THE 2017 WINNERS


THE PROSPECT GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

Sponsored By: Prospect

Consultancy Category:

  • John Bailey, Managing Director, Ketchum Singapore – WINNER > click for details
  • Sunil John, Chief Executive Officer, ASDA’A Burson Marsteller
  • Scott Kronick, President and CEO Asia Pacific, Ogilvy Public Relations

In-House Category:

  • Kristen Foster, Director of Government Relations, eBay Australia, Japan and SE Asia
  • Fahad Qadir, Director Public Affairs & Communications, The Coca-Cola Export Corporation Pakistan
  • Whitney Foard Small, Group Director, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Thai Union Group – WINNER > click for details

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By: House of Rose Professional

Shortlist:

  • Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club – WINNER > click for details
  • Debbie Ngarewa-Packer, Te Runanga O Ngati Ruanui Trust
  • Stella Chiu & Chi-Wai Lai

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR POLICYMAKER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By: Food Industry Asia

Shortlist:

  • Pak Iman Pambagyo, Indonesian Ministry of Trade: Shepherding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership negotiations. – WINNER > click for details
  • Yuriko Koike, Governor of Tokyo: Leading Tokyo Politics in an Unprecedented Manner
  • Nick Xenophon, Senate of Australia: Shepherding new rules regarding media reform

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Sponsored By: EON – The stakeholder relations group

One Corporate Citizenship award will be presented in each of the following regional sub-categories:

Australasia and New Zealand

Shortlist:

  • ClubsNSW: Refugee Employment Support Program
  • Pfizer Oncology: Through My Eyes (with BlueCurrent Group Hong Kong/FleishmanHillard Singapore) – WINNER > click for details

Greater China

Shortlist:

  • L’Oréal China and Burson-Marsteller China: 20 Years of Adventures in Beauty
  • Pfizer Oncology: Through My Eyes (with BlueCurrent Group Hong Kong/FleishmanHillard Singapore) – WINNER > click for details
  • Wrigley Confectionery (China) Limited: Wrigley China Anti-Littering Education Campaign

South East Asia

Shortlist:

  • GSK Consumer Healthcare: Allied Against Dengue – WINNER > click for details
  • Pfizer Oncology: Through My Eyes (with BlueCurrent Group Hong Kong/FleishmanHillard Singapore)
  • Shell Companies in the Philippines: Shell’s Movement Against Malaria – Towards a malariafree Philippines

India and South Asia

Shortlist:

  • Essilor International: Making Vision Count in India
  • ICICI Bank: ICICI Bank’s CSR programme through its ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth
  • Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific: Toilets Change Lives India – WINNER > click for details

Japan and Korea

Shortlist:

  • Pfizer Oncology: Through My Eyes (with BlueCurrent Group Hong Kong/FleishmanHillard Singapore)
  • LIXIL Corporation: Tackling the sanitation crisis – WINNER > click for details

The Middle East

Shortlist:

  • ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: “The Middle East: A Region Divided”  – The Ninth Annual Arab Youth Survey 2017
  • INJAZ Al-Arab: Expand Your Horizon
  • Memac Ogilvy: Volkswagen The Human Crossing – WINNER > click for details

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR BROADCAST AND VIDEO

Shortlist:

  • ANZ Bank New Zealand: Donating is about more than remembering – ANZ’s sponsorship of the Returned Serviceman’s Association’s “Poppy Day” appeal
  • Echo Myanmar:  Lighting the Way Forward – WINNER > click for details
  • Standard Chartered Bank & Merchantcantos: Vishal’s Story & Jeremy’s Story

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR COUNTRY AND TRADE PROMOTION

Sponsored By: MHP Communications

Shortlist:

  • American Chamber of Commerce in Thailand: Reforming The Royal Thai Customs Laws
  • Genesis Burson Marsteller + Education New Zealand: From Volume to Value
  • Taiwan External Trade Development Council: Meet Taiwan WINNER > click for details

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Sponsored By: The Media Village

Shortlist:

  • ICICI Bank: Love Digital in the Times of Demonetisation WINNER > click for details
  • SAP APJ: Super Awesome People. Our Journey to Becoming an Employer of Choice – HIGHLY COMMENDED
  • Text100 Australia: Outthink Melanoma

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

Sponsored By: AmCham China

Shortlist:

  • ItzCash Card Ltd: Introducing a World beyond Wallets (with Adfactors)
  • Cigna International Markets: Live Well: 2017 Cigna 360 Well-Being Survey WINNER > click for details
  • ICICI Bank: Love Digital in the Times of Demonetisation

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

The Gold Standard Award for Digital Communications

Shortlist:

  • Edelman India: #ReleaseThePressure – Mirinda
  • Weber Shandwick: Crazy for Cranberries – The Taste of Thanksgiving in China WINNER > click for details
  • Weber Shandwick: Warner Bros. Asks Chinese Kids “Where do Babies Come From?”

