Andrew Blecher
Andrew Blecher

Andrew Blecher, who was chief communications officer at Hudson’s Bay Company, North America’s oldest company, has joined Kekst CNC as a partner.

He was responsible for 70 staffers, handling positioning, PA, financial/M&A communications, and crisis management at the Canadian department store chain.

Prior to becoming CCO, Blecher was senior VP communications & event marketing, doing corporate & brand marketing for Hudson’s Bay, Lord & Taylor, and strategic communications for Saks Fifth Ave.

Most recently, he was running his own strategic counseling shop.

Jeremy Fielding, co-CEO at Kekst CNC, noted that clients will benefit from Blecher’s insights and experience gained from working with some of the most important consumer brands in the world.

“With the retail industry in a continual state of change as a result of enhanced digitalization and personalization, economic cyclicality and the need for flexible strategies to reach new generations, Andrew will be a trusted counselor for boards and management teams,” he said.

Blecher will work with Kekst CNC’s omnichannel retail, real estate, technology and consumer goods clients.

Publicis Groupe owns Kekst CNC.