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Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick

Subsidiary of the Interpublic Group of Companies

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022

212/445-8000; fax: 212/445-8001

Major practice areas: B2B marketing; brand marketing; change management; corporate reputation; crisis management; data & analytics; diversity, equity & inclusion; employee engagement; geopolitical strategy & risk; healthcare marketing; media security; public affairs; social impact & sustainability; technology.
Specialty services: Content; creative; creative technology; digital platform strategy; experience design; influencer marketing; integrated media; media relations; strategic planning.

Founded: 2001.

Agency Statement:

Weber Shandwick is a leading global marketing and communications agency built to deliver next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations around the world. The agency is the anchor brand of The Weber Shandwick Collective, a communications and consulting network that spans from organizational transformation to brand purpose; from public affairs to creative execution. We are the network built for the critical interrelationship of business strategy and business communications. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age's Best Places to Work in 2019 and was the only PR firm on Ad Age’s A-List in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also honored as PRWeek's Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, PRWeek's Purpose Agency of the Year in 2020 and 2021 and PRovoke's Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019, as well as Global Agency of the Decade in 2020. The firm earned 36 Lions at the 2020/21 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

Gail Heimann, CEO, [email protected]
Susan Howe, pres., [email protected]
Sara Gavin, chief client officer, [email protected]
Jill Tannenbaum, chief of staff, [email protected]
Chris Perry, chief innovation officer & chair, Weber Shandwick Futures, [email protected]
Karen Pugliese, chief growth officer, [email protected]
Sung Chang, chief impact officer, [email protected]
Brian Offutt, chief workforce innovation and operations officer, [email protected]
Joy Farber Kolo, pres., North America, [email protected]
Judith Harrison, exec. VP, global diversity, equity & inclusion, [email protected]

For a complete listing of our global offices please visit

North America Locations:

944 Brady Ave., Atlanta, GA 30318
404/266-7500; [email protected]
Melissa Golden, exec. VP & gen. mgr., Atlanta

3600 O’Donnell St., #250, Baltimore, MD 21224
410/558-2100; [email protected]
Paul Massey, pres., Powell Tate and global lead, social impact

33 Arch St., 14th flr., Boston, MA 02110
617/661-7900; [email protected]
Michael Byrnes, gen. mgr., Boston

300 Gleed Ave., 2nd flr., Ste. J, East Aurora, NY 14052
212/300-6806; [email protected]
Greg Wittmann, chief operating officer, Resolute Digital

875 N. Michigan Ave., #2400, Chicago, IL 60611
312/988-2400; [email protected]
Alan Kercinik, exec. VP and gen. mgr., Chicago

13455 Noel Road, 11th flr., Dallas, TX 75240
469/917-6200; [email protected]
Melissa Golden, exec. VP

999 18th St., #2700, Denver, CO 80202
303/357-2381; [email protected]
Rana Komar, pres., Weber Shandwick Central

One Detroit Center, 500 Woodward Ave., #1800, Detroit, MI 48226
248/203-8000; [email protected]
Katie Adams, exec. VP & gen. mgr., Detroit

1840 Century Park East, 6th flr., Los Angeles, CA 90067
310/854-8200; [email protected]
Jim Wetmore, exec. VP & gen. mgr., LA, health practice lead West

510 Marquette Ave., 13F, Minneapolis, MN 55402
952/832-5000; [email protected]
Dave Collett, exec. VP

209 10th Ave. South, #214, Nashville, TN 37203
615/742-7242; [email protected]
Joanne Thornton, CEO, ReviveHealth

909 Third Ave., New York, NY 10022
212/445-8000; [email protected]
Michael Wehman, exec. VP & gen. mgr., New York

1700 Market St., 29th flr., Philadelphia, PA, 19103
215/790-4242; [email protected]
Joy Farber Kolo, pres., North America

600 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111
415/262-5600; [email protected]
Will Ludlam, pres., Weber Shandwick West

915 Saint Vincent Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805/617-2832 [email protected]
Joanne Thornton, CEO, ReviveHealth

818 Stewart St., #1300, Seattle, WA 98101
206/576-5500; [email protected]
Will Ludlam, pres., Weber Shandwick West

555 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63101
314/436-6565; [email protected]
Dave Collett, exec. VP

