Public Relations firms feted at 2019 PRSK awards


Public Relations firms feted at 2019 PRSK awards
Apex Portal Novelli team celebrates the New Media PR Campaign of the year award during the 2019 PRSK Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner at the Movenpick Hotel, Nairobi. PHOTO | COURTESY

In Summary

  • The ceremony, attended by 400 guests from various PR firms and government agencies, marked the 19th edition of the awards gala which was established in 2000.
  • Juma Asiago, the Global Coordinator of Safer Cities program at UN Habitat who was the Chief Guest, said that the disruptive changes in the Public Relations industry will lead PR professionals to new ways of communication that have to integrate both digital and non-digital tools.

The Public Relations Society of Kenya (PRSK) on November 22, 2019 recognised and awarded excellent Public Relations campaigns during the Awards for Excellence Gala dinner.

The ceremony, attended by 400 guests from various PR firms and government agencies, marked the 19th edition of the awards gala which was established in 2000.

Juma Asiago, the Global Coordinator of Safer Cities program at UN Habitat who was the Chief Guest, said that the disruptive changes in the Public Relations industry will lead PR professionals to new ways of communication that have to integrate both digital and non-digital tools.

This reiterates discussions held during the recently concluded PRSK annual summit held in Mombasa from November 13-15 that focused on the Revolution and Disruption of Public Relations and Communication Management.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, PRSK President Dr. Wilfred Marube acknowledged the important role Public Relations practitioners play from inception of ideas to execution of successful campaigns.

“We are here to celebrate the hard work you have put in this past year. Not just by giving you a trophy but by honouring the effort you put in behind the scenes,” he said.

Media Edge Public Relations took home the Overall PR Campaign of the year after bagging awards in the consumer relations and financial communication award categories.

Hill and Knowlton Strategies Kenya won in the PR event and social investment campaign categories while Apex Porter Novelli took home the public sector and new media campaigns of the year awards.

Profit and Loss Consulting won in the Corporate Publication of the Year award while KCB Group, Barclays Bank Kenya, Higher Education Loans Board, Kenya Revenue Authority won in the not for profit, internal communication, crisis communication and reputation management and partnership engagement initiative of the year categories respectively.

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