DUBAI: ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, the region’s leading public relations consultancy, has won ‘Best Campaign – Middle East/Africa’ for its 9th Annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey at the 2018 PRWeek Global Awards held in London on Tuesday night.
The ground-breaking study, which provides evidence-based insights into the attitudes of Arab youth, is based on data from 3,500 face-to-face interviews with young Arab men and women aged 18-24 in 16 countries across the Arab world, and is widely considered to be the most important piece of research on the region’s largest demographic. The PRWeek Global Award recognition comes one week after the findings of the 10th edition of the annual ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey were launched.
Sunil John, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller and President – Middle East of Burson Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), said: “The PRWeek Global Awards recognise the best of the best, and we are thrilled to have earned this award for our work on the 9th Arab Youth Survey. This international level of recognition from our peers fuels our commitment to deliver excellence for the benefit of our clients and our industry in the Middle East.
“The Arab Youth Survey is a real passion project that ignites our spirit as an agency. It has long served as the biggest platform to echo the voices of this region’s largest and most influential demographic – Arab youth. Winning the Best Campaign award for the Middle East and Africaonly adds to our commitment to delivering more ground-breaking campaigns,” John said.
This year, the PRWeek Global Awards received a record number of entries across a total of 28 categories. The awards provide a platform to celebrate campaigns, agencies and professionals who are producing the best work in PR globally. This year’s judging panel was made up of leading industry peers from across the world and chaired by Lisa Jedan, the Global Head of Brand PR and Corporate Communications at Bacardi-Martini.
In total, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller received nine nominations across seven categories, including three in the Best Campaign Middle East / Africa category.
Since its founding in 2000, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller has been a pioneer of public relations in the Middle East. With five dedicated practices – Brand Communications, Enterprise & Technology, Financial, Public Affairs and Corporate – and 10 wholly-owned offices and seven affiliates across 15 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller is today the agency of record for regional businesses, governments and multinationals alike. News Desk