As the über-dog of the alpha PR agency, Weber Shandwick Worldwide, and also head of IPG's wider Constituency Management Group agency body, Harris Diamond proves that while size isn't everything, it certainly has a force it can bring to bear – especially in tough times. Diamond navigated his firm successfully through a tumultuous economic year, to the extent that it won several new accounts and even expanded its business with existing clients.
Overseeing nearly 3,500 PR professionals across all of CMG's PR agencies, Diamond's influence is massive in scope. And with PR performing better than parent Interpublic Group's constituent agencies in advertising, media, and digital, Weber's CEO is poised to wield even greater influence in an increasingly rough terrain. IPG CEO Michael Roth will expect former political consultant Diamond to continue this leadership role in the next 12 months as Roth attempts to bring the rest of the network up to the level of IPG's PR agencies.