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Hear+Know

By Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Welcome to Hear+Know, a new podcast presented by Hill+Knowlton Strategies. We're a global communications agency innovating the future of public relations. Inspired by the myriad of talent that we have, work with, and admire, we’ve invited senior leaders across the agency to take to the mic with their favourite guests across sectors. Joined by some of the brightest minds in the industry, we’ll unpack current events and shine a light on the issues facing businesses now and into the future across the spectrum of communications. Listen in to hear their stories and get in the know.
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Dispatch: Should Robots Own Rights? Part 2

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Spotlight: New Rules for the Internet with Damien Geradin (Geradin Partners, Tilburg University)
Shortly before the Christmas break, the European Union launched its most all-encompassing set of new draft laws governing the Internet. In this Spotlight episode direct from Brussels, Emma Pike talks to EU competition lawyer, Damien Geradin, and H+K Strategies Brussels Chairman, Thomas Tindemans, about the potential impact of the EU’s Digital Markets Act for online businesses - and the next steps for this important draft legislation as it begins its journey through the EU institutions. Tune in to find out more.
27:08
December 24, 2020
Spotlight: Communications and the Circular Economy with Francesca Brkic (The Body Shop, Ellen MacArthur Foundation)
In the memorable words of businessman Stephen Covey, “You can’t talk your way out of things you have behaved your way into.” As consumer expectations shift and sustainability become a greater priority for consumers and investors, it is increasingly important for organisations to be transparent about their operations and to show leadership in transforming their business' impact - or risk mounting communications issues. This is particularly true for those navigating complex supply chains in a time of increased environmental scrutiny. The circular economy is an important but often misunderstood concept for improving resource efficiency while also challenging the creation of new business models and responses to customer needs. To explore the model and its implications for brands, Chris Pratt, our Managing Director of Better Impact, is joined by Francesca Brkic, circular economy and sustainability expert with previous roles at The Body Shop and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Drawing on her experience of the beauty, food and fashion categories, she will provide examples to inspire others looking to tackle complex business models and incorporate the principles of the circular economy in their organisation.
30:41
December 10, 2020
Dispatch: Should Robots Own Rights? Part 3
Artificial intelligence is revolutionising how we create and invent things - yet the intellectual property (IP) legal framework grants rights only in the output of humans, not machines. In this Dispatch series, direct from Brussels, we talk to experts from creative industries, academia, law and policy about whether this matters - and whether it might be time for an update to IP law.  The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO), an agency within the Department for Business, has an open Call for Views on Artificial Intelligence & Intellectual Property. The closing date for responses is 11.45pm on 30 November 2020.  In this third episode, Emma Pike talks to Robin Stout, Deputy Director for Copyright Policy and Mike Prior, Deputy Director for Patents Policy, from the UKIPO about why they are looking into this question now and what their initial thinking is.
24:32
November 20, 2020
Dispatch: Should Robots Own Rights? Part 2
Artificial intelligence is revolutionising how we create and invent things - yet the intellectual property (IP) legal framework grants rights only in the output of humans, not machines. In this Dispatch series, direct from Brussels, we talk to experts from creative industries, academia, law and policy about whether this matters - and whether it might be time for an update to IP law. In this second episode, we talk about AI & patents with our guest Ryan Abbot, Professor of Law and Health Sciences at the University of Surrey and author of a book ’The Reasonable Robot - Artificial Intelligence and the Law’. Last year he filed a series of patent applications across the world that named an AI system called Dabus as the inventor. Tune in to find out more.
14:36
November 16, 2020
Spotlight: Disrupting The Status Quo With Nancy Lengthorn (WPP)
Recent public attention to the current wave of the civil rights movement has meant that the conversation is moving towards establishing equity for all and a better collective understanding of the system of oppression. We have long moved past seeing issues of inequality as just being a ‘diversity’ issue. As employees and consumers expect more from brands, how can we push the discussion towards interrogating who owns the table rather than simply offering seats at it? For this episode, Tanya Joseph (H+K UK, MD of Specialist Services) is joined by WPP's Head of Inclusion & Belonging, Nancy Lengthorn, for a frank discussion on the importance of getting uncomfortable and how leaders and communicators can create meaningful change to disrupt the status quo.
27:44
November 4, 2020
Dispatch: Should Robots Own Rights? Part I
Artificial intelligence is revolutionising how we create and invent things - yet the intellectual property (IP) legal framework grants rights only in the output of humans, not machines. In this Dispatch series, direct from Brussels, we talk to experts from creative industries, academia, law and policy about whether this matters - and whether it might be time for an update to IP law.
27:46
October 30, 2020
Spotlight: Growth In A Time Of Disruption with Danny Rogers (PR Week)
The pandemic has affected the industry in ways that are yet to be fully revealed. What is clear, however, is that tough times are still ahead. As communications practitioners face unparalleled pressure to demonstrate the value of PR, how can agencies keep front of mind - and how will the wider industry adapt for the future? Join H+K UK CEO, Simon Whitehead, for a discussion on why PR matters more than ever with PR Week's UK & EMEA Editor-in-Chief, Danny Rogers.
27:43
October 14, 2020