Weber Shandwick Named 2017 Global Agency of the Year at The Holmes Report Global SABRE Awards 

MIAMI – October 26, 2017 – Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global communications and engagement firms, was named 2017 Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report at the annual Global SABRE Awards ceremony. Weber Shandwick is the first agency ever to sweep The Holmes Report‘s Regional Agency of the Year honors in one year, already winning top recognition in Asia Pacific, North America and Europe, the Middle East and Africa earlier in 2017.

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The firm also was presented with two Global SABRE awards for outstanding client work with partners ActionAid UK and Alba Chunkuk, which were recognized among the top global campaigns of the year.

Being recognized by The Holmes Report as the leading agency in every major region of the world this year reflects the strength of our global network – the teams across our offices who passionately and consistently deliver value to our clients, who leverage strategic communications to help solve problems and who generate results. Congratulations to our people around the world, and to our client partners who inspire us to create some of the world’s most engaging and impactful campaigns year after year

Andy Polansky

Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick

The firm’s work with ActionAid UK’s “#BrutalCut” campaign, which raised awareness of female genital mutilation in Kenya, was recognized by The Holmes Report among the top 10 campaigns of the year. The campaign, which has reached over 152 million people and sparked thousands of conversations online, is Weber Shandwick’s most awarded campaign of all time in EMEA, including two Silver Cannes Lions in 2017.


Alba Chunkuk’s “How Korean Part-Time Workers Got Full-Time Respect” campaign with Weber Shandwick, which gave a voice to marginalized and mistreated part-time workers in Korea, was honored among the top 30 campaigns of the year by The Holmes Report. The campaign utilized the power of celebrity influencers to recognize and reward part-time workers. It has earned international recognition and praise, including being named Campaign of the Year at the Asia Pacific Excellence Awards and winning Silver and Bronze awards at the PR Awards Asia 2017.


Earlier this year, Weber Shandwick was honored with the top ranking on The Holmes Report’s 2017 Global Creative Index, marking the second time in three years that the agency has been recognized as the industry’s leading creative firm. In 2017, the firm was also recognized as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year for the third consecutive year and was the only PR firm designated an Ad Age Agency A-List Standout.

About Weber Shandwick 

Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications and engagement firm in 80 cities across 34 countries, with a network extending to 128 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, 2015 and 2017 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, employee engagement, social impact, 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