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FleishmanHillard nabs five spots on the 2022 ICCO Global Awards Shortlist

November 4, 2022
By Darrin Lilly

November 4, 2022

ST. LOUIS, November 4, 2022 — FleishmanHillard was selected as a finalist in five categories, including Global Network of the Year, on this year’s 2022 ICCO Global Awards shortlist. The global agency was also recognized for its dedication to championing diversity, as well as for its work with Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson and Google Chrome.

The global awards program is presented by the International Communications Consultancy Organization (ICCO) to celebrate public relations and communications agencies across the globe. The international judging panel consists of public relations and communications leaders who analyze the worldwide impact of the entrants.

•            FleishmanHillard (Global Network of the Year)

•            FleishmanHillard (Championing Diversity Award)

•            FleishmanHillard and The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, “Depression Looks Like Me Takes Aim at Mental Health Representation in the United States” (Best Healthcare Campaign)

•            FleishmanHillard and The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, “Depression Looks Like Me Takes Aim at Mental Health Representation in the United States” (Best Influencer Marketing Campaign)

•            Methods+Mastery X Google Chrome (Strategy and Evaluation in a Campaign)

Winners will be announced on December 1 at a ceremony in London. Find a complete list of finalists here.


FleishmanHillard UK wins at the PRWeek Awards 2022

October 14, 2022
By Jaiye Elias

Delighted to have won the award for ‘Best Marketing Communications: Culture, Media and Sport’ at the 2022 PRWeek Awards for our work to launch #Wethe15 for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) alongside adam&eveDDB, Portland and Porter Novelli.

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FleishmanHillard UK named finalists in The Drum PR Awards

September 22, 2022
By Katie Sheahan

Delighted to share that we are finalists in three categories in The Drum PR Awards! Not-For-Profit/Charity FleishmanHillard UK and adam&eveDDB for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), WeThe15 Travel/Leisure/Tourism and Sport FleishmanHillard UK and adam&eveDDB for the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), WeThe15 Hospitality FleishmanHillard UK, Fleet Street Communications and UKHospitality, Saving the Hospitality Sector The Drum Awards […]

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FleishmanHillard’s Caleb Dawkins Named on ADCOLOR FUTURES Class of 2022 List

August 26, 2022

Caleb Dawkins, art director at FleishmanHillard Chicago, has been named to the ADCOLOR FUTURES Class of 2022 list.  

As an honoree, Dawkins will receive a sponsorship to attend the ADCOLOR Conference & Awards, career training through ADCOLOR University, mentorships and more. 

ADCOLOR FUTURES is dedicated to identifying and advancing young leaders in the advertising, marketing, media and public relations industries. Their mission is reflected in their motto, “Rise up, reach back,” and demonstrated by their commitment to helping individuals and organizations grow while inspiring leaders to uplift and champion others deserving of recognition.  

View the full ADCOLOR FUTURES Class of 2022 here.


Viva Las Vegas: Takeaways from the 2022 NABJ x NAHJ Convention

August 18, 2022
By Fran Weems and Daniela Velazquez

What happens when 5,000 journalists and communicators of color descend on Caesars Palace in Las Vegas? Magic.

From August 3 through 7, Las Vegas was home to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) Convention and Career Fair. Professionals from across the nation came together for a week of learning and networking, united under the 2022 convention theme, “Changing the Game/Rompiendo Barreras.”

We were there, too. For the first time ever, FleishmanHillard sponsored the premier multiday conference for journalism and communications professionals to explore media education, career development and advancement, and networking and industry innovation.

And for this occasion, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. Here were our highlights:

Discussing “How Journalists and PR Pros Can Work Together to Catalyze Equity and Change” at our panel

Francesca “Fran” Weems, senior vice president, director of diversity, equity and inclusion and global lead of the Race & Culture team (an offering of True MOSAIC, our DE&I communications practice), moderated the discussion with our esteemed panel, which included: Daniela Velázquez, vice president, Corporate Reputation and a leader on both the True MOSAIC and Race & Culture teams at FleishmanHillard; Russell Contreras, Race and Justice reporter at Axios; Erin Texeira, senior editor, Local Journalism Initiative at FRONTLINE; and Jared Council, senior editor at For(bes) The Culture.

The panel explored the role organizations play as changemakers. As we’ve seen in our True MOSAIC practice counseling clients, consumers are still frustrated with the lack of social progress and looking for company “receipts” around justice and equity. Journalists have the role of telling these stories, but as PR practitioners who center on DE&I, we know that there is an opportunity to work together to evolve the conversation, push for greater transparency and create lasting transformation.

Recruiting and Retaining the Best Diverse Talent

As FleishmanHillard continues its journey to become the most inclusive agency in the world, we know it’s important to follow the wisdom of the hip-hop artist Migos and “walk it like I talk it.” We must not just speak about the importance of DE&I but invest ourselves and our resources to integrate DE&I into the nervous system of our business and make it intrinsic to our work.

To reach our ambition, we have to recruit, grow and retain diverse talent. That’s exactly why Kelly Cheung, senior recruiting specialist, and Janel O’Brien, talent development manager, were on-site at our FleishmanHillard booth. They shared more about our commitment to DE&I, our client work on True MOSAIC, as well as our internship and Alfred Fleishman Diversity Fellowship opportunities.

