The Stevens Group is pleased to present a new podcast series that salutes the masters of public relations and revels in their observations, insights and advice to PR professionals. This new series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.
About Our Guest
Andy Polansky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Constituency Management Group (CMG)
Andy Polansky is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Constituency Management Group (CMG), and oversees IPG’s specialty marketing firms across a variety of disciplines, including public relations, sports marketing, experiential marketing, brand consulting and digital and social media marketing. Global brands within CMG include Weber Shandwick, Golin, Octagon, Jack Morton, Current Global, DeVries Global and FutureBrand, among others.
Andy also serves as Executive Chairman of Weber Shandwick, and was its CEO from 2012-2019.
A leader in the public relations and marketing service industries, Andy has delivered outstanding results for hundreds of companies around the globe. Under his direction as CEO, Weber Shandwick was a “Standout” Agency on the prestigious Ad Age Agency A-List in 2017 and 2018, and was named to Ad Age’s Best Places to Work list in 2019. Weber Shandwick was also PRWeek’s Global Agency of the Year four years in a row (2015 to 2018) and The Holmes Report‘s Global Agency of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2017.
Andy has a deep passion for client service and collaboration. He led the development of Weber Shandwick’s Client Relationship Leader program, which was featured as a Harvard Business School case study.
Andy sits on the Board of Directors for The Ad Council and the Board of Trustees for the VNA Health Group, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit independent providers of home health, hospice and community-based care.
Prior to his roles with IPG, Andy was a municipal reporter for the Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, PA, a business and feature writer for the Princeton Packet in Princeton, NJ, and a sportswriter at The Trentonian in Trenton, NJ.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and sits on the TCNJ Foundation Board of Directors.