Thursday 31 May, 2018

Weber Shandwick MENA, a leading communications and engagement firm, was named Middle East Consultancy of the Year at this year’s EMEA SABRE Awards.

The SABRE awards, which are presented by The Holmes Report, a leading provider of insights, knowledge and recognition to public relations professionals, honoured Weber Shanwick MENA with the accolade during this year’s awards ceremony in Amsterdam.

The award represents the first time that Weber Shandwick MENA has been recognised with the top Middle East agency honors by The Holmes Report, and follows on from strong success for the agency at regional awards programmes in the last year, with twenty award wins. Beating off stiff competition from across the region, Weber Shandwick MENA were awarded the prestigious honour following an extensive research process, and thanks to their new offerings for clients, continued evolution of their design and creative services, a dedicated strategic planning function and continued commitment to workplace culture that this year saw them once again recognised in the Great Place to Work UAE® rankings.

Discussing the agency’s success, both regionally and internationally, Ziad Hasbani, Chief Executive Officer, Weber Shandwick MENA, commented: “Following on from great success and recognition with local and regional awards programmes, this international win sees us crossing over and being honored for our hard work on a global stage. It is a fantastic achievement for the whole team in what has been a very strong twelve months for our operations across MENA. Navigating the challenges that come with our ever-evolving industry and region, I’m extremely humbled by how the team responded to such a period of disruption and change. They make me proud every day and I’m just grateful they are being recognised and rewarded for their commitment to helping our industry move forward as it goes through such an exciting era of transformation.”