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Weber Shandwick Appoints Vanessa McDonald to Lead Consumer and Technology Practices in Canada

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TORONTO, March 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Weber Shandwick, one of the world's leading global public relations firms, today announced the appointment of Vanessa McDonald as senior vice president and national practice leader, Consumer and Technology, in the firm's Toronto office. McDonald will be responsible for the growth and management of client business in Canada, contributing to the agency's leadership across its Consumer and Technology practices.

"Vanessa is a terrific fit with the collaborative and client-centric approach we expect from senior leaders across our business, and her international expertise and personal commitment to great work will add strength to our Canada management team," says Greg Power, president, Weber Shandwick Canada.

McDonald joins Weber Shandwick from NATIONAL Public Relations where she led the Marketing Communications Practice. Prior to this, she headed the London and San Francisco offices of Ballou PR, a Paris-based communications firm. She also held the position of Associate Director, Marketing at Capgemini, one of the world's largest consulting firms.

McDonald's global agency experience spans various industries in Europe, South America and North America, working with clients across e-retailing, technology hardware and software, automotive and consumer products sectors.

About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations firm with offices in 81 countries. The firm's diverse team of thinkers, strategists, analysts, producers, designers, developers and campaign activators has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work, including being honored as a 2014 Ad Age A-List Agency and winning four 2013 Cannes Lions. Weber Shandwick was also named PRWeek's International Consultancy of the Year and The Holmes Report's Best Healthcare Consultancy in the World in 2013, in addition to earning numerous best place to work accolades. The firm deploys deep expertise across sectors and specialty areas, including consumer marketing, corporate reputation, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate social responsibility, financial communications and crisis management, using proprietary social, digital and analytics methodologies. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit

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