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Ogilvy, MSLGroup and More Make HRC's 'Most LGBT-Inclusive' List - Posted November 19, 2014
Human Rights Campaign, the civil rights organization perhaps best known for championing same-sex marriage and making the equality symbol go viral, released its report naming the "Most LGBT-Inclusive Plac... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: APCO Worldwide, Weber Shandwick and KARV Communications - Posted August 13, 2014
Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum senior client director and Midwest regional director, joined APCO Worldwide as the firm's new managing director for its Chicago office. Adams joins APCO with nearly 20 years of agency experience. Prior to her roles with Ketchum, she served as MWW group midwest general manager and Hill &... [PRNewser]

Survey Says Clients Trust Ad, Marketing Agencies Over PR Firms - Posted July 24, 2014
We don't mean to be the bearer of bad news, but a recent survey of in-house marketers conducted by Market... [PRNewser]

What Brands Want from Their Agencies (and Who's Doing It Best) - Posted July 24, 2014
Specialist consultants (advertising, digital, PR, branding, social media) are gaining ground on full-service agencies as brands' first resources for business advice, ... [AgencySpy]

Culture: How Smaller Agencies Keep Up With the Joneses - Posted June 18, 2014
Can your agency say this? Few even try, so it seems. It is no secret that the industry of public relations is run by the "biggies" (e.g., Burson-Marsteller, Edelma... [PRNewser]

STUDY: Your Employees Probably Don't Like You - Posted April 10, 2014
Don't take it too personally, though: you're definitely not the only one. CreativeLive's inaugural jobs report should probably serve as a wake-up call to your corporate clients. The ba... [PRNewser]

STUDY: Employees May Be the Best Brand Advocates - Posted April 3, 2014
See, stock photos never lie Who can best defend a brand's reputation on social? According to a newly pu... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Weber Shandwick and Code and Theory - Posted March 21, 2014
Weber Shandwick announced the appointment of industry veteran Leslie Capstraw as general manager, Weber Shandwick Los Angeles, effective immediately. Capstraw will be responsible for day-to-day leadership of the office. With more than 20 years of experience, Capstraw has served as a senior strategist to global clients and managed integrated campaigns across... [PRNewser]

Making Diversity in PR a Reality: Ellen Walthour, Executive Director of the BrandLab - Posted March 12, 2014
We've posted a few times on diversity in PR in recent weeks, and so far the most interesting conversation we had on the topic was with ... [AgencySpy]

Making Diversity in PR a Reality: Ellen Walthour, Executive Director of the BrandLab - Posted March 12, 2014
We've posted a few times on diversity in PR in recent weeks, and so far the most interesting conversation we had on the topic was with ... [PRNewser]

Ukrainian Comms Pros Launch 'Crisis Media Center' as Russian Offensive Proceeds - Posted March 7, 2014
On a compelling but somber note, a volunteer team of professionals from at least ten different firms has banded together in the form of the... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick, CPRF Vets Discuss Diversity in PR - Posted February 27, 2014
Earlier this month, PR veteran Mike Paul earned a bit of attention when he announced his plans to stage a hunger strike to prot... [AgencySpy]

Weber Shandwick, CPRF Vets Discuss Diversity in PR - Posted February 27, 2014
Earlier this month, PR veteran Mike Paul earned a bit of attention when he announced his plans to stage a hunger strike to prot... [PRNewser]

Time to Leave Your Agency? PR Vets Discuss the Challenges and Rewards of Going Solo - Posted February 20, 2014
We hope you didn't miss our piece on breaking into fashion PR last week, but we have to confess that we left some of the most interesting parts out. ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 2, 2014
Havas PR will handle agency responsibilities for Green Mountain ... [AgencySpy]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 2, 2014
Havas will handle agency responsibilities for Green Mountain Cof... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted December 10, 2013
Weber Shandwick will be AOR for Eyelock, a company that ma... [PRNewser]

PR Takes a Lead Role in #GivingTuesday - Posted December 2, 2013
Giving Tuesday, an event started last year to counter the "buy buy buy" message of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, was a resounding ... [PRNewser]

