TORONTO, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Davies to Executive Creative Director, bringing the ad industry veteran back to the agency. Chris, who previously served as National Creative Director at H+K in Canada between 2014 and 2016, will return to lead the firm’s Canadian creative team. Based in the Toronto office, he will report to Sheila Wisniewski, President and CEO, Canada.
“We are so thrilled to have Chris’s creative talent and leadership back at H+K,” said Sheila Wisniewski. “His passion for the work, his progressive approach to creativity and his proven track record of driving compelling integrated campaigns for major brands will provide significant value to our partners, while also adding to our already strong Canadian leadership team.”
Chris brings more than 20 years of industry experience and has served in creative leadership roles for more than a decade at a wide range of agencies including, Bimm, Taxi and Sharpe Blackmore Euro RSCG (now Havas). He re-joins the firm from Traffik, where he has been executive creative director since 2016, overseeing the agency’s creative output for all clients.
Chris’ work as both a creative director and copywriter has been recognized by several Canadian and international awards shows and publications, including the CMAs, the Shopper Innovation Awards, the Promo! Awards, Applied Arts, the Caples, D&AD, the Ovation Awards, the DMA Echos, Lürzer’s Archive and the London International Advertising Festival.
“I couldn’t be more excited about re-joining the H+K team,” said Davies. “There’s an enormous amount of highly creative grey matter across our Canadian offices and beyond. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to help harness it in new and exciting ways for a stellar group of clients.”
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