Agency of the Year awards honor PR firms in Asia

Edelman, Weber-Shandwick, Synergy Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Adfactors and Leo Burnett are among the PR agencies who won Agency of the Year titles in Campaign Asia-Pacific's Agency of the Year Awards.

Weber Shandwick China accepts its Gold award in Shanghai on 8 December

ASIA-PACIFIC - PRWeek sister publication Campaign Asia-Pacific named the winners of its Agency of the Year Awards this week in a series of events in Shanghai, Mumbai and Singapore.

The Agency of the Year programme, now in its 21st year, honours excellence across five sub-regions in Asia: Australia/New Zealand, Japan/Korea, Greater China, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Categories include creative, media, digital, PR and specialist agencies, as well as a number of individual/team categories.

In the PR category this year, Edelman won the greatest number of awards, taking Gold in Australia/New Zealand and five Silver or Bronze awards across other markets. Beyond that, the judges spread the awards around a variety of agencies. The other Gold winners are Weber Shandwick China, Synergy Hill+Knowlton Strategies Korea, Adfactors PR India and Leo Burnett Malaysia.

Here is the complete list of PR winners for the five regions:

Australia/New Zealand PR Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Edelman Public Relations Australia
  • Silver: Pulse Communications Australia
  • Bronze: Haystac Australia

Greater China PR Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Weber Shandwick China
  • Silver: Ogilvy Public Relations China
  • Bronze: BBDO Live China

Japan/Korea PR Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Synergy Hill+Knowlton Strategies Korea
  • Silver: Edelman Japan
  • Bronze: Edelman Korea

South Asia PR Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Adfactors PR India
  • Silver: Edelman India
  • Bronze: Leo Burnett / Arc Worldwide Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia PR Agency of the Year

  • Gold: Leo Burnett Malaysia
  • Silver: Edelman Malaysia
  • Bronze: Cohn & Wolfe Singapore
  • Bronze: Edelman Indonesia

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