2020 MEPRA Awards Winners Revealed!

This year we have created an online showcase so you can check out a short preview on each winning entry.

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More than 700 virtual guests tuned in to the Virtual 2020 MEPRA Awards Ceremony, as 80 agencies and in-house communication team finalists battled it out to win across a record 53 categories. The Awards ceremony saw markettiers MENA take home Small Agency of the Year and Hill+Knowlton Strategies win the coveted title of Large Agency of the Year.

For the second year running, the Small In-House Team of the Year went to Standard Chartered Bank and Large In-House Team of the Year was awarded to first-time entrant Majid Al Futtaim. A big winner for the night was Hill+Knowlton Strategies, who not only scored Large Agency of the Year but also collected more awards than any other organisation with an impressive 37 wins. As with previous years, there was only a small margin between the winner and second place for Large Agency of the Year, with Hill+Knowlton Strategies scoring 80.6% and Weber Shandwick MENAT just behind them on 78.5%. Gambit Communications made an impressive debut into the MEPRA Awards, coming in second for Small Agency of the Year and missing out by only 3%.

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, together with MullenLowe MENA and markettiers MENA won five Gold Awards for their entry; The World’s Tallest Donation Box, which was the most wins received for a campaign.

Omar Batterjee from Hill+Knowlton Strategies became the first Saudi National to win MEPRA’s Young Communicator of the Year for an Agency, following a two-round selection process, including a written entry plus a presentation and interview with a MEPRA Awards judging panel. Amneh Alkhatib from Siemens Energy was selected as the Young Communicators of the Year for In-house after wowing the judges with her impactful storytelling. Both winners will be invited to join the MEPRA Youth Board, which helps MEPRA shape the strategy for engaging young communicators in the region.

The 2020 Chairman’s award was awarded to recently retired Ogilvy MENA Regional Director, Saada Hammad, for her outstanding contribution to the industry. You can watch Saada’s acceptance speech here.


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