Weber Shandwick Appoints Robert Dowling General Manager, Northern California
NEW YORK – Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm, today announced that Robert Dowling has been appointed general manager for Northern California, effective immediately. Dowling will continue in his current role as head of Weber Shandwick’s technology practice in North America, where he is responsible for business development initiatives as well as a broad range of client counsel and thought leadership initiatives. He will report to Ken Luce, president of the firm’s California and Southwest offices.
Dowling, who has been with Weber Shandwick for four years, has demonstrated a keen ability to grow the North American technology practice with award-winning work and build a strong team of talented professionals. He has a solid new business track record as well winning assignments ranging from multinational corporations to entrepreneurial start-ups.
“Robert has been instrumental in the growth and success of our technology practice in North America,” said Andy Polansky, president, Weber Shandwick. “He brings creative and strategic thinking, deep media contacts and a natural ability to lead and grow teams. I am confident that he will continue to advance and grow both our Northern California operations and technology practice.”
Robert has more than 18 years of experience in marketing and public relations, and has worked with many of the world’s leading brands. His experience spans branding, corporate, media and technology with expertise in a variety of technologies such as enterprise applications, network and systems management, business intelligence, data management and web services, and application development, as well as IT services, outsourcing and consulting. He maintains deep contacts within the New York financial, business, vertical and technology media.
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in over 79 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 world-class practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, corporate/financial and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. Weber Shandwick received the highest client-satisfaction honors in the 2007 Agency Excellence Survey by PRWeek U.S. and in 2006, was named Large PR Firm of the Year (PR News U.S.), European Consultancy of the Year (The Holmes Report) and Network of the Year (Asia Pacific PR Awards). The firm also won the United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations for the past three years. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com/.
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