PRWeek Global Awards launch; Jonathan Adashek to chair jury

Global auto communications executive Jonathan Adashek will head a star-studded jury to identify transformative work that crosses global territories as well as the best work in the regions - with six new categories added this year.

There are six new categories in the 2019 PRWeek Global Awards.
There are six new categories in the 2019 PRWeek Global Awards.

LONDON: Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi’s lead global communicator Jonathan Adashek will be chair of judges for the sixth PRWeek Global Awards, which launch today.

This year’s awards feature a total of 33 categories covering campaigns, global PR programmes, agencies, and individuals in both in-house and consultancy roles.

The early bird entry deadline for entries is Thursday, 17 January 2019; the awards will be presented at the Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square in Mayfair, London on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.

This year, there are six new categories: Best Agency in Asia-Pacific, Best Agency in Middle East/Africa, Best Agency in LATAM, Best Professional in Asia-Pacific, Best PR Professional in Middle East/Africa, and Best PR Professional in LATAM.

"Rather than launching endless regional events that dilute the value of industry honors, we’re doubling down on regional work within our high-profile and well-established global awards," said Steve Barrett, VP, editorial director, PRWeek. "These awards celebrate the best campaigns, people, and organisations in cross-region communications and the best work in individual international markets."

The awards are open to in-house marketing and PR departments, agencies, consultancies, and the individuals who work within them. Campaign categories are open to local work in addition to activations that crosses national or regional borders.

An elite panel of judges from across the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, LATAM, Middle East, Americas, and Africa will review and score each entry submitted.

If you would like to be considered for the 2019 judging panel, submit your nomination here

Jury chair Adashek was named alliance global VP, communications at Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi in February this year, overseeing a global team from the auto behemoth's HQ in Paris. The alliance boasted sales in excess of 10.6 million units last year.

As part of his role, Adashek also manages communications for Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of the alliance, and other senior executives. He initially joined Nissan in Japan in September 2015 as global VP of communications and CCO.

Prior to Nissan, Adashek served in Seattle in the U.S. as GM of communications strategy at Microsoft. Before that, he was a global client relationship manager at Edelman.

He has also advised government officials on thought leadership, transitional change, and strategy building at the United States Treasury Department and the 2004 Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign. He began his career at the White House, in the office of the staff secretary.

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