Cannes You Hear Me Roar?

I don’t speak French. Yet, despite my deficiency, I could easily pick up that the conversation along the Palais last week was “égalité feminine.” As a creative woman in an industry where only 11% of…

7 Things we Learned in Cannes

Unless you’ve been on social media lockdown, you’ll know that a large delegation of FleishmanHillard (FH) representatives took to the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity last week. Why? For a number of reasons: to…

Don’t Hunt the Big Cats: Listen to the Lion Cubs

The array of speakers from an impressively diverse range of industries at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity was as glittering as the city itself. This year the event played host to Nobel Peace Prize…

Digging for Gold

I watched a movie on my flight over to the Cannes Festival of Creativity. GOLD. Good movie. Matthew McConaughey is stunning. Spoiler alert, it’s a story loosely based on the 1993 Bre-X mining scandal about Kenny Wells,…

The Power of Music to Strengthen Emotional Connections

As is universally agreed, the emotional resonance of music - the sounds that cornerstone life's key moments - is huge. At Monday's FleishmanHillard panel  Talking Tunes & Human Truths with Young Guru, hosted by ICCO…

What Hasn’t Changed at Cannes: Five Universal Truths about Storytelling

I’m very lucky to be attending the 2017 Cannes Festival of Creativity. It’s my third time at Cannes and it’s interesting to see how the themes for each edition have changed to reflect the industry’s…

Tangible Innovation - 8 Things you Should be Doing now to Unbridle Progressive Change

The quest for innovation has been omnipresent since the clock brought us into this century, but the need and desire for innovation feels like more of an imperative with each passing year. To date, this…

Delivering Great Work Reliably and Painlessly

I read an article recently in Harvard Business Review and many points resonated – one in particular, on the importance of delivering reliably, struck a nerve. When you care a lot about clients, reputation, personal…

What John Graham Taught Me About Caring Leadership

“How’s Shamu?,” John would begin with interest. After a long day, he relished strolling the halls to check in with the after-hours crowd, one by one. For me, a junior exec in the early ‘90s,…

IAB Member Leon Panetta’s Influence on Young Leaders and Careers in Government Service, Public Policy

FleishmanHillard is very fortunate to have Leon Panetta on its International Advisory Board (IAB) for most of the past two decades. The former long-time Congressman from Northern California joined FleishmanHillard's IAB soon after leaving a White…

Embrace the Change and the Young Will Embrace You

A lot has already been written about this year’s Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, the trends that came through and the awards given. As prevalent as anything was discussion on the growth and empowerment…

Are You Really Listening?

What do Anna Wintour and Will Smith have in common? They both share the view that unless you invest in authentic engagement and influence, your story may fall on deaf ears. In a world where…

Yes We Cannes

According to English football legend Gary Linneker, football -- or soccer for those of you who believe footballs have to be oval-shaped-- is a simple game. 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes, and…

Three Elements of Japanese Creativity

The Cannes Lions Festival is not only about agencies chasing awards to build their fame back in their respective countries. It is also a place to share knowledge and inspire all kinds of communication professionals…

Shaking Up The World With The Right Influencer

The FleishmanHillard team at Cannes was extremely excited to host their panel 'Brands, Artists, Activists: Shaking Up the World,' today at the House of PR hosted by ICCO. It's not every day you have YouTube…