LONDON, Feb. 14th, 2013 — Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Paul Haugen as director of planning for its Europe, Middle East and Africa region. The agency is building its insights and planning capability around the world, and Haugen will lead that creative drive in EMEA to bring even more integrated communications solutions to international clients.
Haugen, who will assume the new role effective March 4, will be based in London. He brings more than 25 years of experience, working with multinational clients in the areas of planning, branding and strategy development. He will report to Richard Kanareck, managing director of the London office, and to John Saunders, president of EMEA, working closely with teams in EMEA as well as around the agency’s global network.
“We’re delighted Paul’s joining us,” Kanareck said. “He is an incredibly smart, creative and strategic thinker with a broad range of experiences that will help us continue to deliver more ambitious and effective integrated campaigns for our clients in the U.K. and across the region. He has an outstanding track record working for first-class brands at several top agencies.”
Haugen added: “I’m hugely excited to join Fleishman-Hillard. I admire the firm’s global network, its client roster and obvious investment in creativity. I have witnessed the tremendous growth of Fleishman-Hillard’s presence in EMEA in the past eight years and very much look forward to spearheading planning in the region.”
Haugen joins Fleishman-Hillard from MHP Communications, where he established the agency’s client service framework and led MHP’s recent branding. Haugen also has held roles at Edelman, Burson-Marsteller and Hill & Knowlton.
Fleishman-Hillard Inc., one of the world’s leading strategic communications firms, has built its reputation on creating integrated solutions that deliver what its clients value most: meaningful, positive and measurable impact on the performance of their organizations. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and a strong company culture founded on teamwork, integrity and personal commitment. Based in St. Louis, the firm operates throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Latin America through its 80 owned offices. For more information, visit the Fleishman-Hillard website at www.fleishmanhillard.com. Fleishman-Hillard is a part of Diversified Agency Services, a division of Omnicom Group Inc.
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