Weber Shandwick Named Global Agency of the Year
NEW YORK, NEW YORK, May 12, 2009 — Weber Shandwick was named global agency of the year by The Holmes Report, one of the leading public relations industry newsletters on May 12th in New York City at the annual U.S. SABRE Awards, sponsored by The Holmes Report.
In recognizing the firm The Holmes Report said, “Weber Shandwick is not only the largest public relations brand in the world, it is also the strongest, perhaps the only firm that ranks among the top three in both size and quality in all three of the major regions in which it operates.”
“I am immensely proud of this recognition, particularly in this challenging economic environment. It is a wonderful reflection on our talented team of professionals throughout our global network,” said Harris Diamond, CEO, Weber Shandwick. “Our clients have provided us with some of the most demanding and exciting opportunities of our time, as we work with them to support efforts to have their voices heard, products launched and reputations safeguarded.”
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 markets around the world. The firm’s reputation is built on its deep commitment to client service, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates — engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, corporate/financial and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News in 2008. The firm also won the United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations an unprecedented three times. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.WeberShandwick.com
SOURCE: McCann Worldgroup