Ampersand – July 2009

23 July 2009

The emerging markets dominate this issue of Ampersand, as we celebrate 25 years in China and the extension of our wholly owned network into East Africa and India. We also explore the role of social media in the Iranian election, and reflect on the lessons to be learned from Cannes Lions 2009, the year PR made its debut.

  • Into Africa – George Godsal, managing director, H&K East Africa, looks at the growth prospects for strategic communications in Africa as the last emerging market joins the fray
  • India opens for business – Following the recent elections in the world’s largest democracy, Radhika Shapoorjee, president IPAN – Hill & Knowlton, looks at the implications for businesses and the expectations of its people
  • China: 25 years on – John Holden, Managing Director Beijing, H&K China, reflects on PR’s evolution up to the current impact of the social media revolution
  • #iranelection – Meagan Wheeler, intern at H&K NY, summarises her study on how Iranian citizens harnessed the power of Twitter and other communications
  • Cannes review – Tony Burgess-Webb, H&K CMO, looks back at Cannes Lions 2009, the year PR joined the party

As always, I welcome your views and comments,

Paul Taaffe
Chairman and Chief Executive, Hill & Knowlton

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