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Weber Shandwick Adds Strategic, Creative, Media and Digital Hires Across North America



Weber Shandwick Adds Strategic, Creative, Media and Digital Hires Across North
                                   America

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, one of the world's
leading global public relations firms, today announced a series of new hires
to further strengthen its leadership across the strategy, creative, media and
digital sectors.

"Our clients are asking us to provide them with a wide range of business
solutions," said Cathy Calhoun, president of North America. "We are
laser-focused on bringing new, transformative talent into the firm to work
with our stellar existing teams to deliver those innovative cross-platform
solutions. We've been able to attract outstanding talent from outside of the
PR industry because people are excited about our client roster and the
abundance of opportunity to do interesting work. And because of our
collaborative business model, we can tap talent from across the U.S. and put
them to work for our entire client portfolio."

Ben Kalevitch joins the firm as senior vice president, strategy; Curt Doty
will serve as a senior vice president, west coast Digital and creative
services; Stephanie Holbrook, joins as a senior vice president of Corporate
and Digital; Dan Jividen will serve Weber Shandwick as an associate creative
director; and Corey Thibodeau joins as director of media strategy.

Ben Kalevitch, Senior Vice President, Strategy
Bringing deep experience in corporate, marketing, innovation and portfolio
strategy, business transformation and organizational effectiveness, Kalevitch
joins the firm as senior vice president, strategy. Previously with the Monitor
Group, he was involved in high-impact consulting engagements with Fortune 500
companies, many in the consumer and healthcare sectors. He will collaborate
with client teams to bolster strategic rigor, deliver engaging ideas and other
programming to help drive growth and business results. Based in the New York
office, he will partner with executive vice president Josh Gilbert and will
report to Jill Murphy, chief business development officer.

Curt Doty, Senior Vice President, Digital and Creative Services
Doty will focus on the continued build-out of the agency's digital and
creative operations and brings more than 25 years of experience in developing
advanced content for a range of creative-minded businesses including Bemis
Balkind, Trailer Park, Universal Pictures and Pittard Sullivan. In this role,
Doty will scale a diverse team that includes information architects,
designers, editors, front and back-end developers and producers to deliver
highly engaging content for client campaigns. Doty will report to Digital
president, Chris Perry and he will be based in the Weber Shandwick Los Angeles
office.

Stephanie Holbrook, Senior Vice President, Corporate and Digital
Also joining the agency is Holbrook, who will serve as a senior vice president
of Corporate and Digital. She will be based in Los Angeles but will support
corporate clients on the west coast and beyond. Holbrook brings deep expertise
integrating public relations, digital media and influencer engagement into
highly visible programs for clients like Qualcomm, Microsoft, Demand Media and
Warner Bros. Most recently she was head of global communications for Tapjoy. 
She will report to Executive Vice President, Bill Reihl and Digital president,
Chris Perry.

Dan Jividen, Associate Creative Director
Jividen joins Weber Shandwick as an associate creative director and will be
based in Chicago. Jividen comes to the firm from Leo Burnett/Arc Worldwide
where he created TV, print and digital work for an array of clients including
Blackberry, Whirlpool, Coca-Cola and Kellogg's. He will report to Jim Paul,
executive creative director in Chicago, and work on creative assignments
across the breadth of the firm's consumer clients. Additionally, he will
contribute content and provide creative oversight for select social
communities.

Corey Thibodeau, Director of Media Strategy
Additionally, Thibodeau joins Weber Shandwick as director of media strategy,
based in the New York office, reporting to Jason Wellcome, executive vice
president of Digital. He will be instrumental in providing momentum behind a
more specialized focus around paid media planning and execution for social and
content marketing initiatives. He hails from sports technology startup
SeatGeek where he oversaw all advertising sales and operations. Prior to his
time at SeatGeek, he helped open Facebook ad API partner, TBG Digital's
operations in New York. While there, he oversaw large social ad spends from
companies such as L'Oreal and Comcast as the director of business development.
He entered the social media marketing world as one of the first members of
Buddy Media's account management team and managed key accounts during the
company's substantial growth phase.

About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81
countries around the world. The firm has won numerous awards for innovative
approaches and creative campaigns including being named both The Holmes
Report's 2012 Global Agency of the Year and the "Most Creative PR Firm in the
World," based on the agency's first-place finish in its "Creative Index," as
well as PR News' 2012 Digital PR Firm of the Year. Major practice areas
include consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial
services, corporate and crisis management. The firm has deep, award-winning
expertise in social media and digital marketing that helps drive engagement.
Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more
information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.

Contact: Jennifer Norton          Rachel Manfredo
Company: Weber Shandwick          Weber Shandwick
Phone: 212.445.8314               212.445.8171
Email: jnorton@webershandwick.com rmanfredo@webershandwick.com

SOURCE Weber Shandwick

Website: http://www.webershandwick.com
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