MSLGROUP Asia Awarded PR Network of the Year

09 Apr,2012

By A Correspondent


MSLGROUP Asia, Publicis Groupe’s flagship strategic communications and engagement company and the largest PR and social media network in Greater China and India, was awarded ‘Asia-Pacific Network of the Year’ at the prestigious Campaign Asia-Pacific 2011 PR Awards on March 30.


A first-time nominee for the ceremony’s top prize, MSLGROUP fended off stiff competition from a number of well-established global PR agency brands to be crowned ‘Asia-Pacific Network of the Year.’


The Campaign Asia-Pacific PR Awards is renowned as a benchmark in the communications industry and rewards clients and agencies for the strategies, people and achievements that have transformed businesses and brands. The ‘Asia-Pacific Network of the Year’ award specifically recognises business and client growth, talent retention and development, and PR innovation.


Commenting on the award win, Glenn Osaki, President, MSLGROUP Asia, said: “I am extremely proud of our colleagues and clients for partnering together to achieve the best performance in the industry and win this recognition as ‘Asia-Pacific Network of the Year.’ 2011 was a year that transformed MSLGROUP into Asia’s leader in PR, social media and engagement. Our client-centric approach, PR and social media innovation, and focus on learning and people development have helped us achieve outstanding growth and reputation in the last year. This award belongs to every one of our 1,700 colleagues across the region who are committed to being our clients’ most trusted advisor, and source of unbound creativity, engagement and value in today’s always-on conversation.”


Hanmer MSL, part of MSLGROUP India, also notched an Honourable Mention on the night, for its integrated communications campaign for STAR India Pvt Ltd.


For 23 years, MSLGROUP’s Asia team has counselled global, regional and local clients, helping them establish, protect and expand their businesses and brands across this fast-growing region. Today, MSLGROUP has the largest PR, social media and events teams in Greater China (16 offices and 1,000 colleagues) andIndia(15 offices and 575 colleagues) and is actively working to lead the development of the industry with the regular publication of whitepapers/reports and innovative Learning & People Development programs to nurture talent.


MSLGROUP is Publicis Groupe’s strategic communications and engagement group, advisors in all aspects of communication strategy: from consumer PR to financial communications, from public affairs to reputation management, and from crisis communications to experiential marketing and events. With more than 3,500 people across close to 100 offices worldwide, MSLGROUP is also the largest PR network in fast-growingChinaandIndia.


Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris FR0000130577, part of the CAC 40 index] is the third largest communications group in the world, offering a full range of services and skills: digital and traditional advertising, public affairs and events, media buying and specialized communication. Its major networks are Leo Burnett, MSLGROUP, PHCG (Publicis Healthcare Communications Group), Publicis Worldwide, Rosetta and Saatchi & Saatchi.


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