The Choice of a Nation

I’m going to let you in on a secret - today is World Environment Day. Go ahead, look it up if you don’t believe me. The globe over, June 5 is a reminder to take a deep breath, enjoy nature…

The 2016 Election’s Top 5 FAQs from Europe

As a self-described political junkie and active participant in every U.S. presidential campaign since 1988, I feel its fair to claim there simply hasn’t been a contest – ever – quite like the Election of 2016. During mid-October, I had…

Cross-Sector Collaboration Key to Sustainable Development

It has been almost a year since the United Nations (UN), its member states and millions of citizens around the world came together to reach an agreement on the world’s “to-do list” for the next 15 years. The Sustainable Development…

Brexit Conversation Elucidates Path Forward

British voters sent shockwaves throughout the world on Thursday, voting to begin the process to leave the European Union. Governments, businesses, and even everyday citizens are grappling with the unexpected reality of Brexit, a decision as momentous as it was…

Do Good, Do Well: Multi-Sector Alliances for Global Problem Solving

Since I have started at FleishmanHillard, I have always viewed the organization as a global problem-solving platform. With its deep global network and diverse portfolio of clients—including NGOs, foundations, corporations and governments, FleishmanHillard has been able to convene clients to…

Grabbing (or Avoiding) the Election Spotlight

Who determines what issues are become front and center in presidential campaigns? Why are certain topics suddenly gaining considerable air time in the 2016 campaign? Who shapes the debate? Last week, Sara Fagen, Partner at our sister firm DDC Advocacy,…

The Holmes Report's Global PR Summit 2015: True Shared Value & CSR

True. It defines FleishmanHillard and our commitment as public relations professionals to serve our clients with the highest level of integrity. And for the past three days, FleishmanHillard, along with leading global communications agencies, have explored “Culture and Character: The…

An Island of Opportunity: What the evolving U.S-Cuba relationship means for U.S. Businesses

The evolving bilateral relationship between the Cuba and the United States is setting the stage for Cuba’s economic development, as the Obama administration is incrementally allowing U.S. businesses access to the Cuban market. Therefore, companies looking to approach and engage…

League of Young Voters: Alliance for Responsible Democracy

https://vimeo.com/126623789 When it came to voting, European young people just didn’t care. In fact, they didn’t even seem to care that they didn’t care. So The League of Young Voters faced a major challenge to get apathetic voters to care…

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Opening a New World of Opportunities for Business

This year, the UN, its member states and partners will set the economic, social and environmental agenda for the next 15 years. On May 22nd, FleishmanHillard’s Washington, DC office, together with the United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and the U.S.…

Sifting Through Digital Noise to Make Your Campaign Heard

FleishmanHillard/Digital Diplomacy Coalition Event Lays Out Rules for Engagement, Measurement and Action Last week, The Embassy of Sweden (@SwedeninUSA) (or House of Sweden, as it’s officially branded - complete with an IKEA green room) was abuzz with some of the…

Trade: 2015’s Purple Issue?

An alphabet soup of trade deals offer a chance to build a bridge. There is no love lost between President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican majority in Congress. The political news is often flooded with words like gridlock…

The Affordable Care Act Turns 5

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. While the law appears to be making progress toward achieving its goals, it remains as divisive as ever and continues to face attempts to dismantle the…

The New, New Healthcare Law

Like the homeowner who winds up tripling his remodeling budget by telling the contractor “While you’re at it, can you ..." Congress is wrapping up what might be the most significant healthcare bill since the Affordable Care Act of 2010.…

Good News for Doctors and Children!

Congress is poised to do something remarkable. Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate are ready to enact legislation putting an end to an 18-year odyssey that alienated millions of physicians and created a continual environment of uncertainty for…