Sectors

Our international network of trusted H+K advisors teams up with regional PBN H+K specialists on the ground in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan with extensive hands-on experience across industries and sectors.
Energy
Energy production and use is one of the dominant issues of our generation, no matter where you live in the world. The energy sector is confronting many economic, social and political challenges to its “license to operate.”
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Mining + Metals
The mining and metals industry is facing increasing scrutiny from governments, customers and stakeholders. Growing demand driven by emerging markets and limited supply is the most significant challenge the industry faces. In response, the industry has moved to modernize operations to maximize output, which is forecast to grow 4 - 5% in the next few years.
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Healthcare + Pharmaceuticals
Rising healthcare costs and an increase in worldwide demand for medical services has the healthcare industry struggling to provide superior care while maintaining a cap on rising costs.
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Agriculture, Forestry + Fisheries
The agriculture, forestry and fisheries sector plays a vital role in the economy and our lives and is being transformed by the implementation of science and technology in almost every sector and phase of development.
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Technology
Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ global technology practice is its largest sector, working with virtually every segment of innovation globally — hardware, software, services, mobile, social, clean tech and health IT. Every day H+K helps clients worldwide embrace disruption, evangelize influencers, engage audiences, and move their businesses forward.
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Telecommunications
Telecommunications is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic sectors in Russia and the CIS. In 20 years, the sector has grown from small town phone service suppliers to some of the most sophisticated and advanced systems in the world.
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Consumer Goods + Services
Consumers have hundreds of choices when they look for particular goods or services. What will make them choose your brand? Maintaining customer loyalty and increasing sales can only be achieved with clear and compelling communication driving consumer engagement across different touch points.
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Banking, Finance + Insurance
With public trust in financial institutions at a historic low and the global economic crisis creating a turbulent environment, many financial institutions and companies are struggling to protect their reputation and profit margins.
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Government + Public Sector
Governments and public agencies need to communicate effectively and at the highest standards to the public and key stakeholders. Whether it is inward investment, market regulation, public safety or crisis management, PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies serves its public sector clients with distinction.
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Professional Services + Consulting
For professional services firms, people and intellectual capital are primary revenue drivers. They are also the centerpieces of successful communications programs. In such a complex business environment, decision makers are faced with many choices and challenges.
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Retail + Restaurants
With recent economic fluctuations, rising online sales and unstable consumer confidence, retailers are on the front lines of increasingly competitive markets. We have the expertise and a proven track record of helping retailers and restaurants to enter and manage the crowded marketplace to drive sales growth.
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Manufacturing + Industrial
While difficult global market conditions exist for many industrial companies, investment in modernizing and building new production facilities continues in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and the CIS.
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Transportation
The transport, shipping and auto industry is at a critical crossroads. There is a fine balance between the need for people and goods to be able to move quickly, freely and affordably and the need for sustainability, safety and competitiveness.
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Economic + Trade Development
We have strong experience in assisting - in both the private and public sector - on a range of trade related issues. This includes anti-dumping, reform of preferential agreements, rules of origin, agricultural commodity reforms, bilateral agreements, sanitary and phytosanitary regulations and customs. Our approach combines traditional public affairs and intelligence gathering with media relations and raising public awareness for trade development bodies on a global, regional, national and local level.
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Intellectual Property
Intellectual property rights protection and anti-counterfeiting is a multi-billion dollar problem in Russia, the CIS and Baltic States.
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Travel, Leisure + Tourism
The number of people travelling to, from and within Russia and the CIS grows every year. This is supported in part by government efforts to spur growth in this sector, including economic incentives to build facilities to host world-class events and changes in visa regimes. In Russia alone, economic investment in travel, leisure and tourism are expected to continue growing at a rate of 4 - 7%.
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Sports
The international sports movement, global sports fans and corporate sponsors are focused on the countries of the former Soviet Union. Russia just demonstrated its prowess in organizing world class sporting events in the hugely successful summer 2013 Kazan Universiade. All eyes are on the CIS region as Sochi prepares to host the 2014 Olympic Winter Games and Baku gears up for the inaugural 2015 European Games. Football fans are already looking beyond next year's Fifa World Cup in Brazil to 2018, when Russia will host the tournament for the first time.
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