Powell Tate
733 10th St., NW, Washington, DC 20001
202/383-9700; [email protected]
Paul Massey, pres., Powell Tate, Washington, DC

460 rue McGill, bureau 200, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2H2
514/447-3940; [email protected]
Marie-Eve Noel, VP, client experience

351 King St. E, #800, Toronto M5A 1L1
416/642-7963; [email protected]
Greg Power, CEO, Weber Shandwick Canada and pres., Weber Shandwick North

2015 Main St., Vancouver, BC V5T 3C2
604/681-7557; [email protected]
Shafiq Jamal, sr. VP & mng. dir.

Clients Include:

Anheuser-Busch InBev
General Motors

Weber Shandwick in the news with O'Dwyer's:

Moderna Consolidates PR at DXTRA Health

Tue., Jun. 14, 2022

...a collective of more than 1,500 staffers housed within Interpublic shops. A cross-disciplined group from Weber Shandwick , Golin and Jack Health will work to bolster the corporate reputation of the COVID-19...

On the Move: Vice Media Hires Netflix's Bing as CCO

Fri., Jun. 3, 2022

...relations posts at Deutsche Bank and New York Life and was a director at Weber Shandwick . As CCO, Shishkin will oversee all creative marketing and communications strategies for the firm...

On the Move: Clyde Group Hires Beamon as SVP-Healthcare

Wed., May 25, 2022

...on all aspects of marketing,” said Bospar principal and co-founder Curtis Sparrer. Teressa Wykpisz-Lee Powell Tate, Weber Shandwick ’s DC-based public affairs unit, hires Teressa Wykpisz-Lee as senior vice president, of public affairs. Wykpisz-Lee most...

On the Move: Weber Shandwick Adds EVP Mellon, SVP Sullivan

Tue., May 24, 2022

... Julia Bloch Mellon, Seana Sullivan Weber Shandwick brings on Julia Bloch Mellon as executive vice president of financial services. She joins...

On the Move: Coty's Juaristi Joins Beauty Health Co.

Tue., May 10, 2022

...Coty, she led external communications at Zocdoc and Chobani, and she has worked at Weber Shandwick and Hill & Knowlton. “Amy is one of the best at her craft—creative, precise,...

On the Move: Current Global Ups Rohr to Head Tech

Wed., May 4, 2022

...India. Before coming to Current, he was global client experience lead for Microsoft at Weber Shandwick and was responsible for establishing the FleishmanHillard BlueCurrent brand in the UK. In his...

Is Trump Ready to Bail Out Putin?

Tue., May 3, 2022

...Icahn owns 100 shares of Kroger. He is getting plenty of mileage from that investment. Weber Shandwick wants to be known as the “in-culture communications agency.”  The goal of the Interpublic...

Interpublic Reports 9.8% Growth

Thu., Apr. 28, 2022 be a "stand-out" performer, picking up GrubHub and new assignments from NAPA auto parts. Weber Shandwick added significant business from GSK for a treatment for chronic kidney disease anemia, while...

On the Move: PlanSource Hires Adobe, IBM Vet Auguste

Fri., Apr. 22, 2022

...becoming a part of their cohesive efforts,” said Diamond PR vice president Kara Rosner. Josh McGuire Weber Shandwick hires Josh McGuire as group creative director in its Baltimore office. Prior to joining...

Harris Comms Director Ashley Etienne Heads to Powell Tate

Tue., Apr. 19, 2022

...director for vice president Harris, joins Powell Tate, the public affairs unit of The Weber Shandwick Collective, as senior counselor. Etienne has also served as communications director and senior advisor to...

Big Valley Adds AxiCom’s Huang Shin

Mon., Apr. 4, 2022

...deputy managing director at FleishmanHillard’s tech sector and senior VP & deputy GM at Weber Shandwick ’s northern California region. She has counseled Hewlett-Packard, Cisco, Intel, Huawei, Oracle, Dell and Compaq. Tim Marklein,...

PR Firms Report Robust 29.7% Growth in '21

Fri., Mar. 25, 2022 year of Tim Bird's leadership at the New York firm. Stacey Bernstein, who was Weber Shandwick 's Boston general manager and executive VP/global director of digital health, succeeded Bird in January...

Edelman's Kah Yee Teh Heads to Macy's

Wed., Mar. 23, 2022

...president, corporate communications. Before coming to Edelman in 2016, she was a vice president at Weber Shandwick and senior media manager in GolinHarris's consumer practice. She has handled brand marketing and...

