CHICAGO, April 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- GolinHarris was named the Holmes Report's Americas region 2013 Large Agency of the Year. This is the third top honor for the agency in 2013. Last month, the Holmes Report named GolinHarris 2103 UK Consultancy of the Year and Virgo HEALTH, which Golin acquired last year, was named 2013 Healthcare Consultancy of the Year. The agency was cited for its strong financial performance, new business growth and innovation specifically its g4 model and real-time marketing offering and engagement centers, known as The Bridge.
In 2011, GolinHarris completely redesigned the agency to combine strategy, creativity and engagement into one seamless package that is delivered to clients. The g4 model provides clients with a dedicated team of specialists, including strategists, creators, connectors and catalysts, who are embedded in every account.
"We knew when we launched g4 nearly two years ago that it was a bold move," said Fred Cook, CEO. "But it has proven to be the right move for us. It's propelling our agency forward, it's differentiating us from our competitors, it's expanding our capabilities, and most importantly, it's delivering better results for our clients."
"Our g4 model has not only helped drive our strong financial performance, it has been a key factor behind four acquisitions, attracted new kinds of talent and driven significant new business wins and organic growth," said Gary Rudnick, president of GolinHarrris, Americas.
Earning the top spots in the Holmes Report follows three earlier prestigious agency recognitions in 2012: PRWeek International Consultancy of the Year, PRCA Large Consultancy of the Year and the Gold Medal Winner in the PRWeek Global Agency Report.
"It is very gratifying to be recognized by these organizations," added Cook. "It acknowledges our team's excellent work and dedication and reaffirms that GolinHarris is truly a leader and innovator in the PR industry."
GolinHarris is a global strategic communications and public relations firm with 39 offices around the world. For more than 50 years, GolinHarris has helped build, shape and reinvigorate some of the greatest brands including McDonald's, Unilever, Toyota and Nintendo of America. The firm is widely recognized for excellent client service and as one of the best agencies to work. The agency was named the Holmes Report 2013 Large Agency of the Year and 2013 UK Agency of the Year. In addition, the agency was awarded the Gold Medal in PRWeek's 2012 Global Agency Report Card and named PRWeek's 2012 International Consultancy of the Year. GolinHarris is a member of the Interpublic Group of Companies (NYSE: IPG). Additional information can be found at www.golinharris.com.
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