Cohn & Wolfe Group CEO Donna Imperato Recognized for Outstanding Individual Achievement by The Holmes Group

 Cohn & Wolfe Group CEO Donna Imperato Recognized for Outstanding Individual
                       Achievement by The Holmes Group

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK, May 8, 2013

NEW YORK, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cohn & Wolfe Group CEO Donna Imperato
was honored by The Holmes Group with a SABRE Award for Outstanding Individual
Achievement at a ceremony on May 7 in New York City. The SABRE Awards
recognize Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation in North America,
EMEA and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Holmes Group CEO Paul Holmes recognized Imperato for having built Cohn & Wolfe
into a "genuinely global business" with "a distinctive positioning and a
creative approach to brand marketing that built on its heritage, but added a
new emphasis on research-driven insights and expertise in digital and social

"It's a great honor and a privilege to be recognized. But even though this
award is for individual achievement, I am accepting it on behalf of our teams
worldwide," said Imperato. "Together, along with our trusting clients, we've
driven the success and impact of hundreds of the world's most recognized

Over nearly three decades, Donna Imperato has become a respected leader as she
oversaw and built a range of successful, award-winning businesses. Her sharp
strategic thinking and ability to build consensus among a broad range of
diverse stakeholders has made her a sought-after business advisor and fearless
industry trailblazer. On her watch, Cohn & Wolfe Group grew from a revered
boutique to a renowned international powerhouse, becoming a magnet for great
talent and companies looking for breakthrough ideas that drive business

Longtime client John Vavricka, president and chief executive officer of Iroko
Pharmaceuticals, said, "I have worked with Donna for over twenty years in
multiple companies. Strategically, Donna is the best in the business. Donna
prides herself on understanding her client's needs, seamlessly integrating
traditional and social media to maximize company objectives by leading her
highly skilled team to a flawless execution. The one truth I have learned over
the years is, that in the PR business, you follow a proven winner who can make
a difference, not a company, and for me, that individual is Donna Imperato."

Imperato is an active member in the PR community and a member of the Arthur W.
Page Society, which supports public relations officers in becoming major
contributors to the success of the corporation. She is also on the Corporate
Council of the Children's Health Fund, which helps create a unified voice for
underserved children in need of pediatric care. She recently became a member
of the Women's Forum of New York, comprised of the city's highest women
achievers across all professional sectors, as well as the International
Women's Forum, which advances leadership across careers, cultures and
continents by connecting the world's most preeminent women of significant and
diverse achievement.

Full details of Imperato's award can be found on the Holmes Report website
here .

About Cohn & Wolfe

Cohn & Wolfe , a global communications agency, builds brands and corporate
reputations through an uncompromising commitment to creativity. The agency's
strategic approach unearths fresh, relevant insights leading to communications
solutions that deliver measurable business success. Over its 40-year history,
Cohn & Wolfe's award-winning brand marketing work and world-class digital
media campaigns have attracted top brands around the world. Cohn & Wolfe was
named Agency of the Year by PRWeek in 2013, and a Best Place to Work by
Advertising Age in 2011 and 2012. The agency has more than 1,100 employees in
over 50 offices across North America, EMEA and Asia. Cohn & Wolfe is part of
WPP (Nasdaq: WPPGY), the world's largest communications services group.

Contact: Katy Kelley, VP Global Marketing, Cohn & Wolfe, +1-212-798-9773,
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