NEW YORK, April 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- HL Group, a diversified strategic marketing and communications agency, announced today the launch of HL Strategic Solutions, the firm's new division that specializes in corporate media relations, crisis management and due diligence research. The new division will deepen HL Group's expertise in strategic corporate positioning and advisory. Chris Giglio, former head of HL Group's corporate practice, has been named President of HL Strategic Solutions and the new practice will be based in New York City.
HL Strategic Solutions focuses on executive advisory, corporate communications and transaction research designed to elevate and/or protect a company's leadership position or an individual's credibility. Its expanded services includes managing corporate communications for a variety of legal or sensitive matters such as executive transition, litigation support, public affairs, labor issues, restructurings, issues management, market entry assessments and government investigations. It will also focus on public affairs and provide a research offering designed to support market entry and due diligence. HL Strategic Solutions' current client portfolio spans an assortment of industries, such as media, law, finance, retail, technology and real estate as well as academic and philanthropic organizations.
"The global communications landscape has evolved rapidly in the decades as social and digital media news breaks can change a brand or individual's image in an instant. Recognizing this growing need and building on our existing competence in integrated communications, we launched HL Strategic Solutions as a dedicated division to help our partners navigate this highly versatile, complex and sensitive environment," said Hamilton South and Lynn Tesoro, Co-Founding Partners of HL Group. "Chris' acumen in global corporate communications and crisis management coupled with an investigative news background and leadership will provide extraordinary value to clients facing delicate issues in this new communications age."
Mr. Giglio has more than 20 years of experience in corporate communications management, overseeing executive positioning, global media campaigns and reputation management for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to international financial entities to civic endeavors. He has held senior roles at Kroll, the international investigative crisis management firm, Freud Communications, Rubenstein Associates and NBC News and has represented celebrities, executives, athletes, high-net-worth individuals, corporations and academic and philanthropic institutions. He recently served as the vice president of global corporate communications for the Estée Lauder Companies.
"Hamilton and Lynn have always been leaders in anticipating client needs and seamlessly integrating new services into a robust communications suite with media relations at its core," said Chris Giglio. "I am honored to partner with them on this specialized division designed to see clients through the planning and research that precedes a significant business move, through the reputation management and into an ongoing proactive media relations campaign to continually elevate and protect their brand equity."
About HL Strategic Solutions
HL Strategic Solutions advises business leaders on how to best convey their message, overcome a reputational challenge, or gain valuable insight into a particular marketplace or sector. Client services include corporate media relations, crisis management and due diligence research. Its global client portfolio spans finance, legal, technology, real estate, retail and sports as well as academic and philanthropic institutions. For more information, please visit www.hlstrategicsolutions.com.
About HL Group
HL Group is a strategic marketing and communications agency representing a diversified client roster spanning lifestyle, fashion, travel and hospitality, beauty, home and interior design, consumer goods, as well as corporate, media and civic concerns. Client services include strategic brand consulting and advisory, consumer and corporate media relations, social media marketing, influencer engagement, and reputation and crisis management. HL Group is an MDC partner firm (NASDAQ: MDCA), with offices in New York and Los Angeles.
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