Weber Shandwick EMEA Scoops Seven Awards at the EMEA SABRE and PRWeek Global Shows in London

Thursday 23 May, 2019

This week, Weber Shandwick teams in Johannesburg, London, Manchester and Stockholm, in partnership with their clients won a total of seven campaign category honours at the PRWeek Global Awards and The Holmes Report’s 2019 EMEA SABRE Awards.

In addition, the Weber Shandwick teams in Belgium, France and The Netherlands, led respectively by Nora Lawton and Monica Vicente Cristina, Eloi Asseline and Hafida Abahai-Almarini, were named by The Holmes Report as France/Benelux Consultancy of the Year.

Tim Sutton, Chairman, EMEA & Asia Pacific, Weber Shandwick commented: “Once again, our colleagues have done us proud. The shortlists represent so much incredible work from the industry and to be named a category winner remains a true achievement, in every sense of the word. We owe a debt of gratitude to our clients who continue to place their trust and confidence in us to deliver counsel and integrated solutions to today’s communications challenges.”

PRWeek Global winners:

Corporate and Social Responsibility AND Global Citizenship: The Christmas Advert that Never Was for Iceland Foods Ltd
Weber Shandwick Manchester

Issues and Crisis: Cyber-Crime: a campaign that didn’t add up for HSBC UK
Weber Shandwick London in partnership with That Lot, London

Gold EMEA SABRE winners:

Crisis Management: The Cape Town Water Emergency: from crisis to opportunity for South African Tourism
Led by Weber Shandwick Johannesburg

Business-to-Business Marketing: The Out of Home Project for Clear Channel
Prime Weber Shandwick in Stockholm

Cause-Related Marketing: The Christmas Advert that Never Was for Iceland Foods Ltd
Weber Shandwick Manchester

Consumer Products: Cyber-Crime: a campaign that didn’t add up for HSBC UK
Weber Shandwick London in partnership with That Lot, London

Debating the Impact of Technology at In2 EMEA

During the annual In2 EMEA Innovation Summit, Weber Shandwick hosted “Expect the Unexpected,” a panel discussion focused on the impact of technology on consumers, clients and communications. Managing Director, Strategy & Insight for Weber Shandwick, Pats McDonald was joined on stage by special guests Carola Schaub, Vice President, Communications, IBM Europe and Emma Staples, Senior Social Media Manager, HSBC UK for a discussion with Paul Holmes on this core question: if volatility is the new normal, how will some of the key tensions play out in the world of data, commerce and communications?

The panel discussed a number of points including the role and application of AI and authenticity versus ever more credible fakes; issues that will coexist throughout 2019 and beyond, requiring all brands to think hard about how they behave in a world of managed tensions and complexities.