José Tijssen and Annemieke Nol, two highly experienced communication professionals, will strengthen the Hill+Knowlton Strategies team in the Netherlands. As Strategy Directors, they will each make an important contribution to the further development of Hill+Knowlton as the advisory firm for strategic communication issues. José Tijssen is joining the management of Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Annemieke Nol the Agency Council.
With its communication and stakeholders’ strategy for the Belgian media company Mediahuis, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Netherlands has won a Golden World Award in the financial services & investor relations category. For its communication strategy for car tyre recycling organisation RecyBEM, Hill+Knowlton won a Golden World Award in the crisis management category. These awards are given for work in communication and public relations that meets the highest standards in the professional field. The international prize is presented each year by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), the worldwide organisation for communication professionals.
The Netherlands wants to be on the European forefront in digitalization, smart cities and mobility. This ambition is based on successes from the past: The Netherlands has an excellent digital infrastructure and is leading in connectivity. That is great to accommodate the explosive growth in mobile data use of consumers and enterprises, which is the era of 3G and 4G. The future, however, belongs to 5G. This new generation mobile technology is crucial for the introduction of autonomous driving, eHealth and the ´internet of things´. Applications that give answers to societal challenges like urbanization, mobility, healthcare and education. The EU regards 5G as a strategic opportunity that can be decisive for the societal and economic future of Europe and wants 5G to be available in 2020.
By the time this CFO Magazine is published, most listed companies will have presented their third-quarter figures. The final sprint to achieve a good year has started, with the hope of meeting market expectations. So, what are ‘expectations’ and what is ‘the market?’ In practice, these conceptions are more complex than ever. As regards the market, I would like to zoom in on shareholders. I deliberately do not say the shareholders. After all, ‘the shareholder’ ceased to exist a long time ago. The differences between shareholders are such that it is difficult to draw up policies accordingly, let alone satisfy all of them.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Netherlands has been awarded the Golden World Award for Excellence (GWA) in the category of Financial services & investor relations for its communication strategy for the IPO of Takeaway.com. The Awards recognize work meeting international standards of excellence in communications and public relations. The GWA’s are awarded annually by the International Public Relations Association (IPRA), the global association for communications professionals.
On 15 March 2017 the elections of the Dutch “Second Chamber” (the Dutch lower house) of Parliament were held. With >95% of the votes counted the outcome has dramatically changed the political playing field in the country with over half of the current members of Parliament being replaced. The outcome marks a victory of the center vs. polarization, of democracy over populism and last but not least, the polls finally had it right.
Sabine Post-De Jong (41) will join the Board of Directors of communications consultancy Hill+Knowlton Strategies from January 1, 2017. Sabine has been working at Hill+Knowlton Strategies since 2011, where she leads the consulting activities in the field of M&A and Financial communications. In her new position, she will also be responsible for the Business Development of Hill+Knowlton in the Netherlands.
On December 15, the Dutch M&A awards 2016 will be presented during the M&A gala in the Amsterdam Beurs van Berlage. This is an annual event, organized by M&A community. In the category Best PR Advisor three top consultants from Hill+Knowlton Strategies are nominated.