PRWeek Names Weber Shandwick Global Agency of the Year for Third Consecutive Year 

Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, was named 2017 Global Agency of the Year at the PRWeek Global Awards in London. The honor comes on the heels of the firm’s recognition as PRWeek 2017 U.S. Agency of the Year, making this the third consecutive year PRWeek has awarded Weber Shandwick these agency honors.

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− Firm and Client Partners Recognized Across Seven Campaign Categories; Campaign of the Year for “Daughters of Mother India” –


“This recognition reflects the strength of our global network and our highly collaborative culture, which fuels creativity and innovation,” said Andy Polansky, CEO of Weber Shandwick. “The awards success is a proud moment for our teams around the world, and we appreciate our partnership with clients who challenge our firm to create great work every day.”


The PRWeek Global Awards honor transformative work that reflects the highest standards in building brands, establishing trust and enabling the growth of international enterprise. Ranging across 23 categories, the awards celebrate the best communications across the globe.


Weber Shandwick and its client partners earned several awards for world-class campaigns across seven categories, including work with filmmaker Vibha Bakshi for the documentary “Daughters of Mother India,” which was designated Campaign of the Year and also won in both the Issues & Crisis and Global Impact categories. The firm was also recognized with ActionAid UK for the “#Brutal Cut” campaign, which won in the Non-profit category; with Pearson for “The Alphabet of Illiteracy,” which won the Corporate Social Responsibility category and received a high commendation in Global Integration; and with Sonos, which won Global PR Breakthrough for the “Music Makes it Home” campaign.


Weber Shandwick has earned several industry honors this year in addition to this recognition from PRWeek, including being named an Advertising Age Agency A-List Standout and The Holmes Report’s North America Agency of the Year. The firm was also named 2016 Global Digital Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and was the most awarded PR firm at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.


About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 79 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 127 cities in 81 countries. The firm’s diverse team of strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work. Weber Shandwick was the only public relations agency included on the Advertising Age Agency A-list in 2014 and 2015 and the only PR firm designated an A-List Agency Standout in 2017. Weber Shandwick was honored as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016 and 2017, The Holmes Report’s Global Agency of the Year in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015 and The Holmes Report’s Global Digital Agency of the Year in 2016. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit