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Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) is a global public relations and integrated communications agency.
About Hill+Knowlton Strategies Guatemala

Hill + Knowlton Strategies Guatemala was established in Guatemala City in 1999, as one of the first Global Public Relations agencies in the largest economy of Central America. From Guatemala City, H+K Strategies provides strategic communication services in the region, available to key multinational corporations, local and regional companies; as well as to private, public and multilateral institutions. We consider ourselves the more local of the global agencies.

Top clients include Chiquita Brands, PepsiCo, Nestlé, AVON, Henkel, BCIE, Shell, Bupa, Intrexon and Kimberly-Clark.


  • Marketing and Corporate Communications
  • Corporate events coordination
  • Public Affairs
  • Communications Consultancy
  • Crisis preparedness and management
  • Reputation Development programs
  • Communications training
  • Public opinion and perceptions studies
  • Stakeholder and Government Relations


H+K Guatemala is equipped with a small but senior and diverse team of professionals that ranges from marketers to journalists. Our customer-centric organization is devoted to results and satisfaction with over 75 years of combined experience in the main areas of the communications field.

Fernando Bolaños, Managing Director
Fernando has +25 years of experience in Marketing, Sales and C-Suite Consultancy. Energy, Food & Beverage, CPG, Healthcare and Economic Development.

Daniel Silva, Client Services Director
Over 15 Years of experience in Journalism, Consultancy and Management. Energy, Industry, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical and Technology.

Areas of expertise/ specialties/ special offerings
Our agency is a full-service Public Relations services, capable of developing integrated communications campaigns across sectors and services. We excel at strategic communications, crisis management, training and stakeholder relations.

 Awards & Recognitions

Effie Awards
Gold Effie, Institutional Category, Thieves Vs. Delivery, Jovenes Contra La Violencia / Ogilvy
Silver Effie, Launches Category, Jugozo al Sarten, Malher (Nestle) / Ogilvy

WPP Partnership in Practice Award, Special mention, Scare Crooks, Jovenes Contra la Violencia

 Contact Info:
Fernando Bolanos
+502 4211 4496
+305 249 1818

About Hill+Knowlton Strategies

We help brands and the public communicate.

The communications landscape has changed. Change creates new challenges and opportunities. Our agency has changed and continues to do so; we are always in beta.

We are structured around three services: Consulting, Creating, and Connecting. Our cutting-edge proprietary products ensure that we have our fingers on the pulse of public sentiment, both locally and around the globe.

Introducing the Fifth Seat

Global Chairman & CEO Jack Martin explains the Fifth Seat:

H+K’s overriding beliefs about business are set forth in the trademarked Fifth Seat, pioneered by Chairman and CEO Jack Martin. This model defines and drives H+K’s work for C-suite clients around the world. Basic tenets of the Fifth Seat:

CEOs and their boards have traditionally turned to four key advisors when weighing decisions: lawyers (for legal implications), investment bankers (financial impact), management consultants (internal ramifications), and accountants (balance sheet considerations).

Fifth SeatNone of these four “seats” focus on the public as a discrete consideration. And yet, the public ultimately decides which businesses succeed — or fail — and at what pace.

H+K proudly occupies the fifth seat in the room – the one devoted expressly to all matters that concern the public. The Fifth Seat advisory model combines human and research-based insights and tools with a deep trove of creative ideation to provide C-suites with the frameworks they need to grow public trust into corporate success.

H+K: You Belong  

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where everyone can reach their full potential.

Learn more here.

A global citizen

With over 85 offices in more than 45 countries, our teams collaborate across time zones, languages, and cultures to help clients make informed decisions and craft compelling campaigns in today’s measurable world.

New talent at our table

We bring a wealth of specialist expertise to the table, including former journalists, awarded scriptwriters, public policy advisors, directors, animators, and behavioral and data scientists. We are constantly adding fresh talent and looking for ways to hire differently.

A trusted partner

H+K has been in this business for more than 90 years, and our world-class teams of trusted advisors and creative experts have a wealth of experience in helping clients strengthen brands, reputations, and bottom lines. We work with over 50 percent of the Fortune Global 500 companies and some of the world’s most transformative social enterprises and technology companies in both established and emerging markets. Our relationship with WPP — one of the world’s largest communications groups — gives us an unmatched worldwide presence.

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