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Distinct Winners to the 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018) Announced Enhancing Professional Excellence

Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association
2019-05-20 08:01 1194

HONG KONG, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association (PRPA) announced the results of the 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018) at the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner on May 17. The Ceremony was officiated by Hon Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration of HKSAR Government. To showcase the best practices and appraise the professional standards of public relations in Hong Kong, 32 awards in 10 categories were honoured. Urban Renewal Authority won The Grand Award of Excellence.

Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR officiated The 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018) at the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner.
Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, GBM, GBS, JP, Chief Secretary for Administration, HKSAR officiated The 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018) at the Awards Presentation Ceremony cum Gala Dinner.

Granted on PR Campaign and Individual Award basis, the 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018) recognises excellent PR campaigns and PR professionals of outstanding performances. Dr John Chan, Chairperson of the Organising Committee of the 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018) said, "The Awards has again received overwhelming responses from the public relations industry. Entries covered a wide spectrum of companies and organisations. To align with closer integration between Hong Kong and Mainland China under the strategic development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, a new campaign category - Cross-boundary Communications - has been introduced. With about 40 companies and organisations pledging their support as sponsors, supporting organisations and media partners this year, the Awards achieves its greatest success."

Professor Paul S N Lee of the School of Communication, The Hang Seng University of Hong Kong, was the Chief Judge of the Judging Panel. Together with 11 veteran professionals from business, academic, media and public relations sectors, the Judging Panel selected the winning entries with meticulous scoring process. "It was really painstaking to decide winners from the finalists. All entry campaigns have demonstrated a high standard of professionalism, showing remarkable performance in public relations across the different industries and sectors of Hong Kong. In view of the superb standard of all finalists, the Judging Panel decided to present a number of Awards of Merit in addition to the Gold and Silver Awards," said Professor Paul Lee.

The Hong Kong Public Relations Awards, organised by the Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association (PRPA), has become a flagship event for the public relations industry since its inception in 2010. The Awards aims not only to give due recognition to organisations, teams and individual public relations practitioners who have planned and executed excellent and highly effective public relations campaigns that have contributed to the organisations they serve, but also help raise professional standards of public relations in Hong Kong, so that public relations will better serve the business community, government bodies, non-government organisations and the Hong Kong community at large.

The Awards includes 8 established Campaign Awards Categories, namely Reputation/ Brand Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Stakeholder Engagement, Integrated Marketing Communications, New Media/Digital Communications, Event Management and NGOs/NPOs/Social Enterprises Communications, and the new category this year- Cross-boundary Communications. One Gold Award and two Silver Awards were named in each of the categories, while Merit Awards would be presented subject to Judging Panel's decision. A Grand Award of Excellence was presented to the overall winner among the Gold Awards, while a Most Creative Campaign Award was presented to the entry that demonstrated the highest creativity in its communication strategies, tactics and execution. In addition to the Campaign Awards categories, one Award for Distinguished Professional of the Year and two Awards for Young Professional of the Year were presented to recognise the outstanding performance of public relations practitioners. Professor Anthony Wu Ting-yuk, Standing Committee Member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, is the Chairman of the Nomination Committee for the Distinguished Professional of the Year.

About the Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association ("PRPA")
Since its establishment in May 1995, the Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association ("PRPA") has been striving to promote professionalism in the public relations industry, enhance the public's understanding of public relations and provide a united voice for its practitioners on issues relevant to the profession. The PRPA also provides a platform for practitioners to exchange views and share experience for the development of individual professionals and the industry as a whole. The Association has adopted a Code of Professional Standards to which all PRPA members and public relations practitioners are encouraged to observe.

As an independent body comprising public relations practitioners in Hong Kong, the PRPA offers six types of membership: Founding Member, Life Member, Full Member, Corporate Member, Associate Member and Student Member.

From time to time, PRPA invites leading scholars and eminent public relations experts to share their views and insights with its members on a broad spectrum of subjects. The Association organises visits to various organisations, arranges overseas exchanges and holds workshops on the tactical skills of public relations. These activities provide opportunities for members to improve their technical know-how and develop their career. The PRPA always keeps track of international issues and has helped in disaster relief and charity work. Its newsletter "2 Way" keeps members informed of the latest industry trends and the PRPA's activities.

Appendix: Winners of The 4th Hong Kong Public Relations Awards (2018)

Categories

Winner

Campaign

Reputation / Brand Management

Gold Award

Hysan Development
Company Limited

Hysan95

Silver Award

Link Asset Management
Limited

Souper Kitchen - Link's Thematic Campaign
2017/18

Corporate Social Responsibility

Gold Award

The Hong Kong and China
Gas Company

Chef Anchor

Silver Award

McDonald's Hong Kong

Happy Reading 2018


NWS HOLDINGS LIMITED

Have a Plastic-Free Day

Award of Merit

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
Limited

Live Kind -- Beyond Imagination 

Stakeholder Engagement

Gold Award

Urban Renewal Authority

Keys to Solving a Half Century Old Issue
Through Engagement at Kwun Tong Town
Centre Project 

Silver Award

Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Neighbourhoods - Sham Shui Po


Swire Properties' Taikoo
Place

PROJECT AFTER 6: Cube Culture

Integrated Marketing Communications

Gold Award

Ogilvy Public Relations
Worldwide Limited

HUAWEI P20 I P20 Pro: Seeing is believing 

Silver Award

DBS Bank (Hong Kong)
Limited

DBS Live more, Bank less


Hong Kong Tourism Board

Hong Kong Shingo Art – Leveraging the J-POP
Influence


Ocean Park Corporation

Halloween Fest 2018

New Media / Digital Communications

Gold Award

Ogilvy Hong Kong

HUAWEI X Rex Tso 'From Zero To Hero'

Event Management

Gold Award

Link Asset Management
Limited

Stanley Plaza Finnish Christmas Wonders

Silver Award

Lee Gardens Association

Lee Gardens Association Love is Nearby
Christmas Community Festival


Sino Group

Mid-Autumn Celebrations

Award of Merit

McDonald's Hong Kong

Kidathon


Ocean Park Corporation

Drink'N Music Fest 2018

NGOs / NPOs / Social Enterprises Communications

Gold Award

Hong Kong Housing
Society

HKHS 70th Anniversary PR Campaign

Silver Award

Communications Office,
The Hong Kong Academy
for Performing Arts

Brand building for The Hong Kong Academy for
Performing Arts -- Academy Festival 


WWF

Creating positive change for our oceans
through Sustainable Seafood Week

Cross-boundary Communications

Gold Award

Sinclair

Swire Properties presents Shoes: Pleasure and
Pain in partnership with the V&A

Silver Award

Hong Kong Disneyland Resort

The Road to Success – Strategic
Cross-boundary Communications Leveraging
Mega Infrastructure Projects

Grand Award of Excellence

Urban Renewal Authority

Keys to Solving a Half Century Old Issue
Through Engagement at Kwun Tong Town
Centre Project

Most Creative Campaign Award

Swire Properties' Taikoo Place

PROJECT AFTER 6: Cube Culture

Award of Merit in Creativity

Lee Gardens Association

Lee Gardens Association Love is Nearby
Christmas Community Festival

Ogilvy Hong Kong

HUAWEI X Rex Tso 'From Zero To Hero'

Sino Group

Mid-Autumn Celebrations

Young Professional of the Year Award

Ms Chan Pui Ting Janet

Ms Joyce Li 

Distinguished Professional of the Year 

Dr Lo Chi Kin

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Source: Hong Kong Public Relations Professionals' Association
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