News & Opinions

We operate in an ever-changing environment. Keep up with insights from our team, highlights of our work, and glimpses of the culture that makes FHR shine.

Insights
Surviving the “Techlash”: 3 key takeaways from our new global report
In a world of increased privacy invasions, personal information theft, questionable ethics from tech industry leaders, and a growing fear of AI-related workplace disruption, today’s technology companies are facing new reputational and regulatory challenges.
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Collision Conference Day 3 - No shortage of excitement as conference wraps
What an amazing week colliding with some of the best and brightest in the technology industry and beyond! It is hard to believe that Collision 2019 is already over.
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Collision Conference Day 2 - Conference momentum continues as top tech innovators take centre stage
For a conference that opened with Victoria Day fireworks and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it’s amazing how Collision seems to be picking up steam as it moves along.
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Collision Conference Day 1 - Inspiring people with incredible ideas
Attending Collision in Toronto is a bit of a whirlwind experience. With 25,711 registered attendees from 125 countries and 730 speakers across 15 tracks, there is no shortage of inspiring people with incredible ideas.
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Collision Opening Day Recap
Justin Trudeau’s keynote speech predictably stole the show as the Collision Conference got underway in Toronto on Victoria Day.
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Managing the technology sector’s reputation in an age of heightened scrutiny
Technology has always been thought of as something that makes our lives better, easier and more fun. However, in the past few years there has been an undeniable shift in how we think of it.
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2019 Ontario Budget Analysis
Today was a major milestone for Premier Ford’s PC government; its first budget since taking power last June.
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There’s a smarter way for brands to be social
An innovative, entry-level AI solution designed specifically to improve how brands interact with customers on their social media channels
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Back to home base: Budget 2019 investing in the middle class
Check out our full take on Budget 2019 and the road ahead for the federal government.
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Culture
Exciting new hire helps bring Canada’s leading PA agency further into the future
This week, FHR was pleased to welcome Pierre Cyr as our new Vice President, Public Affairs.
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The fads, the fear, the future – what can we expect from tech in 2019?
Technology innovation and adoption is faster today than ever before. Developments that seem radical at first – and let’s face it, sometimes even scary –quickly become something we cannot imagine living without.
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Ontario Fall Economic Statement "A Plan for the People"
The delivery of Ontario’s Economic Outlook is an opportunity for the sitting government to not only reflect on its early achievements, but also to update the public on the broad thematic areas it plans to pursue and rollout a handful of specific policy announcements.
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Managing risk and reputation in the wake of new privacy legislation
How cyber insurance and effective communications can help organizations navigate this new territory in a way that minimizes risk and protects reputation.
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Trudeau Announces His Starting Lineup for 2019
The FHR team takes a look at the new-look cabinet.
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AI: The Technology We Love to Hyperbolize
A new report from FH: Artificial Intelligence & Communications, The Fads. The Fears. The Future.
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Ontario Speech from the Throne: "A Government for the People”
The FHR team summarizes the Ontario Speech from the Throne: "A Government for the People”
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A Perspective on RISE 2018
FH's Hong Kong team share highlights from RISE.
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New Conservative Government Takes Office in Ontario
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Federal Update: End of Spring Session
It has been a relatively turbulent session in the House of Commons. FHR experts break down the Spring Session.
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Reorganization Hits Consumer Publications
Canada's media landscape suffers another blow with layoffs at Rogers Media.
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Built (Doug) Ford Tough
June 7 came and went. The sun came up the morning of June 8, and the sky didn’t fall. Welcome to Ford World.
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2018 Ontario Election: Change Election Delivers Large Majority for Conservatives
Last night Ontario voters elected Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives to a very strong majority government. Here's our team's take on what went down.
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2018 Ontario Election Week 4: Campaign Analysis
With the campaign entering the home stretch, we take a look at the week that was, and a look ahead at what the parties need to do in the final days leading up to June 7th.
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2018 Ontario Election Final Leaders’ Debate Sets the Stage for June 7 Vote
Our PA team's perspective on the final Ontario debate.
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The Best Sound Bytes from our “Data and the Era of Ultra Personalization” Event
With data security and consumer privacy seemingly always in the news, we recently brought industry leaders from TD Bank, Uber and Wealthsimple together for a deep-dive discussion on Data and the Era of Ultra Personalization.
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2018 Ontario Election Week 3: Campaign Analysis
This week on the campaign trail, shared by FHR's public affairs team.
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2018 Ontario Election Week 2: Campaign Analysis
Our PA team summarizes week two of the 2018 Ontario Election.
