January 23, LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), international public relations agency, has appointed Vikki Willimott (Chowney) as Global Head of Content + Publishing.
“Building on the successful work of the past four years, Vikki will deliver work that can travel across markets, empowered by a shared approach, enabled by technology,” said Richard Millar, H+K Global President.
“I’m so excited to be coming back to H+K for this next chapter. Our content and publishing teams have grown from strength to strength in recent years, and this next stage is going to be better than ever.” said Willimott.
Willimott was most recently Director of Brand Partnerships at Condé Nast, where she led its brand-owned offer, harnessing over 100 years of the company’s editorial expertise to create content for clients’ own channels.
She has spent more than 13 years building and leading digital content teams, from strategy to production, social media management & influencer outreach. Willimott previously worked as H+K UK’s Chief Content Strategist, where she transformed the UK’s approach to Content + Publishing, and led award-winning teams at digital agencies including TMW Unlimited before that.
Prior to working in communications Vikki was a journalist, as News Editor for Econsultancy and Editor of new media age’s Reputation Online. She has also written for Communicate Magazine, The Guardian and Marketing Week.
She is a well-respected industry figure, having been nominated for a number of awards that most recently include PR Week’s Power Book for 2018 & 2017, The Drum’s Social Buzz Top 50 and Homes Report’s Innovator lists.
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.
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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.