In 1927 reporter and financial columnist John W. Hill and public relations director, Donald Knowlton, founded Hill & Knowlton. The firm grew and in 1934 the company moved its headquarters from Cleveland to New York.
Hill & Knowlton was acquired in 1980 by J. Walter Thompson, part of WPP Group. In 2011 Hill & Knowlton and Public Strategies—two organizations owned by WPP—combined operations. The new agency was subsequently rebranded as Hill+Knowlton Strategies and we began operations in Colombia in 2010.
Our co-founder words, John Hill, 90 years ago are still the reason of our business:
“If you don’t tell your story, then someone else will, and they will invariably get it wrong”.
Welcome to Colombia
Colombia is located in the South America´s northwest and is the only country in the region with the privilege of having both a Pacific and Caribbean Coast.
Colombia economic and political stability have managed to overcome the internal conflicts of the past, so as to allow their population and assets to shine. Whether it´s energy, tourism, agribusiness, financial sector, services or almost any economic activity; Colombia is a yet to be discovered business gem.
If your company is planning on investing in Colombia or you are going to visit us for business, at H+K Strategies we offer a soft landing consultancy service that can advise your team and prepare your arrival in Colombia . We look to provide a smooth and secure entrance by ensuring your in-depth understanding of the economic, political and cultural context. This allows your meetings with strategic and key stakeholders to be both efficient and successful. The planning and aid in these meetings does not only pertain to political and economic stakeholders, but also to our media connections. Our extensive experience with Colombian media guarantees effective communication and support for your marketing and digital plans.