PR firm Weber Shandwick MENA was named 2017 Agency of the Year for the second year running by the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) at their annual awards ceremony in Dubai on Wednesday, 6th December.
Taking home an unprecedented ten honours at the ceremony, Weber Shandwick MENA was awarded accolades across its regional offices, for its inspiring and innovative work throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Along with the prestigious Agency of the Year award, the agency also took home gold awards in the ‘Young Communicator of the Year’, ‘Corporate Reputation and Image’, ‘Crisis Communications’, ‘Best in Country’ for their Kuwait office, and ‘Social Responsibility and Environmental PR’ categories.
Other wins were Silver awards in the ‘Best Use of Digital’ and ‘Financial Communications’ categories, along with a Bronze accolade in the ‘Healthcare’ category.
The Middle East Public Relations Awards Program is an annual celebration of creativity and innovation in the public relations and communication industry, with nineteen categories recognising the achievements of agencies, in-house teams and individuals over the last twelve months. Honourees are selected by an independent industry panel, based on creativity, effectiveness and results achieved.
Ziad Hasbani, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick MENA, commented: “To win an incredible ten awards at this year’s MEPRA awards, and of course, to be recognized as Agency of the Year, is a great achievement for all of us here at Weber Shandwick MENA. This year we received honours across many of our MENA offices, with not only our clients and our work winning awards, but most importantly, our people. This really is testament to our commitment to our clients, creativity, collaboration and a workplace culture that inspires greatness.”