Welcome

posted by Jack Martin

Welcome to my first blog post. Since becoming global chairman and CEO of Hill & Knowlton this past January, the everyday challenges of the new role have meshed with a lifetime of experiences and observations and created a collection of fresh perspectives for me.

Those who know me are aware that I don’t do well at sitting behind a desk. Faced with 80 Hill & Knowlton offices around the world, I knew that my first step was to pack my bags and see first-hand what our employees and clients look like around the world.

My journeys have taken me from Athens to Beijing, from London to Sao Paulo — and countless cities in between. As I continue to circle the globe in coming weeks and months, I look forward to sharing with you what I’m learning about the world and our industry.

And this isn’t just about my perspectives — I want to hear yours as well. I look forward to reading your insights and hearing your reactions to what I’m reporting.

Dag Hammarkjold said that “… only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.” In these posts, I’ll do my best to keep us focused on the horizon. With any luck, we will make this a journey that holds our interest and takes us far.

Thanks for coming along.

Jack

5 Comments
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May
2011

Steve Getzug

Glad to see that you’ll be keeping us updated on your travels, on your thoughts about our industry and how we can continue to add value for our clients. We enjoyed meeting you in Los Angeles, and our team is happy that you are taking the time to get know us and our culture.
This is a great partnership for the future.

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May
2011

Sheila Magri

Great initiative! You can count on the contribution of your team in Brazil.

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May
2011

MC

welcome to China. hope you can keep some time for your important client in China. :)

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May
2011

John Crowe

Congratulations on the post, Jack. Certainly no better individual for the job. Safe travels, hope to see you around Austin.

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May
2011

Boyd Neil

Welcome to the world of blogging! I look forward to your posts and, indeed, will put your feed into my feed reader and link to this blog on my personal blog.

Look forward to seeing you again in L.A.

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