Hong Kong, March 30, 2012 – Ogilvy Public Relations celebrated a remarkable year of effective PR campaigns for its clients at the 2011 Campaign PR Awards in Hong Kong on March 30. Collecting more awards than any other agency network, Ogilvy PR claimed 9 awards including 4 best campaigns, 3 Certificates of Excellence and 2 Honourable Mentions. Ogilvy also shared credit with its Team WPP partners in 2 further awards for the WPP X Team for Ford.
Serving as a judge on the awards panel this year, Steve Dahllof, Asia Pacific President & CEO, saw firsthand the high standard of work entered. “We are fortunate to partner with brave and bold clients. Our ‘What if?’ promise to them is to constantly challenge traditional, formulaic PR approaches and outline bold new courses of action that help keep their brands relevant and fresh to an increasingly savvy and vocal audience” said Dahllof. ‘What if?’ is a credo embraced agency-wide that gives everyone at Ogilvy PR permission to challenge the status quo and foster a culture that embraces constant change.
Ogilvy PR China had a remarkable evening with a Best Business-to-Business Campaign win for IBM and Best Corporate Branding Campaign of the Year for Goodyear. It also collected awards for Issues Management for Goodyear and Promotional Activity for the Chengdu Govt.
Ogilvy PR Hong Kong picked up Best Arts & Entertainment Campaign for Madame Tussauds launch of Lady Gaga’s wax statue in a creative and cost-effective multi-channel campaign that saw the iconic attraction outpace its larger rivals Disneyland and Ocean Park in visitor growth.
In the rapidly growing field of employee communications, Ogilvy has built a deep specialisation that saw it rewarded with Best Employee Communications campaign for McDonald’s in Australia by super-sizing IT change to drive increased performance and employee satisfaction. Australia also collected 2 further awards for Consumer Launch campaign for Malaysia Kitchen launch in Australia, and Corporate Publications for The Parker & Partners Guide to working with an O’Farrell Govt.