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HILL AND KNOWLTON PLACES WENDELL IN CHARGE OF TOTAL CLIENT SERVICE

    HILL AND KNOWLTON PLACES WENDELL IN CHARGE OF TOTAL CLIENT SERVICE
    NEW YORK, Nov. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Harlan L. P. (Bud) Wendell was named today as executive vice president of Hill and Knowlton, Inc. in charge of Total Client Service.
    In making the announcement, Thomas E. Eidson, president and CEO, said: "Total Client Service is the highest priority of Hill and Knowlton, and Bud Wendell, with his long, high-level corporate experience, is uniquely qualified to lead this effort.
    "With responsibility and authority worldwide, Bud will oversee and coordinate our delivery of full satisfaction to all our clients and ensure that our client service policies and programs are implemented effectively."
    Wendell, joined Hill and Knowlton as a senior consultant in 1985 and was named senior vice president and general manager of the Western Region and the Los Angeles office in 1986.  Last year he became worldwide director of quality improvement.
    In his new position, he will continue to manage a number of major accounts, including Boeing, Procter & Gamble, Stanford University and General Electric Aircraft Engines, as well as the partnership with Sumitomo Corporation.
    Prior to joining Hill and Knowlton, Wendell spent 37 years as a corporate public relations executive with Du Pont and Ford Motor Company.
    He also served periodically in the government and in politics on the staff of President Eisenhower, Nelson Rockefeller, Governor Caleb Boggs of Delaware and others.
    Wendell received an A.B. degree from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
    Hill and Knowlton, based in New York, is a leading public relations/public affairs counseling firm with 66 offices in 25 countries.  Its parent company, WPP Group, plc (NASDAQ/NMS: WPPGY), is one of the leading advertising and marketing service groups in the world.
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    /CONTACT:  Tom Ross of Hill and Knowlton, 212-697-5600/
    (WPPGY) CO:  Hill and Knowlton, Inc. ST:  New York IN:  ADV SU:  PER JT -- NY067 -- 5912 11/21/91 12:56 EST
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