Weber Shandwick Hires William Reihl as Executive Vice President, North America Global Consumer Marketing Practice

Mar 02, 2011, 10:30 ET from Weber Shandwick

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, today announced that William "Bill" Reihl has recently joined the firm as executive vice president in the Global Consumer Marketing Practice.

Reihl will be responsible for providing creative and strategic counsel across North America for the firm's brand marketing assignments. He reports to Lisa Sepulveda, president, Global Consumer Marketing practice, and is based in the New York office.

With nearly two decades of experience in marketing communications, Reihl has worked on a variety of initiatives in the consumer industry. His experience spans various sectors including consumer electronics, luxury consumer goods and packaged goods.  Prior to Weber Shandwick, Reihl was an executive vice president and New York Consumer Practice director at Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide. There, he focused on uncovering consumer insights that drive campaign strategy and creative. Throughout his career, Reihl has led large initiatives for clients including LG Electronics, Sony, Hugo Boss, Coca-Cola, Unilever and Proctor & Gamble and the Ford Motor Company.

"Bill's creative approach, passion for brands and strategic leadership will be instrumental in driving the success of our business," said Lisa Sepulveda, president, Weber Shandwick's Global Consumer Marketing practice. "Bill will be an asset to the firm, his teams and clients."

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 74 countries around the world. The firm's success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, 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 2010, Weber Shandwick was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report for the second year in a row; an 'Agency of the Decade' by Advertising Age, Large PR Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter, a Digital Firm of the Year by PR News, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

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