Scott Wilson Joins Cohn & Wolfe as London CEO

By Cohn Wolfe, PRNE
Sunday, October 10, 2010

LONDON and NEW YORK, October 11, 2010 - Cohn & Wolfe today announced that Scott Wilson has joined as CEO of the
agency's London office, effective immediately. In the role, Wilson is
responsible for all operations and will provide strategic client counsel,
manage large teams, lead new business and ensure integration across the EMEA

Wilson joins from Weber Shandwick where he had been Managing Director of
Consumer Marketing EMEA. The London office is Cohn & Wolfe's second largest
in the agency's global network. Its client roster includes world-renowned
brands such as Barclays, Heinz, Lloyds Banking Group, Novartis,
Colgate-Palmolive and Universal Studios among others. Wilson reports to Donna
, global CEO of Cohn & Wolfe.

"London is a critical hub for our network and has long been a source of
some of our finest client work," said Imperato. "After many months of
searching for a market leader and meeting multiple candidates, I am thrilled
to have one of the best leading our clients and our people. Scott's energy
and passion and his deep expertise will be appreciated by teams in the UK and
across our entire global network."

"I'm excited to join an agency that, while large enough to compete
globally, fosters a culture of innovation, creativity and branding expertise
that the times demand," said Wilson. "I chose to join Cohn & Wolfe because it
is an agency with an ambition and an attitude that I share. My aim is to
build a business that is truly special, and see Cohn & Wolfe recognized in
the UK and Europe as a powerhouse force in the changing communications

Wilson held numerous positions for Weber Shandwick in the UK and across
EMEA during his eight years with the agency including Managing Director for
the UK Consumer Marketing practice, Head of Consumer Healthcare, Head of
Media and UK Public Sector Head. He also led numerous client programmes,
developing a passion for integrated marketing campaigns. During his four-year
tenure as UK Consumer Marketing MD, his client teams received more than 30
industry awards. Prior to joining Weber, Wilson was Head of Media at Porter
Novelli. He began his professional career as a journalist.

About Cohn & Wolfe

Founded in 1970, Cohn & Wolfe is a global communications agency driven by
a culture of innovation. We build brands and corporate reputations through an
uncompromising commitment to creativity. And our strategic approach unearths
fresh, relevant insights leading to communications solutions that deliver
measurable business success. Cohn & Wolfe's award-winning brand marketing
work and world-class digital media campaigns have attracted top brands around
the world-clients who crave a deeper, more dynamic connection with their
customers and stakeholders. The agency has more than 1,000 employees in
43-branded offices across North America, EMEA, and Asia. Cohn & Wolfe is part
of WPP (Nasdaq: WPPGY), one of the world's largest communications services

Eric Litchfield, Cohn & Wolfe, +1-212-798-9509, eric.litchfield at

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