On the Move: TrailRunner Recruits Heather Wilson

Tue., Mar. 22, 2022

...San Francisco office and led corporate and crisis communications on the West Coast for Weber Shandwick . “Heather’s wealth of experience as a senior advisor to companies involved in major litigation,...

M Booth Health Taps DXTRA’s Matheson Gay

Wed., Mar. 16, 2022

...PR and specialist firms, Matheson Gay did a more than a decade run at Weber Shandwick , IPG PR flagship. He joined ...

On the Move: Prosek Partners Puts Beck in Charge of DC

Tue., Mar. 15, 2022

...president positions. Wright, who serves as vice president, social and influence, was previously at Weber Shandwick and Lippe Taylor. At 160over90, he will develop strategies for new business proposals and existing clients, managing...

On the Move: Finn Partners Promotes Heinley

Tue., Mar. 8, 2022

...recently a SVP and co-general manager at Braya Agency. She has also worked at Weber Shandwick , MWWPR and Ogilvy & Mather.  At Bospar, Sommers will co-lead strategy and programming for...

Interpublic Posts 15% Jump in Q4 Revenues

Thu., Feb. 10, 2022

...creative ad tech and direct-to-consumer commerce" capabilities.  IPG DXTRA, the collective of 27 brands including Weber Shandwick , Golin, R&CPMK, DeVries Global and Current Global, registered a 14 percent growth in Q4...

It’s Time for Public Relations to Cut Ties with Fossil Fuel Clients

Mon., Jan. 31, 2022

...climate science at the national level. They include Burson Cohn & Wolfe, Charles Ryan, Weber Shandwick , Cerrell, Hill+Knowlton and DF King, in addition to the more mainstream names like Ogilvy,...

Ketchum Seeks Greater Influence 

Wed., Jan. 26, 2022

...partner of global digital and influencer. She also did stints at Edelman, MSLGroup, and Weber Shandwick . Green was senior partner & US influencer marketing lead for GroupM. She also handled more...

On the Move: FleishmanHillard Hires Plonner for Financial/Professional Services Post

Tue., Jan. 25, 2022 and communications for Fidelity Investments and a vice president at both FH and Weber Shandwick . In her new role, she will work with regional leaders who have built relationships...

On the Move: Summit Strategy Group Names Capstraw its First COO

Thu., Jan. 13, 2022

...Capstraw as its first COO. Capstraw spent three years as EVP & GM of Weber Shandwick ’s Los Angeles office. She has also served as group director, brand marketing and Los...

Polansky to Retire at IPG DXTRA

Wed., Jan. 12, 2022

... Andy Polansky Andy Polansky, CEO of IPG DXTRA and executive chairman of Weber Shandwick , will retire in June, wrapping up a nearly 40-year career in marketing communications. "I wanted...

On the Move: Reevemark Ups Leasure

Wed., Jan. 12, 2022

...on high-stakes, value-determinative matters,” said Reevemark founder partner and chief executive officer Brandy Bergman. Michael Byrnes Weber Shandwick names Michael Byrnes general manager of its Boston office. Byrnes, who was previously SVP,...

Weber’s Bernstein Takes M Booth Health Helm

Tue., Jan. 11, 2022

... Stacey Bernstein Stacey Bernstein, executive VP & global director of digital health at Weber Shandwick , has joined M Booth Health as CEO. She succeeds Tim Bird, who is taking on...

On the Move: Autumn Communications Hires Strasburg as SVP

Mon., Jan. 3, 2022

...SVP. She has served as SVP  at Current Global and a senior A/E at Weber Shandwick . Most recently, she was head of communications at Madison Reed, a band of hair...

PR Rebounded in ’21 From Chaos of Pandemic ’20

Thu., Dec. 30, 2021

...across all operating sectors. IPG DXTRA, the collective of 27 specialty marketing brands including Weber Shandwick , Golin, Revive, Powell Tate, Current Global and Rogers & Cowan PMK, posted an 18.5...

News of Firms: Vested Acquires Red Lab Technologies

Thu., Dec. 16, 2021 expand into other flourishing markets in this area, like Austin, Minneapolis and Columbus.” Gail Heimann Weber Shandwick introduces The ...

