March 20, 2013
, one of the world's leading communications firms, was named
EMEA Consultancy of the Year
, a leading publication in the global public relations industry. The recognition encompasses the entire
region and headlines a list of
individual geographic honors
. Also recognized are Ketchum's
, which was named African Consultancy of the Year, and
, which were finalists for Mediterranean Consultancy of the Year and Russian Consultancy of the Year, respectively. The awards will be presented
as part of the 2013 EMEA SABRE Awards.
Of the award,
editor-in-chief and CEO
wrote, "Ketchum can credibly claim to be the largest public relations agency in the EMEA region, with 29 offices and 29 affiliates providing comprehensive regional coverage." Holmes also cited the firm's strength in developed markets like
and the U.K., as well as "impressive growth" in emerging markets like
Ketchum senior partner and CEO
's analysis underscores many aspects of our network that position us well for the future – award-winning client work, strong new business success, depth in all major and emerging markets, and scale that makes us the market leader. This honor is an important and highly visible validation of how we operate."
, Ketchum senior partner and president of
, added, "This recognition reflects the hard work, innovation and commitment of Ketchum colleagues in EMEA and beyond. I'd like to personally congratulate and thank all of the clients, colleagues and business partners who make our continued success possible."
These award wins follow a number of high honors bestowed to Ketchum in 2012. Last year, Ketchum was honored with the European Excellence Award for
Agency of the Year
and was named
Large Consultancy of the Year
at the inaugural Golden Hedgehog Awards. Ketchum and IBM took home the
Best of Silver Anvil Award
Platinum SABRE Award
for the best campaign of the year, and Ketchum won more Silver Anvils and Americas SABRE Awards than any other firm, with 10 total Anvils and six Gold SABRE Awards. Earlier this year, Ketchum and its clients took home three
About the SABRE Awards
SABRE awards are bestowed annually and are presented for Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation. Diamond SABREs recognize the increased contribution public relations is making in the C-suite, Gold SABREs recognize the best programs in specific brand-building and reputation management categories, and Silver SABREs focus on superior content creation. The Holmes Group exists to provide competitive insight and intelligence to public relations professionals. Products include consulting services, customized research, industry white papers, a weekly newsletter,
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