Hill & Knowlton appoints Amanda Groty as Global Strategy Director

7 April, 2011

LONDON — As part of an ongoing drive to strengthen the Hill & Knowlton leadership team, Amanda Groty has been promoted to Global Strategy Director and will report directly to Jack Martin, Chairman and CEO, Hill & Knowlton.

In this newly created role, Amanda will focus on shaping the firm’s new business offering as well as key client growth. Amanda will partner with senior leaders of the agency to determine where the firm will focus time, invest in talent, do research, network and grow relationships. Amanda will also be working closely with internal and external market analysts to determine the firm's global growth opportunity and strategy.

“I am delighted and honored to be appointed to this new role and look forward to working with the global leadership team at Hill & Knowlton as we further define our client offer and set targets for growth," said Amanda Groty. "Our clients face increasingly complex communication challenges both internally and externally. Hill & Knowlton offers experts around the world, in every market, to help international companies define and execute communications strategies that support their commercial goals."

Ken Luce, Hill & Knowlton’s Global Chief Operating Officer commented: “Amanda’s global experience is key as we work to maximise our capability and strengths across the business. As a key member of the Global leadership team, Amanda will help define our focus at a critical period in our development. Amanda elicits a huge amount of respect from colleagues and clients alike, and I am one of many looking forward to working with her more closely.”

Amanda has extensive external communications skills having advised many global Fortune 500 companies. She has provided counsel to and led campaigns for leading brands from the US, Europe, India, Korea and Russia including Apple, Compaq, HP, LG, NASSCOM, Better Place and Abbey Road Studios. Prior to joining H&K in 2002, Amanda was Managing Director of Beattie Media where she built its London operation from scratch. Her career began at ABC News, Washington, DC.

For further information:
Hill & Knowlton
Poppy Nagra, Global PR Manager
Tel. +44 (0)207 413 3021
Email: pnagra@hillandknowlton.com

About Hill & Knowlton
Hill & Knowlton, Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 82 offices in 45 countries, 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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