Michelle Sullivan and Natacha R. Raphaël join HKDP Communications and public

MONTREAL, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - HKDP Communications and public affairs is proud to announce the appointment of Michelle Sullivan as Director, Digital Communications, and Natacha R. Raphaël as Special Advisor. The extensive experience that each brings to HKDP will be an asset to its clients in Montreal and Quebec City as well as to Hill and Knowlton clients elsewhere in Canada. Ms. Sullivan joins HKDP on February 1 and Ms. Raphaël on February 8.

Ms. Sullivan, a leader in interactive communication and social media in Quebec, and Ms. Raphaël, a specialist in the health and pharmaceutical sector, will strengthen HKDP's positioning in social media and contribute to the growth of a key sector of the company, health and pharma. Their arrival reinforces HKDP's commitment to offer end-to-end services to its clientele while offering the best people and tools in the business.

"Both professionals will without question be beneficial to our many clients and will provide them with services adapted to the technology and health sectors," stated Daniel Matte, Vice-President and General Manager of the HKDP Montreal office. "I should also add that as one of the best known and most respected social media experts in Quebec, Michelle Sullivan is an invaluable addition to HKDP."

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A specialist in developing strategies that integrate social media, Ms. Sullivan has been active in the public relations field for nine years. President of Michelle Sullivan Communications and founder of Third Tuesday Montréal, she was among the first public relations consultants in Quebec to publish a blog. She was also the first professional to conduct a public relations campaign involving Quebec bloggers, and she established the first corporate multimedia blog in Quebec.

Ms. Raphaël joins HKDP with extensive experience in public relations and health. As Manager, Public Affairs, at Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. and Manager, Public Affairs and Communications, at Coca-Cola, she has an established and respected reputation in communications. Her experience as a political advisor in the Department of Foreign Trade and the Department of Canadian Heritage has also contributed to her depth of expertise.

About HKDP

A Quebec leader in communications and public affairs, HKDP Communications and public affairs is a wholly owned subsidiary of world renowned Hill & Knowlton, which operates over 81 offices in over 43 countries and employs close to 30 professionals in its Quebec City and Montreal offices.


For further information: For further information: Stéphanie Babin, HKDP Communications and public affairs, (514) 395-0375, ext. 238, sbabin@hkdp.qc.ca

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