Hill+Knowlton Strategies Appoints Simon Whitehead as New UK CEO

by H+K United Kingdom

November 27, 2018

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Appoints Simon Whitehead as New UK CEO

27 November 2018, LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has promoted Simon Whitehead, currently Managing Director of H+K UK’s Energy + Industrials team to UK Chief Executive Officer. Effective immediately, he takes over the role from Richard Millar who has been promoted to Global President, along with Lars Erik Grønntun. Whitehead joined H+K in 2011 and … Read more

Iceland’s Christmas advert is a game-changer. And not just because it didn’t make it to our TV screens.

Unless you are comfortably dedicated to the sustainability cause, it’s incredibly easy to get overwhelmed by the inevitable whirlwind of doom and gloom statistics when the subject is broached. Last months’ UN report warning that we have as few as 12 years to stop irreversible damage to the earth is a prime example of this. … Read more

The Phoenix, Pt. II: Working at the Country’s Most Inspirational Spots


It’s hard to remember now, but just a few months ago, I was putting in my 40 hours every week from a cube in the Washington, D.C., office. But now, I’m creating infographics and animated videos from scenic overlooks and remote campsites. More than two months into our adventure of living and working around the … Read more

Transforming lives with technology – Part 1

During the course of our work with Intel we have come across a great many instances of how technology is transforming healthcare delivery – everything from predictive analytics to robotic surgery. With World Diabetes Day taking place this month, we decided to take a closer look. More people than ever have diabetes. Marked globally on … Read more

Earning a Seat at the Table

Fifth Seat

A lawyer, a management consultant, an investment banker and an accountant walk into a bar… The holy grail of any CCO, CMO, or communications adviser is to have the ear of the CEO; to be considered a trusted adviser by the C-suite in an organization. And judging by recent research, the expertise communicators can bring … Read more

What we’ve been up to – 23 November 2018

Regent Street has officially turned on their Christmas lights bringing an air of festivity to these cold, winter days. ‘Tis the season of eating too much, spending too much and enjoying our time with friends and family. Our Food+Drink team were delighted to work on a global launch of the latest whisky blend from the prestigious Royal … Read more

Should Macron give up on the ecological transition?


On Saturday 17 November, 300,000 people gathered across France to demonstrate against an increase in fuel prices, a Government initiative aimed to accelerate the ecological transition. Self-proclaimed the “Gilets Jaunes” (referring to the yellow color of the safety vest that every motorist is required to keep in their vehicle), they organized about 2,000 operations, blocking … Read more

Office Happenings: H+K Beijing Explores Southwest China


H+K Beijing’s GPA team had an awesome time exploring southwest China! Throughout the year, teams across H+K Beijing’s office have been venturing out across China for their annual outings – exploring what it means to be part of the H+K China family and having the chance to spend some meaningful time with colleagues beyond the … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies India Adds Yet Another Feather To Its Client Portfolio


India, November 15, 2018: After a competitive multi-agency pitch, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, one of India’s premiere communications consultancies, has been awarded the communications mandate for the country’s leading infotainment player – Discovery Communications India and its portfolio of channels in India including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Discovery HD World, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Discovery Kids, … Read more

Mind your language…It’s never been more important

Many of us in this company make a living from words. I certainly do. And I know how lucky I am to do so. But I’m worried about words – or, more accurately, our use of words. With digital disruption ripping up the business rulebook and traditional industries either extinct or evolving, creativity has never … Read more