Edelman and Weber Shandwick dominate the list of Gold and Silver finalists in our 2006 U.S. SABRE Awards competition, with 19 nominees apiece. GolinHarris had 14 nominees, Fleishman-Hillard and Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide had 11 nominees each.
The Bronze and Iron SABRE winners have also been announced, with three trophies going to GolinHarris and two each to M Booth Associates, Chandler Chicco Agency, French/West/Vaughan, GCI Group, Manning Selvage & Lee, and Porter Novelli.
Other firms with multiple Gold and Silver finalists include Manning Selvage & Lee (10), Ketchum (8), Carmichael Lynch Spong (6), Burson-Marsteller, Chandler Chicco, MWW Group, and Ruder Finn (5), Cohn & Wolfe, Porter Novelli, and Alan Taylor Communications (4).
A full list of Bronze and Iron winners and Gold and Silver finalists will be published to our website, www.holmesreport.com, later today.
The Gold and Silver winners will be announced at our annual U.S. SABRE Awards dinner, which will take place at the New York Sheraton Hotel on May 8. That dinner will include the presentation of all SABRE Awards, as well as our Agency of the Year awards, announced in this issue.
There has been a change of venue for our European SABRE Awards dinner, which will not take place at the Maritime Museum in Barcelona on May 24.
The dinner had originally been planned for the Hotel Arts, Barcelona, which was forced to break its contract after double-booking the room, but which has been extremely helpful in finding a new venue for the event and which will provide catering services for the event.
Tickets for both events are now on sale. Contact [email protected] for details.