Charting The Industry: A Seat at the Table: The Rise of the CCO

Good news for communications executives: A study released by Weber Shandwick, in conjunction with Spencer Stuart and KRC Research, reveals a positive correlation between a

company's corporate communications organization and its ranking on Fortune's "World Most Admired Companies" list. Specifically, the study shows that chief communications

officers (CCOs)--or the executives who lead companies' corporate communications departments--are integral to positively impacting a company's reputation.