August 8, FRANKFURT – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), an international public relations agency, has appointed two experienced Managing Directors (MD), Miriam Holbe and André Wigger, to the German office’s highest management body, effective from August 1.

I am delighted that Miriam and André, two of H+K's key senior consultants, can be integrated even more centrally into the long-term strategic development of our agency. Both are cornerstones of our business and place creativity and innovation at the center of their functions for the further development of the agency.”

Rüdiger Maeßen, H+K Germany CEO

Holbe has successfully led the Brand & Marketing Practice for eight years, with a continuously growing client portfolio in the Travel + Tourism, Food + Drink and Consumer Packed Goods sectors. Before joining H+K she worked for various international network agencies such as Fleishman-Hillard, Ketchum and Burson Marsteller in Germany and abroad.

As MD, Wigger is responsible for the Change & Employee Engagement consulting area and heads up the agency’s business development. Wigger joined H+K in 2016, previously holding management positions at Deekeling Arndt Advisors and Burson-Marsteller. Last month he took over the management of H+K’s creative unit, The Studio, in Germany.

The addition of Miriam and André to the German management team reflects the continued development of our German business and underlines our position as a leading public relations agency in Germany. With Miriam and André, we are incorporating two esteemed Senior Advisors into our agency management in order to be able to serve our clients even better.”

Lars Erik Grønntun, H+K Global President

The German management team consists of Miriam Holbe, André Wigger, Rüdiger Maeßen, CEO, Catherine Dächert-Tessier, CFO, Udo Becker, Head of Corporate Reputation Practice, and Thomas Wimmer, Head of Corporate & Public Affairs Practice.

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.

The Studio are H+K’s worldwide creative and design hubs, where creative and digital campaigns, brand content and brand experiences are created. H+K currently has studios in Berlin, New York, London, Shanghai, Dubai and Sao Paulo.

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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 over 80 offices in more than 40 markets, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups. Please note that H+K should be referred to only as Hill+Knowlton Strategies or H+K with no variations.

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