Weber Shandwick Named a Digital Firm of the Year by PR News

- Most Awarded Digital PR Firm of the Night -

Oct 07, 2010, 19:51 ET from Weber Shandwick

NEW YORK, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick won big at the 2010 PR News Digital Awards last night, in New York City, being named a Digital Firm of the Year and winning more awards for its digital work than any other PR firm.

In honoring Weber Shandwick with one of its Digital Firm of the Year awards, PR News recognized its "robust digital and social media presence" as well as its strength in understanding and executing successful integrated digital and social media campaigns for major brands including PepsiCo, U.S. Census, GM, U.S. Army and many others.

"Being honored as a digital firm of the year underscores how our innovative and strategic 'Inline' approach is generating results for clients," said Chris Perry, president, digital communications at Weber Shandwick. "We continue to build deep expertise in the digital and social media space, and we've been fortunate to work with our client partners on highly visible campaigns that have generated considerable exposure, consumer engagement and word-of-mouth."

In addition to the Digital Firm of the Year honor, Weber Shandwick's winning product and client campaigns are:

  • Contest/Game: "State Farm Friday Night Feats Video Contest"
  • Crisis Management: "2010 U.S. Census Bureau Management Program Ensures a Complete Count"
  • New Digital Service/Product/App: "Weber Shandwick's Firebell: A New Social Crisis Simulator"

The firm and its clients also received two honorable mentions in the Blog category for "Army Strong Stories" and the Redesign/Relaunch category for the GM Western Region "Future Is Electric" campaign.

These latest awards continue to build on Weber Shandwick's industry honors, which include being named Global Agency of the Year, for the second year in a row, by The Holmes Report, the PRWeek Global Agency Report Card gold medalist, Advertising Age's A-List and Agency of the Decade, CR Magazine's Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm, PR Agency of the Year by the American Business Awards, International Consultancy of the Year at both the PRWeek Awards and the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) Awards, and Agency of the Year at the European Excellence Awards.

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 73 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, and Top Corporate Responsibility Advisory Firm by CR Magazine. The firm has also won numerous 'best place to work' awards around the world including Best Multinational Firm to Work For in EMEA" by The Holmes Report and a "Top Place to Work in PR"  by PR News. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

Jennifer Norton

Weber Shandwick

212-445-8314

jnorton@webershandwick.com

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