On the Move: Evoke KYNE Ups Gallo to EVP

Fri., Dec. 10, 2021

...Survival and Sea to Summit. She has also worked at Stanwood & Partners and Weber Shandwick . Nadine Gaynor has also joined the firm from RVD Communications as account director and...

Weber Shandwick Hires Ad Vet Williams

Tue., Dec. 7, 2021

... Lewis Williams Weber Shandwick has hired advertising veteran Lewis Williams as executive VP and head of brand impact. The...

Saving Shari

Thu., Dec. 2, 2021

...second chance, too.  ***  Bob Brody, a public relations consultant and essayist, is a veteran of Weber Shandwick , Ogilvy and Rubenstein Associates. He is author of the memoir "Playing Catch with Strangers:...

Agribusiness Giant CHS Adds Forster

Thu., Nov. 18, 2021

...and brand communications. Prior to joining General Mills, Foster was an account supervisor at Weber Shandwick .  In her new post at the St. Paul-based company, Foster is responsible for advancing and...

On the Move: Cognito Adds McCarthy as EVP

Mon., Nov. 15, 2021

...vice president, corporate affairs at Burson-Marsteller, and has held senior corporate communications roles at Weber Shandwick , Edelman and MSL. McCarthy will also serve on Cognito’s US management team. “Sean’s expertise...

Getting Harder to Get Hits on Pitches

Tue., Nov. 2, 2021 on social media. Edelman tops that list, followed by Ketchum., BCW, FleishmanHillard and Weber Shandwick . The study concludes that the overall drop in the effectiveness of pitches places a greater...

Weber Shandwick Chair Jack Leslie to Step Down

Wed., Oct. 27, 2021

... Jack Leslie Jack Leslie plans to retire as Weber Shandwick 's chairman at the end of March after a 45-year career in public affairs and...

Putting Lessons Learned from COVID to Work in '22

Tue., Oct. 26, 2021

...making a company's purpose a matter of public record also comes up for discussion. Weber Shandwick executive vice president of geopolitical strategy & risk Michelle Giuda notes that her agency's...

Accounts in Transit: Weber Shandwick Lands McAfee

Fri., Oct. 22, 2021

... Weber Shandwick picks up global consumer communications for online protection provider McAfee. Based out of its...

Interpublic Reports Robust 15.7% Q3 Growth

Thu., Oct. 21, 2021

...of capabilities and expertise." IPG DXTRA, the global collective of 27 specialty marketing brands including Weber Shandwick , Golin, Revive, Powell Tate, Current Global, Rogers & Cowan PMK and DeVries Global, posted...

Holding On to Valued Employees

Wed., Oct. 20, 2021

...a lot more than just paying them well, according to a new study from Weber Shandwick 's management consultancy unit United Minds. While a bigger paycheck certainly doesn't hurt, a positive work...

I, Consultant: 10 Lessons Learned

Fri., Oct. 15, 2021

...just might work for you, too.  Bob Brody is a PR consultant and veteran of Weber Shandwick , Ogilvy and Rubenstein. He is also the author of Playing Catch with Strangers: A...

PR's Top Pros Talk: Monique Kelly

Thu., Oct. 14, 2021

...US Neuroscience and Commercial Operations communications lead Monique Kelly worked at MSLGROUP, BCW and Weber Shandwick before jumping over to the world of in-house communications. That transition, she tells Doug...

Events: Museum of Public Relations to Explore State of Diversity

Tue., Oct. 5, 2021

...industry leaders who have broken down barriers for other women. The honorees will include Weber Shandwick executive vice president, global diversity, equity & inclusion Judith Harrison; actor Akwafina; New York...

On the Move: Finn Names Lovell NY Health Media Lead

Fri., Oct. 1, 2021

...president, media relations strategist. Before that, she was senior manager, healthcare media strategist at Weber Shandwick , and has worked at 5W Public Relations and Biosector 2. Lovell is also board...

On the Move: Crosby Marketing Comms. Snags Qorvis' Ballestero

Thu., Sep. 30, 2021

...where served as VP, creative director. He has also held executive creative positions with Weber Shandwick , Ketchum and The NIH Cancer Institute. In his new position, Ballestero will play a...

