Spin the Agencies of Record

Russia’s bid committee for the 2020 World Expo, Ekaterinburg 2020, has chosen Weber Shandwick for its global campaign. Weber has previously worked on successful World Expo campaigns for Shanghai (2010) and Milan (2015) and worked with another Russian city, Sochi, in its successful bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics. The Russian city of Ekaterinburg is competing against Thailand, Dubai, Turkey, and São Paulo. The decision will be announced in 2013.

Tierney has been selected by Verizon Wireless in the Philadelphia tri-state region for media relations, events, customer and influencer outreach, and social media services. The selection is an expansion on a previous relationship; Tierney has worked with Verizon in other Pennsylvania markets.

i-Health, the company behind a line of natural brain health supplements, has chosen The Thomas Collective as AOR. The firm will handle media outreach for the Culturelle, Estroven, AZO, and Brainstrong brands.

Workhouse has chosen to promote a new book of photography featuring boxing champ Manny Pacquiao. Photographer David Drebin has chosen the firm for PR services and special events.

Wireless audio company Revolabs has chosen InGear Public Relations for outreach to the professional A/V and enterprise industry trade press.