Following WPP acquisition, Frankfurt-based healthcare specialist, 3K Communication (3K) is joining Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ global network, strengthening the agency’s healthcare presence in Europe and expanding its operation in Germany.  

Founded 25 years ago, 3K is known for its expertise in healthcare, biopharmaceuticals, and related sciences, working with some of the world’s most notable global pharmaceutical companies, consumer health brands, and local biotech start-ups..

“Healthcare is in a perpetual cycle of growth and transformation, demanding superior communication and stakeholder strategies. Hill+Knowlton has a large role to play in this dynamic market. The addition of 3K will meaningfully strengthen our international capability in healthcare, and I am delighted to welcome them to the H+K family.”

 – AnnaMaria DeSalva, Global Chairman and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies

“I’m incredibly proud of what we have successfully built at 3K over the past 25 years, but I am equally excited for our future with Hill+Knowlton. Healthcare is such an important component of H+K’s global strategy, and we could not have found a better fit, culturally, strategically or operationally. We are equally dedicated to shaping excellent medical-to-human interactions. Tapping into the diverse resources and global reach of the H+K and WPP networks will create many exciting new opportunities for both our clients and our employees.”

  – Ruth Bastuck, Founder and Managing Director of 3K

The acquisition is the latest milestone in H+K’s ongoing transformation, following the recent acquisition of JeffreyGroup in Latin America, ongoing investment in its creativity and data and intelligence platforms, and the expansion of its global leadership team, including the September 2022 appointment of Brenna Terry as global chair of healthcare. The firm has grown more than 25% over the last two years.