FleishmanHillard has been named the Middle East PR Consultancy of the Year at the 13th EMEA SABRE Awards, the world’s largest PR awards competition. The SABRE Awards, which recognize Superior Achievement in Branding Reputation & Engagement, attract more than 2,000 entries from across the EMEA region each year.
On collecting the award, Jim Donaldson, Senior Partner, Regional Director, EMEA, commented, “In a disruptive and very competitive communications landscape, agencies are having to evolve just as fast to keep up with the pace of change. I am very proud of the team’s achievements in such a prolific region and their many successes in growing the business and identifying new opportunities. Our Middle East business is split evenly between local client work and international business, meaning that we have grown truly local roots but have become an indispensable partner to several of the firm’s global clients.”
FleishmanHillard reported solid growth in the Middle East region in 2016, under the management of Jim Donaldson, Senior Partner and Regional Director, EMEA; and a senior regional leadership team comprising Robert Hanvik, Lucy O’Brien and Cameron Walker. With offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Dhahran, the Middle East team comprises 35 consultants and is on track to continue its rapid regional growth in 2017 and beyond.