NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 2012--
The Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) announced today that Andy Polansky has
been named Chief Executive Officer of Weber Shandwick, one of the
world’s leading public relations companies.
Polansky has served as President of Weber Shandwick since March 2004.
The company in 2012 was named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes
Report, topped The Holmes Report Global Creativity Index and
was named PR News Digital Agency of the Year.
“Weber Shandwick is one of the leading brands in marketing services and
public relations, with a strong reputation for superior client service,
creativity and social media and digital expertise,” said Michael I.
Roth, Interpublic’s Chairman and CEO. “Andy has been a key driver in the
company’s success for many years, and he is recognized as a valued
strategic counselor for clients and as someone who creates a great work
environment for the firm’s people.”
Polansky for the past two years has served as Chairman of the Council of
PR Firms. He also sits on the Board of Trustees of the Institute for
Public Relations (IPR) and is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society.
“I look forward to continuing to partner with Weber Shandwick Chairman
Jack Leslie and our firm’s global management team,” Polansky said. “This
is an exciting time in our business, as we transform our offerings
across practice areas to meet client needs in a changing world.”
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices
in 81 countries around the world. The firm has won numerous awards for
innovative approaches and creative campaigns including being named both
The Holmes Report’s 2012 Global Agency of the Year and the “Most
Creative PR Firm in the World,” based on the agency’s first-place finish
in its “Creative Index,” as well as PR News’ 2012 Digital PR Firm of the
Year. Major practice areas include consumer marketing, healthcare,
technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis
management. The firm has deep, award-winning expertise in social media
and digital marketing that help drive engagement. Weber Shandwick is
part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com/.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising
agencies and marketing services companies. Major global brands include
Draftfcb, FutureBrand, GolinHarris International, Huge, Initiative, Jack
Morton Worldwide, Lowe and Partners, MAGNAGLOBAL, McCann, Momentum, MRM
Worldwide, Octagon, R/GA, UM and Weber Shandwick. Leading domestic
brands include Campbell Ewald; Campbell Mithun; Carmichael Lynch;
Deutsch, a Lowe and Partners Company; Gotham Inc.; Hill Holliday; ID
Media; Mullen and The Martin Agency. For more information, please visit www.interpublic.com.
Source: Interpublic Group
Tom Cunningham, 212-704-1326