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2018 Ontario Election Week 1: Campaign Analysis
With the Ontario election underway, the FleishmanHillard HighRoad team weighs in on each party's potential path to victory.
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How to Protect Corporate Reputation in a Digital World
Recent events prove that if your business is not performing proper due diligence to protect customer information, you should keep your corporate crisis communications handbook in close proximity.
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2018 Ontario Election: Toronto-Focused Debate Sets Tone for Campaign
Although the writ hasn’t yet dropped, yesterday’s City TV debate has given us the first look at a narrative that is likely to continue to play out on the campaign trail over the next few weeks.
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Taking Control of the Message
In a world where social media gives brands the opportunity to share their own message, we’ve seen many companies shift to a publisher mindset. And now, so has Doug Ford.
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May 23, 2018 Event: Data in the Era of Ultra Personalization
Join us on Wednesday, May 23 at The Toronto Board of Trade for an expert panel discussion with TD Bank, Uber, and Wealthsimple.
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HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 3: Cryptocurrencies for IoT, Future of Mobility & 3D Puzzles
Our Germany colleagues provided updates and insights from day three of HMI 2018.
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HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 2: 3D-Printing, A.I., and Robot vs. Human Table Tennis
Our Germany colleagues are on the ground at HMI providing us with updates and insights, now on day two.
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HMI Daily Digest 2018 – Day 1: IoT Security, Smart Factory
Our Germany colleagues are on the ground at HMI providing us with updates and insights for those following from a far.
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Building Resilience to Manage Cyber Risk
Charles Muggeridge shares insights coming out of the International Cyber Risk Management Conference.
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Fear, Loathing, and Wringing of Hands…Really?
The election of Doug Ford as Leader of Ontario’s PC Party has—right on cue—prompted all manner of anxiety and emotion, and not just on the left. It is right across the political spectrum.
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2018 Ontario Budget: "A Plan for Care and Opportunity”
This afternoon, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa delivered the Ontario government’s 2018 Budget.
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Eight Influencer Marketing Trends in 2018
The power of influencers continues to rise in 2018, with more brands looking to cement mutually beneficial relationships with those who hold sway over consumer interests and social feeds.
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Ontario Speech from the Throne: A Time for Care and Opportunity
Ontario Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell delivered the Ontario government’s Speech from the Throne, an opportunity to lay out the government’s priorities for the coming legislative session, and, in this unique case, its election platform.
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Gender & Inclusive Growth: Because It’s 2018
Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Liberal Government’s 2018-19 Budget in the House of Commons, the third of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s four-year mandate.
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Culture
Going For It
How Super Bowl LII can inspire us to be bolder.
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Work
FHR Gets Social, Bahamas Style
FHR presents at the Let’s Get Social event in The Bahamas to connect small businesses and customers through social media engagement
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Premier Wynne Shuffles Cabinet
FlieshmanHillard HighRoad perspective on Premier Kathleen Wynne’s cabinet shuffle a few months before election
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Culture
2018 New Beginnings
FH HighRoad president Angela Carmichael on the new agency’s launch.
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Culture
Hello. We’re FHR.
FleishmanHillard HighRoad here. Great chemistry and a shared passion for amazing work brought us together. Now we’re inseparable. Nice to meet you!
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Culture
FleishmanHillard HighRoad Completes Agency Merger
FHR celebrates new business wins as a united agency
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Communicating a Data Breach: Choose Your Words Carefully
FHR’s senior lead for crisis shares insights on communicating a data breach.
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Companies Need to Plan for Handling a Cybersecurity Breach
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Work
The Case for Social and PR Integration
FHR’s digital lead on why she thinks social should sit with PR.
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2017 Ontario Economic Outlook
FlieshmanHillard HighRoad provides thoughts on Ontario’s economic outlook in 2017
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Culture
Learn About FHR’s Roots With Agency Leads
An interview with Angela Carmichael and Katherine Fletcher sheds light on FHR’s roots.
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Culture
A Merger of Equals to Create FleishmanHillard HighRoad
The announcement of the merger of equals that created FleishmanHillard HighRoad
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Culture
Getting Away Together - Our Annual Big Day
Our annual offsite is a celebration of our team and a chance to reconnect.
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2017 Ontario Budget Analysis
FlieshmanHillard HighRoad perspective on the 2017 Ontario Budget
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Cyber Threats: It's Not Just the Perimeter that Needs Defending
Cybersecurity experts provide insight into the need for internal as well as external security efforts.
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