Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been named Pan-EMEA Consultancy of the Year at the Holmes Report SABRE Awards in Amsterdam.
“We are delighted with the results. To win this award twice in three years, in a category with so many other strong nominees, is testament to all the hard work and excellent client service delivery from our teams across the region. This award reinforces our position as the leading EMEA agency,” says Lars Erik Grønntun, President and CEO of H+K EMEA.
The SABRE awards are among the most prestigious awards in the communications industry. This year’s award ceremony took place on May 23rd, held at The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. Hill+Knowlton Strategies were nominated for the EMEA Agency of the Year alongside APCO, Edelman, Fleishman Hillard, and Weber Shandwick. H+K previously won EMEA Agency of the Year in 2016.
“I’m proud to be part of such a strong H+K EMEA team. By implementing our regional strategy of Connecting, Learning and Converging we’ve been able to take the agency to a new level, winning new business, building stronger creative client solutions and content while strengthening our regional footprint,” says Grønntun.
Service innovation and significant client wins have driven strong financial performance in a majority of H+K’s EMEA markets, including key markets like the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa. Stronger regional cohesion has been a key priority for H+K’s largest region.
Hill+Knowlton Strategies is the communications agency with the widest regional footprint in EMEA, with approximately 1,000 communication professionals across 37 fully owned offices. The agency also has 20 partner agencies across the region, as well as specialist creative agency Bisqit and content agency Group SJR. Hill+Knowlton Strategies also took home awards in the following categories at the EMEA SABRE awards:
- EMEA CEO Lars Erik Grønntun also received the Individual Achievement SABRE.
- Gambit Hill+Knowlton Strategies won the Animal Care SABRE for ‘Animal Heroes of Norway,’ Agria Dyreforsikring.
- Hill+Knowlton Strategies London received the Cause-Related Marketing SABRE for ‘The Coffee Line’ for their work with Shell.
- Hill+Knowlton Strategies The Netherlands won the Issues Management SABRE for ‘Fighting the #1 Fake News Story in The Netherlands’.
- The ‘Marketing to Youth’ SABRE was presented to Hill+Knowlton Strategies London for ‘Big Battery Hunt,’ Duracell.
- Fabula Hill+Knowlton Strategies took home The Baltic SABRE for ‘Freedom to Rock’n’Roll,’ Festivaliu aljansas.