Year: 2016

  • Lobbywatch NL: watchdog with a blind spot?

    December 22, 2016

    Lobby watchdogs are to be applauded, as they stimulate transparency in the political dialogue, so that the facts of all parties involved can be fairly weighed.

  • Teamwork for social inclusion: Zonnebloem

    December 8, 2016

    In the Netherlands, the entire FleishmanHillard team joined forces for the #FH4inclusion initiative, by doing what we are best at: developing an integrated communication strategy. This time for charity, literally. De Zonnebloem is an old-established Dutch organisation aimed at physically-challenged people aged 18 and upwards, for whom it organises activities and facilitates home visits. There is a strong link to the FH|70 programme: after all, Zonnebloem's goal is inclusion; enabling participants to be part of...

  • Healthcare after 15 March: what will remain the same, what might change?

    November 10, 2016

    With the ink on the election programmes barely dry and members expecting to force changes during the upcoming conferences of the political parties, is it too soon to predict where the country is heading after 15 March 2017? Not at all, some broad conclusions can already be drawn. Like in healthcare. Much has already been said about whether or not to maintain the system and the own risk. But what does the political establishment have...

  • FleishmanHillard’s Kris Balderston on the US elections

    October 31, 2016

    In October Kris Balderston, Washington insider and President Global Public Affairs and Stakeholder Management at FleishmanHillard, spoke with clients and relations of several European branches of FleishmanHillard.

  • FH NL event: Washington insider Kris Balderston on the US presidential elections

    October 19, 2016

    On Tuesday 18 October, Washington insider Kris Balderston, President Global Public Affairs and Stakeholder Management of FleishmanHillard, visited the Netherlands to discuss the US presidential elections with our clients and partners. Kris led the Global Partnership Initiative when Hillary Clinton was Foreign Secretary, before which he spent over 8 years as her deputy chief of staff in the Senate. FH Nederland regularly organises events of this type and makes grateful use of its worldwide network.

  • Occupational hazards and the difference between goals and means: what do we measure and why?

    September 29, 2016

    Every trade has its own occupational hazards. A close friend of mine still has to suppress the urge to symmetrically rearrange items on half-empty shelves in a supermarket. And it has been a very long time since he stacked shelves as an after-school job. One of the occupational hazards of being a communications professional is that you ask yourself about every single item that appears in the media: ‘how did that end up here?’ Did...

  • FleishmanHillard strengthens team in social content & activation and internal communication

    September 8, 2016

    Communications agency FleishmanHillard recently added three new members to its team, thus further expanding its knowledge and experience in the field of Social Content & Activation and Internal Communication & Change.

  • Welcome to our new Website

    August 30, 2016

    “We are part of one of the world’s largest and most complete agencies, bringing clients fresh thinking, strategic expertise and creative power for authentic, break-through communications.” Of course our website needs to reflect exactly that. We are looking to share with you more often what great work we are doing with our most interesting mix of clients from different sectors. Clients, who all have their own challenges and opportunities, but with one thing in common...

  • Tips for transparency

    July 7, 2016

    Just like hygiene and safety, transparency is something you just cannot be against. Yet transparency is a vague and mysterious term, a sound bite and an ideal word for buzzword bingo. Moreover, transparency also has its dubious sides. For instance, under the influence of transparency, top incomes in the healthcare and housing sectors increased explosively between 2000 and 2010. Logical – as the incomes were made public, managers discovered that colleagues in similar organizations were...

  • FleishmanHillard Commits $5 Million in Pro Bono Work to Celebrate 70th Anniversary

    June 30, 2016

    Agency Commemorates Anniversary with Global Social Inclusion Initiative ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2016 – 2016 marks FleishmanHillard’s (FH) 70th anniversary. To celebrate this milestone, the company announced that it is uniting colleagues across its global network to take action in their own way, toward a singular cause: social inclusion. The company has set a goal to provide $2 million in pro bono services specifically related to social inclusion and is asking each office to select...