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Wednesday, 20 May 2020 14:17

Weber Shandwick’s Tankiso Motsoeneng named Best Up-and-Coming Public Relations Professional

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JOHANNESBURG – May 19, 2020 – Weber Shandwick’s Tankiso Motsoeneng has been named Best Up-and-Coming Public Relations Professional at the 23rd edition of the PRISM Awards, one of Africa’s most prestigious public relations and communications programmes.

Judged by 67 seasoned industry professionals and 10 associated judges (young newcomers to the industry), the PRISMs recognise the successful fusion of strategy with creativity and professionalism to achieve the best communications and business objectives.

Motsoeneng is a junior associate at Weber Shandwick Africa, having joined the Johannesburg office in 2018 as an intern. Part of the Weber Shandwick global network, the Level 1 B-BBEE accredited Weber Shandwick Africa last year won an Africa SABRE Award and an EMEA SABRE Award for a crisis and issues management campaign delivered for South African Tourism, focused on the Cape Town water emergency.

Commenting on Motsoeneng’s achievement, Weber Shandwick’s CEO for Africa, Ipelegeng Thibedi, said “Tankiso’s dedication and persistence in delivering client results and working well with internal teams make her a highly valued member of the team in Johannesburg.

“Since joining the business, she has supported several of our clients across the technology and healthcare portfolio, leading their media relations programmes, establishing strong media relationships with key local and international media and providing event support across the region. She is a passionate individual with a warm, cheerful attitude; she works hard and always tries to lift the spirits of those around her. I believe these characteristics represent all that is good in our company, and I can think of no worthier recipient of the 2020 Best Up-and-coming Public Relations Professional Award,” she continued.

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About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organisations in major markets around the world. Led by world-class strategic and creative thinkers and activators, we have won some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Weber Shandwick was named to Ad Age’s Best Places to Work in 2019 and was the only PR firm designated an Ad Age A-List Agency Standout in 2017 and 2018. Weber Shandwick was also honoured as PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and PRovoke’s Global Agency of the Year in 2015, 2017 and 2019. The firm earned 25 Lions at the 2019 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Data-led, with earned ideas at the core, the agency deploys leading and emerging technologies to inform strategy, develop critical insights and heighten impact across sectors and specialty areas, including brand and B2B marketing, healthcare marketing, change management, employee engagement, corporate reputation, crisis management, data and analytics, technology, public affairs, social impact and financial communications. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).

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