Uncovering What DE&I Reporters are Thinking

  • Newsrooms are grappling with calling out companies/governments while dealing with their own DE&I issues. Reporters who cover the race/culture beats in newsrooms and who are working to hold other organizations and governments accountable also grapple with knowing their newsrooms are battling the same issues.
  • Communicators have a real opportunity to make the world more equitable. For both journalists and PR professionals, there was a clear focus on catalyzing change by reaching internal and external audiences. There is a shared resentment that newsrooms and agencies have been too slow to diversify while knowing that to be able to tell impactful stories, you have to have teams that look more like the world in which we live and operate.
  • You cannot hire your way out of DE&I issues. You have to create a culture of inclusion to retain and grow top talent.
  • Race should be a basic competency for all journalists and communications pros. We must all understand the role of race and ethnicity in order to inform more nuanced and inclusive storytelling.
  • Ensure you are making DE&I a movement vs. a marketing moment: Some reporters have found that there are more efforts tied to marketing DE&I than actually making real investments. For example, a company may give $50,000 to an HBCU, but spend $500,000 on marketing it. So, that begs the question are they there for change or credit? Reporters want to know about the issues, the roadblocks and if companies are willing to fall on swords in terms of their lack of progress given so many companies are not where they need to be. Reporters aren’t here to celebrate wins but to spotlight items that are working that may be scaled across various industries.
  • Gen Z is looking for levels of authenticity never seen before. Gen Z is aware of their power and have a voice. They are calling out companies for their lack of authenticity and holding them accountable on social media as it relates to racial and social injustice. This is forcing companies to reconsider how they operate and speak out on issues (see related info in FleishmanHillard’s 2021 Authenticity Gap).

As an agency, we look forward to continuing to support organizations that advocate for diverse communicators and grow our commitment to, and investment in, diversity, equity and inclusion.


FleishmanHillard’s Adiya Mobley Named to PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 List

August 2, 2022

ST. LOUIS, August 2, 2022 — FleishmanHillard’s Adiya Mobley has been named to PRWeek’s 2022 40 Under 40 list. The program uplifts senior communications innovators whose impact is influencing the future of the ever-changing public relations, marketing and communications landscape. 

Mobley, senior vice president and partner, is co-lead for True MOSAIC, the agency’s global DE&I Communications practice. A trusted counselor with 15 years of industry experience, Mobley helps steer the group’s 100+ clients toward DE&I-centric identities. She is a committed leader to our clients and firm.

Outside of work, Mobley serves as a founding contributor and ambassador for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., offering her programmatic and communications expertise to raise awareness of the museum.

Mobley and other honorees are scheduled to be celebrated at the ceremony on October 27.

Read more about the program and view the full list on PRWeek.


FleishmanHillard’s Bia Assevero, Caitlin Teahan and Francesca Weems Named Top Women in PR by PRNews

July 28, 2022

ST. LOUIS, July 28, 2022 – FleishmanHillard’s Bia Assevero, vice president, Caitlin Teahan, senior vice president, and Francesca Weems, senior vice president, director of DE&I and global lead of the Race & Culture Media + Platforms team, have been recognized as 2022 Top Women in PR by PRNews.

Each year, the PRNews Top Women in PR Awards celebrates the innovative accomplishments of women in the communications industry.

Assevero, based in the New York office, received the Industry Innovator award, recognizing women for creating memorable work both in and outside the agency that is transforming the industry. Teahan, on the New York team, was honored with the Changemaker award, recognizing women for steering companies into new markets, new opportunities and new audiences with measurable growth. Weems, based in San Francisco, was presented with the Rising Star award, highlighting women quickly advancing in the field and making their mark early in their PR careers.

Last year, FleishmanHillard’s Erin Husband and Ines Schumacher were named to the 2021 PRNews Top Women in PR List.

Read more about the award on PRNews.


FleishmanHillard UK wins at the IPRA Golden World Awards

FleishmanHillard UK has won gold in the Public Affairs – Agency category of the International Public Relations Association (IPRA) Golden World Awards! Our campaign alongside Fleet Street Communications for UKHospitality to save the hospitality sector during the pandemic has been recognised as a world-class PR programme of excellence. Congratulations to the whole team involved in this […]

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FleishmanHillard announced as a finalist in the PRWeek UK Awards 2022

July 27, 2022

We’re thrilled to be shortlisted in the Marketing Communications: Culture, Media and Sport category at this year’s PRWeek UK Awards for our work in partnership with adam&eveDDB, Porter Novelli and Portland to launch WeThe15 with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Winners are announced during an awards ceremony on 13th October at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, […]

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FleishmanHillard’s Dhawal Parvatikar Named to Reputation Today’s 40 Young Turks – Class of 2022 List

July 22, 2022

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2022 – FleishmanHillard India’s Dhawal Parvatikar, CFO, has been named to this year’s Reputation Today 40 Young Turks list. The program recognizes emerging leaders in the public relations and communications industry who have made a tremendous impact in the field.

Reputation Today is India’s only print magazine for public relations and corporate communications professionals. Reputation Today selects innovative professionals to be recognized on the list each year for their contributions to the industry.

Last year, FleishmanHillard’s Abhishek Vora was named to the 2021 Reputation Today 40 Young Turks List.

Read more about the program and view the full Reputation Today 40 Young Turks – Class of 2022 list here.