Holmes Report names PBN H+K Russian Consultancy of the Year
"And the firm remains the go-to agency for many corporate crises, mergers and acquisitions and public policy challenges. WPP now own a majority stake, and last year merged PBN with sister agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies—although it retains its own brand and, with founder Peter Necarsulmer still at the helm, its own character."
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"And the firm remains the go-to agency for many corporate crises, mergers and acquisitions and public policy challenges. WPP now own a majority stake, and last year merged PBN with sister agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies—although it retains its own brand and, with founder Peter Necarsulmer still at the helm, its own character."
Vlad Martynov, CEO, Yota Devices<br>Creator, YotaPhone:
“I expect my retained advisors to be excellent at their trade, to deliver fully on their promises and to price their services fairly. PBN Hill+Knowlton consistently exceeds my expectations as our strategic communication partner in Russia and globally. We rely on their insights and advice, creativity and wordsmithing as well as tremendous execution abilities with the news and tech media."
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“I expect my retained advisors to be excellent at their trade, to deliver fully on their promises and to price their services fairly. PBN Hill+Knowlton consistently exceeds my expectations as our strategic communication partner in Russia and globally. We rely on their insights and advice, creativity and wordsmithing as well as tremendous execution abilities with the news and tech media."
Vladimir Osakovsky, Chief Economist, Russia & CIS, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
"For more than six years PBN H+K has delivered strategic communications, positioning and media relations programs for Merrill Lynch as a trusted advisor. Together, we have built strong, credible and lasting relationships with leading international and Russian reporters from key media in Russia. PBN H+K Strategies has been a critical partner in establishing Merrill Lynch’s research teams and investment bankers as respected thought leaders on the Russian market."
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"For more than six years PBN H+K has delivered strategic communications, positioning and media relations programs for Merrill Lynch as a trusted advisor. Together, we have built strong, credible and lasting relationships with leading international and Russian reporters from key media in Russia. PBN H+K Strategies has been a critical partner in establishing Merrill Lynch’s research teams and investment bankers as respected thought leaders on the Russian market."
Sergei Guriev, Rector, New Economic School:
"PBN H+K Strategies is a truly strategic partner for the New Economic School. We receive valuable insight and outstanding technical support on a diverse portfolio of projects — from organizing historical events like President Obama’s 2009 speech at NES to internal restructuring of our communications strategy to delivering research to our clients. Most of these projects would be impossible to carry out without PBN H+K Strategies."
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"PBN H+K Strategies is a truly strategic partner for the New Economic School. We receive valuable insight and outstanding technical support on a diverse portfolio of projects — from organizing historical events like President Obama’s 2009 speech at NES to internal restructuring of our communications strategy to delivering research to our clients. Most of these projects would be impossible to carry out without PBN H+K Strategies."
Chris Welton, Exploration Manager in Central Asia, Rio Tinto:
"PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies provided an excellent combination of international best practice and in-depth local knowledge to develop a multi-year Country Strategy for Rio Tinto in Kazakhstan. The process of development was highly integrated with the needs of the company being recognized at every step."
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"PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies provided an excellent combination of international best practice and in-depth local knowledge to develop a multi-year Country Strategy for Rio Tinto in Kazakhstan. The process of development was highly integrated with the needs of the company being recognized at every step."
Alexander Tynkovan, Founder and President, M.video:
“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies was a key member of our IPO team, along with the banks and legal advisors, and contributed greatly to the success of our listing. PBN H+K Strategies was lead coordinator for all communications activity with media and the investment community both in Russia and internationally, and also helped significantly in building our own internal and external communications capacity.”
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“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies was a key member of our IPO team, along with the banks and legal advisors, and contributed greatly to the success of our listing. PBN H+K Strategies was lead coordinator for all communications activity with media and the investment community both in Russia and internationally, and also helped significantly in building our own internal and external communications capacity.”
Gavin Mackay, Group Development Director, Ferrexpo:
“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been Ferrexpo’s trusted PR partner in Ukraine since before its London IPO, and has continued to serve us well in financial communications and investor relations since. Together we've successfully worked to raise Ferrexpo’sprofile as a flagship iron ore pure play listed on the LSE and developed strong relations with the international media and investment communities.”
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“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been Ferrexpo’s trusted PR partner in Ukraine since before its London IPO, and has continued to serve us well in financial communications and investor relations since. Together we've successfully worked to raise Ferrexpo’sprofile as a flagship iron ore pure play listed on the LSE and developed strong relations with the international media and investment communities.”
James Crossland, Executive Vice President, Kinross:
“Thanks to the PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies team for the enormous contribution you made to the success of the Kinross Mining Investment White Paper for Prime Minister Putin, including your excellent press work for our CEO. We can't succeed without the strategic support of world-class advisors such as PBN H+K Strategies.”
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“Thanks to the PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies team for the enormous contribution you made to the success of the Kinross Mining Investment White Paper for Prime Minister Putin, including your excellent press work for our CEO. We can't succeed without the strategic support of world-class advisors such as PBN H+K Strategies.”
Artem Bektemirov, CEO, Pharmacy Chain 36.6:
“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies understands both the essential information and the nuanced approach required to successfully and persuasively present the financial performance and outlook of emerging markets companies like 36.6 to the international financial markets.”
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“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies understands both the essential information and the nuanced approach required to successfully and persuasively present the financial performance and outlook of emerging markets companies like 36.6 to the international financial markets.”
 Stephen Kehoe, Vice President, Public Affairs, PepsiCo:
“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies played an extremely valuable role in our M&A advisory team, helping to develop and implement an effective communications strategy to win support for our acquisition of Lebedyansky from the government, the financial community and the media.”
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“PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies played an extremely valuable role in our M&A advisory team, helping to develop and implement an effective communications strategy to win support for our acquisition of Lebedyansky from the government, the financial community and the media.”
Natasa Kazmer, Member of the Board, Wizz Air Ukraine
"To achieve our ambitious plans in Ukraine, we were looking for a trusted and competent partner that would share our low cost - high quality philosophy, and be willing to pioneer the market, change the paradigm and master new horizons together with us. Today, after more than three years of cooperation, I can say with confidence: together WizzAir and PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, are flying high."
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"To achieve our ambitious plans in Ukraine, we were looking for a trusted and competent partner that would share our low cost - high quality philosophy, and be willing to pioneer the market, change the paradigm and master new horizons together with us. Today, after more than three years of cooperation, I can say with confidence: together WizzAir and PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, are flying high."
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