Update Your Jargon Dictionary! Many Aunts Are Now 'PANKs' - Posted November 27, 2013
PANK -- Professional aunt, no kids. Apparently, this is the target market for the holiday. This word appears to be the creation of Weber Shandwick. The firm conducted a study that found 1 in 5 women is a PANK, the equi... [PRNewser]

Dating App 'Survey' Says PR Employs the 'Sexiest' Ladies - Posted November 20, 2013
Hot or not, bro? Make up your mind! Ewww. That was our first response to this story in the always-classy New York Post, ... [PRNewser]

Does Public Relations Have a Problem Relating to the Public? - Posted November 18, 2013
Weber Shandwick's president of digital Chris Perry addressed the headlining question in a Forbes article inspired by a recent confere... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Weber Shandwick, MWW, GolinHarris and More - Posted October 25, 2013
Weber Shandwick announced the promotion of Teisha Van de Kop to executive vice president. In her new role, Van de Kop will support content development and creative production needs for clients across North America. During Van de Kop's nearly 15-year tenure at Weber Shandwick, she has helped build a team of... [PRNewser]

Most Major Industries Are Lacking in Female Leaders...But Not PR - Posted September 19, 2013
Everyone with an internet connection knows about the lack of strong, highly visible female executives in the tech world. There's a reason Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer stand out so prominently, and the ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 12, 2013
"The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt."--Calvin Trillin Following a summer-long search, Chobani has named two new agency partners: ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Weber Shandwick, MKTG INC and Kingstar Media - Posted September 11, 2013
Weber Shandwick announced it has named Cathy Calhoun to the new global role of chief client officer and Sara Gavin as president, North America, effective immediately. Calhoun, previously Weber Shandwick's president, North America, has been with the firm for 21 years. She is charged with deepening relationships with key clients across... [PRNewser]

Study: Millennial Moms are Highly Connected and Influential on Social Media, But Neglected by Marketers - Posted June 20, 2013
Think all moms can be lumped into a "mommy category" when it comes to marketing demographics? Think that young mothers are too busy balancing home-life, career and baby to interact with people (and brands) on social media? On both counts, you'd better think again. ... [PRNewser]

Will PR Really 'Rule Native and Social?' - Posted April 4, 2013
Today in No, We're Not Tired of This Debate Yet news: Phil Johnson, CEO of PJA Advertising, wrote a story for AdWeek arguing that the whole "... [PRNewser]

SEC Issues New Social Media Rules for CEOs - Posted April 3, 2013
Remember when the SEC threatened to put the smack down on Netflix CEO Reed Hastings for revealing in a Facebook p... [PRNewser]

How Important Is Oreo-Style 'Real-Time Marketing' Now? - Posted April 2, 2013
After the Oreo team's big social media win dominated the post-Super Bowl buzz, a whole lot of people who had never used the phrase "real-time marketing" before started throwing it around like a hot potato. The point is that pretty much any business whose description includes the words "firm" or "agenc... [PRNewser]

Digital Agency Trends Are Way Ahead of Us - Posted April 1, 2013
In case you missed it, last week we posted a series of stories on the new transition toward a PR business model with a far heavier focus on digital branding and content creation services. First Weber Shandwick EVP Jason Wellcome ... [PRNewser]

Edelman's Content Strategist Explains the New 'Content Marketing' Model - Posted March 29, 2013
This week we posted on Weber Shandwick's decision to publicize its new content-creation wing, Mediaco, and what that means for th... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick EVP Talks Content Creation and the New PR Model - Posted March 28, 2013
Yesterday we posted on Weber Shandwick's new unit Mediaco, which will focus on creating and distributing content for clients. Today we had the chance to talk to Jason Wellcome, the Weber digital EVP who will run the new unit, on exactly what... [PRNewser]

