LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ketchum Pleon, the leading European communications consultancy, received five awards on behalf of its client work at last night's Holmes Group EMEA SABRE Awards ceremony in Prague. Among these wins are three awards for Ketchum Pleon London and its clients, including P&G Professional and two awards for Philips (as part of OneVoice, a consortium of Omnicom agencies). In addition, Ketchum Pleon was honoured with an Iron SABRE in the Agency Citizenship category for its Ketchum Social Responsibility initiative.
"It's an honour to celebrate the outstanding pan-European and local programmes that our colleagues and clients produce in partnership with each other," said Timo Sieg, senior partner and CEO, Europe. "The world continues to change and our work continues to change with it, but one thing stays the same - to be successful and win awards, the work must deliver real business results."
"The awards won tonight by our clients and their teams at Ketchum Pleon London demonstrate the value public relations brings in shaping brand identities, shifting public perception and encouraging open dialogue between corporations and the public," said Avril Lee, partner and CEO of Ketchum Pleon London. "We are particularly proud to be recognised for delivering meaningful and measurable business outcomes for our clients. Today we celebrate the accomplishments of these game-changing programmes and the industry at large."
Ketchum Pleon and its clients won SABRE Awards in the following categories:
EMEA Industry Sector SABRE Awards TECHNOLOGY - CONSUMER ELECTRONICS "Parallel Lines" Philips with One Voice TECHNOLOGY - WEB-BASED BUSINESS "Moscow: Vladivostok, Virtual Journey on Google Maps" Google Russia with Ketchum Maslov HEALTHCARE - MEDICAL DEVICES "Innovations in Health" Philips with One Voice EMEA Bronze SABRE Award EDITORAL PRODUCT - ANNUAL REPORT "2009 Annual Report" METRO AG with Strichpunkt and Ketchum Pleon EMEA Iron SABRE Awards AGENCY CITIZENSHIP "Ketchum Social Responsibility - A Reflection of Values" Ketchum Pleon EVALUATION "Profiting from Freshness" P&G Professional with Ketchum Pleon
These awards are the latest in a series of top agency honours. Last week, Ketchum was one of the top performers in the North American SABRE Awards, winning 12 awards. In addition, Raymond L. Kotcher, senior partner and CEO of Ketchum, was given an individual achievement award for his leadership through global expansion and a series of acquisitions, his pioneering in the digital and social media space, his industry and community involvement, and his maintaining of the agency's focus on producing award-winning client work.
Earlier in the year, Ketchum took home three PRWeek Awards in the United States for its work on behalf of its clients, marking the third time the agency received the Campaign of the Year Award, this year for its work with Mattel, after winning for IKEA in 2009 and Dreyer's Ice Cream in 2010, and was given the honourable mention designation for Large Agency of the Year. Other awards this year include Ketchum Greater China being named the Holmes Group's Greater China Consultancy of the Year.
About the SABRE Awards
SABRE awards are bestowed annually and are presented for Superior Achievement in Branding and Reputation. Gold SABREs recognise the best programmes in specific brand-building and reputation management categories, Silver SABREs recognise the best programmes in specific industries, and Bronze SABREs recognise excellence in technical aspects of communication. The Holmes Group exists to provide competitive insight and intelligence to public relations professionals. Products include consulting services, customised research, industry white papers, a weekly newsletter, The Holmes Report, and a comprehensive website. The Holmes Report is created for public relations professionals and offers industry news articles on new developments in the field and the trends and issues facing public relations professionals today and tomorrow.
About Ketchum Pleon
Ketchum Pleon is one of the largest, most geographically diverse communications consultancies and the established European market leader. It is part of Ketchum, which has more than 2,300 employees in owned operations and operates in 70 countries with more than 120 owned and affiliated offices.
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