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WTC Memorial Foundation Selects Companies to Manage Tour

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World Trade Center Memorial Foundation Selects Three Interpublic Group Companies to Manage U.S. Tour

Octagon, Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton Worldwide Help Raise Awareness and
Funds for WTC Memorial and Museum

NEW YORK, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Trade Center Memorial
Foundation has selected a team of three sister agencies within The
Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG) - Octagon, Weber Shandwick and Jack Morton
Worldwide - to help plan and execute its U.S. outreach tour for the WTC
Memorial and Museum. This selection reflects the Foundation's significant
progress in building the Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero.
"Our national campaign represents a great opportunity to engage the
American public in building a national tribute," said Memorial Foundation
President Joe Daniels. "We look forward to the professional support of
these experienced agencies to help us reach as many people as possible in
every corner of the country. Building the Memorial is about bringing people
together and we believe the national tour will help unite thousands of
people to support our cause."
The Foundation's tour will feature an interactive exhibit that
commemorates the events of September 11, 2001 and shows the strides being
made in New York's rebuilding effort. The tour will also further increase
the country's awareness of the WTC Memorial and Museum, and help raise
funds needed for the project's success.
"We are proud to be working with the Foundation on this historic
national project," said Harris Diamond, CEO of the Constituency Management
Group of The Interpublic Group. "The Memorial and the Museum will be
important historical institutions, not just for New Yorkers, but for people
around the country and across the globe. Our team is honored to work on
behalf of the Foundation, and we look forward to helping them accomplish
their goals."
The selection was approved Tuesday by World Trade Center Memorial
Foundation Chairman Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Foundation's Board
of Directors.
About the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation
The World Trade Center Memorial Foundation, Inc. is the not-for-profit
corporation founded in 2005 to realize the Memorial quadrant at the World
Trade Center site. The Foundation will raise the funds, oversee the design,
and operate the Memorial and Museum located on 8 of the 16 acres of the
The Memorial will remember and honor the thousands of people who died
in the horrific attacks of February 26th, 1993 and September 11th, 2001.
The design, "Reflecting Absence," created by Michael Arad and Peter Walker
consists of two pools that reside in the footprints of the original Twin
Towers surrounded by a plaza of oak trees. The Arad/Walker design was
selected from a design competition which included more than 5,000 entrants
from 63 nations.
The Museum will communicate key messages that embrace both the
specificity and the universal implications of the events of 9/11; document
the impact of those events on individuals lives as well as on local,
national, and international communities, and explore the legacy of 9/11 for
a world increasingly defined by global interdependency.
Donations can be made through the Foundation's website, and more
information on the Foundation can be found at http://www.buildthememorial.org or
by calling 1-877-WTC-GIVE.
About Octagon
Octagon is one of the world's leading sports and entertainment event
marketing companies with global expertise in consulting, athletes &
personalities, event management, property representation, marketing
solutions, licensing and merchandising, talent procurement and television
rights and production. As part of The Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), one of
the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing
services, Octagon employs more than 1,000 people in 60 offices around the
world. For further information please visit: http://www.octagon.com
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is one of the world's leading global public relations
firms with offices in major media, business and government capitals around
the world. The firm specializes in strategic marketing communications,
media relations, public affairs, reputation and issues management, and
offers corporate communications counseling services. Weber Shandwick also
provides specialized integrated services including Web relations, advocacy
advertising, market research and visual communications. In 2006, Weber
Shandwick was named Large PR Firm of the Year (PR News U.S.), European
Consultancy of the Year (The Holmes Report) and Network of the Year (Asia
Pacific PR Awards). The firm also won the United Nations Grand Award for
outstanding achievement in public relations. To learn more, please visit
Weber Shandwick is a unit of The Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG), which
is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and
marketing services companies.
About Jack Morton Worldwide
Jack Morton Worldwide is an experiential marketing agency that helps
clients around the world engage their most important audiences,
transforming awareness to insight, action and word of mouth advocacy. The
agency has received numerous awards for live events, branded environments,
interactive and digital experiences. In addition to creating experiential
campaigns to inspire employee, business and consumer audiences, Jack Morton
is the world's leading producer of award-winning celebrations that have
captured the imaginations of billions of people, including the 2004
Olympics in Athens and the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. Jack
Morton has a staff of 600 employees throughout the US, UK, Australia and
China, and is part of the Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (NYSE: IPG).
More information about Jack Morton is available online at
Jill Surdyka
Weber Shandwick
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