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HLK Earns 17 Gold Addys & Best in Show

February 19, 2016

HLK Recognized With Best In Show For St. Louis Browns Historical Society Website

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HLK Continues Growth With New Content Managers

November 20, 2015

HLK added two content managers

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HLK adds Assistant Account Managers

November 13, 2015

HLK welcomes Annie Travis and Katherine Weider to its account team.

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New Strategists Join HLK

September 9, 2015

HLK recently added two new strategists.

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HLK Adds to Its Denver Office

August 25, 2015

Julia Mulhern and Lauren Walker join HLK in Denver.

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HLK Named A Top Workplace in St. Louis

August 4, 2015

HLK recognized for the second consecutive year as a Top Workplace.

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HLK Bolsters Its Development Team

July 31, 2015

HLK adds a technology director and three new developers to its expanding Development department.

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HLK Creative Department Grows

July 1, 2015

HLK adds a senior copywriter and two associate creative directors to its growing Creative department.

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HLK Hires Two New Strategists

June 30, 2015

HLK welcomes two new strategists to its growing team: Erin Gitau and Luke Yamnitz.

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HLK Wins Five National Aster Awards

June 26, 2015

HLK is pleased to announce its recognition by the Aster Awards. The agency was honored with five awards for its work with SCL Health, earning one gold award, three silver awards and a bronze certificate in categories including women's services, labor and delivery, physician marketing and an internal advertising campaign.

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HLK Wins First Agency CLIO Award

June 24, 2015

HLK is elated to announce our first agency CLIO award, earned for our work with the St. Louis Browns Historical Society.

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Meet the Interns: Launchpad's Second Year Blasts Off

May 29, 2015

HLK’s Launchpad program -- a six-week internship during which students pair with mentors across the agency’s departments -- is in its second year, with six fresh new faces.

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Meet Bloxels, the Latest Gaming Innovation from Pixel Press

May 19, 2015

Just over three hours after its Kickstarter launch, Bloxels had raised more than a third of its $40,000 goal and been named a Kickstarter Staff Pick.

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Advertising Week Social Club Profiles HLK's Joe Leahy

May 15, 2015

As the critically acclaimed AMC series Mad Men comes to a close, The Advertising Week Social Club bids farewell to the iconic '50s-era show with a profile of 2015's most promising admen and women.

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HLK Announces Partnership with Concordance Academy of Leadership

May 12, 2015

HLK announces its partnership with the just-launched Concordance Academy of Leadership and the Concordance Institute for Advancing Social Justice.

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HLK Joins Rebuilding Together – St. Louis on Fox 2 News

April 27, 2015

HLK partner Bill Hughes joined Dave Ervin, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together – St. Louis, on KPLR 11 and Fox 2 News Friday afternoon to share some insights into the agency's work on rebuildingtogether-stl.org.

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HLK Recognized for Work with St. Louis Browns Historical Society

April 17, 2015

All day, most days. That’s how often HLK’s work for the St. Louis Browns Historical Society has been featured by industry and design publications since its launch in March.

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HLK and On the Run Start This Baseball Season With a Homerun

April 16, 2015

Hot Dogs. Nachos. And 50¢ drinks on days after the Cards score 6. That’s how we know it’s officially baseball season around here. HLK’s chief creative officer and partner, Joe Leahy, joined Fox 2 News to talk about our newest campaign concept for On the Run and the Cardinals.

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HLK + Rebuilding Together – St. Louis Reveal New Website Design

March 24, 2015

Since 1992, local nonprofit Rebuilding Together – St. Louis has transformed St. Louis communities through the simple but stunning power of a little elbow grease. Together with its volunteers, Rebuilding Together – St. Louis has provided 2,800 low-income homeowners with critical repairs and restored public facilities across 50 neighborhoods.

To better share its story and encourage involvement, HLK collaborated with Rebuilding Together – St. Louis on a new website, spotlighting the St. Louisans whose lives have been most affected.

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HLK's New Partner Alison Berry Is a Familiar Face

March 16, 2015

As you start to build your career at a company, many people tell you that you might end up running the joint someday if you work hard enough. But come on — the intern-to-partner path is just a myth, right?

Nope. HLK's Alison Berry has proven that.

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What’s so great about the St. Louis Browns? HINT: It wasn’t their record.

March 4, 2015

St. Louis is consistently named as one of the best cities for sports fans, and HLK is known for creating digital experiences that tell an authentic brand story. That’s why it was an honor for the agency to work with the St. Louis Browns Historical Society to develop a new website that preserves the story and legacy of a team known not for their stellar franchise record, but for their colorful history.

