HONG KONG—Edelman, Fleishman-Hillard, MSLGroup, Ogilvy Public Relations and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for our Asia-Pacific Consultancy of the Year award. The award winners will be announced early next month, and will receive their awards at the second Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards dinner, which will be held in Singapore in Septemer of this year.

The Holmes Report also announced five finalists for Boutique Consultancy of the Year, which recognizes independent firms from around the region: Infom Asia, Rice Communications and Watatawa (all based in Singapore), Sefiani Communications of Australia, and WolfGroup Asia of Cina.

In the geographic categories, the finalists are:

Australia: Edelman, n2n Communications, Ogilvy Public Relations, Professional PR, Senate SHJ Group

China: Blue Focus, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, MSLGroup, Ogilvy Public Relations Weber Shandwick.

India: Adfactors, Avian Media, Edelman, Ketchum Sampark, MSLGroup

Japan: Cosmo PR, Dentsu PR, Fleishman-Hillard, KREAB Gavin Anderson, PRAP

Korea: Burson-Marsteller, Fleishman-Hillard, KPR, Prain, Weber Shandwick

South-East Asia: Edelman, Fortune PR, Ogilvy Public Relations, Vero PR, Weber Shandwick

In the specialty categories, the finalists are:

Consumer: Ketchum, MSLGroup/Eastwei, Ogilvy Public Relations, Ruder Finn, Weber Shandwick

Corporate & Financial: Brunswick Group, Burson-Marseller, KREAB Gavin Anderson, Pelham Bell Pottinger, Strategic Public Relations Group

Digital: Bite Communications, Edelman, MSLGroup, Ogilvy Public Relations, Text 100

Public Affairs: APCO Worldwide, Fleishman-Hillard (Korea), Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Integral, Weber Shandwick

Technology: Bite Communications, The Hoffman Agency, Six Degrees, Text 100, Waggener Edstrom.