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22 November 2016
An appetite for innovation, public openness to new ideas, IP protection and the cooperation between business and academic institutions, are the positive elements of Russia’s innovation environment identified by business respondents who participated in a survey conducted for the US-Russian Business Council by PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
Originally published by RIA Novosti, 14 November 2016
Officials and businesspeople from Russia and the United States discussed opportunities for innovation-driven growth in Russia and prospects for the economy at the annual meeting of the US-Russia Business Council (USRBC) in San Francisco on November 10 – 12.
30 March 2016
For the first time in the USSR, a foreign company specializing in public relations (PR) has been officially accredited – American firm PBN Company. Its representative office opened in Moscow on August 13. 
10 August 2015
As part of a major global WPP project for the Suez Canal Authority, the Moscow office of PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies was hired to promote the opening of the New Suez Canal to the Russian public.
19 May 2014
NEW YORK – Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced that, effective immediately, Europe, Middle East and Africa – EMEA – will become one unified region within Hill+Knowlton, with Lars Erik Grønntun becoming its chairman and CEO.
Originally published in PRWeek US, 6 March 2014
With the situation strained right now between Russia and Ukraine, PR agencies with branches in the region and sponsors of the upcoming Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi say they are operating as closely to normal as possible.
18 February 2014
​Anton Gubnitsyn, a veteran public policy and government specialist, today was named Vice President for Government Relations at PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies.
13 January 2014
​WPP has agreed to take an 80% majority stake in the WVI Group of companies, the joint venture holding company for a number of WPP brands in Russia, including media investment management businesses Maxus, MEC, MediaCom, Mindshare, GroupM and the global marketing communications company JWT. The deal is subject to regulatory approval. An agreement has also been reached to purchase the remaining 20% stake in 2016.
Moscow, Russia, 26 November 2013
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ co-founders and top executives Peter Necarsulmer and Susan Thurman today announced the appointment of Myron Wasylyk as chief executive officer of the strategic communications company, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
This article originally appeared in The Holmes Report, 27 September 2013
STAVENGER, NORWAY—Norwegian oil giant Statoil has concluded its global PR review by retaining incumbent agency Hill+Knowlton Strategies and hiring WPP sibling RLM Finsbury.
1 July 2013
Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has been reappointed by Brand South Africa on a global three-year retained contract. In Russia, PBN H+K will help the government agency manage the country’s international reputation and support its drive to promote South Africa as a business and investment destination.
22 June 2013
Another record performance from its agencies gives WPP the overall prize for the third year running at the 2013 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.
20 June 2013
​We are pleased to announce the appointment of David Bowen as the new global head of our healthcare practice. Effective July 1, Bowen will oversee the work of a healthcare team that is one of the most experienced in the industry and our second-largest global sector practice.
31 May 2013
The 2013 Holmes Report EMEA SABRE Awards took place last night in Barcelona and Hill+Knowlton Strategies is pleased to have been recognized along with our clients with four awards at the ceremony. The SABRE Awards, is the world’s longest-running and largest public relations awards competition and recognize the best regional public relations campaigns.
Moscow, Russia, 26 April 2013
​On April 22-26, the Russian capital played host to MoscowPRWeek 2013. The week-long annual event gathers together PR students, lecturers and specialists from across Russia for a series of master classes, training sessions, seminars and visits to PR agencies and departments.
Moscow, 18 March 2013
PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies, the preeminent strategic communications and public relations firm specializing in the CIS, has been named Russian Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report.
6 February 2013
​H+K Strategies’ U.S. president and CEO Dan Bartlett, global digital practice director Andrew Bleeker, and BuzzFeed CEO Jon Steinberg gathered this morning for a panel discussion on effective stakeholder communication and applying lessons learned from the recent election. Below is a recap of the event.
23 January 2013
NEW YORK, 23 January 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies today announced an elaborate expansion plan for Africa that will provide consultancy services to businesses across the continent.
16 January 2013
NEW YORK, 16 January 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a leading global public relations and communications firm, announced that Tim Luckett has been appointed co-chair of the global crisis communications and risk management practice, effective today. Luckett has served as head of crisis for EMEA based in London, and has more than 20 years media and PR experience handling high profile crises across a range of sectors.