HILL & KNOWLTON

Jack Martin: global CEO
Jack Martin: global CEO

Global CEO Jack Martin
Ownership WPP
Number of offices 84
Key clients Amgen, America's Natural Gas Alliance, Deloitte

On 1 January 2011, Hill & Knowlton merged with WPP sister company and business advisory firm Public Strategies, adding public affairs, research, digital and financial services expertise to its offering.

It also gave Public Strategies founder Jack Martin H&K's top job.

There were some other new faces in senior roles. Ken Luce joined as global COO from his role as Weber Shandwick's president, global client management. Bully Pulpit Interactive's principal and founder Andrew Bleeker became H&K's new head of digital. Rishi Sahar, who was head of digital comms at 10 Downing Street, took on the newly created role of regional director, Australia, the Middle East, Africa and South & Central Asia.

The firm picked up new business from Dolby Laboratories, Avery Dennison, LG Display and Emirates Airlines, among others. Procter & Gamble also selected H&K to handle its Olympics sponsorship activation in the UK.

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