Tim Luckett Appointed Co-Chair of the Global Crisis Communications and Risk Management Practice at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

  Tim Luckett Appointed Co-Chair of the Global Crisis Communications and Risk
  Management Practice at Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 16, 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.

“In the past year, Tim has grown crisis revenue in the EMEA region by more
than 30%, leading and coordinating some of Europe’s largest clients,” said
Jack Martin, global chairman and CEO. “In his new role as co-chair of the
global crisis practice, Tim will continue to manage issues and crises across
all time zones and regions. His experience in developing and managing crisis
communication strategies for high-profile companies will undoubtedly prove
beneficial to our clients facing or anticipating a crisis situation.”

Luckett joins Chris Gidez as co-chair of the global practice. With Gidez,
Luckett will provide counsel and support to companies and organizations across
the globe as they prepare for, manage and recover from reputation-threatening
situations.

“Hill+Knowlton Strategies has seen tremendous growth in our crisis
communication engagements over the past two years, and we have only touched
the tip of what is a significant global market opportunity,” said Gidez. “The
added leadership will help build on our momentum. Our rich pool of talent and
diverse offering of services positions H+K as the consultancy of choice for
global companies and regional market leaders alike.”

Luckett has extensive expertise in product recall, litigation support and
sports media training and also advises extensively at C-suite level. In his
new role, he will be serving crisis clients across all regions.

“Crises have significant consequences on companies both in terms of
reputations and bottom line,” said Luckett. “H+K is at the forefront of not
just helping clients respond but also prepare. The crisis practice is one of
the fastest growing areas of our business and moving into 2013, I look forward
to ensuring the quality, consistency and relevance of our crisis offer on a
global basis.”

Prior to joining H+K, Luckett spent 10 years with national newspapers,
starting out as a news and sports reporter and rising to positions of crime
correspondent and news editor. He is also a widely respected commentator on
corporate reputation. Luckett is regularly featured in PRWeek Power Book and
has been named by the respected Spear’s ‘Reputation Management Index’ as one
of the top reputation managers in the UK.

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. is a leading international communications
consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients.
The firm is headquartered in New York, with 83 offices in 46 countries, as
well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the
world’s largest communications services groups. For more information, please
visit www.hkstrategies.com.

Contact:

Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Rebecca Ballard, 202-354-8271