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Weber Shandwick Australia Named PR Agency of the Year by AdNews


SYDNEY, Australia - Weber Shandwick Australia has been named PR Agency of the Year at the 2008 AdNews awards in recognition of its continued success and growth throughout 2008.

This award recognises the world-class work that Weber Shandwick has produced in the past 12 months, which has seen the agency become one of the most awarded agencies in Australia.

In 2008, Weber Shandwick received eight award nominations and six wins, making it the most successful award year to date for the firm. Sydney has fast become one of the most successful offices in the Asia Pacific network.

Sydney’s managing director, Emma-Jane Granleese, said the award was testament to the talented pool of PR professionals at the agency, and was delighted to accept the award on their behalf. “To be the recipient of the AdNews PR Agency of the Yearaward is a fantastic achievement and highlights our ongoing commitment to achieving success for our clients through creating and executing campaigns that consistently deliver outstanding results,” Granleese said.

Summarising the firm’s achievements, Granleese said: “2008 has been a benchmark year for Weber Shandwick in Australia. In addition to award-winning creativity, we have seen the business almost double in size. The combination of excellent strategic planning, hands-on leadership and a team made up of some of the best practitioners around means we’re able to continue producing outstanding work for our clients. It has been a phenomenal year and I look forward to continuing this success into 2009 and beyond"

About Weber Shandwick
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 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 2008, 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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