Fleishman-Hillard Named in Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work”

Fleishman-Hillard International Communications has been named in Advertising Age’s 2012 “Best Places to Work.” This third annual report ranks Fleishman-Hillard number 25 out of 40 top marketing and media companies. Fleishman-Hillard was recognized for a collaborative culture that leverages its collective knowledge to ensure all client needs are met, from anywhere in the world. It is the only top five global public relations firm to rank among top 25 marketing and media companies.

To be considered by Advertising Age, competing firms with more than 50 full-time employees were required to participate in a dual-component survey. Each company completed a survey detailing hiring practices, benefits and pay. This accounted for 40 percent of a company’s score. In addition, all full-time U.S. employees were asked to complete a separate independent survey. This survey accounted for 60 percent of a company’s score and was conducted by Buck Consultants, Advertising Age’s research partner. For 2012 honors, more than 185 firms applied and more than 100 completed both rounds.

“I speak for our global management team when I say how gratified we are to have this prestigious third-party validation of our very special culture,” said Dave Senay, Fleishman-Hillard president and CEO. “We have long been focused on hiring exceptional talent and providing them with the best professional experience of their career. This was also reinforced in the results of our annual Employee Engagement Survey, as well as our being named for the third straight year in the National Association of Female Executives’ (NAFE) ‘Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.’”

“We are very glad that the agency’s strong corporate culture was once again recognized by the professional community. This recognition of our brand as an employer is especially valuable, considering the wide scope of the research and number of applicants” – Elena Fadeeva, General Director of Fleishman-Hillard Vanguard commented.