ST. LOUIS, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has appointed Hanning Kempe as Managing Director, Germany. Effective July 2, Kempe will assume overall responsibility for the firm's three offices in Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich, and will join Fleishman-Hillard's Europe/Middle East/Africa management team.
Kempe, who currently serves as the CEO of Grayling in Germany and Switzerland, will be based in Frankfurt. He will also oversee Fleishman-Hillard's German practice groups, which include a deep expertise in corporate, consumer, healthcare, technology, as well as government relations and public affairs. Fleishman-Hillard has been serving clients in Germany for 21 years, and today the firm's client roster includes large multinational organizations as well as local and regional businesses.
"Hanning is a highly respected practitioner with a vast range of experience," said Dave Senay, president and CEO of Fleishman-Hillard. "He has worked for more than two decades in corporate and agency communications and also has served as a spokesperson for the German government. Add to that his experience in running his own agency, and he is clearly a great choice for this important leadership role."
"Fleishman-Hillard has a well-established communications business in Germany, and I look forward to taking it to the next level," said Kempe. "I have been impressed with Fleishman-Hillard's people, with its client roster and with the fact that the firm has been named 'EMEA Agency of the Year' for the past two years as well as 'Public Affairs Agency of the Year' in 2012.
"Fleishman-Hillard has a well-earned reputation as one of the world's most respected communications firms," added Kempe. "The firm is not resting on its laurels, however, and continues to grow based on a deep understanding of corporate reputation in today's fast moving, socially networked environment."
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.
About Diversified Agency Services
Diversified Agency Services (DAS), a division of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), manages Omnicom's holdings in a variety of marketing communications disciplines. DAS includes over 200 companies, which operate through a combination of networks and regional organizations, serving international and local clients through more than 700 offices in 71 countries.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
Omnicom Group Inc. (www.omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
SOURCE Fleishman-Hillard Inc.