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Roll Call: APCO Worldwide, Huntsworth, and Schwartz Media Strategies - Posted December 30, 2014
APCO Worldwide followed recent staffing changes at opinion research consultancy APCO Insight by announcing additional changes to its global leadership team. In officially forming the GLT, APCO named New York-based Managing Director Nelson Fernandez to the North American chairman position and appointed Paris-based MD... [FishbowlDC]

Former Agency Head Paul Taaffe Joins Groupon - Posted February 9, 2012
Paul Taaffe, who served as chairman and CEO of the pre-rebrand Hill & Knowlton, has joined Groupon to head up the company's PR function. Or improve it, if y... [GalleyCat]

Q&A With H&K's Dan Bartlett: Trust is Important to a 'Successful Growth Engine' - Posted February 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_15772" align="alignleft" width="320" caption="Photo: AP"][/caption] There have been a series of leadership changes ever since the November announcement that Public Strategies and Hill & Knowlton would merge at t... [GalleyCat]

H&K CEO Taaffe Stepping Down - Posted January 11, 2011
Paul Taaffe, Hill & Knowlton's chairman and CEO, is stepping down from his post. Taaffe has been with the firm 18 years and has served as CEO and chair since 2002, PRWeek reports. ... [FishbowlDC]

Melissa Waggener Zorkin: Take a 'Multi-Local' Approach - Posted December 22, 2010
The Council of PR Firms spoke with three CEOs - Burson-Marsteller's Mark Penn, Hill & Knowlton's Paul Taaffe, and Waggener Edstrom Worldwide's Melissa Waggener... [FishbowlDC]

Cannes Recap: High Hopes For PR Agencies; Maybe Next Year? - Posted June 29, 2010
This was supposed to be the year that PR firms made a splash at what has traditionally been the advertising industry's hottest party: The Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. Although PR category submissions were up 32%, m... [FishbowlDC]

On the Podcast: Fallout from Rolling Stone's Gen. McChrystal profile, PR Loses at Cannes, and Ray Wert from Jalopnik - Posted June 23, 2010
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PR Firms Get Crushed at Cannes; Hill & Knowlton CEO Asks For Festival Name Change - Posted June 22, 2010
This was supposed to be the year PR firms ... [FishbowlDC]

PR Category Submissions to Cannes Lions Up 32% - Posted June 3, 2010
The public relations industry continues to make inroads into what has traditionally been advertising's biggest awards: the Cannes Lions. Over the past year, there has been a focused effort, led by Hill & Knowlton, to get more PR agencies to submit ... [FishbowlDC]

Hill & Knowlton Opens Colombia Office - Posted February 2, 2010
Hill & Knowlton opened an office in Bogota, Colombia, the agency announced today. Former Burson-Marsteller executive Mauricio Borja will lead the office as general manager. H&K now counts eight fully-owned and operated offices in Latin America. Mark Thorne, H&K's Global COO and head of Latin America is bulli... [FishbowlDC]

How To: Win a Cannes PR Lions - Posted January 27, 2010
The Cannes Lions teamed up with The Council of PR Firms and USA Today today to host a breakfast in New York aimed at raising awareness for the festival's PR Lions awards among U.S. PR agencies. The largest advertising and marketing festival in the world, Cannes branched out into PR last year. Hill... [FishbowlDC]

Friday Afternoon Quarterbacking: Obama's Messaging On Security - Posted January 8, 2010
A number of PR executives have asked PRNewser over the past week, how do you think President Obama has handled himself since the attempted Christmas day plane bombing? For three days following the attempted attack while on vacation, Obama did not speak, and since then he has conducted three televised speeches, the... [FishbowlDC]

Hill & Knowlton CEO Paul Taaffe Named Jury President of Cannes PR Lions - Posted December 14, 2009
Paul Taaffe, Global Chairman and CEO of WPP agency Hill & Knowlton has been appointed Jury President of the PR Lions category at Cannes Lions 2010, the agency announced today. Cannes is generally regarded as the largest marketing and advertising awards festival in th... [FishbowlDC]

Hill & Knowlton CEO: We're Growing Due To Government Bailouts - Posted December 10, 2009
WPP agency Hill & Knowlton is experiencing "huge" growth due to work in the beleagured insurance, financial and automotive industries, CEO Paul Taaffe told Bloomberg today. Taaffe said... [FishbowlDC]