Weber Shandwick Celebrates Wins at 2020 PRWeek Global Awards
Weber Shandwick celebrated wins across several categories at the 2020 PRWeek Global Awards, which honor excellence in PR and cross-region communications.
Baxter Jolly, CEO, Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific, was named Best PR Professional in Asia Pacific. The PRWeek judges noted, “Jolly has expanded his legacy beyond creative solutions and strategic acumen to also encompass a consistent and impactful investment in addressing the world’s most pressing societal issues.”
“Having worked with Baxter for years, I know firsthand how well-deserved this honor is – and the rationale from the PRWeek jury couldn’t ring more true,” said Gail Heimann, president and CEO, Weber Shandwick.
Weber Shandwick LATAM and Weber Shandwick MENAT were both named best agencies in their respective regions, marking the first time either region has been recognised with the honor. The judges noted each region’s strong growth and results, specifically calling out LATAM’s “ambition” and MENAT’s “particular progress around diversity and inclusion.”
Weber Shandwick and documentarian Vibha Bakshi were recognised for Son Rise, a film and campaign that helped change the gender bias narrative in India. The collaboration won in the Issues and Crisis category and was named Best Campaign in Asia Pacific. The campaign also received a high commendation in the Global Citizenship category.
Additional campaigns with client partners received high commendations:
- “Nespresso RE:CYCLE” with Nespresso in the Corporate and Social Responsibility category
- “Railroad Ties” with Ancestry in the Product Brand Development category
“Congratulations to our global teams and client partners for these very much deserved high honors,” said Heimann. “Thank you for your drive and commitment to create continuously impactful, cutting edge work.”