Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed Daniel Holmes as Creative Director in New York, continuing H+K’s build out of its stateside Innovation + Creative hub.
“The power of creativity is most effectively unlocked when working alongside our sector and specialists’ teams to develop ideas that add value to our clients,” said Holmes. “This creative approach to communications is a key growth driver in the US, and I’m excited play a part in it.”
Richard Millar, H+K Global President, said, “Dan is an excellent creative leader for the US. His understanding of client expectations and honed creative ability to create standout work will elevate our clients’ campaigns to the next level.”
This appointment follows a series of significant hires to the growing H+K US team. Since the start of the year, the agency has hired Lilly Kofler to head up behavioral science, Molly Schlinger as Creative Strategist and James Barbour to head up Public Affairs, among others.
In addition to previously working at H+K London and New York, Holmes was Creative Director at Jack Morton London, creating global brand experiences and content platforms for adidas football, Facebook and Konica Minolta.
A series of global, connected Innovation + Creative hubs forms part of H+K’s strategy. Content and publishing strategists work alongside film directors, and data analysts working with designers—all focused on the same client-centric goals whether it’s creating a new identity or a full-length documentary, an exhibition stand or the latest interactive experience.
H+K has offices in more than 40 countries worldwide, delivering award winning campaigns to clients across all sectors and disciplines and with a focus on continued innovation for the industry. Recent innovations include Flight School +, a crisis communications training and simulation tool, Better Impact™, a new approach to brand purpose and CSR, and H+K Smarter™, a behavioral science unit.