Basic Info

Core Competencies: Digital, Branded Content/Entertainment, Market Research/Consulting, Corporate Communication, Crisis Communication, Public Affairs, Healthcare, Financial, Technology, B2B, Political, Retail, Entertainment, Travel and Tourism, Consumer

Founded in: 1927

Employees: 2200

Awards: 15

Contact Information

825 Third Avenue, Suite 2400
New York New York 10022
United States
Phone: (+1) 212 885-0300

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies

825 Third Avenue, Suite 2400
New York New York 10022
United States
Phone: (+1) 212 885-0300

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About the Agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been at the forefront of strategic communications since 1927, when John Hill and Donald Knowlton started the public relations industry. Headquartered in New York City, Hill+Knowlton Strategies has 86 wholly owned offices in 49 countries as well as an extensive associate network; is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY) (London Stock Exchange: WPP), one of the world’s largest communications services groups; and represents clients that include 64 of Interbrand’s 2014 Top 100 Global Brands. Our team of trusted advisors and creative experts work across disciplines including corporate, crisis, consumer marketing, technology, healthcare, social media and digital communications as well as public affairs and financial communications. Because of our footprint and breadth of expertise, we can seamlessly partner with clients locally, regionally and around the world to solve business challenges with impact. 

At any given time, Hill+Knowlton Strategies has approximately 2000+ active clients globally. Some of these clients represent short-term projects; others are long-term partners. The length of tenure varies, with some relationships that continue for several decades to some that last less than a month (the latter being project-based services such as crisis or litigation support or media training).

However, our firm is committed to creating long-term partnerships with our clients. Some of our clients have been with us for more than 30 years and we are proud of the long-standing relationships we have developed with some of the world’s best-known organizations and brands. These organizations are not just our clients – they are our partners and some of our strongest advocates. We are extremely proud that 79% of our top 100 clients have been with the company since 2010. 


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Philosophy & Competitive Advantages

To achieve success in today's business environment, companies must look beyond traditional sources of insight and advice. We believe in the importance of the public, and our wisdom about that area is as actionable as traditional counsel regarding management, finance or law. Our goal is to put the public back into public relations, and that charge shapes every area of our practice. 

On a global scale, the public is now connected in ways that put the reputations of corporations, institutions, products and high-profile individuals in its hands. There is no longer simply a target audience to be reached and persuaded, nor distinct "publics" to deal with individually. They are now a collective, united force that must be factored into decisions made at the highest levels of leadership.

Because the public is no longer bound by geographic borders or limited by language or culture, disintermediation is the norm. The old filters and boundaries no longer apply. Our clients are demanding global strategies to address the risks and rewards associated with corporate reputation. H+K Strategies has built a platform that allows us to meet these demands and to grow with our clients in this new and exciting landscape where the public comes first. 

Network Description

Globally headquartered in New York City, our team of strategic counselors, trusted advisors and creative experts work out of 86 offices in 49 countries allowing Hill+Knowlton Strategies to seamlessly partner with clients around the world with no geographic constraints.

H+K Strategies has (wholly-owned) offices in the following cities:

United States:
Austin; Chicago; Dallas; Houston; Irvine; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; San Francisco; Tallahassee; Tampa; Washington, D.C.; San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Calgary; Edmonton; Montreal; Ottawa; Québec City; Regina; Toronto; Vancouver; Victoria.

Bangkok; Beijing; Bengaluru; Chennai; Guangzhou; Gurgaon; Hong Kong; Kolkata; Kuala Lumpur; Mumbai; Seoul; Shanghai; Singapore; Sydney; Tokyo.

Latin America:
Bogotá; Buenos Aires; Guatemala City; Mexico City; Rio de Janeiro; Santiago; Saõ Paulo.

Abu Dhabi; Accra; Almaty; Amsterdam; Athens; Barcelona; Berlin; Brussels; Budapest; Cairo; Copenhagen; Dar es Salaam; Doha; Dubai; Dusseldorf; Frankfurt; Helsinki; Istanbul; Jeddah; Johannesburg; Kampala; Kigali; Kuwait City; Kyiv; Lagos; Lisbon; London; Madrid; Manama; Milan; Moscow; Nairobi; Oslo; Paris (2 offices); Prague; Riyadh; Rome; Stavanger; Stockholm; The Hague; Warsaw. 

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