February 21, 2019, LONDON – Hill+Knowlton Strategies, international public relations agency, has appointed Simon Shaw as Global Chief Creative Strategy + Innovation Officer.
Shaw joined H+K in 2014 as Chief Creative Officer at H+K’s Centre of Creative Strategy in London. For the last five years, he has been a major accelerant in the transformation of the London office, strengthened its creative output for clients such as Huawei, Coca Cola and Envision, and, more broadly, redefined the client proposition.
Richard Millar, H+K Global President, said “Simon is a brilliant creative strategist. He is obsessed with the delivery of truly excellent, award winning client work. Having known him for over a decade, and worked with him for five years, I believe that the impact he will bring on a global stage will be transformative for our business and for our clients.”
Shaw adds, “In today’s ever-changing world we need to constantly change the way we engage our clients’ public. Our creativity and innovative thinking is essential to achieve this. I look forward to working with my H+K colleagues around the world to develop transformative campaigns that deliver maximum impact for our clients.”
Simon is a well-renowned and respected industry authority and served as Cannes Lions juror in 2011 and D&AD jury president in 2017.
Prior to joining H+K in 2014, he was Executive Creative Director & Head of Content at Good Relations and previously Creative Director and Global Brand Director at Exposure.
The news follows other recent H+K appointments to key roles since the announcement of a new global structure, including the appointments of Global Co-Presidents Richard Millar and Lars Erik Grønntun, reporting to CEO and Chairman Jack Martin; Sam Lythgoe to drive global marketing and business development, Kate Augustine to lead global HR and Talent, and Vikki Willimott to run content and publishing.
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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