Congratulations to all our entrants for such a strong selection in both the global campaigns and the individual and team Awards. Those that have been shortlisted demonstrated something extra and impressed the judges by showing effectiveness, impact, and results.

The shortlisted candidates and campaigns are:

World’s Best PR Campaigns

Transport and Automotive Award

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

Technology Award

APCO Worldwide – #BestOfBothWorlds (with Majorel)
FleishmanHillard Fishburn London – Samsung Mobile Couture (with Samsung)
Netprofile – Search For Engineer’s Digital Intelligence (with Nitor)

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 – For P&G Gillette: We Believe (Ketchum (as part of MMK+) and Grey
Ketchum – For Essity Libresse: Viva La Vulva! (Ketchum, AMVBBDO and Somesuch)
Ketchum – For P&G Ariel: Sons share the load (Ketchum Sampark and FCB India)
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 – For KMSZ (University Hospital of Düsseldorf) : Life Lolli (Ketchum Pleon and BBDO Group Germany)
Ketchum – For Essity Libresse: Viva La Vulva! (Ketchum, AMVBBDO and Somesuch)

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)
Current Global – Do you think yoga can sell more truck lubricants?

Best Employee Communications Award

Milk & 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 – Search For Engineer’s Digital Intelligence (with Nitor)

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 & APCO Worldwide  – 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 & 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