Hill and Knowlton London is losing another two board directors,
following on from the resignations of three directors earlier this year
(PR Week, 25 February). The latest departures are Dan Holliday, board
director, H&K youth marketing; and Lucy Blencowe, board director, brands
marketing. Replacements have not yet been confirmed.
Holliday plans to start a new agency when he leaves at the end of
He joined H&K over four years ago, and has been responsible for
developing the youth marketing division. His clients include Adidas and
Paul Taaffe, chairman of Hill and Knowlton International said Holliday’s
departure may result in a shift in structure of the youth marketing
’Every option is being explored, and nothing has been ruled out,’ he
Blencowe leaves in June. She is emigrating to Argentina for personal
reasons, and will look at the possibility of taking a position in H&K’s
Buenos Aires office. She joined H&K six years ago, and has remained in
the same division ever since, where she heads the B&Q and Spanish
retailer Aldiasa accounts.
Regarding Blencowe’s replacement, Taaffe said internal candidates were
being looked at, and an announcement would be made in the next week or
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