Weber Shandwick Named 2016 Agency of the Year by PRWeek
NEW YORK – March 18, 2016 – Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, was named 2016 PR Agency of the Year and Large PR Agency of the Year at the PRWeek U.S. Awards. This is the second consecutive year the firm has been awarded both of these top industry distinctions.
The PRWeek Awards honor the best work, professionals, companies and agencies in the communications industry across 35 competitive categories every year. In awarding Weber Shandwick these honors, PRWeek stated that “the numbers tell the story,” pointing to the firm’s strong growth, new business wins and client retention. PRWeek also recognized Weber Shandwick’s “culture, innovation, and results for clients,” in addition to its “truly outstanding team” and “game-changing work.”
“We’re continuing to push beyond what’s expected in the marketing services space through our work with client partners, strong culture of collaboration and commitment to relentless innovation,” said Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick. “These honors underscore the expertise, drive and creativity our talented teams in the U.S. and around the world infuse into all aspects of their work and our business.”
The PRWeek Agency of the Year honors are among several global industry recognitions earned by Weber Shandwick in 2016, including being named a U.K. Business Superbrand for the 10th year in a row, a Top Company to Work for in the UAE by Great Place to Work Institute, a PR News CSR A-List Agency for the fifth consecutive year and a PR News Diversity in PR Awards Organization of the Year. Weber Shandwick was also named Global Agency of the Year in 2015 by PRWeek and The Holmes Report.
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About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 78 cities across 34 countries and operations extending to 126 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as PRWeek’s 2016 PR Agency of the Year and 2015 Global Agency of the Year, an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, and The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2015. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.