Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard, H+K Strategies, MSLGroup and Weber Shandwick are the five finalists for 2017 Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year, along with another 96 firms that have been shortlisted today across a further 20 categories.

The EMEA Consultancies of the Year awards will also again recognize the best firms in geographic categories and in specific disciplines. In all, 101 firms—from giant multinationals to small local specialists—are nominated and analyzed across the 21 Consultancy of the Year categories.

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

The selections are the result of an exhaustive research process involving more than 200 submissions, calls, and face-to-face meetings with the best PR firms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. EMEA Best Consultancies to Work For will be revealed next week.

The awards will be announced and presented at the 2017 EMEA SABRE Awards in London on 23 May. Tickets are available here.


Pan-EMEA Consultancies of the Year: Burson-Marsteller, FleishmanHillard, H+K Strategies, MSLGroup, Weber Shandwick


Africa Consultancies of the Year: Burson-Marsteller, Clockwork Media, Djembe Communications, Meropa, MSLGroup

Benelux Consultancies of the Year: Akkanto, Ketchum, LVT, Whyte Corporate Affairs

DACH Consultancies of the Year: Faktor3, FischerAppelt, MSLGroup, Schwartz, Weber Shandwick

Eastern Europe Consultancies of the Year: All Channels, MSLGroup, Seesame, Solski Communications, United Partners

French Consultancies of the Year: Edelman-Elan, Hopscotch, Kingcom, Rumeur Publique, Wellcom

Iberian Consultancies of the Year: Atrevia, H+K Strategies, Lift World, Marco de Comunicacion, Torres y Carrerra

Mediterranean Consultancies of the Year: Burson-Marsteller, INC, MSLGroup, SEC

Middle East Consultancies of the Year: Asda'a B-M, Communication Partner, FleishmanHillard, H+K Strategies, Memac Ogilvy

Nordic Consultancies of the Year: Diplomat Group, Geelmuyden Kiese, Iteo, H&H Group, Narva,

Russia/CIS Consultancies of the Year: Be-It Agency, FleishmanHillard Vanguard, Ketchum Maslov, Mikhailov Partners, PBN H+K Strategies

UK Consultancies of the Year: Brands2Life, Cohn & Wolfe, Golin, H+K Strategies, MHP 


Consumer Consultancies of the Year: Achtung, Cirkle, Hope & Glory, Mischief, W 

Corporate Consultancies of the Year: Farner, Instinctif Partners, Portland, Salt, Seven Hills

Creative Consultancies of the Year: Cohn & Wolfe, Nucleus, Prime Weber Shandwick, Tin Man, Unity

Digital Consultancies of the Year: Ketchum, Edelman, Matriochka Influences, TVC Group, Weber Shandwick

Financial Consultancies of the Year: Barabino, CNC, EM, Hering Schuppener, Maitland 

Healthcare Consultancies of the Year: Hanover, Ketchum, Kyne, Pegasus, Virgo Health

Public Affairs Consultancies of the Year: APCO, Burson-Marsteller, FTI Consulting, Hanover, Newington

Technology Consultancies of the Year: CCGroup, Chameleon, Harvard, Octopus, Text100

New Consultancies of the Year: ByDesign, Long Run Works, Well Hello

Last year, H+K Strategies was named Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year. Full analysis of the 2016 winners can be found here.