Media Release: Weber Shandwick hires Lloyds’ Hussain

LEADING public relations consultancy, Weber Shandwick, has made a significant hire with the appointment of Harry Hussain as associate director.

Hussain joins the consultancy’s team from Lloyds Banking Group where he was media relations manager. During his time at Lloyds he predominantly managed issues relating to HBOS’ acquisition by Lloyds TSB and the financial crisis.

He has over eight years experience in both agency and in-house PR, specialising in corporate, public sector and government communications.

Hussain will be based in the consultancy’s Edinburgh office and will work on a range of client accounts across Scotland and the UK, mainly in corporate and B2B sectors, and will immediately contribute to new business development.

He said: “An increasing number of businesses are looking to PR once more as a primary means of communicating to their target audiences.  I aim to use my experience to expand our client base in Scotland’s corporate sector and offer our existing clients a different perspective on their campaigns.”

Speaking on Hussain’s appointment, Lesley Clark, deputy managing director of Weber Shandwick in Scotland, said: “Harry is a key appointment for Weber Shandwick.  He rightly commands enormous respect across the industry and his sector knowledge and contacts will prove a significant asset to our clients and our business.”

Weber Shandwick’s Edinburgh office has been further boosted with the addition of Jennifer Butler, who joins from 3×1 as an account manager. Butler has experience of consumer, corporate and business-to-business campaigns. She previously served on the CIPR Scotland Committee and is a graduate of St Andrews University.

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

Weber Shandwick is actively looking to further expand its team in its Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices at executive and manager level.


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About Weber Shandwick Scotland

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

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 markets around the world. The firm’s reputation 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 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 an unprecedented three times. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).

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