Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, MSLGroup, Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for 2016 Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancy of the Year.

The Asia-Pacific Consultancies of the Year awards will again recognize the region's best firms across geographic categories and specialist disciplines. In all, 55 firms—from giant multinationals to small local specialists—are nominated across the 12 Consultancy of the Year categories.

The selections are the result of an exhaustive research process involving more than 125 submissions and meetings with the best PR firms across Asia-Pacific. The shortlisting follos the announcement of our inaugural Best Agencies to Work For in Asia-Pacific.

The awards will be announced and presented at the 2016 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards evening ceremony in Hong Kong on 28 September. Tickets are available here.

Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancies of the Year: Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, MSLGroup, Ogilvy PR, Weber Shandwick


Australasian Consultancies of the Year:Cannings Purple, Eleven, N2N Communications, Ogilvy PR, Weber Shandwick

Greater China Consultancies of the Year: BlueFocus Digital, MSLGroup, Ogilvy PR, Red Bridge, Weber Shandwick

India Consultancies of the Year: Adfactors, Avian Media, Edelman, Genesis Burson-Marsteller, MSLGroup

North Asia Consultancies of the Year: Edelman, FleishmanHillard, H+K Strategies, MSLGroup, Weber Shandwick

Southeast Asia Consultancies of the Year: Cohn & Wolfe, Edelman, Eon, Rice Communications, Weber Shandwick


Consumer Consultancies of the Year: AKA Asia, Eleven, Ruder Finn, Sinclair Communications

Corporate/Financial Consultancies of the Year: Allison+Partners, Ashton Consulting, Chase India, Citadel-Magnus, SPRG

Digital Consultancies of the Year: Good Idea, Edelman, MSLGroup, Text100, Zeno

Healthcare Consultancies of the Year: Cosmo PR, FleishmanHillard, SPAG Asia

Technology Consultancies of the Year: Cohn & Wolfe, IN.FOM, Precious, Sling & Stone, Text 100

New Consultancies of the Year: Influence Matters, Poem, W Communications

Profiles of all the nominated firms, featuring in-depth analysis of each consultancy's performance, can be found here.

Last year, Ogilvy PR was named Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year. Full analysis of the 2015 winners can be found here.