2018 MEPRA Awards Winners Announced!
MEPRA’s inaugural creative communications festival, REMAP, concluded last week with more than 500 industry professionals in attendance. The festival included a creative proposal competition, masterclasses and a congress, and culminated with the 10th MEPRA Awards Gala on the 28th November 2018. The Awards ceremony saw Brazen take home Small Agency of the Year and Hill+Knowlton Strategies win the coveted tile of Large Agency of the Year.
The Small In-House Team of the Year prize was awarded to Marriott International MEA and Large In-House Team of the Year went to Emirates Global Aluminium. Big winners for the night were Hill+Knowlton Strategies, who took home 13 awards, closely followed by Four Communications Group with 12 awards to their name. This year marked the 10th edition of the MEPRA Awards, which celebrates and recognises the most impactful and creative campaigns in the Middle East. More than 30 agencies and in-house communication teams were shortlisted across 26 categories.
Brazen’s Jennifer Love and Etihad Aviation Group’s Ellie Swingewood 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.
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The MEPRA Awards is the Middle East communications industry’s most prestigious event, which celebrates and recognises the most creative and impactful practitioners in the region. This year marks the 10th edition of the ceremony, which is open to all Middle East based agencies, corporates, government organisations and non-profits working in the communications profession.
Best in Market
- Best Campaign - Kuwait
- Best Campaign - Saudi Arabia
- Best Campaign - Qatar
People & Teams
- The “Dave Robinson” Awards for Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year (Agency)
- The “Dave Robinson” Awards for Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year (Corporate)
- Large In-House Team of the Year
- Small In-House Team of the Year
- Large Agency of the Year
- Small Agency of the Year
Sector & Services
- Crisis Communications
- Financial Services
- Best Sustainability and Social Impact Campaign
- Internal Communications
- Corporate Reputation
- Government Communications & Public Affairs
- Business to Business
- Consumer Services
- Consumer Goods
- Sports & Entertainment
- Best Use of Influencer
- Best use of Digital PR
- Best use of Traditional Media Relations (Consumer/Trade)
- Best Launch/ Live Event / Stunt
- Best use of Sponsorship
- Best Integrated Campaign