Holmes Report 24 May 2017 // 7:00AM GMT
LONDON—Weber Shandwick was named Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year at last night’s SABRE Awards gala in London, in recognition of consistently strong performance across a region where many networks have found substantial growth elusive.
Weber Shandwick beat out Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, H+K Strategies and MSLGroup to be named the leading consultancy in the region, after submitting two years of impressive growth, led by double-digit expansion in the UK, the Middle East and Africa and six other markets.
Much of that success is down to Weber Shandwick's ability to innovate faster and more aggressively than its competition, reflected by its Creation multimedia unit and, of course, Sweden’s Prime — which gives it management consulting credentials as well as leading-edge creativity.
In other highlights:
- H+K Strategies, last year's Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the year, won UK Consultancy of the Year after a stellar transformation of the 300-person agency
- FleishmanHillard took Consultancy of the Year honours in both the Middle East and Russia/CIS
- Harvard was named Technology Consultancy of the Year for the second consecutive year.
A complete list of Consultancy of the Year award winners can be found here, or via the list below:
Pan-EMEA Consultancy 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, 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