Weber Shandwick has been named 2017 Global Agency of the Year at the PRWeek Global Awards in London.
The honour marks the third consecutive year PRWeek has awarded Weber Shandwick these agency honours, and follows the firm’s recognition as PRWeek’s 2017 U.S. Agency of the Year.
Andy Polansky, CEO of Weber Shandwick said: “This recognition reflects the strength of our global network and our highly collaborative culture, which fuels creativity and innovation.
“The awards success is a proud moment for our teams around the world, and we appreciate our partnership with clients who challenge our firm to create great work every day.”
The PRWeek Global Awards honour work which demonstrates the very highest standards in brand building, trust and encouraging the growth of businesses. The awards range across 23 different categories and celebrate the best communications across the whole globe.
Weber Shandwick and its client partners earned awards across seven categories, including the work on the documentary “Daughters of Mother India” with filmmaker Vibha Bakshi, which was rewarded with Campaign of the Year, Global Impact and Issues & Crisis categories.
The work with ActionAid UK on the “#Brutal Cut” campaign won in the best Non-profit category, while work with Pearson on “The Alphabet of Illiteracy” campaign won the Corporate Social Responsibility category and was highly commended in Global Integration. The campaign with Sonos for “Musis Makes it Home” won the Global PR Breakthrough award.
The awards follow several high-profile industry honours in the last year, including being named an Advertising Age agency A-List Standout, The Holmes Report‘s North America Agency of the Year, 2016 Global Digital Agency of the Year, EMEA Digital Consultancy of the Year by The Holmes Report and was the most awarded PR firm at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.