H&K chief warns of skills deficit

Hill & Knowlton global chairman and CEO Paul Taaffe urged the PR industry to deal with the shortage of senior consultants to capitalise on growth potential.

Taaffe: senior skills are lacking
Taaffe: senior skills are lacking

Taaffe, one of the world’s senior consultancy PROs, said there was reason for agencies to be optimistic.

He said: ‘There are opportunities in the communications industry and there will be for around five to ten years.’

But he warned: ‘The barrier to this is lack of talent at the senior end.’

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