FRANKFURT, 28 April 2016 – International communications agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies further expands its team against a backdrop of continued market success. The company has been strengthened by the arrival of three top-class consultants in the firm’s German operation. André Wigger and Jo Klein join the Frankfurt office as Managing Director and Director of Corporate Communications respectively and Anders Mertzlufft in Berlin as Director of Corporate and Public Affairs. All have joined with immediate effect.

Ernst Primosch, CEO and Chairman of Hill+Knowlton Strategies in the DACH region:

“We are extremely pleased to welcome such renowned senior consultants to our team. As some of Germany’s most successful experts in corporate communication and Public Affairs, the appointment of André, Jo and Anders is a major coup for us and our clients. They will provide our clients with strategic counsel in areas such as reputation and change management as well as crisis and issues management, and contribute to the continuing success of our agency.”

 

André Wigger 

André WiggerAndré joins the Frankfurt Office as Managing Director, moving from strategic communications consultancy Deekeling Arndt Advisors, where he was Managing Director of the Corporate & Public Affairs division. With this appointment, H+K is further expanding its strategic expertise in the fields of reputation and change management (people + purpose), as well as in crisis and issues management.

André has worked as a consultant to major international companies on an array of critical corporate projects including reputation crises, restructuring, corporate positioning and CEO changes. He was Managing Director of Burson-Marsteller, part of the WPP Group where he was responsible for the largest practice (Corporate & Technology) and for the agency’s crisis team in Germany.

 

Jo Klein

Jo KleinJo joins as Director Corporate Communications in the Frankfurt office. His key areas of activity will be to provide strategic consultancy to corporate communications clients as well as crisis and issues management.

Jo also joins from Burson-Marsteller where he was Deputy Manager of the EMEA Media Practice and Client Lead for Deutsche Lufthansa AG. He brings press and crisis communication expertise across 28 European markets..

 

Anders Mertzlufft

Anders Mertzlufft

Anders joins H+K as Director, Corporate and Public Affairs in the agency’s Berlin office with more than 15 years’ experience. Anders previously spearheaded the communication department of the Federal Ministry of Justice and since 2014 managed his own agency, where he advised multiple companies and public institutions.

 

 

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For Media Enquiries:

 

Ernst Primosch

CEO and Chairman in the DACH region

+49 69 97362 38

ernst.primosch@hkstrategies.com

 

Jason Frayne

SVP EMEA New Business and Marketing

+34 617 496883

jason.frayne@hkstrategies.com

 

 

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is an international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 87 offices in 49 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.