January 21, FRANKFURT – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed Jann Eicker as Chief Creative Strategy Officer in Germany.

In his role, Eicker will lead the firm’s German Innovation + Creative Hub, continuing the transformation of the way communication strategies are delivered to clients across H+K.

"Communication is the lever for the successful transformation of organizations. The digital transformation is already a reality, but it has reached different levels of maturity around the world. This requires creative solutions and trend-setting strategies, which my team and I will develop together across Germany for our customers and partners."

Jann Eicker

Eicker brings over 20 years of experience in the areas of innovation, technology, strategy and creation to his new role with H+K. He was most recently at the Engine Group, where he helped build up the German site as Head of Digital & Innovation. Eicker’s career also includes leadership roles with Grey, Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis Sapient, and prior to that, co-founded a marketing agency he successfully managed for 10 years.

"Solving complex tasks in PR requires close collaboration; strategy and creativity, technology and innovation and data + analytics are all key. Extensive experience, great curiosity, entrepreneurial thinking, a love of data and innovation and a deep understanding of today's fast changing markets characterize Jann. We are delighted he has joined us.”

Rüdiger Maeßen, H+K Germany’s CEO

“We are focused on increasing the value we are able to bring to our clients through our communications, whether that be in public affairs or brand marketing. Jann and his new team will accelerate this journey in Germany through our Innovation + Creative Hub transforming the way our clients engage with us.”

Simon Shaw, H+K’s Global Chief Creative Strategy + Innovation Officer

The series of global, networked Innovation + Creative hubs are a key pillar of H+K’s future strategy. Creative strategists work alongside sector specialists, experts in digital planning + optimization with public affairs consultants and creative directors partner with content + publishing strategists and communication consultants – all focused on the same client centric goals. A fluidity of skills between these hubs ensures our clients have the right people, at the right time, in the right place.

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.

For Media Enquiries:

Ed Patterson, Global Communications Lead

+1 212 885 0314 | Ed.Patterson@hkstrategies.com

Megan Jackson, Senior Marketing Executive

+44 020 7413 3766 | Megan.Jackson@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 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.

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