The Next Chapter in the 'PR vs. Marketing vs. Advertising' Debate Is Here - Posted March 27, 2013
Obvious statement of the day: the debate over who "owns" content marketing, native/paid media and social will only heat up in the months and years to come as agencies fight (politely) for clients' money. But the latest chapter in this timeless face-off appears to be unfolding in record time. ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick CEO Says PR More Responsible for 'Big Ideas' on Strategy - Posted March 18, 2013
In a new Adweek interview on the future of public relations, Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky says that PR is increasingly "the steward of the... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Weber Shandwick, Antenna Group and More - Posted March 6, 2013
Edelman PR has named Julianna Richter chief operating officer for Edelman U.S. effective March 25. In this role, Richter, a 13-year veteran of Edelman, will have management and operational responsibility for the West Coast, Southeast and Southwest regions and establish a U.S.-wide knowledge management system. She will report to Mark Hass,... [PRNewser]

CEOs Going Social: An Interview with Leslie Gaines-Ross of Weber Shandwick - Posted February 12, 2013
How social is your CEO? Weber Shandwick's recently released follow-up to its 2010 study "Socializing Your CEO: From (Un)socia... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Weber Shandwick, CP+B, Virgin Media and More - Posted January 23, 2013
Weber Shandwick announced that Cori Ashford has joined the agency as a senior vice president in the firm's global Healthcare practice. Previously employed with the Chandler Chicco Agency, Ashford will be based in Chicago. Ashford joins the firm with more than a dozen years of experience managing global pharmaceutical accounts in... [PRNewser]

Cerebrus Capital to Sell Maker of Fatal Rifle - Posted December 18, 2012
Cerebrus Capital Management describes itself as "one of the world's leading private investment firms". The group frequently works with top PR firm Weber Shandwick. Cerebrus also owns Freedom Group, a ... [PRNewser]

PR News: New Bloomberg CCO, Weber Shandwick Partnership - Posted December 10, 2012
Today Bloomberg L.P. announced that PR and communications veteran Jason Schechter will join the company as chief communications officer. Schechter was formerly chairman of U.S. corporate practice at top P... [PRNewser]

Integrating Facebook Into Your Marketing Strategy - Posted December 5, 2012
Gone are the days when print and TV are the dominant avenues of advertising. Now companies big and small need to integrate Facebook and other social avenues into their marketing plans. A panel of experts, including a social media official at HBO, at the AllFacebook Marketing Conference talked ab... [AllFacebook]

Interview with New Weber Shandwick CEO Andy Polansky - Posted November 19, 2012
Last week the Interpublic Group announced that the promotion of PR firm ... [PRNewser]

Update: Weber Shandwick to Promote Federal Insurance Exchanges - Posted October 4, 2012
Earlier this week we posted on the deal that Ogilvy PR Worldwide signed to promote the new health insurance law in the state of California. Now we have a ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ogilvy PR, Sunset, Bloomsbury and More - Posted September 26, 2012
Ogilvy PR/Chicago has appointed Heather Wilson executive vice president and director of the agency's Chicago Corporate Group. Wilson joined the company on September 17, moving from Weber Shandwick where she ran the West Coa... [PRNewser]

Research: CCOs Say Crisis Experience Is a Must-Have - Posted July 6, 2012
Research from Weber Shandwick and executive search firm Spencer Stuart shows that global chief comms officers now consider crisis experience a necessity for success. Accord... [AgencySpy]

Research: Thanks to Politics, Society is More Brutish - Posted June 15, 2012
Weber Shandwick, Powell Tate, and KRC Research... [PRNewser]

Two Firms Hire Digital Execs - Posted June 14, 2012
Weber Shandwick has hired Ozzy Farman as SVP of digital innovation, ... [PRNewser]

