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Weber Shandwick Named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report


NEW YORK - Weber Shandwick was named global agency of the year by The Holmes Report, one of the leading public relations industry newsletters. The firm will be honored 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.”

In addition to the firm’s global recognition, Weber Shandwick leads the way with 22 nominations for U.S. SABRE Awards and 12 nominations for this year’s European SABRE awards to be held in Stockholm, Sweden on May 21st.

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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