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Weber Shandwick Bolsters Global Digital Team


NEW YORK AND LONDON – Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, today announced the promotions of two of its leading digital practitioners. Chris Perry, has been appointed Executive Vice President, Digital Strategy and Operations and James Warren been appointed Chief Creative Officer for Digital. They will both report to Gail Heimann, vice chair of the company.

Perry, who is also the general manager of the company’s Southern California operations, is a true Web 2.0 champion, leading the agency’s efforts on high-profile, innovative campaigns including the recent Stand Up To Cancer and GM Next efforts. He will be responsible for overseeing Weber Shandwick’s digital team, strategy and service offering around the world.

Based in London, Warren heads up the UK digital practice, and will work with the company’s global team to continue to provide compelling ideas for clients that deliver business results with the online communities that matter most to them. He has successfully worked with some of the firm’s largest clients advising on digital communications from blogging, podcasting, online community marketing, citizen journalism and new and emerging social media components.

“Chris and James both have an excellent track record in digital innovation and client service,” said Andy Polansky, president of Weber Shandwick. “Our work in the digital space has continued to expand with double digit growth this past year. We have an amazing, award-winning portfolio of initiatives and a talented team of colleagues throughout our global network that continue to innovate and drive our efforts in this area.”

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


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