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Which Political Figure Speaks Your Language? Nominations Invited for the Gold Standard Award for Political Communications

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HONG KONG, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ –PublicAffairsAsia is inviting industry members, the media and the public to name the political, governmental or campaigning figure engaged in Asia Pacific who is breaking new ground in their communications engagement.

The Gold Standard Award for Political Communications, which is sponsored by eBay, is the only award which recognises the communications achievements of politicians, public servants and campaigners in the region.

Commenting on this year’s award, PublicAffairsAsia’s Executive Director, Craig Hoy, said: “Politicians, public figures and campaigning figures in Asia Pacific, or those engaged in the region, are coming to terms with a rapidly evolving communications landscape. Stakeholders are increasingly vocal and are using a wide range of new and traditional media to communicate with their political leaderships. We will identify the figure who is rising to this communications challenge.”

The award has previously been won by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who achieved a historic first in winning two elections in Indonesia, and President Aquino of the Philippines, who secured the award for his effective communication offensive against corruption.

Watch President Yudhoyono address The Gold Standard Awards

Watch President Aquino address The Gold Standard Awards

For more on entering a 300 word submission for The Gold Standard Award for Political Communications:
— visit or email

Entry Advisory: 300 word NOMINATIONS MUST BE LODGED by email with by December 1, 2011

About PublicAffairsAsia:

PublicAffairsAsia is the network for senior government relations, corporate affairs and corporate communications professionals operating across the Asia Pacific region. It offers news, features, analysis and intelligence on practice and policy through PublicAffairsAsia magazine, online channels, intelligence and events.

The Gold Standard Award for Political Communications is sponsored by eBay:

About eBay: With more than 90 million active users globally, eBay is the world’s largest online marketplace, where practically anyone can buy and sell practically anything. Founded in 1995, eBay continues to connect a diverse and passionate community of hundred of millions of individual buyers and sellers, as well as small businesses — and we continue to find new ways to help people do business. Their collective impact on e-commerce is staggering: In 2009, the total worth of goods sold on eBay was $60 billion — $2,000 every second.

Enabling ecommerce and entrepreneurship is at the heart of what we do, which is why we actively advocate on policy issues that impact the internet, small business owners and our community of sellers.

To learn more about our latest and ongoing efforts in supporting entrepreneurship and small business, drive sustainable ecommerce, and enable millions of people to shop, pay and communicate online through our global portfolio of businesses, visit and join our Government Relations grassroots network
For more information contact:
Mark O’Brien
Vice President
Telephone: +66-801-458-697
SOURCE PublicAffairsAsia

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November 10, 2011 at 10:52 am

Posted in Business & Finance

SPRG Proves Its Mettle with12 Recognitions Including Three Awards by the Holmes Report

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HONG KONG, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Strategic Public Relations Group (“SPRG” or the “Group”) is honoured to announce that it has earned three grand awards and was a finalist on eight occasions in the 2011 Asia Pacific SABRE Awards, organised by The Holmes Report. The SABRE awards also represent the world’s largest competition for the public relations industry; hence the Group’s strong showing added credence to its assertion that SPRG is a leader in the corporate and financial communications sectors.

SPRG was named “Asia Pacific Financial Consultancy of the Year”, and was proud to assist clients in garnering awards, including the finalist in major categories despite keen competition from close to 600 entries this year.

2011 marks the first year that The Holmes Report has assembled winners from the Asia Pacific, North America and EMEA regions to present a global prize. The communications campaign that SPRG devised for SBI Holdings, Inc. (“SBI”) (Hong Kong stock code: 6488) was subsequently named a finalist in the Global SABRE Awards, having been the winner of the Asia Pacific segment.

