2019 MEPRA Awards Winners Announced!

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MEPRA hosted its largest ever Awards edition this November with almost 500 guests in attendance, as 70 agencies and in-house communication team finalists battled it out to win across a record 47 categories. The Awards ceremony saw Brazen take home Small Agency of the Year and Four Communications Group win the coveted title of Large Agency of the Year.

The Small In-House Team of the Year went to Standard Chartered Bank and Large In-House Team of the Year was awarded to Mubadala Investment Group. A big winner for the night was Hill+Knowlton Strategies, taking home an impressive 19 awards, followed by Four Communications on 17. For the second year, there was less than 1% difference between the winner and second place for Large Agency of The Year, with Four Communications scoring 81.87% and Hill+Knowlton Strategies just behind them on 81.44%.

MEPRA also welcomed new winners this year, with Havas PR, LIGHTBLUE, iJordan, M&C SAATCHI PR, Masdar, Travelport, Standard Chartered, TBWA\RAAD, Landmark Group, Oman Oil Company / Orpic and Instinctif Partners all taking home MEPRA Awards for the first time.

This year marked the 11th edition of the MEPRA Awards, which celebrates and recognises the most impactful and creative campaigns in the Middle East.  Winners were awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze in each category during the black-tie gala at Atlantis, The Palm Dubai.

Nada Elbarshoumi from Weber Shandwick MENAT and Ameera Al Marzooqi from Emirates Global Aluminium were crowned The Dave Robinson Outstanding Young Communicators of the Year, for Agency and In-house respectively, and will each receive a MEPRA Academy scholarship. The prize includes eight complimentary training sessions from the 2019 MEPRA Academy calendar to assist with their continuous professional development.

The 2019 Chairman’s award was awarded to Bashar AlKadhi, CEO Hill+Knowlton Strategies METIA, for his outstanding contribution to the industry.

The MEPRA Awards sets benchmark for excellence across all areas of communications and shines a light on our brightest, boldest and bravest or our industry. It provides the chance for all practitioners in the region to celebrate together and drive the communications industry forward for the Middle East.

The 2019 MEPRA Awards and REMAP Festival is supported by corporate and agency partners including, APCO Worldwide, Etihad Aviation Group, Canadian University Dubai, CARMA, Four Communications Group, Hanover Middle East, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, LexisNexis, Mastercard, Mubadala Investment Company and YouGov MENA.

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