H+K Strategies, Weber Shandwick Reach a Settlement - Posted June 12, 2012
Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Weber Shandwick have reached a settlement in the lawsuit Weber Shandwick filed ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Euro RSCG PR, Weber Shandwick, GCI Health - Posted June 1, 2012
Terese Kelly has joined Euro RSCG Worldwide PR as SVP of media. She joins from DiGennaro Communications, where she was senior account director. Prior to that, she was the director of PR for House Party Inc., an event planning company. She has 18 years of communications experience. ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: MWW Group, NatGeo, Weber Shandwick, and more - Posted May 30, 2012
David Herrick (left) has been promoted to COO at MWW Group, working with the firm's senior leadership team to manage the firm's culture, client service offeri... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted May 29, 2012
Tokyo 2020, the bid committee for that year's Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, has chosen Weber Shandwick... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted April 19, 2012
Kitchen designer Wilsonart International has chosen CRT/Tanaka as AOR to promote the company's countertop surface product, Wilsonart HD. The firm will target consumers, the home design industry, and commercial design are... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: PepsiCo, Idea Grove, Weber Shandwick, and More - Posted April 18, 2012
Jim Wilkinson has joined PepsiCo as EVP of communications, leading the company's comms team. He'll report directly to company CEO Indra Nooyi. Wilkinson joins from Brunswick Group where he had been a managing partner since 2009. He also previously served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson. Former... [PRNewser]

PepsiCo's Beverage Group Cuts Agency Ties - Posted April 13, 2012
PepsiCo's North American beverage arm is no longer working with Porter Novelli, one of many ties that the company has cut. PepsiCo's beverage division ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted April 10, 2012
Reading is Fundamental, the group famous for making books and reading accessible to underserved children ages eight and younger, has chosen Weber Shandwick as AOR after a competitive review. The firm will focus on a... [PRNewser]

Consumers Push Technology PR Past 'Techno Speak' - Posted March 12, 2012
Where technology was once only for geeks, now digital gadgets are for everyone, from small children keeping busy at the supermarket to grandparents Skyping their grandkids. We had a chance to talk with Bradford Williams, president of ... [AgencySpy]

Consumers Push Technology PR Past 'Techno Speak' - Posted March 12, 2012
Where technology was once only for geeks, now digital gadgets are for everyone, from small children keeping busy at the supermarket to grandparents Skyping their grandkids. We had a chance to talk with Bradford Williams, president of ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Edelman, Weber Shandwick, MRM, and More - Posted March 6, 2012
Kym White has been named global chair of Edelman's health practice, reporting to Alan VanderMolen, president and CEO of global practices and diversi... [PRNewser]

Citrix Online Services Chooses Weber Shandwick - Posted February 29, 2012
Citrix has selected Weber Shandwick as the AOR for the company's online services division in the U.S. This division includes the GoTo set of cloud services, like ... [AgencySpy]

IPG's Harris Diamond: 'Content Creation Is Now a Large Part of What We Do' - Posted February 24, 2012
Interpublic Group reported its Q4 2011 and full-year earnings numbers this morning, with the company's Constituency Management Group, the division that houses PR firms including ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick Promotes Three in Digital - Posted February 22, 2012
Weber Shandwick has promoted three executives in its digital practice. Chris Vary is now EVP of digital program innovation, Pa... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: GolinHarris, Women at NBCU, Allison + Partners, and More - Posted February 15, 2012
Margaret Shubny has joined GolinHarris in Chicago, filling a new executive director role. She will be leading several accounts in the healthcare practice as p... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Walmart Exec Joins H+K, Groupon Exec Joins Weber, and More - Posted February 9, 2012
George Shelton has been named SVP at Hill + Knowlton Strategies, leading the reputation management and corporate practice starting Februar... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted February 7, 2012
[caption id="attachment_33557" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj label Cash Money Records has hired the Susan Magrino Agency for a Grammy party."][/caption] BabyBj rn, the Swedish baby products company, has hired ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick Working with UN Foundation's Sustainable Energy Program - Posted January 30, 2012
The United Nations Foundati... [PRNewser]

Study: Build Strong Brands for Products and Their Parent Companies - Posted January 23, 2012
Weber Shandwick has released the results of "The Company Behind the Brand: In Reputation We Trust," a study finding that 70 percent of consumers won't buy into a brand if they don't like the parent compa... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick Partners With Liberty Mutual For Crisis Insurance - Posted January 19, 2012
Weber Shandwick has teamed up with Liberty Mutual Insurance to become the go-to firm for crisis comms for that company's custom... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 5, 2012
Spanish telecomm company Telef nica Digital is looking for a global PR firm, Holmes Report says. The company was formed last year and is looking t... [PRNewser]

