PRCA MENA announces award winners

Winners of the PRCA MENA Awards have been announced following the conclusion of this year’s awards ceremony on February 21, 2018. Held at the Renaissance Hotel Downtown, the awards focused on recognising and celebrating the best of the best PR and communication campaigns, teams and individuals across the Middle East and North Africa.

Winners included Brazen for Best PR Campaign Media Relations and Small Agency of the Year, Seven Media for Large Agency of the Year and Best PR Campaign Digital, Hill+Knowlton Strategies for Best PR Campaign Business to Consumer, Markettiers for Best PR Campaign Results on a Budget and BPG Cohn & Wolfe for Best PR Campaign Influencer Relations. The awards also honoured Lauren Brush, Senior Communications Consultant at Active DMC for Rising Star of the Year and Lucy O’ Brien, General Manager at FleishmanHillard for PR Leader of the Year.

“It is a great pleasure to announce the winners of the PRCA MENA Awards 2018,” says Leanne Foy, General Manager, PRCA MENA. The breadth and depth of the campaigns, teams and individuals that we’ve seen this year demonstrates the strength of communications across the region.”

FleishmanHillard wins at SABRE Awards

The 13th EMEA SABRE Awards has announced FleishmanHillard as the Middle East PR Consultancy of the Year. The awards ceremony, which took place on May 23, 2017, recognises Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation & Engagement.

“In a disruptive and very competitive communications landscape, agencies are having to evolve just as fast to keep up with the pace of change,” says Jim Donaldson, Senior Partner, Regional Director, FleishmanHillard EMEA. “I am very proud of the team’s achievements in such a prolific region and their many successes in growing the business and identifying new opportunities. Our Middle East business is split evenly between local client work and international business, meaning that we have grown truly local roots, but have become an indispensable partner to several of the firm’s global clients.”


FleishmanHillard ME makes new appointment

Communications firm, FleishmanHillard Middle East has appointed Jared Carneson to the role of Regional Digital Director. Jared joined FleishmanHillard South Africa in 2012, where he worked as Senior Account Manager and most recently held the position of Global Social Innovative Lead, where he worked on building the digital and creative business units for the agency and with clients such as Barclays Africa, Dulux and Microsoft. In his new role, he will work on facilitating FleishmanHillard’s labs and intelligence streams across the agency’s portfolio of clients. He will also oversee and work on embedding digital as a part of the agency’s regional growth and expansion plan to increase their offerings to clients.

FleishmanHillard welcomes new Associate Director

Damian Brandy has joined FleishmanHillard’s Dubai office as Associate Director. A former journalist who has worked with publications in the UAE and the UK, Damian was most recently with APCO Worldwide as Associate Director where he managed signature clients including Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company. In his new position, Damian oversees FleishmanHillard’s clients including UBS, Jones Day, Bosch and Emerson.

“I’m delighted to be part of FleishmanHillard’s exciting growth in this region,” says Damian. “Globally, it’s an agency with a formidable reputation for crystal clear strategic thinking and rock solid execution across a network that is second to none. It’s a tremendous time to join the agency as It begins to really make its mark here, and I look forward to contributing to its future development.”

PRWeek UK Awards 2014 announce shortlist

The shortlisted entries for the PRWeek UK Awards 2014 have been revealed. The panel of judges will announce winners from the following categories  – Campaigns, Production & Promotion, Corporate & Public, People & Agencies and awards to be announced on the night, which include Lifetime Achievement and Campaign of the Year – sponsored by 4mediarelations. Included in the Peoples & Agencies category is the International Consultancy of the Year award, for which FleishmanHillard, Golin, Ketchum, Lewis PR and Weber Shandwick are shortlisted.

The winners will be announced on 14 October, in a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.


New Account Executive at FleishmanHillard

Tina Carter has joined FleishmanHillard as Account Executive. Tina will be responsible for supporting the team with media relations, events, messaging and placements for a growing list of clients.

“I’m excited to be working at a company that’s charting its own course in the region,” says Tina. “Working with such a forward-thinking team is motivating, and I look forward to getting into the thick of campaigns, and delivering the best for our clients across the GCC.”