WEBER SHANDWICK

From left: president Andy Polansky, chairman Jack Leslie, CEO Harris Diamond
From left: president Andy Polansky, chairman Jack Leslie, CEO Harris Diamond

Global CEO Harris Diamond
Ownership Interpublic
Number of offices 85
Key clients American Airlines, Genentech, General Motors

Ten years after the merger of Shandwick, BSMG Worldwide and Weber Group, Weber Shandwick is enjoying double-digit growth. North American revenue is up 13 per cent, while the agency said its China, Hong Kong and Singapore offices are performing strongly in Asia, as are European offices in the UK, Germany, Brussels and Switzerland. The agency has also opened offices in Montreal, Melbourne, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo. Key client wins include Aldi, Netgear and FidoPharm in the US.

With more than 300 strategists, community managers, producers, writers, developers, bloggers, syndication and analytics experts, the company now derives around a quarter of its revenue from digital work. It strengthened its team by bringing in digital specialists Stephanie Agresta, Josh Rose and Jon Wade.

It has run a dedicated thought leadership programme. Its chief reputation strategist Leslie Gaines-Ross featured in the Harvard Business Review and it partnered with Mashable, 92nd Street Y and the UN Foundation to build awareness of the first Social Good Summit.

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