NEW YORK, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MWWPR today announced that Michael W. Kempner, president & CEO, was honored as "Agency Awe Professional" at the PR News Agency Elite Awards luncheon held October 26 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. The awards program celebrates PR executives and agencies that have established benchmarks of excellence across the industry.
PR News cited Kempner for raising the bar for creativity, strategy and execution and driving robust growth. "Creating and sustaining a vision for an organization calls for discipline and creativity," it said. "His imprint is on every element of the business, from mentoring his team, to interacting with clients to ensure the firm is exceeding expectations, to growing the firm year after year."
Under Kempner's leadership, MWWPR has grown into a Top 5 global independent PR firm, recruited world-class executive talent, formalized an LGBT practice, expanded client service offerings and pushed into international markets. He is respected industry-wide for developing trusting relationships with clients, mentoring staffers and fostering a work environment that enables employees to constantly exceed expectations to deliver flawless campaigns for clients.
"While I'm honored to be PR News' Agency Awe Professional of the year, the award is a tribute to the 250 fearless MWWPR communicators who are dedicated to delivering game-changing results to clients every day," said Michael Kempner, president and CEO of MWWPR. "I stand in awe of their tireless work and commitment to the entrepreneurial spirit that helps clients matter more to their critical stakeholders."
MWWPR's Matter More University earned an Agency Elite Award in the "Best Training/Education Program" group, while the firm's consumer marketing team won its respective category.
Matter More University was honored for creating a learning environment for staff across all levels, developing skills among team members and creating a culture where staffers are encouraged to challenge each other and push limits. PR News cited the consumer group for a series of high-profile client wins, expanded client relationships and significant growth in the western and Midwest regions.
MWWPR is one of the world's top five independent public relations agencies with a global network of nine offices across the US and Europe. A full-service firm that approaches communications without the boundaries of expected thinking, MWWPR's expertise spans Consumer Brands, Technology, Corporate Communications and Reputation Management, Public Affairs, Crisis Communications, LGBT, Sports and Luxury Lifestyle, and Wellness & Nutrition.
With dedicated insights, strategy, data and analytics, social media, creative and technology teams, MWWPR ensures that clients Matter More™ to the stakeholders who matter most. MWWPR's Matter More™ approach has been recognized by numerous, top industry awards. In 2015, MWWPR was honored with a gold at the American Business Awards for "Company of the Year," and 2014 accolades include the Global SABRE Award, "PR Agency of the Year" and "Company of the Year" by the International Business Awards, as well as "Top Places to Work in PR."
To learn more about MWWPR, visit http://www.mww.com or @MWW_PR.