Indy Selvarajah (pictured above), who has previously written for TV shows on the BBC, ITV and Channel 4, will join from ad agency Brothers & Sisters, where he worked on adverts such as Time Traveller Thierry, featuring Thierry Henry for Sky Sports (see end of story).
He also recently set up a 8andrising.com, a campaign aimed at increasing the number of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in the ad industry from the current eight per cent.
"My career to date has always been about exploring new disciplines and challenges, so joining Weber Shandwick was a no brainer," Selvarajah said.
He starts work at the agency next Wednesday (2 November).
Meanwhile, Luke Walker, who previously held the position of creative head at Weber Shandwick, has been promoted to creative director, joining Selvarajah.
Prior to working at Weber Shandwick, he was a creative at integrated marketing and advertising agency WCRS.
Both Walker and Selvarajah will help oversee creative output at the agency's UK and EMEA offices, working across all practices. Their boss Nester joined the firm last summer.
Weber Shandwick ranks third in the PRWeek Top 150 UK PR agencies ranking for 2016.