American Airlines' Bankruptcy Impacts Its Reputation in a Couple Different Ways - Posted November 30, 2011
News yesterday that American Airlines' parent company AMR filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy prompted lots of questions about frequent flier miles (answered in an email sent to customers; we got one), purchased ticket... [AgencySpy]

Council of PR Firms Publishes an Advertorial To Target Marketers - Posted November 29, 2011
This week, the Council of Public Relations Firms has published a "Branded Content" special in Ad Age titled 'The PR Factor 2011," which you can also find online ... [PRNewser]

Crisis, Reputation Work Slowly Bringing Legal And PR To An Understanding - Posted November 23, 2011
Today's Ticker points to a story on the ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick and Kellogg Part Ways - Posted November 17, 2011
Just a few weeks after reporting that Weber Shandwick and Current Lifestyle Marketing... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted November 8, 2011
Russia's bid committee for the 2020 World Expo, Ekaterinburg 2020, has chosen Weber Shandwick for its global campaign. Weber has previously worked on successful World Exp... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick EVP Offers Three Tips for Good Storytelling - Posted November 4, 2011
Last week, Weber Shandwick introduced a new "storytelling system" that will act as a framework for distributing content in the appropriate format to the right destinations. "Content Fusion" comes with its own ... [PRNewser]

IPG PR Firms Show 10.8 Percent Organic Growth in Q3 - Posted October 28, 2011
Interpublic Group announced its Q3 earnings this morning, reporting 11.1 percent revenue growth in Q3 for a total of $1.73 billion. Organic revenue growth was 8.7 percent -- 10.1 percent in the U.S. and 6.7 percent abroad. Operating income for... [PRNewser]

Council of PR Firms Announces the 2012 Board - Posted October 27, 2011
Speaking of the Council of PR Firms... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: MSLGroup, Weber, Pandora, and More - Posted October 20, 2011
[caption id="attachment_29027" align="alignleft" width="151" caption="Starz's Eric Becker"][/caption] Kate DiRanna has joined ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Weber Shandwick, Bloomberg, Ruder Finn, and More - Posted October 18, 2011
[caption id="attachment_28854" align="alignright" width="203" caption="Mike Bruhn"][/caption] Peter Matheson Gay has joined ... [PRNewser]

Weber's Chris Perry: Social Media Is Moving to the 'Center of Business' - Posted October 13, 2011
Yesterday when we wrote about the results from "Socializing Your Brand: A Brand's Guide to Sociability," the latest study from Weber Shandwick and Forbes Insights, we noted a few indicators of what the study ... [PRNewser]

Shorty Awards Are Open For Entries - Posted October 7, 2011
Last night, the Shorty Awards, the ann... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 22, 2011
The Marine Stewardship Council has chosen Dentsu Communications after a competitive search. The MSC maintains a labeling system for seafood and eco-friendly fishing. That system was introduced in 1999. ... [PRNewser]

Hugley Joins Weber Shandwick as EVP - Posted September 13, 2011
Allyson Hugley has left MSLGroup to join Weber Shandwick... [PRNewser]

'Holmes Report' Puts Edelman Atop Global Rankings - Posted September 8, 2011
This week, The Holmes Report published its 2011 Global Rankings, with Edelman moving into the top spot, ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted September 7, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26867" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Madonna with cast members from her movie 'W.E.' at the Venice Film Festival. "][/caption] 42West vet Cynthia Swartz, who was a big part of a ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted August 25, 2011
[caption id="attachment_26359" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Michigan's Petosky Beach. Photo: Petosky Area Visitor's Bureau"][/caption] Weber Shandwick... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick/CPRF Chair Polansky Talks Digital, Measurement, and Firm Business - Posted August 24, 2011
Among the current top priorities at the Council for Public Relations Firms (CPRF) is helping firms make a way through the world digital and social media, says ... [PRNewser]

L.L. Bean Chooses Weber Shandwick - Posted August 11, 2011
L.L. Bean has chosen Weber Shandwick for its centennial anniversary campaign, launching January 2012. The work will include events, social media, cause marketing (looks like ... [PRNewser]

