Weber Shandwick Named Large PR Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter

- Barb Iverson Awarded IR/Financial Communications Professional of the Year -

Jun 28, 2010, 09:55 ET from Weber Shandwick

NEW YORK, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations agencies, is pleased to announce it has been named Large PR Agency of the year by the Bulldog Reporter. In addition, Barb Iverson, president of the firm's Financial Services practice, was named IR/Financial communications Professional of the Year.

The 2010 Bulldog Awards for Excellence in Media and Public Relations are recognized as one of the highest awards for public relations in the press — and the only industry awards program judged solely by working journalists. The award recipients were recognized today during the Bulldog Reporter's Media Relations Summit in New York City.

Iverson, an industry veteran with three decades of communications management experience, has been with Weber Shandwick since 1996. Her work has involved strategic, integrated communications planning and reputation/brand management and she has successfully grown the firm's Financial Services practice with an unparalleled winning streak of private and public sector financial business.  

"It is a great honor for our firm to  recognized as the Large PR Agency of the Year by the Bulldog Reporter and for Barb Iverson to be recognized for her leadership and innovation in the financial services sector," said Andy Polansky, president of Weber Shandwick. "These awards are a testament to the passion and drive of our talented team and our clients who place their confidence in Weber Shandwick."

These latest awards continue to build on Weber Shandwick's industry honors in 2009 and 2010, 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 76 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.

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