ICCO announced 2019 Global Awards winners and Hall of Fame inductee

The annual ICCO Global Awards saw winners take away awards in 26 categories at an event which celebrated the best of global communications.

The black-tie event brought together leading communications experts from across the globe at The Savoy in London on the evening of 3rd December and was hosted by television and radio broadcaster Nikki Bedi.

Elise Mitchell, Founder and Chairman, Mitchell Communications Group was revealed as the 37th inductee into the ICCO Hall of Fame, an accolade that celebrates exceptional contribution to the PR Industry. The acknowledgement is reserved for a select group that have enhanced the discipline and expanded the scope of public relations activity globally.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Individual Awards

PR Leader of the Year

Barbara Bates, Global CEO, Hotwire Global


Rising Star of the Year

Rishitu Amarnani, Vice President – Integrated Media, Current Global


Team Awards


Regional Network of the Year – AMERICAS



Regional Network of the Year – ASIA PACIFIC

Weber Shandwick


Regional Network of the Year – EMEA

H+K Strategies


Independent Consultancy of the Year – Americas

WE Communications


Independent Consultancy of the Year – Asia Pacific

RICE Communications


Independent Consultancy of the Year – EMEA



World’s Best Campaigns

B2B Award

Hotwire Global

Leading the world to 5G


Cross Culture Award

ORTA Consulting

New future for Khanty people in Western Siberia


Broadcast Award

Markettiers & APCO Worldwide

Papal Visit to UAE


Crisis and Issues Management Award

Genesis BCW

PNB back on track


Digital and New Media Award


Search For Engineers’ Digital Intelligence


Employee Communications Award

Milk & Honey PR


Event, Launch or Stunt Award

FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Samsung Mobile Couture with Samsung


Financial Services Award


#AcceptanceMatters with Mastercard


Health Award


For KMSZ (University Hospital of Düsseldorf), “Life Lolli” Ketchum Pleon and BBDO Group Germany


Influencer Marketing Award

Kurio The Social Media Age(ncy)




Lifestyle Award

Pro-Vision Communications

The All-Russian Initiative “Vote For Your Skating Rink” (with Nivea)


Media relations

DNA Brand Architects

For Lion Lager – Ilobola Nge Bhubesi (with ABinBev)


Not-For-Profit Award

FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Writing a global wrong in LGBT+ Media (with Thomson Reuters Foundation)


Public Affairs Award

Intelday Solutions

Air Quality Group


Purpose Award


For P&G Gillette, “We Believe” Ketchum (as part of MMK+) and Grey


Strategy and Evaluation in a Campaign Award


Search for Engineer’s Digital Intelligence


Technology Award

FleishmanHillard Fishburn

Samsung Mobile Couture with Samsung


Transport and Automotive Award

Value360 INDIA

No calm before the storm! (with MG Motor India)