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Weber Shandwick Announces Corporate and Consumer Public Relations Agency Win for McCormick & Company, Inc.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Weber Shandwick Announces Corporate and Consumer Public Relations Agency Win for McCormick & Company, Inc.11:30 EST Monday, December 10, 2012NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Weber Shandwick, a leading global public relations firm, announced today that McCormick & Company, Inc. has consolidated its corporate and consumer public relations work with the agency. Through coordinated efforts of the corporate and consumer teams, Weber Shandwick will further elevate McCormick as a global leader in flavor. The firm will continue to provide strategic counsel across the brand's significant consumer U.S. portfolio, including the McCormick masterbrand, Zatarain's, Lawry's, Grill Mates and others. "Since 2007, Weber Shandwick's consumer practice has been an enthusiastic partner to McCormick.  Drawing on our global network of experts in food, nutrition and culinary marketing, we are very excited to extend our deep experience with the brand through our best-in-class corporate team," said Micho Spring, chair of the Global Corporate practice at Weber Shandwick. "As McCormick continues their reputational evolution from a spice company to a global flavor leader, no one is better-poised to tell this story than Weber Shandwick."Among immediate corporate initiatives, the firm will provide counsel on strategic executive engagement, thought leadership and global media relations/storytelling across the entire McCormick corporate brand. "Through their valued partnership and successes on our consumer programs, Weber Shandwick has shown a deep understanding of the intricacies of our business," said Lori Robinson, vice president of corporate branding and communications at McCormick. "We look forward to deepening that partnership to elevate a singular, powerful enterprise brand voice around our passion for flavor."About Weber ShandwickWeber 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