IPG's Diamond 'Cautiously Optimistic' Given the Situation in Washington - Posted July 28, 2011
Interpublic Group reported second quarter revenue of$1.74 billion, up from $1.61 billion for the same period in 2010. Organic growth was 4.7 percent; 4.2 percent in the U.S. and 5.5 percent around the world. Operating income for the quarter... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: MWW, B-M, JCPenney, MEC, and More - Posted July 19, 2011
[caption id="attachment_24524" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="JCP's Mike Boylston"][/caption] MWW Group has three new executive hires to report. ... [PRNewser]

Bloggers Jump In To Army Coverage - Posted June 27, 2011
The United States Army is inviting bloggers to tag along with Army training sessions in exchange for writing and tweeting about the experience. And the bloggers are getting some unique material: "In the past year, bloggers participating in the program have jumped with the Golden Knights parachute team, experienced part of basic training... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick Announces Three New Execs - Posted June 27, 2011
Josh Rose has joined Weber Shandwick as chief creative officer for multi-platform campaigns, a role that will focus on expanding the firm's d... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Weber Shandwick, Carmichael Lynch Spong, IHI, and More - Posted June 8, 2011
Angela Wonson has joined Weber Shandwick as EVP of healthcare media. She will be based in New York, reporting to Barbara Box, president of the New York and Chicago healthcare practice. Previously Wonson was SVP of the national health media pract... [PRNewser]

Ketchum, Weber Shandwick Lead the SABRE Tally with Eight - Posted May 11, 2011
The Holmes ... [PRNewser]

IPG Reports 9.3 Percent Organic Growth in Q1, Strong PR Showing - Posted April 28, 2011
Interpublic Group keeps the positive earnings ... [PRNewser]

AMD Chooses Edelman as AOR After Competitive Review - Posted April 20, 2011
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has chosen Edelman as its AOR after a competitive search that included Weber Shandwick and ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted April 7, 2011
King's Hawaiian, a 60-plus-year-old baked goods company, has selected GolinHarris as its AOR. The firm will be working with the company's advertising agency, fellow IPG firm ... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick Aiding 2018 Munich Olympic Committee - Posted March 28, 2011
Weber Shandwick will be supporting the international communications campaign for Munich 2018, an Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid committee. Pyeongchang, South Korea and Annecy, France are also in the running. Weber Shandwick ha... [PRNewser]

PostRank Analyzes Sharing of Content from Large Agencies - Posted March 24, 2011
PostRank, an Ontario, Canada-based company that measures and monitors social Web data, has taken a closer look at how much content from large PR firms was shared across Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, comments, and trackbacks during the month of February. Overall, ... [PRNewser]

Ballock Joins Weber Shandwick as EVP - Posted March 24, 2011
Carol Ballock is joining Weber Shandwick as EVP in the firm's corporate practice, overseeing the Voiceboxx and Scoreboxx programs, which use speaking engagements and various rankings to raise executive and corporate brand visibility. She will report to Paul ... [PRNewser]

Risi Joins Ogilvy PR as EVP - Posted March 7, 2011
Jennifer Risi joined Ogilvy PR as EVP of the firm's 360 Degree Media Influence practice and director of content creation on March 1. Risi was previously EVP at ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: GolinHarris, GCI, MTV, and More - Posted March 2, 2011
[caption id="attachment_16297" align="alignright" width="324" caption="'Deadliest Warrior' is one of the shows on MTV's Spike TV. MTV's Entertainment Group has a new EVP."][/caption] Hortense Nastase has been named ... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 27, 2011
This edition of Spin the Agencies has cars, shoes, wine, media, and fame. Nice. Pep Boys, the auto service and retail chain, has selected JMPR as its AOR, the first in more than five years. The firm will handle the 90th anniversary celebration, r... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted January 25, 2011
In this edition of Spin the Agencies, everything is digital and wireless. Weber Shandwick has been selected as global AOR for GSMA, the international association for the mobile comms industry. GSMA's membership spans 219 countries. Digital enter... [PRNewser]

