Weber Shandwick Awarded Top Gold Standard In Public Affairs Award For Consultancies In Asia
HONG KONG, China, 5 February 2010 – Weber Shandwick was named Asia’s No. 1 consultancy for public affairs after winning the Gold Standard in Public Affairs (Consultancy) category at the inaugural Gold Standard Awards Ceremony in Hong Kong on 4 February, 2010.
Hosted by PublicAffairsAsia magazine, the public affairs Gold Standard award identifies a consultancy’s excellence in the fields of public affairs, government relations and corporate communications and, in particular, recognizes success in client development and relationships, team development, professional development and business expansion.
Weber Shandwick’s Asia Pacific public affairs practice is headquartered in Beijing and provides public affairs, government relations and high-end strategic consultancy throughout the agency’s Asia Pacific network. It was established five years ago under the leadership of Executive Vice President John Russell and has experienced very rapid growth every year since its inception.
Tim Sutton, Chairman Asia Pacific for Weber Shandwick, said: “We are delighted of course for our wonderful Public Affairs team. But we must share the honor with those clients who entrust us with that which is most precious: their reputation.”
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 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/.