WASHINGTON, DC — The Holmes Report has selected 40 campaigns — from among more than 5,000 submitted to the SABRE Awards around the world last year — as recipients of the Global SABRE Awards, which will be presented during a gala dinner taking place during the PRovoke18 Global Public Relations Summit in Washington, DC, next month.

The 40 campaigns represent the absolute best work submitted to the North American, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, Latin American, South Asian, African, and IN2 SABRE Awards competitions over the past 12 months, based the feedback from more than 100 industry expert judges and our own editorial team.

In addition to campaigns from major markets such as the US, the UK, and China, the winning campaigns come from a diverse range of less prominent markets, from Slovakia to South Africa to Costa Rica and Myanmar.

“We are celebrating an amazing diversity of work, not only in terms of geography but also in terms of practices and sectors,” says SABRE jury chairman Paul Holmes. “The work that is recognized with these awards includes public affairs and issues management, brand-building, corporate reputation, and corporate social responsibility, executed via digital and social media, real-world experiences, and traditional earned channels.

“Taken as a whole, it proves not only the creativity of the public relations industry but also its increasing business value.”

The top 40 campaigns, in alphabetical order, can be found here. The winners will be ranked from 40 to the number one campaign of the year at the Global SABRE Awards dinner, which will take place of Wednesday October 24 at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC, at the culmination of our three-day PRovoke18 event. Tickets for the dinner, and for the conference, are available now.