About Us
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is a global public relations and integrated communications agency.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies India

Hill+Knowlton Strategies India is a leading global communications company, and a wholly owned subsidiary of one of the world’s largest marketing communications companies, WPP.

H+K Strategies has delivered game changing communications campaigns in India for three decades and now has a owned network of offices across Delhi – NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai with a proven network of affiliates in a further 100+ cities in India.  We believe that communications needs central consistency combined with local contacts and market insight.

Our Philosophy

We help brands and public communicate. We talk to our clients every day about how they communicate their purpose, their values to the outside world.

We understand and keep up with the perpetual motion of today’s global public. We reflect the voice of the public, at every important decision a company makes. Board level. Brand level. Reputation level. We help our clients communicate not just what they do, but what they stand for. At H+K, we have global reach with local knowledge.

At H+K we have developed a Purpose Driven Communications Model that puts your purpose at the heart of all your communications. It allows us to develop a cause and story arcs that make your purpose relevant and resonant with all your audiences. Once we have developed your cause and story arcs, we create content to carry your story to your audiences and a data-driven publishing strategy to ensure that the content is seen in the right places. Our approach is rooted in purpose and behavioral science and focuses on creating engaging content that will connect with the audience across owned, earned, shared and paid channels. Everything we do is underpinned by data and insights and brought to life by our exceptional talent.

So what do we do?
H+K in India is a full service communications consultancy.  Our offer includes the following and also continues to evolve.

Services:

Corporate Communications |  Public Relations | Media Management  |  Stakeholder Engagement |  Messaging and Positioning | Corporate Communications | Crisis and Issues Management | Policy Advocacy  |  Content marketing  | Public Affairs | Community Outreach | Marketing Communications |  Change and Internal Communications  |  Sponsorship |  Digital | Research and Insight | Editorial | Media  Training  |   Crisis Management Training

Sectors:

Corporate| Listed companies  | Startups  | Technology, Media and Telecoms | FMCG/Consumer | Banking | Financial Services | FinTech  | Manufacturing  | NGO/Not for profit | Auto  |  Agriculture  | Chemicals  | Nutrition  | Wellness   | Industry bodies | Entertainment | Heavy Industry | Sports | Energy, Utilities | Healthcare | Aviation | Hospitality | Infrastructure | Social Campaigns |  Government Communications | Public Policy Advocacy |   Public Private Partnerships

 

Apart from the basics, we go a step further to provide value added services to clients.

  • Editorial Services
    Today, more than ever, written content is what forms the basis of a lot of news, opinions, and eventually influence in the world around us. H+K Strategies lays great emphasis on quality content creation and has a dedicated content development team with special writing skills, subject matter expertise, and a nose for sniffing out relevant information and news from the tonnes of information floating around. What we offer our Clients as services includes, but is not restricted to, publication-specific content and press releases, web-specific content, white papers, backgrounders, and perspectives, speech writing services.
  • Research & Insights
    Researchers at H+K Strategies hone client strategies and create breakthrough campaigns using the knowledge gained by analysing primary and desk side research from a socio, political, economic and market perspective.  Our bespoke research maps client categories, competitor analysis, consumer behaviour and responses and focus group analysis to convert the research and analysis into actionable intelligence for our clients.
  • Media Training & Messaging
    We offer media and presentation training in virtually every sector at every level, and each course is tailored to your specific needs.  We also conduct messaging workshops across sectors to help focus and conceptualize powerful story telling for your spokespeople to build awareness, context and reputation of your company and business.
  • Digital and Social Media Expertise
    With the explosion of the social media and digital space in India, and everyone focused on the latest tool, gadget and platform, H+K Strategies’ Digital team brings clarity to the digital space and focuses on the offline results that drive your business.  We focus on delivering results that have impact where people see them most – on their mobile, their social networks and more using a combination of push and pull technologies.
  • Public Policy Advocacy and Government Relations
    Our public affairs and government relations team has extensive public policy, media and political experience and maintains widespread networks across the government, the media, interest groups and think tanks at all levels. Our services include issues management, government and stakeholder relations, policy analysis, legislative and regulatory monitoring and advice, advocacy support and campaigns, media relations and management, and thought leadership positioning.
  • Media Intelligence
    We all know that “media coverage” influences public perception, so knowing what is being said by “the media”, who is saying it, and finding out why, is vital to business strategy. Our H+K Strategies’ Resource Centre tracks national and international publications, to keep you on top of breaking news stories and trends related to your business – so you always know what’s happening and no unpleasant surprises come your way.
  • Media Relations
    A professional relationship with the media is the cornerstone of public affairs management. To this end, we not only provide journalists with information about our clients’ business, but also share the research and insights we have on the category, audiences, as well as related subjects. As a result, we are often the first port of call for information and tips on major stories and features.
  • Crisis Preparedness Training and Crisis Communication Management
    Crisis Preparedness Training at H+K Strategies includes influencer mapping, special crisis management and communication workshops, scenario creation and resolution, establishment of crisis management protocols and processes, and media training. Crisis Communication Management entails everything from a 24/7 Crisis Hotline, Emergency Media Centre and Helpdesk, Crisis management team activation, Emergency press releases, press conferences, exclusives, and point-of-view share, Liaison with key government officials and other influential groups, direct solicitation to relevant publics through mailers and tele-information services, and Professional networking.
  • Spokesperson Briefings
    As a spokesperson, you have to always see the bigger picture, envision the future, and stay on top of your business with more knowledge and understanding of your space, than anyone else.  H+K Strategies spokespeople briefing books are lucid guides to the latest developments in India’s economic, social, and political environment.  They also include a primer on cultural trends, and sensitivities, and contain profiles of key influencers in the government and the media – people who matter, and who every spokesperson must, or will come in contact with, when engaging audiences in India.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies is an international public relations company with more than 80 offices around the world.

