Gill Kingston-Warren joins H&K specialist Consumer Packaged Goods team
Gill Kingston-Warren joins Hill & Knowlton’s (H&K) Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) team as Associate Director, bringing over 15 years of in-house and agency experience. Gill comes from global Superbrand Mamas & Papas where she had been Head of Public Relations since April 2006.
Gill will report into Louise Watson, Head of CPG, and Claire Candler, Head of Household and Family Care brands and will work on a portfolio of clients including Pampers and P&G fabric care brands.
During her time at Mamas & Papas, Gill centered the PR to brand strategy so the brand now primarily relies on PR to drive global consumer, corporate, internal and CSR messaging. Her campaigns resulted in a 20% sales uplift in fashion apparel year on year, putting the brand in the top 3 against multinationals and winning some prestigious awards such as Drapers, Sunday Times Fast Track ‘Brand to Watch’, and Retail & Leisure International.
Prior to Mamas & Papas, Gill’s experience covered youth lifestyle and broadcast promotions to retail and global lifestyle communications and she worked on high profile brands including Freeport Leisure, Nestle, Stella Artois, Ministry of Sound and Galaxy Radio Network.
Speaking of the appointment, Louise Watson, said, “We are thrilled to have Gill joining our team as the agency looks forward to a new year. Following recent large client wins, she’s joined the team at a really exciting time. Gill has over 15 years of excellent in house and agency experience, having successfully delivered complex and business critical campaigns. She is a creative and strategic thinker, and her babycare category experience and knowledge of marketing to mums will be a particular asset to this team and to the agency overall. We look forward to welcoming her to H&K.”
About Hill & Knowlton
Hill & Knowlton (www.hillandknowlton.co.uk) Hill & Knowlton, Inc. is a leading international communications consultancy, providing services to local, multinational and global clients. The firm is headquartered in New York, with 79 offices in 44 countries, as well as an extensive associate network. The agency is part of WPP, one of the world’s largest communications services groups.
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