Hill+Knowlton Strategies has been named EMEA Agency of the Year at the Sabre Awards in Berlin. “This award, in a category with so many strong nominees, is testament to all the hard work and excellence of our teams across the region”, says Lars Erik Grønntun, President and CEO of H+K EMEA, in a press statement.
The SABRE awards are among the most prestigious awards in the communications industry. This year’s award ceremony took place in Berlin on May 25, and Hill+Knowlton Strategies were nominated for the EMEA Agency of the Year alongside Burson-Marsteller, Edelman, Ogilvy PR and Weber Shandwick.
“Since consolidating our Europe, Middle East and Africa regions two years ago, a lot of people have worked hard to take H+K in the region to the next level. By implementing our regional strategy of Connecting, Converging and Learning we’ve managed to take the agency to a new level, winning exciting new business, building stronger creative and content bids and strengthening our regional footprint,” adds Grønntun.
Service innovation and significant client wins have driven strong financial performance in f H+K’s EMEA markets, including key markets like the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa.
“Another important development is our proprietary 3P methodology, leveraging purpose-based thinking to build reputation and preference. This is tightly linked with our renewed approach to creativity – where our global creative hub in London is a driving force – and our step up in content creation,” Grønntun says.