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Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada, an operating unit of WPP plc. (WPPGY - Analyst Report), recently declared the promotion of David Rodier to group leader of its public sector communications group with immediate effect.

Rodier has almost twenty years of experience in the policy and strategic communications field and has counseled senior leaders from the federal government, national NGOs and the private sector. He joined H+K in 2010. Prior to joining the company, Rodier worked for an Ottawa-based communications firm.

In his new role, Rodier will increase his focus on federal government accounts, which H+K has been serving for the past three decades.

Moreover, Rodier is expected to share his expertise with H+K’s national network public sector clients. The public sector communication teams provide a broad range of services such as  strategic counsel, evaluation and research programs, crisis and issues management support, social media expertise as well as media and presentation training.

Rodier’s know-how and public relations expertise are expected to play a key role in strengthening H+K’s communications group.

H+K is a leading public relations and public affairs firm specializing in corporate communications, public affairs, marketing communications, crisis, energy, technology, health care, digital communications, financial communications and transactions.

WPP, the parent company of H+K, offers a host of advertising and marketing services including advertising and media investment management; consumer insight; public relations and public affairs; direct and digital promotion as well as relationship marketing. The primary focus of the company is to grow its revenues and gross margin at a faster rate than the industry average. Going forward, WPP expects to achieve a leading position in new markets and new media as well as depth in consumer insight.

WPP currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Some other stocks worth considering include Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN - Snapshot Report), Information Services Group, Inc. (III - Snapshot Report) and Bureau Veritas SA (BVRDF). While both Information Services and Bureau Veritas carry a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Huron Consulting has a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).

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