Finn Partners Wins Michigan EcoDev Pitch

Tue., Sep. 28, 2021

...promote The Wolverine State as a world-class business location and a great place to visit.  Weber Shandwick had the MEDC for about a dozen years, but the business shifted to Interpublic...

News of Firms: LLYC Acquires BESO to Become Mexico's Top Firm

Thu., Sep. 23, 2021

...for leading brands, both complement our proposal to accompany our clients in their digital journeys.” Weber Shandwick launches its Media Security Center, which will leverage AI-driven technology to help organizations build...

Weber Flies with Blackbird to Combat Disinformation

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

... Weber Shandwick has joined with Blackbird.AI, the disinformation platform, to offer clients tools to increase their...

News of Firms: Revive Health Shortens Name

Tue., Sep. 21, 2021

...our name to reflect that." Founded in 2009, Revive was acquired in 2016 by Weber Shandwick , and has over 140 employees in offices in Nashville, Minneapolis Boston, and Santa Barbara. North...

ICR Hops on Gogoro's SPAC Merger

Thu., Sep. 16, 2021

...for Gogoro and Poema, while Brad Burgess and Edmond Lococo focus on the Asia-Pacific media.  Weber Shandwick ’s Tony Ho Loke is also providing media support for Gogoro....

Gavin Newsom Owes Fox News

Wed., Sep. 15, 2021

...the abortion ban front and center in the national debate.   Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Real Chemistry, Edelman, Weber Shandwick , BCW and FleishmanHillard are among major firms that have multiple offices in Texas.  The ball...

On the Move: Imre Snags GCI Health's Rooney

Wed., Sep. 15, 2021

...Rooney joins imre from GCI Health. She has also been a senior manager at Weber Shandwick and an account exec at Marina Maher Communications. In her new post, Rooney will...

ReviveHealth Names Thornton CEO

Mon., Sep. 13, 2021

...System, Lumeris, Penn State Health and Teladoc as clients. The agency was acquired by Weber Shandwick in early 2016. Thornton reports to Weber president Susan Howe....

News of Firms: BCW and PRSA-NY Create Harold Burson Award

Fri., Sep. 3, 2021

...the recipient will represent the ideal partner for our industry’s best and brightest professionals.” Jack Leslie Weber Shandwick chairman Jack Leslie is one of 80 global leaders and more than 25 organizations...

On the Move: BCW Picks O'Brien for Direct Impact President

Thu., Aug. 26, 2021 leader. Before joining BCW in 2017, he was an executive vice president in Weber Shandwick ’s corporate practice. O’Brien will be responsible for building DI’s offerings, growing its client base...

News of Firms: IPG DXTRA Develops Anti-Racism Platform

Tue., Aug. 17, 2021

...collective included members from The Brooklyn Brothers, Golin, Hugo & Cat, Resolute Digital, R&CPMK and Weber Shandwick . The campaign will be highlighted as part of the Ad Council’s Racial Justice Series, a...

Edelman Hires Hughes for Influencer Marketing Unit

Thu., Aug. 12, 2021 Hill+Knowlton Strategies/UK and did stints at Fever PR, Red Consultancy, MSL Worldwide and Weber Shandwick ....

'National Security' Tops List of Exec Priorities

Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

... Despite the increasing influence of the global economy, a new study from Weber Shandwick and KRC Research finds that the national interests of a company’s home country carry...

News of Firms: Weber Shandwick's Judith Harrison Earns Matrix Award

Wed., Aug. 4, 2021

...York Women in Communications announces the honorees for its 2021 Matrix Awards. The honorees include Weber Shandwick executive vice president, global diversity equity & inclusion Judith Harrison; New York Times Washington...

Powell Tate Hires State Dept. Vet Meghann Curtis

Fri., Jul. 23, 2021

...Up and held several executive positions at the US Department of State, is joining Weber Shandwick public affairs unit Powell Tate as senior vice president, public affairs and social impact. Curtis...

IPG Records 22.5% Growth in Q2

Wed., Jul. 21, 2021

...CEO., said that all firms across the PR  component of the division (which includes Weber Shandwick , Golin, Rogers & Cowan PMK and Current Global) had “a strong quarter.” Polansky noted particular...

BCW Snags Weber Shandwick’s Shea 

Tue., Jun. 29, 2021

... Erin Shea BCW has added Weber Shandwick ’s Erin Shea as executive VP & market leader of its Chicago office.   She takes...

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