Edelman, H+K Strategies MSLGroup, Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for 2017 Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancy of the Year (Large). Meanwhile, Cohn & Wolfe, Golin, Ruder Finn, SPRG and Text100 will contend for the same honour among Midsize firms in the region.

The Asia-Pacific Consultancies of the Year awards will again recognize the region's best firms across geographic categories and specialist disciplines. In all, 60 firms—from giant multinationals to small local specialists—are nominated across the 13 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 awards will be announced and presented at the 2017 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards evening ceremony in Hong Kong on 14 September. Tickets are available here.

Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancies of the Year (Large):
 Edelman, H+K Strategies, MSL, Ogilvy PR, Weber Shandwick

Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancies of the Year (Midsize): Cohn & Wolfe, Golin, Ruder Finn, SPRG, Text100

Geographic

Australasian Consultancies of the Year: Cannings Purple, Herd MSL, Sefiani Communications, SenateSHJ, Weber Shandwick

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

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

North Asia Consultancies of the Year: Dentsu, KPR & Associates, Prain Global, Sunny Side Up, Weber Shandwick

Southeast Asia Consultancies of the Year: Fortune PR, Ketchum, Spark Communications, Vero, Weber Shandwick

Specialist

Consumer Consultancies of the Year: DeVries Global, Eleven, History Will Be Kind, Poem, W Asia

Corporate Consultancies of the Year: Allison+Partners, APCO, Citadel-Magnus, Honner, SPRG

Digital Consultancies of the Year: BlueFocus Digital, Edelman, RFI Daylight, [email protected]

Healthcare Consultancies of the Year: Cosmo PR, SenateSHJ, SPAG Asia, Weber Shandwick

Technology Consultancies of the Year: IN.FOM, Rice Communications, Sling & Stone, Text 100

New Consultancies of the Year: Astrum, Influence Matters, Poem, Redhill Communications

Last year, MSL was named Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year. Full analysis of the 2016 winners can be found here.