NEW YORK, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris Diamond, CEO of Weber Shandwick, the world's leading global public relations firm, was today named "PR Agency Executive of the Decade" by The Holmes Report.
In explaining this distinctive honor, The Holmes Report recognized Diamond's strategic leadership and business acumen over the last decade - highlighting the successful 2000 merger of BSMG Worldwide and Weber Shandwick to "grow into arguably the most successful public relations agency in the world."
Weber Shandwick, cited The Holmes Report, "is now an industry giant not only in terms of size but also - and more importantly - in terms of quality, having consistently outperformed the market over the past five years and established itself as a leader and thought leader around the world."
"What a wonderful and symbolic honor to receive for myself and the firm," said Harris Diamond, CEO, Weber Shandwick. "I recognize this accolade would not be possible if not for the support and dedication of the talented, terrific team of professionals we have around the world and they have my sincere thanks."
The Holmes Report recognition follows Weber Shandwick being named an "Agency of the Decade" by Advertising Age as well as numerous 'agency of the year' and 'great place to work' honors around the world.
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 countries 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, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. In 2009, Weber Shandwick was recognized as PRWeek's inaugural Global Agency Report Card Gold Medal Winner, an 'Agency of the Decade' by Advertising Age, Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, and International Consultancy of the Year by PRWeek UK. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world including PR News and The Holmes Report. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.
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