21 June 2006

Gone, but not forgotten…

If you have a look at Hill & Knowlton’s UK website and surf your way to its technology team, you can only be impressed. The seniority of the team, the depth and breadth of experience, the cut of the suits…

But is everything quite as it seems?

Don’t get me wrong, I know that keeping a website up to date is a sometimes onerous task. Making sure the site contains only the very latest information isn’t an easy thing to do.

But you’d think that when of your directors leaves the company, you’d make a special effort, wouldn’t you? Seemingly not, as the not inconsiderable talents of Chris Talago no longer reside at H&K (or so its switchboard operator has just told me) but he retains his prominent position on the website.

We hear he’s gone to AMD.

8 comments:

renaissance chambara said...

Also click on the clients page, go away and then go back. You get the same quote with the different spokespersons photo everytime you do it. I know PR involves putting words in other peoples mouths, but that is taking it to a new level.

http://www.hillandknowlton.co.uk/technologies/clients.asp

Anonymous said...

Chris Talago actually left H&K for AMD back in March...

Fiona Blamey said...

Heh heh, I was half expecting to see myself appearing as a spectral apparition on H&K's site.

Fiona Blamey: H&K Tech Practice Account Manager To Watch (1998)

I had a different name then, mind.

I like the way only some of them have names. The others are just nameless drones, poor things...

Anonymous said...

looking at the pictures there's at least one other person that's also left H&K (Hannah, one of the un-named) left for lastminute.com early this year

Anonymous said...

Hannah also left (she's one of the un-named on the page) early this year for lastminute.com. Maybe H&K's just trying to bulk out the size of the team?

....the world's leading.... said...

I see that H&K has now updated its site. Nice to know we've been of service.

Anonymous said...

Talago actually worked on my business prior to his departure and, in true HK fashion, we didn't hear about it until after the departure and only through other people.

Anonymous said...

AMD also snared one of Waggener Edstrom's top execs after they landed Chris.