Shortlist for ICCO Global Awards 2016 announced

The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has announced the shortlisted nominees for ICCO Global Awards 2016. Taking place on December 1, 2016 in London, the award nominees include Cohn & Wolfe for ‘Regional Network of the Year – EMEA’, Instinctif Partners for ‘Regional Independent Constultany of the Year – EMEA’ as well as House of Comms and Grayling for ‘World’s Best PR Campaign – Media Relations.’

“The ICCO Global Awards is an opportunity for the PR and communications industry to showcase the way in which the discipline can achieve real results through powerful outcomes,” says Charlene Corrin, General Manager, International Communications Consultancy Organisation. “An international jury reviews campaigns and teams from around the world, with a true focus on measurement and effectiveness. This year a number of campaigns were entered from the Middle East region, but the stand out work which has made the shortlist came from Grayling and House of Comms, both members of PRCA MENA.”

Cohn & Wolfe welcomes Kate Joynes-Burgess

International brand communications agency Cohn & Wolfe has appointed Kate Joynes-Burgess as its new Head of Digital and Integrated Marketing for the UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With 15 years of experience in digital communications Kate most recently worked as Head of Digital, EMEA, at Weber Shandwick, where she consulted on and delivered digital products for corporate, non-profic, CSR and public affairs clients across the region.

In her new London-based role, Kate will be responsible for driving Cohn & Wolfe’s digital transformation as well as building its capability in creative, integrated marketing communications. Kate will also be in charge of building closer collaboration and partnerships with the wider EMEA Digital Innovation Group.

“In the last five years, Cohn & Wolfe has invested significantly in digital,” says Scott Wilson, CEO, UK and Managing Director, EMEA. “Kate’s arrival reflects our growing capabilities and ambitions in digital and social media, as well as the wider integrated and content marketing space. She is a fantastic operator and has a strong track record in guiding clients and businesses in the UK and internationally through the rapidly evolving digital commercial marketplace.”

Kate adds, “Cohn & Wolfe has a rich pedigree in insights-driven creative communications and is already receiving acclaim for its innovative, content-led digital work. I’m relishing the opportunity to build on this strong platform for growth, leveraging my own digital expertise and strategic approach to social media, content marketing and online relationship management.”