Awardees Project Title/Location Award/Category

Strategic Public — Asia Pacific Financial Consultancy
Relations Group of the Year

SBI Holdings, Inc. Light up Japan Winner
— Hong Kong Financial Communications
Financial Communications
–Global SABRE Awards
Greater China

3D-GOLD Jewellery The Return to Winner
(HK) Limited Glory of 3D-GOLD Corporate Image
— Hong Kong Finalist
Consumer Products/Services

Tang Palace (China) Initial Public Finalist
Holdings Limited Offering Financial Communications
— Hong Kong

United Company Bringing the Best Finalist
RUSAL Plc. of Russia to Financial Communications
Hong Kong
— Hong Kong

Lindt & Sprungli PR Campaign in Finalist
China Food and Beverage
— Shanghai

BONIA “Scents” of Finalist
Achievement and Fashion Beauty and Luxury
Brand Expression
–Launching BONIA
— Malaysia

Procter & Gamble “Six Minutes Finalist
(Taiwan) Protect a Healthcare
Life” CSR

— Taiwan

Singapore “Design-Centric” Finalist
Furniture Campaign in Associations
Industries Singapore
Council — Singapore

Asia-Pacific Financial Consultancy of the Year

From a solid foundation, SPRG has grown to become a leader in the IPO/IR communications industry, completing over 220 new listings, and since 2000, has claimed an average of around 25% of the IPO communications market each year. Already, SPRG has handled 17 new listings as at the end of October this year. What is more, the Group is adept at introducing new markets and industries to the investment community while at the same time aiding many overseas corporations tap the Asia-Pacific region, including companies from Russia, Brazil, Mongolia, Canada and Japan. The client conversion rate from IPO to retainer is high, and SPRG is currently advising over 160 listed companies and financial communications clients on a retainer basis.

Richard Tsang, Chairman and Managing Director of SPRG, remarked, “We are immensely proud to be named ‘Asia Pacific Financial Consultancy of the Year’, as well as garner the ‘Financial Communications’ and ‘Corporate Image’ honours for campaigns developed for SBI and 3D-GOLD respectively. SPRG has received prominent regional and global recognition from industry and clients for efforts that range from corporate communications and integrated marketing to media relations and financial communications. We will continue to strengthen our lead positions in the IPO, financial and corporate and marketing communications sectors, and will strive to be the preferred PR partner to our clients, delivering a combination of international insight and local expertise that benefits their business.”

About Strategic Public Relations Group

Established in 1995, Strategic Public Relations Group is one of the largest public relations networks in Asia and the largest public relations consultancy in Hong Kong.

SPRG is an integrated public relations group with major focus on investor relations and financial communications. With 280 professionals working from nine offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia, the Group provides clients with a comprehensive suite of world-class public relations services covering investor relations, corporate and marketing communications, consultancy and event management for automobile, IT, travel and hospitality, healthcare and pharmaceutical, luxury, sports and lifestyle service and product promotion, CSR communications, new digital media marketing, B2B communications, conference organisation and event marketing, media skills and presentation training, issues and crisis management, media relations, editorial support and translation and production. With a global affiliation network, SPRG has access to over 100 cities around the world.

In 2009-2011, SPRG earned the following accolades:

Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards 2011
— Asia Pacific Financial Consultancy of the Year
— Winner –Financial Communications (Client: SBI Holdings, Inc.)
— Winner –Corporate Image (Client: 3D-GOLD Jewellery (HK) Limited)

The Holmes Report Top 250 Global Rankings 2011
— Ranked 64 –the ONLY Hong Kong-based PR network on the list

The Holmes Report Asia Consultancy Report Card 2009
— Hong Kong Consultancy of the Year

Marketing magazine’s Agency of the Year
— Local Hero of the Public Relations Agency of the Year (2010 & 2011)
— Best PR Campaign –Media Relations (2011) (Client: United Company RUSAL Plc.)
— Local Hero of the Media Relations Agency of the Year (2010)

Campaign Asia-Pacific PR Awards 2010
— Asia Pacific Network of The Year
— Financial Campaign of The Year (Client: United Company RUSAL Plc.)

P&G Taiwan
— Best Integrated Marketing Case in PR Campaign 2010

PRC Management Science Research Institute
— The Most Influential Public Relations Consultancy in the PRC 2009

mergermarket League Tables of PR Advisers
— No.1 PR Adviser to Asia-Pacific Mid-Market M&A: Value (2009)/Volume (2008)
Media Enquiries

Strategic Public Relations Group
Eveline WAN
Tel: +852-2864-4822
Fax: +852-2114-4948

Member companies: Hong Kong岫Beijing岫Shanghai岫Guangzhou岫Taiwan岫Singapore岫Malaysia

SOURCE﹛Strategic Public Relations Group

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November 10, 2011 at 9:30 am

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