Monday 18 February, 2019

Weber Shandwick MENA, a leading communications and engagement firm, was named 2019 Large Consultancy of the Year at this year’s PRCA MENA Awards.

Celebrating a total of five wins across it’s MENA network, Weber Shandwick MENA also took home honours in the Best Campaign: B2C category, and UAE Managing Director, Ghaleb Zeidan was also named PR Leader of the Year. Highly Commended awards were also shared with the team for their work submitted in the Game Changer and Rising Star of the Year (Nada ElBarshoumi) categories.

The PRCA MENA Regional Awards celebrate the best PR and communications campaigns, teams and individuals across the Middle East and North Africa. The prestigious Large Consultancy of the Year category recognises the agency that has demonstrated strong business and effective results, as well as an agency-wide commitment to leadership, innovation and talent development.

Ziad Hasbani, Regional Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick MENAT, commented: “To be recognised by PRCA MENA as Large Consultancy of the Year is a great achievement for all of our teams across MENA. Industry recognition such as this is really a testament to the dedication and commitment of our staff, and we owe this recognition to every single team member in the network, who are working hard day in, day out with a great creative and positive spirit that keeps us delivering our best work for our clients.

As we continue to be focused on supporting our clients with innovative and engaging communication programs that helps them achieve their business goals and continue to build their reputation across MENA, it brings me great pride to see our collective efforts keep moving our agency and industry forward during an unprecedented period of transformation. It’s a great start to the year for us as we look ahead to a successful 2019 working with our client partners and talented teams.”

Hasbani added: I’m also happy and proud that Ghaleb Zeidan, our UAE Managing director, was named PR leader of the Year. This great recognition of Ghaleb’s track record comes as he is celebrating his 9th successful year with the agency.”

Commenting on his PR Leader of the Year award, UAE Managing Director, Ghaleb Zeidan said: “I am both humbled and honoured to have received the PR Leader of the Year award. I am delighted to acknowledge the effort and support I have received during this time from my friends and colleagues across the UAE, and to thank the senior leaders for entrusting me to deliver their vision.”