The Gold Standard Award for Social Media Communications

Shortlist:

  • ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: New ways to connect with #AvayaEngage  WINNER > click for details
  • Weber Shandwick: Crazy for Cranberries – The Taste of Thanksgiving in China
  • Weber Shandwick: Warner Bros. Asks Chinese Kids “Where do Babies Come From?”

The Gold Standard Award for Integrated Communications

  • Adfactors: ICICI Bank – Love Digital In The Times Of Demonetisation
  • ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller: Dubai Font – A New Form of Expression
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in China: China’s Cyber Insecurity  WINNER > click for details

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored By: 21ST CENTURY FOX

Shortlist:

  • The Australian Office Taipei: “Land Down Under” – Working Holiday Makers’ Photography Competition  WINNER > click for details
  • The EU Mission to ASEAN: People of ASEAN – Celebrating human joy, bringing public diplomacy to the ground (working with Edelman)
  • Kurt Tong and The US Consulate General in Hong Kong

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT

The Shortlist:

  • Nestlé China: Enabling Employees as Creating Shared Value Ambassadors
  • SAP: Super Awesome People. Our Journey to Becoming an Employer of Choice  WINNER > click for details
  • Shell Companies in the Philippines: Digitizing Communications for the Shell Millennial Generation

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Sponsored By: APCO Worldwide

The Shortlist:

  • Airbnb, Inc.: Airbnb Gets the Green Light in Japan WINNER > click for details
  • The American Chamber of Commerce in China: China’s Cyber Insecurity
  • Volvo Group: Global Sustainable Infrastructure and Connectivity Summit and Volvo Group’s White Paper on Transport Solutions and Connectivity (with Ruder Finn)

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By: Edelman

Shortlist:

  • ANZ Bank New Zealand: Telling our story in a world where companies & media aren’t trusted – the creation of a Corporate Affairs team with a newsroom at its heart WINNER > click for details
  • LIXIL Corporation: Building a Global Team in Japan
  • Shell Companies in the Philippines: Digitizing Communications for the Shell Millennial Generation

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR ISSUES MANAGEMENT AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Sponsored By: CS&A International

Shortlist:

  • Man Wah Holdings Limited: MW vs MWR – Battle of Reputation (with SPRG)
  • Maverick: “Working Under Fire, Strikes, Riots And Flash Floods, 2,000 Meters Up In A Remote Jungle  WINNER > click for details
  • State Bank of India: Assuaging the public on demonetisation woes (with Adfactors)
  • Thai Union Group PCL: Addressing investigations and criticisms in sustainability of seafood supply chains

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR NGO ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored By: Weber Shandwick

Shortlist: 

  • The Coca-Cola Export Corporation, Pakistan Branch: Women Entrepreneurship Program by Kashf Foundation and Coca-Cola Pakistan
  • FleishmanHillard: School for Justice
  • Golin Taiwan: HIV – Overcoming the Fear of the Test WINNER > click for details
  • The Mekong Club: Fighting The Business Of Slavery

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Sponsored By: Landmark Public Affairs

Shortlist: 

  • Airbnb, Inc.: Airbnb Gets the Green Light in Japan WINNER > click for details
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare: Allied Against Dengue
  • SAP Asia: SAP-ASEAN Foundation Partnership

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored By: North Head

Shortlist: 

  • Changi Airport Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd: Changi Airport – Increasing Mind Share to Stay on Top
  • Edelman India: Bringing Focus on Uncorrected Refractive Error – for Essilor
  • GSK Consumer Healthcare: Allied Against Dengue WINNER > click for details
  • Singapore Business Federation: Position Paper for a Vibrant Singapore

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Sponsored By: PR Newswire

CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR: GREATER CHINA

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CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR: INDIA AND SOUTH ASIA

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CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR: KOREA AND JAPAN

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CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR: THE MIDDLE EAST

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CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR: SOUTH EAST ASIA

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SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

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NEW CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

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REGIONAL NETWORK OF THE YEAR

Shortlist:

  • Hill+Knowlton Strategies Asia-Pacific
  • Newgate Communications 
  • Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific WINNER > click for more