NEW YORK – October 29, 2015 – Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, has been named the 2015 Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, marking the second year in a row the firm has been recognized with the top industry honor.
In awarding Weber Shandwick this distinction, The Holmes Report stated, “It’s hard to identify a weakness, with consumer marketing, corporate reputation, public affairs, and healthcare all among the industry leaders; and a culture of genuine collaboration across both disciplines and geographies.” Honorees are selected by The Holmes Report’s editors and based on information gathered during an extensive research process, which takes into account the performance of more than 400 firms worldwide.
“We celebrate this honor with our teams and client partners around the world, who inspire us to go beyond what’s expected and break new boundaries together,” said Andy Polansky, CEO, Weber Shandwick. “It is both an exciting and challenging time to be in public relations, and it is the commitment of our people and our clients to bold, brave ideas that help us to earn recognitions like this, and even more importantly, to create great and impactful work together.”
The Holmes Report Global Agency of the Year award is one of several recent industry honors earned by Weber Shandwick in 2015, including being named Global Agency of the Year and U.S. Agency of the Year by PRWeek, and the No. 1 most creative PR firm in the world on The Holmes Report’s Global Creative Index. The firm was also named Asia Pacific Network of the Year by PRWeek, Communications Agency of the Year in Brazil by the Comunique-se Awards, and a UK Business Superbrand for the 9th year in a row. Weber Shandwick was the only PR firm named to the Advertising Age Agency A-List in both 2014 and 2015.
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About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 75 cities across 34 countries and operations extending to 123 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as an Ad Age A-List Agency in 2014 and 2015, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2014 and 2015 and PRWeek’s 2015 Global Agency of the Year. Weber Shandwick and its Prime unit have won a combined 25 Cannes Lions since 2009. Weber Shandwick was also named a Best Place to Work by Ad Age in 2014 and PRWeek in 2013 and 2014. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com