Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), an international public relations agency, has appointed Heather Bull as a Director in its Energy and Industrials (E+I) team.
Bull joins from Edelman, having spent over seven years in the company’s Brand practice. During this time, she oversaw UK consumer-facing campaigns and led EMEA teams for household names including Kiwi, HP, Motorola, Nissan, PayPal, Shell and Starbucks. She previously spent six years at global communications firm Hotwire, managing accounts including BlackBerry, Logic3, O2, Shazam, talk talk and Vodafone.
In her new role, Bull will support the team’s consumer offering across clients including Smart Energy GB, Shell, E.ON and Go Ultra Low, as well as driving new business.
“Shifting the way we create, build, power, heat and transport our world will have long lasting, positive impact on our world, and shaping how companies share their new technologies is critical in developing public trust, engagement and behaviour change. I’m pleased to join such a knowledgeable team already delivering stellar work in this exciting sector,” said Bull.
Chris Pratt, Managing Director of H+K’s Energy and Industrials practice, added: “I am delighted that Heather has joined our team. She brings a wealth of experience in helping brands communicate their purpose to a consumer audience, and offers fresh perspective in how we can support our clients as they transform their businesses for the future.”
Bull’s appointment follows the recent recruitment of Scott Dodsworth from BAE Systems to head up H+K’s public affairs team in the UK, with a specific focus on the energy, industrials and defence sector. The team has also been strengthened by the return of Sara Jurkowsky as Managing Director alongside Pratt, who spent the past two years growing H+K’s energy practice in the Middle East.
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.