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2014-06-24 12:24:01

- Number of Global CCOs Taking on Marketing Oversight Jumps 35% From 2012 - NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Global chief communications officers (CCOs) are increasingly adding digital and social media into their department oversight and responsibilities. CCOs report that compared to years past, they are hiring more digital and social media experts (73 percent) and developing more relationships with influential Twitter users and bloggers (55 percent). These findings come from The...

2014-05-06 16:30:52

NEW YORK and STOCKHOLM, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, part of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), today announced that it has acquired Prime, a leading, award-winning creative PR agency in Sweden, and its business intelligence arm United Minds, effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 by Carl Fredrik Sammeli, Prime is an independent agency of 130 employees with headquarters in Stockholm. The agency is focused on all aspects of integrated...

2014-04-28 16:26:42

NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, has been named 2014 Large Agency of the Year for the Americas by The Holmes Report. In awarding the firm this honor, The Holmes Report highlighted Weber Shandwick's "healthy double-digit growth cementing the firm's position as a market leader" as well as the firm's outperformance of industry peers both globally and in North America. Agencies of the Year are selected by...

2014-04-08 16:21:58

- Paul Massey Named CSR Professional of the Year - NEW YORK, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, has been named to the PR News Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) A-List for the third consecutive year, an honor that recognizes firms with a proven track record in developing and managing innovative and successful corporate responsibility programs and social good initiatives for clients. In addition, Paul Massey,...

2014-04-02 08:27:57

- 21% of Employees are Employee Activists - NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new, groundbreaking study conducted by leading global public relations firm Weber Shandwick reveals a rising social movement ignited by the digital and social media era - employee activism. Employee activists draw visibility to their workplace, defend their employers from criticism and act as advocates, both online and off. One in five employees (21 percent) is estimated to be an employee activist, and...

2014-02-26 16:25:31

-Agency Also Receives Unprecedented 18th Platinum Award- NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick's Travel & Lifestyle practice was honored with an impressive 17 awards at the annual Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) gala in New York on February 24(th), including Best of Show in Public Relations for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, known for its Pure Michigan campaign. The practice received eight gold, five silver and...

2014-02-03 12:23:45

- Honored for Mediaco Content Publishing Unit, Collaborative Workforce, Innovative Client Campaigns - NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, was today named to Advertising Age's 2014 Agency A-List. As the only PR firm to make this year's list of industry innovators, Advertising Age noted that Weber Shandwick's launch of Mediaco, its content publishing unit, "catapulted it beyond traditional PR." (Photo:...

2014-01-24 12:23:06

NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, has won The Holmes Report 2014 In2 SABRE Award for "Most Innovative Agency - Digital/Integrated" for Mediaco, the firm's brand publishing unit that provides an end-to-end solution helping brands become full-scale media networks. The first-ever series of In2 SABRE Awards by The Holmes Report was created to honor the best content and engagement work in North America,...

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