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sparks & honey Promotes Hannah Hickman And Robb Henzi To Spearhead The Launch of Two New Consulting Practices

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Following the Launch of its DE&I Consulting Practice Last Year, The Company Will Soon Roll Out New Practices Centered on Youth and Policy & Philanthropy

Robb Henzi promoted to Senior Vice President and Head of Policy & Philanthropy practice

Henzi will oversee the development of sparks & honey’s new Policy & Philanthropy practice – harnessing cultural insight to help clients navigate the challenges in this sector, establish a view of where the world is going, and create impact strategies that benefit both people and the planet.
Henzi will oversee the development of sparks & honey’s new Policy & Philanthropy practice – harnessing cultural insight to help clients navigate the challenges in this sector, establish a view of where the world is going, and create impact strategies that benefit both people and the planet.

Hannah Hickman has been promoted to VP of Client Strategy and Head of Youth practice

Hickman will lead sparks & honey’s new Youth practice and continue to help clients explore how to make culturally relevant business decisions around the outsized impact of this new generation of consumers
Hickman will lead sparks & honey’s new Youth practice and continue to help clients explore how to make culturally relevant business decisions around the outsized impact of this new generation of consumers

NEW YORK, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, sparks & honey, Omnicom’s (NYSE:OMC) cultural intelligence consultancy, announced two senior promotions, Hannah Hickman has been promoted to VP of Client Strategy and Head of Youth practice and Robb Henzi has been elevated to Senior Vice President and Head of Policy & Philanthropy practice, effective immediately. In their new roles, Hickman and Henzi will be the driving force behind the development of the consultancy’s two new consulting practices rolling out this year. They each will be charged with establishing and managing the vision and strategy of their respective focus areas, along with building new methodologies and intelligence models that tackle identified challenges within these evolving sectors.

“For years, sparks & honey has explored the shifts in culture that drive change within these areas. Trailing on the success of our DE&I practice launch last year, we are thrilled to be able to expand our offering to help executives stay ahead of these changing landscapes through our disruptive approach to consulting,” said Terry Young, CEO, sparks & honey. “Having Hannah and Robb head up these new practices allows us to dig even deeper into these two evolving areas of culture, to be able to guide leaders of modern, global organizations through all the growing intricacies and new areas of opportunity.”

With a deep understanding of Gen Z insights and an interest in the nuances, subcultures and contradictions shaping their impact, Hannah Hickman will lead sparks & honey’s new Youth practice and will continue to help clients explore how to make culturally relevant business decisions around the outsized impact of this new generation of consumers – both inside and outside of organizations – across brand strategy, marketing and product innovation.

“While Gen Z might be the most studied generation yet, despite the volume of insights, it is easy to get a flat picture of them,” said Hickman. “I am thrilled to spearhead sparks & honey’s new Youth practice through innovative frameworks and a strategic approach to reshape the way businesses think about youth insights as they continue to gain economic, political and cultural power.”

Beginning her career as the seventh employee of a social networking startup seeking to connect people to causes important to them, Hickman has over a decade of experience working with brands, advocacy organizations and nonprofits to navigate changes in consumer behaviors, social technology and media ecosystems. Prior to sparks & honey, Hickman worked at a variety of digital-first firms exploring everything from the rise of AR and VR tech and immersive experiences to the evolution of brand Twitter.

Having been with the company for over five years, Robb Henzi will oversee the development of spark’s & honey’s new Policy & Philanthropy practice – harnessing cultural insight to help clients navigate the challenges in this sector, establish a view of where the world is going, and create impact strategies that benefit both people and the planet. Prior to sparks & honey, Henzi worked in various strategic roles across the agency, digital media and management consulting worlds, touching clients across CPG, beauty, healthcare, big tech and more. He has also worked with the U.S. government, major foundations and non-governmental organizations such as the World Economic Forum. Henzi is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Agile Governance.

“As we continue to navigate a challenging pandemic, it is clear that organizations of all kinds have a role to play in tackling humanity’s greatest challenges,” said Henzi. “Having led the policy-focused engagements at sparks & honey for years now, this role is an exciting next step in that journey to help clients navigate the issues facing humanity in the worlds of policy and philanthropy.”

Of the recent philanthropic strategy work performed by sparks & honey, Carrie Morgridge, Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation said, "The Future of Giving Report produced by sparks & honey is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. I’m proud of the work we continue to do with sparks & honey in disrupting philanthropy. They are truly leaders in guiding the nonprofit sector on where to place bets for an impactful future.”

For more information on sparks & honey, its team and work, visit: https://www.sparksandhoney.com/.

About sparks & honey:
sparks & honey is a cultural intelligence consultancy helping organizations understand and take advantage of explosive cultural shifts, as well as cultural movements that develop over time. They leverage Q™, their custom SaaS platform, in combination with a powerful human network to quantify culture, decode future opportunities and ignite transformation for brands and their consumers. Produced in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, sparks & honey’s recent intelligence report, Precision Consumer 2030, was presented from the stage at Davos in 2020. sparks & honey is a part of the Omnicom Precision Marketing Group.

About Omnicom Group Inc.:
Omnicom Group (omnicomgroup.com) is a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom's branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 70 countries. Follow us on Twitter for the latest news.

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