Testimonials

"PBN H+K helped Praxair set up and develop efficient working relationships with the federal government and the regional authorities in key regions for our business. PBN H+K's consultative support included helping identify and foster business development opportunities, as well as advising on securing tax incentives in specific regions."
 
— Helder Teixeira,
CEO, Praxair Rus
“PBN H+K has provided us with political monitoring services tailored to our industry, monitoring of our media presence and advice on how to improve our relations with numerous stakeholders in Russia. In addition, the team has helped Castorama and Kingfisher executives secure meeting with high-level Russian officials in a range of formats.”
 
— Nick Lakin,
Group Head of Government Affairs, Kingfisher plc
"ICANN has been working with PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies since 2013. Projects commissioned by ICANN included identification of key policy and regulatory challenges for ICANN's strategy in Russia; media research on Internet Governance in the Eastern Europe/Central Asia region; organization and support for high-level government meetings; and positioning among leading Russian universities and think tanks."
 
— Michael Yakushev,
VP, Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
"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 business publications, newswires, TV and online financial 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."
 
— Vladimir Osakovsky,
Chief Economist, Russia & CIS
​Bank of America Merrill Lynch
“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.”
 
— Gavin Mackay,
Group Development Director, Ferrexpo
"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."
 
— Alexander Tynkovan,
Founder and President, M.video
"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."
 
— James Crossland,
Executive Vice President, Kinross
"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."
 
— Artem Bektemirov,
CEO, Pharmacy Chain 36.6
"PBN Hill+Knowlton Strategies created and executed a complex and highly strategic corporate positioning and communications strategy that balanced Renaissance Group's need to reinforce our expansive growth in our core Russia/CIS markets, while advancing and realizing our vision to become the investment, finance and management firm of choice in the world's high opportunity emerging markets."
 
— Stephen Jennings,
CEO, Renaissance Group
"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."
 
— Stephen Kehoe,
Vice President, Public Affairs, PepsiCo
"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."
 
— Natasa Kazmer, Head of Corporate
Communications and Public Affairs, Wizz Air Group
"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."
 
— Chris Welton,
Exploration Manager in Central Asia, Rio Tinto
"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.  It is also a big plus to know we can count on PBN H+K to involve and manage the global Hill+Knowlton network across Asia, Europe and the USA whenever needed."
 
— Vlad Martynov,
CEO, Yota Devices
​Creator, YotaPhone