Hill+Knowlton Strategies announced today the appointment of Gary Goldhammer as the firm’s chief digital strategist in the U.S. Goldhammer will be based in Los Angeles and will be responsible for business development and digital strategies for Hill+Knowlton customers, reporting directly to Andrew Bleeker, H+K’s global digital practice director.
Goldhammer brings to Hill+Knowlton more than 21 years of experience in online marketing, advertising, public relations, and public affairs. During his pas career, he led PR campaigns for the likes of Adobe, eBay, Microsoft, The Walt Disney Company and many others.
Prior to his employment with Hill+Knowlton, he served as EVP and head of West Coast client service at Velocidi, and prior to that, he served as SVP of digital strategy and development at Edelman.
“His expertise in social media and proven track record of implementing effective digital strategies, from concept to completion, will add significant value to our offering. He will be a key player in creating campaigns that get results for our clients,” said Dan Bartlett, president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies U.S.
“I am looking forward to applying my knowledge of digital strategy, media and marketing programs to execute creative and innovative programs for our clients that generate measurable business results,” completed Goldhammer.
Aside public relations and social media expertise, Goldhammer has an extensive background in media, having worked as a journalist for the Associated Press, United Press International, Thompson Newspapers, and many others.