We believe that every corporate, every brand, every client has a public and today’s public is more powerful than ever before. The public has the power to topple CEO’s, reshape corporate and brand strategy, kill products and create unicorns. Today’s public demands truth, transparency and the highest behavioral standards. Because we’re organized along a sector model, our expertise is deep, and our client obsession means we are constantly evolving new products and services to help brands and the public communicate. We’re creative, data-driven, and always in beta.

Our belief is that those brands with a clear, authentic purpose are most likely to succeed, and their ideas are more likely to earn your attention. We call this approach to working with clients 3P Communications™: Performance + Purpose = Preference.

The Fifth Seat

We believe that today’s public is less siloed, more connected, and more powerful than ever before.

What makes H+K special is our ability to harness the public in today’s turbulent times. We do this with our trademarked Fifth Seat, a revolutionary concept pioneered by Chairman and CEO Jack Martin. By putting trusted advisors in boardrooms with C-suite clients around the world, H+K interprets and capitalizes on public opinion to benefit brands in an unstable environment.

Our People

Our talent is what sets H+K apart. We constantly strive to bring the best teams together, regardless of geographical location, to answer our clients’ needs. We collaborate across time zones, languages, and cultures to help clients make informed decisions and tell compelling stories. We are inspired to deliver great work that can travel across markets, empowered by a shared approach, enabled by technology.

We offer a wealth of specialist expertise, including former journalists, award-winning screenwriters, speechwriters, public policy advisors, directors, animators, and behavioral and data scientists. We are continually adding fresh talent and looking for ways to hire differently and are committed to investing in our staff to ensure they are the best they can be.

H+K: You Belong  

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can reach their full potential.

Learn more here.

A global citizen

With over 85 offices in more than 45 countries, our teams collaborate across time zones, languages, and cultures to help clients make informed decisions and craft compelling campaigns in today’s measurable world.

New talent at our table

We bring a wealth of specialist expertise to the table, including former journalists, awarded scriptwriters, public policy advisors, directors, animators, and behavioral and data scientists. We are constantly adding fresh talent and looking for ways to hire differently.

A trusted partner

H+K has been in this business for more than 90 years, and our world-class teams of trusted advisors and creative experts have a wealth of experience in helping clients strengthen brands, reputations, and bottom lines. We work with over 50 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies and some of the world’s most transformative social enterprises and technology companies in both established and emerging markets. Our relationship with WPP — one of the world’s largest communications groups — gives us an unmatched worldwide presence.

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