NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Andy Polansky, president of Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, was inducted into the PR News Hall of Fame yesterday at a ceremony at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
In honoring him, PR News cited: "Andy Polansky has consistently exhibited personal traits that have served him well: exemplary character, quiet leadership, focus on the team and a principled nature that engenders trust and loyalty of colleagues and clients around the world. While overseeing the agency's global operations…Polansky still makes himself available to all levels of employees. This personable style – combined with business acumen – has made him one of the most respected executives in PR."
Weber Shandwick CEO Harris Diamond said, "I could not be prouder to see Andy inducted into the 2010 PR News Hall of Fame. He makes a difference every day by making Weber Shandwick a best place to work, providing clients with great teams and insights, and serving the industry."
In addition to Polansky's Hall of Fame induction, several Weber Shandwick professionals were also honored at the PR News People Awards. Tim Marklein, executive vice president of Measurement & Strategy was named Measurement Expert/PR Analyst of the Year and both Garland Harwood, an account director in the firm's Technology practice and Bradley Portnoy, a senior digital strategist with Powell Tate, Weber Shandwick's public affairs arm in Washington, D.C., were named to PR News' 15-to-Watch list. The 15-to-Watch Awards honor emerging PR leaders and creative practitioners aged 30 and under.
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, a Digital Firm of the Year by PR News, 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 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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