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FleishmanHillard Hires Rafi Khan to Lead New Delhi Office

August 21, 2018

ST. LOUIS, August 21, 2018 – FleishmanHillard today announced the hire of Rafi Khan as senior vice president and general manager of its New Delhi office, building on the agency’s strong performance during the past year.

“We’ve had an exceptional 2018 in India with growth in clients, award winning work and new people joining us to support our existing teams,” said Yusuf Hatia, managing director of FleishmanHillard in India. “Delhi NCR offers great capacity to accelerate our growth, and Rafi’s addition to our team there will help us to capitalize on the opportunities we are already seeing in the capital city. He is exactly the kind of professional we need – with his deep knowledge of the creative industries, business acumen and network in Delhi – and I’m glad that he’s joining us at a time when the number of opportunities are coming in thick and fast!”

Khan has more than 20 years of experience across sectors and industries and is highly regarded by clients and former colleagues alike. He previously served as executive vice president, Weber Shandwick India and before that was CEO of Cohn & Wolfe India. Khan has worked with companies including Etisalat, American Express, Yahoo, TripAdvisor, Hilton Worldwide, Lufthansa Airlines, Sensodyne, Xerox, and The Oberoi Group, and has both in-house and agency experience across India.

About FleishmanHillard
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named Agency of the Year at the 2017 North American Excellence Awards; 2017 ICCO Network of the Year for the Americas and EMEA; PRWeek’s Best Places to Work 2017; PR News’ Best Places to Work in PR 2016-2017; Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for 2018; PR Awards Asia 2017 Greater China Agency of the Year; and NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2018. The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has more than 80 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

Read more about Rafi Khan’s appointment to FleishmanHillard in Campaign India.

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FleishmanHillard to Merge LPP with FleishmanHillard Boston Office

August 8, 2018

Combination of FleishmanHillard’s Boston office and LPP Will Create a Leading Boston Agency for B2B, Consumer, Healthcare, Higher Education, Technology and Crisis Communications

 ST. LOUIS, August 8, 2018 — FleishmanHillard today announced the merger of LPP with its office in Boston, creating a leading agency in Boston for healthcare, technology, B2B, consumer, higher education and crisis communications clients. The combined office will operate under the FleishmanHillard brand, with integration beginning immediately.

“FleishmanHillard and LPP have complementary capabilities and this merger will provide greater depth in the Boston market to better serve our clients,” said J.J. Carter, FleishmanHillard global chief operating officer and president, Americas. “Combining the talent, experience and creativity of the two agencies will strengthen our offering, bring enhanced solutions to our clients and enrich the experience of our employees in Boston.”

John Isaf, currently senior vice president and senior partner, general manager of FleishmanHillard in Boston, will lead the combined Boston office. Melissa Zipin, currently managing director of LPP will join FleishmanHillard as a senior vice president and senior partner, and become a part of the office’s leadership team.

“Boston is a critical market to FleishmanHillard and bringing these two teams together will provide superior counsel and fully integrated communications that mirrors the industry sector opportunities and needs of clients here,” Isaf said. “What’s most exciting is the caliber of our people and depth of resources and expertise – including creative, content, social and crisis capabilities – our new team can deliver to not only Boston-based clients, but those brands that are increasing their presence in Boston.”

LPP has been part of the FleishmanHillard network since 2000 and the two offices have collaborated on a number of projects in recent years. The offices are currently co-located and will remain at their current address. While integration will begin immediately, the transition team is working to have all talent, systems and operations integrated during the fourth quarter.

About FleishmanHillard
FleishmanHillard specializes in public relations, reputation management, public affairs, brand marketing, digital strategy, social engagement and content strategy. FleishmanHillard was named Agency of the Year at the 2017 North American Excellence Awards; 2017 ICCO Network of the Year for the Americas and EMEA; PRWeek’s Best Places to Work 2017; PR News’ Best Places to Work in PR 2016-2017; Human Rights Campaign Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality for 2018; PR Awards Asia 2017 Greater China Agency of the Year; and NAFE’s “Top 50 Companies for Executive Women” for 2010-2018. The firm’s award-winning work is widely heralded, including at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. FleishmanHillard is part of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and has more than 80 offices in 30 countries, plus affiliates in 43 countries.

About Omnicom Public Relations Group
Omnicom Public Relations Group is a global collective of three of the top global public relations agencies worldwide and specialist agencies in areas including public affairs, marketing to women, fashion, global health strategy and corporate social responsibility. It encompasses more than 6,000 public relations professionals in more than 330 offices worldwide who provide their expertise to companies, government agencies, NGOs and nonprofits across a wide range of industries. Omnicom Public Relations Group is part of the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group Inc., that includes more than 200 companies in a wide range of marketing disciplines including advertising, public relations, healthcare, customer relationship management, events, promotional marketing, branding and research.

Read more about FleishmanHillard’s merger with LPP in The Holmes Report.