ICCO reveals 2019 Global Awards shortlist



The International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO) has unveiled a shortlist of world-leading agencies, in-house teams, and professionals for its 2019 Global Awards.

The Global Awards celebrate outstanding of PR practice from across the world. This year, entries for the 27 awards came from more than 30 countries and were judged by an international panel of experts spanning four continents.

The black-tie awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, 3rd December, at The Savoy, London. The prestigious ceremony will unite PR professionals from a diverse range of cultures and countries for a night of networking and celebration. The event will be hosted by broadcaster and journalist Ayesha Hazarika MBE.

Chair of Judges, Loretta Ahmed, CEO, Grayling Middle East: “Once again we’ve had a stellar set of entries into this year’s ICCO awards. Work from so many countries around the world showed the judges time and again the power of storytelling done well in many different contexts. Winning agencies are to be commended on the dedication to stand-out creativity and flawless execution, with campaign measurement in particular improving year on year. In many categories the winners secured their award by a fraction of a point, proving the quality of all agencies shortlisted. So, to every agency that was shortlisted and made it to the screens of judges around the world we commend you!”

If you would like to book a seat or table at the event, please contact pehlu.ghotra@iccopr.com.

If you are interested in sponsoring a category and presenting an award on the night, please contact rob.morbin@iccopr.com.

The shortlisted candidates and campaigns are:

World’s Best PR Campaigns

Transport and Automotive Award

Newington – The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA)
Value360 – No calm before the storm! (with MG Motor India)

Technology Award

APCO Worldwide – #BestOfBothWorlds (with Majorel)
FleishmanHillard Fishburn – Samsung Mobile Couture (with Samsung)
Netprofile Finland Oy – Search for Engineer’s Digital Intelligence

Strategy and Evaluation in a Campaign Award

Genesis BCW – Marie Gold MyStartup (with Britannia)
Netprofile Finland Oy – Search for Engineer’s Digital Intelligence

Purpose Award

Avian Media Pvt. Ltd. (AvianWE) – Dettol Banega Swachh Bharat (with RB)
Genesis BCW – Barbershop Girls: #ShavingStereotypes (with Gillette)
Ketchum – We Believe (with Gillette)
Ketchum – Viva La Vulva (with Essity Libresse)
Ketchum – Ariel: Sons share the load (with Procter & Gamble)
Netprofile – Not on our watch! (with SomeBuddy)
Orta Consulting – New future for khanty people in Western Siberia (with LUKOIL)

Public Affairs Award

Avian Media Pvt. Ltd. (AvianWE) – Generating healthy tourism-based livelihood opportunities tourism destinations of Northeast India (with Airbnb India)
BECG – Give Us a Chance (GUAC)
Intelday Solutions – Air Quality Group
Newington – The Licensed Taxi Drivers’ Association (LTDA)

Not-For-Profit Award

BECG – Give Us a Chance (GUAC)
FleishmanHillard Fishburn – Writing a global wrong in LGBT+ Media (with Thomson Reuters Foundation)
H+K Strategies – World Humanitarian Day 2019: 24 Stories with 24 Women Humanitarians (with United Nations)

Media Relations Award

DNA Brand Architects (South Africa) – Lion Lager – Ilobola Nge Bhubesi (with ABinBev)
Hotwire Global – Leading the world with 5G (with Qualcomm)
Pro-Vision Communications – The All-Russian Initiative “Vote for Your Skating Rink” (with Nivea)
SPN Communications – Turkstream

Lifestyle Award

FleishmanHillard Fishburn – Samsung Mobile Couture (with Samsung)
Pro-Vision Communications – The All-Russian Initiative “Vote For Your Skating Rink” (with Nivea)

Influencer Marketing Award

Competence S.r.l. – If you are expecting a child, alcohol can wait (with Assobira)
Kurio The Social Media Age(ncy) – #SurfaceTheWomen (with Microsoft)
MWWPR – A man’s best friend/ My Wahl Cut (with Wahl)

Healthcare Award

Allison + Partners – Live your best life with type 1 (with DEXCOM)
H+K Strategies – Vaccinate for life (with GSK)
Ketchum – Life Lolli (with The University Hospital Düsseldorf
Ketchum – Viva La Vulva! (with Essity Libresse)

Financial Services Award

BECG – Ageas, the crew behind you – (with Ageas)
Genesis BCW – PNB Back on track (with Punjab National Bank)
H+K Strategies – DO Black: The Carbon Emission Limit Credit Card (with Doconomy)
Ketchum – #AcceptanceMatters (with Mastercard)

Event, Launch or Stunt Award

FleishmanHillard Fishburn – Samsung Mobile Couture (with Samsung)
Ketchum – #AcceptanceMatters (with Mastercard)
Weber Shandwick – Do you think yoga can sell more truck lubricants? (with Castrol)

Best Employee Communications Awards

Milk and Honey PR

Digital and New Media Award

APCO Worldwide – #BestOfBothWorlds (with Majorel)
LESENSKY.CZ – Barbora Poláková
Netprofile – Unlocking mysterious business of 5G (with DNA)
Netprofile Finland Oy – Search for Engineer’s Digital Intelligence

Crisis and Issues Management Award

Genesis BCW – PNB Back on track (with Punjab National Bank)
Netprofile – Surviving international cyber-attack – (with Mobimus)

Broadcast Award

Markettiers – Papal Visit to UAE

Best cross-cultural campaign

ORTA Consulting – New future for Khanty people in Western Siberia (with LUKOIL)

B2B Award

APCO Worldwide – #BestOfBothWorlds (with Majorel)
Hotwire Global – LEADING THE WORLD TO 5G (with Qualcomm)

Individual Awards

PR Leader of the Year

Barbara Bates, Global CEO, Hotwire Global
Lubomir Alamanov, Managing Partner, SiteMedia Ltd.

Rising Star of the Year

Rishitu Amarnani, Vice President – Integrated Media, Current Global
Boyan Ivanovich, CEO, Intelday Solutions
Jess Ballinger, Associate Partner, Milk and Honey PR

Team Awards

Independent Consultancy of the Year – Americas

Imagem Corporativa Comunicação Ltda
WE Communications

Independent Consultancy of the Year – Asia Pacific

RICE Communications

Independent Consultancy of the Year – EMEA

BECG
SiteMedia Ltd.
Ballou PR

Regional Network of the Year – AMERICAS

FleishmanHillard
WE Communications

Regional Network of the Year – ASIA PACIFIC

WE Communications
Weber Shandwick

Regional Network of the Year – EMEA

FleishmanHillard
H+K Strategies

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