Departure at Weber Shandwick - Posted December 15, 2010
We hear that Weber Shandwick's EVP Jennifer Risi has left the firm. She was a leader in the firm's global strategic media group. We reached out to Weber Shandwick, but the firm declined comment. However, Risi's online profile lists her as the president of JMR Communications since November 2010. We spoke with... [PRNewser]

An Evening in Blue - Posted December 7, 2010
Stephanie Agresta and ... [PRNewser]

GM's Henige: 'Employees R key 2 humanize companies' - Posted December 2, 2010
Chris Perry (@cperry248), president of digital communications at Weber Shandwick hosted a Twitter chat today with General Motors' Mary Henige (@maryhenige), di... [PRNewser]

Sinclair Joins Weber Shandwick as President of Global Tech - Posted November 29, 2010
Heidi Sinclair has joined Weber Shandwick as president of the global technology practice, effective immediately. She will be based out of Seattle ... [PRNewser]

Ring the Alarm! Weber Shandwick Launches Crisis Simulator - Posted November 18, 2010
[caption id="attachment_9414" align="alignleft" width="298" caption="Tippi Hedren under attack in 'The Birds'"][/caption] This sounds intense: Weber Shandwick has introduced ... [PRNewser]

Hynes Heads to Weber Shandwick - Posted November 9, 2010
Tony Hynes is joining Weber Shandwick as EVP o... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Changes at Porter Novelli, Weber Shandwick, Walt Disney, and More - Posted October 29, 2010
Porter Novelli has restructured its global healthcare practice. Barbara DeBuono, the firm's chief medical officer, will lead the practice as global director of health and social marketing. And there are four new hires in New York and London: Susan Hayes returns to the firm to serve as partner, managing the Novartis... [PRNewser]

IPG Reports 9.4 Percent Organic Growth - Posted October 29, 2010
Interpublic Group reported earnings growth today, with third quarter revenue totaling $1.56 billion compared to $1.43 billion for Q3 2009. Organic revenue increased 9.4 percent versus the previous year, with organic growth increasing 10 percent in the U.S. And opera... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted October 28, 2010
Account wins in this edition--a busy week requires two editions--include an online business directory, a Silicon Valley discussion forum, casino game makers, video security solutions, and an Atlanta restaurant: Weber Shandwick ... [PRNewser]

Polansky Elected Council of PR Firms Board Chair - Posted October 27, 2010
Weber Shandwick president ... [PRNewser]

CCOs Face Reputational Threats, Many Are Unprepared - Posted October 26, 2010
Findings from the third annual survey "The Rising CCO" indicate that 34 percent of corporate communications officers faced a reputational threat via social media in the past 12 months, and 33 percent of CCOs are unprepared for such a threat. ... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: DKC, MWW Group, WE, and More - Posted October 22, 2010
Fran ois Taschereau has joined Weber Shandwick as EVP, Canada and GM of the Montreal office. He will report to Greg Power, who joined as Canadian president in July. Jennifer Archer has joined Waggener Edstrom as VP in the consumer area. She was most recently at GolinHarris, where she led the efforts... [PRNewser]

PR Newswire Launches Rebranding Campaign - Posted October 21, 2010
PR Newswire has launched a new brand positioning campaign with the theme "Engage Opportunity Everywhere." The campaign includes a series of white papers and video. One of the videos discussing audience engagement in a "multichannel world" features speakers from Weber Shandwick, J.P. Morgan, and TheLadders.com, among others. Interesting how basically the... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Shane Goes to Juniper; Kanareck Joins Fleishman; Brent Relocates; and More - Posted October 15, 2010
Former HP VP David Shane has joined Juniper Networks as VP of corporate communications. PRNewser reported in August that Shane was leaving HP to start his own firm. Shane will lead Junipe... [PRNewser]

Study: World's Top CEOs Remain Silent in Social Media - Posted October 12, 2010
Weber Shandwick released results from its survey "Socializing Your CE... [PRNewser]