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HLK Earns Gold, Silver Awards at 2015 ADDYs

February 24, 2015

When it comes to awards ceremonies, people like to say that it's an honor just to be nominated. And it is.

But let's get real — winning is pretty darn awesome, too.

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HLK at the ADDYs

February 19, 2015

The ADDYs come once a year. It’s our chance to celebrate the best creative work from both traditional and digital agencies in our beloved St. Louis.

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HLK Partners With Pixel Press

February 17, 2015

The St. Louis Business Journal featured HLK for its work with a new client, Pixel Press.

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HLK’s Joe Leahy Discusses Super Bowl Ads

February 2, 2015

St. Louis – The day after the big game, HLK’s chief creative officer, Joe Leahy, joined Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss which commercials that ran during the Super Bowl hit it big, and which failed to make an impression.

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Ochu Joins HLK

October 1, 2014

DENVER – Digital agency HLK recently added Jim Ochu as general manager of its Denver office. Bill Hughes, partner, made the announcement. HLK opened its first satellite office in Denver earlier this year.

In his new role, Ochu will be responsible for overseeing key client relationships and new business development in the Denver region. He specializes in brand planning, strategic communications, digital marketing...

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HLK Adds New Director of Development

August 13, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Peter Dycus has joined leading digital agency HLK as its director of development. Eric Karlovic, partner, made the announcement.

In his new role, Dycus will lead the development efforts for all digital projects, including website, mobile, social and apps. With nearly 15 years of experience working with various agencies, Dycus previously...

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HLK Adds Dillon

July 14, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Mike Dillon has joined leading digital agency HLK as executive creative director. Joe Leahy, partner, made the announcement.

Dillon has over two decades of experience in the advertising industry, starting as a copywriter for Glennon before serving as a creative director for Rodgers Townsend. Prior to joining HLK, he also...

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HLK Recognized As A Top Workplace

June 30, 2014

ST. LOUIS – HLK, a full-service digital agency, today announced the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has named it a 2014 Top Workplace. HLK was selected in the Top Small Company category, consisting of organizations with 149 employees or fewer.

Founded in 1977, HLK is a full-service digital agency with offices in St. Louis and Denver with 83 full-time employees. HLK offers digital/advertising, media, strategy, content development, and social and public...

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HLK Named Agency Of Record For Ameren

June 2014

ST. LOUIS – HLK, a leading digital agency, announced today that it has been selected Agency of Record for Ameren Corporation. Ameren Corporation is a Fortune 500 company providing energy services to approximately 3 million customers. Eric Karlovic, partner, made the announcement.

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Introducing the New HLK

March 13, 2014

It’s a new day at HLK (for the record, Thursday). We’re excited to launch our new site, show off some recent work and give people like you an inside look at a few of the pluses that come with life at an independent agency.

HLK was born in 2012 when Hughes, as we used to be known, became HughesLeahyKarlovic. And the last few years have brought...

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HLK Wins Big at 2014 St. Louis ADDY Awards

February 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS – HLK, a full-service digital agency, won three Gold ADDY Awards at the 2014 St. Louis Advertising Club’s annual ADDY awards ceremony last night. In addition to its three Gold Awards, HLK took home Certificates of Excellence for 15 other pieces of work.

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HLK Opens Denver Office

January 14, 2014

DENVER – St. Louis-based digital agency, HLK, today announced the opening of its new office in Denver. The new office is located at 1835 Blake Street.

“Denver has been a city on our radar for several years, as HLK works with several clients in and around the region. We believe it was a necessary move to open an office in the area to allow these clients greater...

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Cardinals and Red Sox Ad Agencies Throw First Brushback Pitches Of The Series

October 23, 2013

BOSTON / ST. LOUIS – Minutes before two of the most passionate fan bases in baseball settle in for the World Series, the advertising agencies for the Red Sox and Cardinals have thrown the first brushback pitches of the Fall Classic and set some unique terms for a bet. Boston-based CTP and St. Louis-based HLK have gone beyond typical taunting. The Beards...

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Cardinals and HLK Win World Series of Advertising

June 9, 2013

ST. LOUIS – HLK, a St. Louis-based digital agency, recently was recognized by the American Advertising Federation with four National ADDY Awards, which highlights the best of the best in advertising from all over the country. The 2013 National ADDY Awards were presented on June 8 during a ceremony in Phoenix, AZ.

Out of over 40,000 entries across 200 markets, 70 were awarded gold. Two of those gold awards went to HLK and their client, the St. Louis Cardinals.

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