Ogilvy PR was named Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancy of the Year (Large) at the 2023 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards — which took place in Singapore last night.
The WPP PR firm took the top honour ahead of BCW, MSL, Ruder Finn and Weber Shandwick. Ogilvy PR’s selection was led by strong performances from its Australia, China and Southeast Asian operations, supported by impressive creative and digital/influencer work, which underpinned growth of more than 13% in 2022. Ogilvy was also named Australasian PR Consultancy of the Year.
Sandpiper took the same honour among Midsize firms for the first time in its history, fighting off competition from Allison+Partners, Golin, WE and Zeno. The midsize independent delivered strong performances across Singapore, Hong Kong and mainland China, alongside expansion of its healthcare, technology, ESG, research and financial services capabilities.
Meanwhile, the Hoffman Agency was named Technology Consultancy of the Year for the third consecutive year, while Weber Shandwick retained the Healthcare Consultancy of the Year award that it first won in 2022.
Ruder Finn also repeated as Greater China Consultancy of the Year, while BCW took home Consultancy of the Year in Digital and Southeast Asia. Avian WE was named South Asia Consultancy of the Year, while two more Indian firms — First Partners and PR Pundit — also landed Consultancy of the Year honours, reflecting the best ever showing from the country in this competition.
In all, 61 firms — from giant multinationals to small local specialists — were nominated across the 14 Consultancy of the Year categories. Analysis of all finalists can be found here, while winners are listed below:
Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancies of the Year (Large):
Asia-Pacific Regional Consultancies of the Year (Midsize):
Australasian Consultancies of the Year:
Sling & Stone
Greater China Consultancies of the Year:
North Asia Consultancies of the Year:
Sunny Side Up
South Asia Consultancies of the Year:
Southeast Asia Consultancies of the Year:
Consumer Consultancies of the Year:
History Will Be Kind
Corporate Consultancies of the Year:
Creative Consultancies of the Year:
PR Consulting Dentsu
Digital Consultancies of the Year:
KPR & Associates
Financial Services Consultancies of the Year:
Healthcare Consultancies of the Year:
Technology Consultancies of the Year:
The Hoffman Agency
Value 360 Communications
Best Agencies to Work For:
Midsize: Mutant Communications
Small: PR Wire
Micro: Alexander PR