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Hill and Knowlton Partners With UbiComs

Hill and Knowlton in New York City said it will partner with UbiComs, a new media marketing and communications agency, to form H&K UbiComs.

The H&K-UbiComs partnership is enhanced by the recent merger between UbiComs and San Francisco-based Red Dot Interactive, a provider of nationwide interactive services, H&K said. H&K UbiComs will have headquarters in San Francisco, and will work through Hill and Knowlton's 12 U.S. offices.

H&K UbiComs will provide clients with a full range of integrated online marketing communications services, including Web site development and management, intranet development and maintenance, monitoring, research, measurement, and evaluation.

Jeff Raleigh, Hill and Knowlton's director of client services, will be responsible for managing the H&K UbiComs relationship. Anita Bloch, Red Dot's founder, will be the director in charge of UbiComs on a day-to-day basis in the United States.

"UbiComs provides a perfect complement to the range of communications services we offer to our clients, as well as a driving force for consolidating our new media activities," said Tom Hoog, president of Hill and Knowlton.

Outside the United States, UbiComs has been working as Hill and Knowlton's exclusive new media partner since 1995, principally through its European sister company, NetComs Europe.

Hill and Knowlton Inc. is an international public relations and public affairs firm based in New York, with 53 offices in 30 countries. The firm is part of the WPP Group plc.