Hill+Knowlton Strategies has aced a competitive pitch for DS Smith, London-based $7.5B global packaging giant.


The WPP unit will provide strategic communications, creative, media relations and PA support from its London office with support from Brussels and New York.

Greg Dawson, director of corporate affairs at DS Smith, said H+K shares his company's "passion for sustainability and innovation" and is the right partner for "redefining packaging for a changing world.

DS Smith has been consolidating its agency roster following the 2019 appointment of Shona Inglis as head of media relations & campaigns.