Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), one of the world’s leading public relations firms, has made new senior appointments, bolstering its Innovation + Creative Hub (I+C Hub) in London.
Joseph Clarke joins the team as Creative Strategy Director, working across the breadth of H+K’s sector portfolio on clients including GSK Consumer Health, McCormick and Campari. He brings a decade of brand and creative communications experience, previously heading up planning at Mission Media where he grew his consumer and lifestyle career.
Eleanor Sullivan, I+C London Hub Lead, commented: “Joseph is an exceptional, rare strategist with an impressive earned-first background – the perfect fit for our uncommon blend of specialists in the I+C team. We’re excited to see him help command attention for our clients.”
Joe Shields also joins the group as part of the growing conceptual creative team, sitting under Creative Director, Ruby Quince, as a Creative. Previously part of the WPP Ford Team, Shields worked on the brand’s #VeryGayRaptor campaign in 2021 and will continue to support on Ford client work as well as the Hub’s wider client base.
In addition, Ruby Quince has been promoted to a member of H+K’s Executive Leadership Committee, reflecting the agency’s dedication to championing strategy and creativity.
Eleanor Sullivan continued: “Creativity has always been at the heart of what we do at H+K and our Innovation + Creative Hub ensures that this mission is embedded at every level of the business. Our latest hires reflect our ambition to have the best creative talent available to our teams and clients, helping deliver work at the highest standard.”
The I+C Hub, one of several global hubs, work across the agency’s client portfolio and new business, driving effective strategy with creative craft, while also cultivating talent throughout the London business. The group brings together expertise in digital planning + optimisation, data + analytics, behavioural science and content + publishing.
These hires are the latest in a string of appointments as the I+C Hub continues to grow. In 2021, H+K also launched a Creative Internship programme offering junior creative pairs three-month placements.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. H+K has over 80 offices in more than 40 markets, as well as an extensive associate network, 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 citizenship and sustainability consultancy, and H+K Smarter™, a behavioral science unit. Headquartered in New York, the firm is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.