Friday, October 23rd, 2009 - Weber Shandwick
Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has appointed Weber Shandwick as its new PR and media relations agency partner in Australia. The newly merged telecommunications company selected Weber Shandwick following a comprehensive agency review, citing a passionate and knowledgeable team as key factors in its decision.

"Weber Shandwick demonstrated creativity and a drive to understand our business — both as it currently stands and what it strives to be. They provided our team with confidence in both their approach and attitude to support the Vodafone, 3 mobile and Crazy John’s brands," said Greg Spears, Head of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at Vodafone Hutchison Australia.

Weber Shandwick will support the full range of communications activities for VHA including consumer and business campaigns, product and service launches, digital PR, sponsorship activation and corporate communications.

"We are incredibly pleased to be working with one of the most exciting companies in Australia. We have brought together an integrated team from across our practice groups and we will hit the ground running. Weber Shandwick will assimilate closely with the VHA team to drive a revitalised approach to their communications activity," said Lisa Popplewell, Vice President, Weber Shandwick in Australia.

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Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 markets around the world. The firm’s success is built on its deep commitment to client service, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates - engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, corporate/financial and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. Weber Shandwick was recognized as PRWeek’s 2009 Global Agency Report Card Gold Medal Winner, named Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report and Large PR Firm of the Year by PR News in 2008. The firm also won the United Nations Grand Award for Outstanding Achievement in Public Relations for a lifestyles educational campaign in India. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit or

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