Weber Shandwick Tops PRWeek's First Global Agency Report Card

    Firm Takes Gold Medal For Strong Performance, New Business and External

    NEW YORK, Sept. 10 /CNW/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading
global public relations firms, has been awarded the gold medal by PRWeek for
its first global agency report card.  The report tracks performance over the
last 12 months for 24 global agency networks against four key criteria:
business development, people, network initiatives and cohesion, and external

    Weber Shandwick was recognized for its strong 12-month performance,
impressive new business wins across multiple markets, and its innovative and
award-winning work for clients.  This accolade follows on the heels of an
impressive year of recognitions for the firm including being named Global
Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News,
and winning the inaugural Cannes Lions Award for "Best PR-led Integrated

    "Receiving a gold medal for PRWeek's first global agency award along with
this year's other industry accolades are a tribute to the extraordinary
creativity and intellectual capital that our people bring to each and every
assignment for our clients," said Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick.  "I
am extremely grateful to our clients who have entrusted us with the
responsibility to advocate and market on their behalf."

    About Weber Shandwick
    Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices
in 77 markets around the world. The firm's success 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
practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs,
corporate/financial and crisis management. Its specialized services include
digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate
responsibility. Weber Shandwick was recognized as PRWeek's 2009 Global Agency
Report Card Gold Medal Winner, named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes
Report and Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News in 2008. The firm also won the
United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations for
a lifestyles educational campaign in India. Weber Shandwick is part of the
Interpublic Group (NYSE:   IPG). For more information, visit

    Contact   Jennifer Norton                Emma Bowen-Davies
              Weber Shandwick                Weber Shandwick
    Phone     212-445-8314                   +44 20 7067 0695


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