MarComms, Travel+Tourism Leave a Comment

We’re happy to announce that Hill+Knowlton Strategies Australia have added another awesome feather to our award-winning passport marketing cap – effective immediately, we’ll be heading up PR for Turismo Chile in Australia. H+K won the PR pitch for South American country’s national tourist board after a successful collab in pulling off the Chile Roadshow that took place in Sydney and …

Nick Snelling¡Qué asombroso! H+K just won Turismo Chile…
Hakuna Matata

THE MIDDLEMAN: Don’t sweat the small stuff

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

There was something in the brilliant Q&A with our “bright new spark”, Hannah Fester, earlier this week that really caught my eye. At the end of the Q&A – which you can see here: Another H+K Q&A: Assistant Account Executive Hannah Fester – Hannah is asked for her favorite quote and she said: “There are two rules to life: 1.) …

Ciaran PillayTHE MIDDLEMAN: Don’t sweat the small stuff
Hannah

Another H+K Q&A: Assistant Account Executive Hannah Fester

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

As an Assistant Account Executive, Hannah Fester is one of Hill+Knowlton’s brightest new sparks. Having kicked off with the agency all the way back in early June, somewhere along the way we neglected to put her through the usual hazing / interrogation of questions that we subject all our latest recruits to. As you will see below, that oversight has …

Nick SnellingAnother H+K Q&A: Assistant Account Executive Hannah Fester
I have no idea how to respond to that

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 knockout!

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 knockout!
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