Four campaigns devised by Wilson Hartnell are in the running for the Sabres, regarded as the world’s top PR awards programme, which recognise achievement in strategic planning, creativity and business results in North America, EMEA, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, South Asia and Africa and delivered by Provoke, previously the The Holmes Report.
Out of more than 600 entries across the EMEA region in this year’s competition, Wilson Hartnell has been shortlisted for campaigns for Janssen, Along Came A Spider’s 20 x 20 and Diageo’s Guinness and Smithwick’s brands. Sharon Murphy (above), CEO, Wilson Hartnell, said that in these trying times, it was good to be reminded about life before Covid-19.
“The news put a big smile on all our faces,” Murphy said. “The Sabre awards is a highly prestigious event and the largest PR awards programme in the world. We’re delighted to see so much of our client work recognised at an EMEA level. It’s a real testament to the quality of our team and the great partnerships that we have built up with our clients”.
A second Dublin-based PR agency is also in the running for a Sabre award with the Hanover Communications ‘Status Go’ campaign for Grant Thornton shortlisted in the professional services industry category. The agency’s MD, Lorna Jennings, said that being chosen as a finalist marks a milestone in the evolution of Hanover Dublin.
The 2020 EMEA Sabres were originally scheduled to be presented at an annual awards dinner in Paris on May 28. However, due to the current pandemic, the event was cancelled and the organisers are looking at a number of alternatives, including staging a virtual awards presentation. Murphy said an announcement is due to be made shortly.