Roll Call: Ogilvy, Edelman, APCO, and More - Posted October 8, 2010
Ogilvy PR has appointed Jason Stolarczyk as SVP and ??Shelley Risk as VP of the firm's Western US technology practice. Stolarczyk has 15 years of PR experience, including recent work with IBM and Microsoft. Risk was most recently with Horn Group... [PRNewser]

Social Media, Mobile, and Video on the Itinerary at Advertising Week's Travel Panel - Posted September 29, 2010
[caption id="attachment_5294" align="alignleft" width="252" caption="Left to right: Drew Patterson, Jetsetter.com; John Boris, Lonely Planet; and Valerie Edmonds, Weber Shandwick"][/caption] The discussion at Advertising Week's day two travel s... [PRNewser]

Tech News Is All About Apple - Posted September 28, 2010
A study by the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence found that Apple dominates tech news, with 15.1 percent of tech articles focused on t... [PRNewser]

Weber Shandwick Launches 'Hiring Campaign,' Adds New Clients - Posted September 23, 2010
Weber Shandwick has announced a number of developments in its Seattle office, including a "hiring campaign" and six new clients. The firm has added a new SVP, Bee Wuethrich, who will lead the Social Impact practice in Seattle. The practice drives ad... [PRNewser]

Interview: Jennifer Risi, EVP, Weber Shandwick - Posted September 22, 2010
On Tuesday, October 5, Weber Shandwick will be hosting its third annual VOICEBOXX event in New York City. This year's topic of discussion is "Breaking Through the Sound Barrier: How to Get Heard in a Death-by-Information-Ov... [PRNewser]

Mashable Social Good Summit: Social Media's Growing Role - Posted September 21, 2010
Leveraging social media to help solve some of the world's toughest problems was the theme of Mashable's Social Good Summit in New York on Monday. The conference was held in par... [PRNewser]

Pepsi Refresh Project Goes Global - Posted September 8, 2010
The success of the Pepsi Refresh Project has prompted the soft drink maker to expand the program globally to Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Pepsi will continue to fund the Project in the U.S. and Cana... [PRNewser]

Survey: 88% of Nonprofits "Widely Experimenting" With Social Media - Posted November 13, 2009
Is there still opportunity for social media and digital consultants in the nonprofit space? Yes, according to a new survey from Weber Shandwick and KRC Research. The agency surveyed 200 nonprofit and foundation executives to gain insight on their social media efforts to date. The highlights: 88% percent of nonprofits are widely... [PRNewser]

Interpublic Q3: Revenue Down 18%, Profit Down 47% - Posted October 28, 2009
Interpublic Group (IPG) today reported the worst Q3 numbers of all the holding companies. Profit fell 47% and revenue fell 18% to $1.43 billion. Revenue during the same period in 2008 was $1.74 billion. "Client sentiment has stabilized, but... [PRNewser]

Want Some Free Chicken? Ask Weber Shandwick - Posted October 26, 2009
While the agency won't be able to offer you any free chicken, their client, KFC is offering one piece of free grilled chicken at 5,000 locations today. A quick news search shows an Associated Press story alongside a slew of broadcast and other coverage for the campaign... [PRNewser]

Video: David Steel, SVP Marketing, Samsung - Posted October 20, 2009
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Video: Jennifer Risi, EVP, Global Strategic Media Group, Weber Shandwick - Posted October 15, 2009
Jennifer Risi of IPG (NYSE: IPG) agency Weber Shandwick stopped by the mediabistro offices today to talk about the work her group has been doing, which consults across a variety of account teams and combines media and "influencer" relations with both creating client events and booking client executives to speak at... [PRNewser]

MySpace "In Freefall" as Marketshare Drops More Than 35% in Last Year - Posted October 14, 2009
Internet monitoring company Hitwise released new data on the top social networks last week. As suspected, Facebook and Twitter experienced growth. In Facebook's case, the network grew 190% over last year and now claims 58.6% market share in terms of total visitors to social n... [PRNewser]

CVS, Weber Shandwick Score Big With Today Show Segment on Flu Shots - Posted October 6, 2009
Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy CVS/Pharmacy and Weber Shandwick scored a big hit today when ... [PRNewser]

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