A busy few weeks for the PR industry has kept public relations professionals occupied with staying abreast of the most recent developments. New partnerships create new opportunities, and so with that in mind, many industry leaders are rightly contemplating what the latest round of announcements portends for the future. 5W Public Relations is pleased to […]
Hill & Knowlton - PR News
Hill & Knowlton is a multinational Public Relations firm owned by WPP Group since 1987, one of the largest world conglomerates. The PR firm has offices in 88 locations around the world, including Asia, Canada, the U.K., Latin America, and the U.S. Some of their largest clients include AIG Insurance, PIMCO, Australia, Kellogg Company, and Procter and Gamble.
The firm was founded in 1927 just as the great depression was showing its ugly face, John Hill opened the first office in Cleveland after leaving a secure job as a newspaperman. In the beginning, he worked mainly with banks, but when one of the big ones failed, he partnered with a leading banker Donald Knowlton and firm history began. In less than 10 years, they had grown enough to move H&K PR Agency headquarters to New York City, and they’ve been on a growth trajectory ever since.
Jonathan Stern Now MD for Burson-Marsteller’s Miami Office Jonathan Stern just joined Burson-Marsteller this week to become their managing director and market leader in the Miami office. This office works for Florida accounts but also works a great deal with Latin American businesses. Stern will be in charge of client branding/marketing, consumer, digital, health care, […]
The National Transport and safety Authority in Nairobi, Kenya was established through an Act of Parliament; the objective of forming the Authority was to harmonize the operations of the key road transport departments and help in effectively managing the road transport sub-sector and minimizing loss of lives through road accidents. They are seeking a communications […]
WPP Subpoenaed by Department of Justice Three of WPP’s subsidiaries have been pulled into the U.S. DOJ’s investigation into production practices. WPP is a communications holding company based in London, and they are cooperating with the DOJ’s investigation. Some of the PR companies under the WPP umbrella include Burson-Marsteller, Ogilvy PR, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies. This […]
LaForce Cancels Holiday Party – Showing Their Pouty Face Over Trump Pouty-faced models have been around for some time, but when a fashion industry PR firm decides to cancel their annual festivities because of Trump’s presidential win, some might think it un-festive. The firm’s leader James LaForce and his husband Stephen Henderson informed their previously […]
2016 Middle East PR Association Honors PR Agencies in the Region There were lots of awards given, but a few agencies cashed in with the number of award recognitions they received at the recent Middle East PR Association event. Edelman Dabo, Cicero & Bernay, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Four Communications, Ogilvy PR, and Weber Shandwick all won […]
Hudson Sandler Becomes LLP After Huntsworth Sells Majority Interest London-based Hudson Sandler (HS), an affiliate of U.S. agency KCSA , just filed the paperwork to become a limited liability partnership. Through this process, Huntsworth, which bought HS in 2008, moved from being the majority shareholder to a minority one with a rumored 25% (or so) […]