Media release: Weber Shandwick makes senior Glasgow hire

LEADING public relations consultancy, Weber Shandwick, has appointed ex-journalist, Ed Black, as a senior account manager to join its Glasgow team.

Black joins the consultancy’s Glasgow office from the London Evening Standard.

An Edinburgh University graduate, Ed has spent over a decade writing for media both north and south of the border, including The Scotsman, Daily Express, The Financial Times, Scotland on Sunday and Channel Five.

At Weber Shandwick, Black – who has also spent two years working as a PR consultant for Monument PR – will work for clients across a wide range of sectors including corporate, consumer and business-to-business campaigns.

He said: “The opportunity to work in one of the world’s leading communications consultancies has come at the right time in my career. Communications is key to the success of every business model. I hope to make a valuable contribution and use my experience as a journalist to ensure clients are saying the right things to the right audiences.”

Speaking of Black’s appointment, David Sawyer, director of Weber Shandwick’s Glasgow office, said: “We’re pleased to have Ed on board. His extensive experience in journalism, along with his recent background as a PR consultant, will be a great asset to our clients in Glasgow.”

And on the back of recent new business wins, Weber Shandwick is looking for an experienced account manager to join its Glasgow team in the New Year. Interested applicants should contact David Sawyer on 07770 886923 or

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About Weber Shandwick Scotland

Weber Shandwick has four offices in Scotland: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.

About Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 countries around the world. The firm’s success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, 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, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Its specialised services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility.

In 2009, Weber Shandwick was recognised as PRWeek’s inaugural Global Agency Report Card Gold Medal Winner, an ‘Agency of the Decade’ by Advertising Age, Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, and International Consultancy of the Year by PRWeek UK.

The firm has also won numerous ‘best place to work’ awards around the world including PR News and The Holmes Report. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit


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Contact: Dave Sawyer