Hill+Knowlton Strategies' public affairs, digital and research experts are available.
TORONTO, May 25, 2018 /CNW/ - In the lead up to June's provincial election, H+K's experts are available to provide insightful commentary across all party lines grounded in proprietary research and advanced digital listening analysis.
Daily insights can be found at: http://hkinsights.ca/
Our experts are available to discuss a variety of topics including:
- Debate analysis
- Digital and social strategies including who's winning on social
- Analysis and commentary across all party lines
- Research-based insights on the Ontario political landscape
• Kim Wright, NDP expert (Toronto):
Kim was an adviser to former ONDP Leader Howard Hampton. She is, and has been, a strategist and organizer for NDP campaigns for over 25 years. Kim is also H+K's municipal affairs expert. She has spent nearly 15 years developing and executing municipal public affairs programs on a wide array of issues including infrastructure, taxation, public health, labour relations and development projects. During the Ford administration, she had the largest lobbying practice at Toronto City Hall.
• Brett Bell, Conservative (Toronto):
Brett has been a Conservative activist for more than 20 years. Brett served in the Harris government after the 1995 election in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and then the Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Brett also worked as the Eastern Ontario organizer for the Ontario PC Party and ran the campaign for a former Cabinet Minister in Scarborough in the 2003 provincial election. In 2009, Brett moved to the online space, acting as the Digital Director for the successful Tim Hudak leadership campaign. In the 2011 election, Brett ran the online activism efforts for the Party's campaign and in the 2015 Ontario PC leadership race, Brett chaired the digital campaign for runner up Christine Elliott.
• Gabe De Roche, Liberal expert (Toronto):
Gabe works in corporate communication and public affairs, with experience advising Liberal cabinet ministers on strategic communication and marketing. He also contributes insights and analysis on political communication, reputation management, and campaign strategy for both print and broadcast media outlets. Prior to joining H+K, he led communication and marketing on two of the Liberal government's highest profile policy files—health, and jobs and the economy. He has experience leading crisis management, brand communication, and corporate reputation-building projects, and has served as a spokesperson for cabinet ministers and province-wide campaigns.
• Lindsay Finneran-Gingras, Digital campaign expert (Toronto):
Lindsay is one of Canada's leading digital public affairs strategists, having built and led campaigns for major corporate and issues files. Lindsay's work has pioneered the digital public affairs space in Canada, combing data, insight and strategy to build and win critical campaigns. Lindsay is a commentator on political digital campaigns, digital communications trends, digital advertising, data and analytics, social and digital engagement.
• Elliott Gauthier, Research expert (Ottawa): Elliott has designed and overseen non-partisan polling for major media outlets, digital media and clients in every provincial election in Ontario, federal election and select other provincial elections (BC, AB) for close to 20 years now. As an expert in innovative mix-mode and cross-disciplined research methods, Elliott is the Senior Vice President and National Leader of H+K's Research and Analytics group. Elliott and the H+K team launched an in-depth study of the political landscape in Ontario. The study looks at the nature of party support, the opportunities that exist for the parties and their leaders, and explores some critical societal issues that are, at least for the next few weeks, wrapped-up in politicking.
About Hill+Knowlton's public affairs practice
Governments have a profound impact on the way business is conducted. H+K can help ensure you're prepared for this ever-changing landscape and equipped to meaningfully affect government decisions and processes. Our team understands both the decision-makers and the decision-making process. Our strategic counsel and programs manage internal and external debates through compelling, strategically delivered arguments—often using social media, key stakeholder and influencer outreach, and media relations. We fuse traditional and digital communications techniques with political acumen to develop campaigns that position issues that merit popular support—allowing decision-makers to understand its rational, emotional and political strengths.
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For further information: or to schedule an interview, please contact: Meredith Burns, Senior Manager, Business Development + Marketing, [email protected], D: +1 416 413 4787, M: +1 416 262 9212