Five Tips for Successfully Communicating a Business Deal

Whether it’s a merger, acquisition, spin-off, IPO, or divestiture, business transactions — and their resulting corporate transformations — almost always require complex, even painful, changes that can impact the success of the deal. Timely, accurate and transparent communications are essential to reaping reputational and financial gains in the long term. These…

Helping Canadians #UnplugToConnect

For FH4Inclusion, members of our FleishmanHillard HighRoad (FHR) Toronto office provided strategic campaign ideas and top-tier media relations for Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada. The two core members of the team both grew up…

Planning Your 2018 CSR Report? Get Smart on 4 Reporting Trends

It’s the time of year when many companies are kicking off their sustainability and CSR reporting efforts. If your company is one of them, there are some trends you’ll want to keep in mind based on new developments in the reporting space over the past few years.  Trend #1: Reporting Frameworks  There…

#MeToo: Words Aren’t Enough

Since it burst onto the scene a year ago, the #MeToo phenomenon has shone a harsh, bright light on a range of behaviors – harassment, abuse, bullying, discrimination – that violate the dignity and trust…

Web Summit – Building Real Trust in the Age of Disinformation

As day two of Web Summit draws to a close, we’ve heard a tremendous amount of conversation and debate about fake news – as Sophie Scott wrote about yesterday. Today our CEO & President John…

Web Summit – Rebuilding Trust in a Fake News World

Today has been an incredible day. Despite having been to numerous large conferences in my time — Mobile World Congress, Cannes Lions, CES, Dreamforce to name a few — nothing could have prepared me for…

10 Takeaways from PRovoke 2018

As The Holmes Report’s seventh annual Global PR Summit, PRovoke18, convened last week, the aptly-titled conference of communicators came to the nation’s capital for the first time, promising to address the critical issues facing the…

Realizing Our Commitment to Inclusion Inside and Outside of FleishmanHillard

As communication professionals, we’re immersed in conversations around complex social, political and cultural issues ranging from health inequity to race relations, and much more. At FleishmanHillard, our colleagues united to make a collective impact on…

This Time It’s Personal: The New Challenge of Values-Driven Accountability for Organizations

It's surprising how quickly we forget the stunningly dramatic and painful events of the past 12 months. A quiet week or two makes it seem like the relationship between the public and the brands they…

Breaking Boundaries: The Bright Future of PR

“Ideas no longer care about the artificial boundaries we put around them.” If that’s really true, then the future for PR is bright. On the fourth day of Cannes, the man from Another Agency stood…

One-to-One Empowerment

As my Cannes Lions experience draws to a close on the last day of the Festival, I feel quite like I just consumed a magical creative elixir that’s now coursing through my veins. And, no,…

The Demise (or Rebirth) of Brand Storytelling: Cannes Writes a New Narrative

Storytelling. As public relations professionals, it’s our craft. To create and share authentic stories that connect and move audiences to think, feel and act. But as the earned channel has purveyed and taken main stage…

Enhancing Our Connection With the Consumer of Tomorrow

Cannes is alight with talk of progressive technologies that are flooding consumer news agendas, and our lives. Research shows we are at the dawn of the 4th Industrial Revolution (Samsung and Cheil, ‘Is Technology the…

Is Inf!#*cer the Dirtiest Word in Marketing?

On the second day of the Cannes International Festival of Creativity, an elite group turned up to Clear Channel (client) Marquee at Le Grand Hotel to share an in-depth conversation about the state of Influencer…

FleishmanHillard Launches FH Perspectives

We are excited to announce that FleishmanHillard is bringing together our Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiatives, under the single umbrella of FH Perspectives. Our focus is to continue to welcome, explore and celebrate the multi-faceted…