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Philip Elwood Appointed Senior Vice President, Ipsos Public Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Public relations professionals now have a better way to connect with strategic insights, thanks to a recent hire by Ipsos Public Affairs. Philip Elwood has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, with a focus on guiding clients in the public relations sector. He will report to Clifford Young, President of Ipsos Public Affairs in the U.S.

In this newly created position, Elwood will play a key role in building partnerships with PR firms, think tanks, and trade associations. He is also responsible for increasing Ipsos’ media exposure and raising brand awareness in Washington and throughout the U.S.

“Adding Philip to the Public Affairs team will help us meet the demanding needs that public relations professionals face. As a seasoned executive with over 15 years in the industry, he brings expertise that is truly top notch,” says Clifford Young, announcing the appointment.

Elwood joins Ipsos from Levick, where he was a Vice President for three years. While there, he provided high level strategic council to corporate, government, and crisis clients. Before that, he served as a Vice President at Brown Lloyd James and Deputy Communications Director for LawMedia Group. He began his career at the United States Senate.

“Whether for business development purposes, to devise and implement campaigns, or for crisis management, firms in the PR sector rely on data-driven insights,” adds Elwood. “And it’s through long-term, strategic partnerships that we will be able to better deliver this. I’m excited about the opportunities ahead.”

Philip Elwood holds a Master of Science in Social and Public Communications from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Georgetown University.

He is based in Ipsos’ Washington, D.C. office.

For more information on this news release please contact:

Elen Alexov
Director, Marketing Services
Ipsos in North America
(778) 373-5136

About Ipsos

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With offices in 87 countries, Ipsos delivers insightful expertise across five research specializations: brand, advertising and media, customer loyalty, marketing, public affairs research, and survey management.

Ipsos researchers assess market potential and interpret market trends. They develop and build brands. They help clients build long-term relationships with their customers. They test advertising and study audience responses to various media and they measure public opinion around the globe.

Ipsos has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1999 and generated global revenues €1,669.5 ($2,218.4 million) in 2014.

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Elen Alexov
Director, Marketing Services,
North America