Hill+Knowlton Strategies, a parent body of H+K Nigeria, has been named Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Agency of the Year at the SABRE Awards in Berlin. According to the President of H+K EMEA, Lars Erik Grønntun, the award is an honour to all the hard work and excellence of the team across the region.
In a statement issued in Lagos, its promoters in Nigeria stated that the agency has grown its footprint since it entered the Nigerian market in 2015, stating that such dedication helped it to win the Huawei retainer account recently. “Hill+Knowlton offers a full suite of communications services including corporate communications, marketing communications, internal communications, sports marketing and sponsorship, digital communications, issues and crisis consultancy and public affairs. Our current clients include P&G, Oando Marketing, iSON amongst others,” the statement stated.
The SABRE awards are among the most prestigious awards in the communications industry. This year’s award ceremony recently took place in Berlin, and the agency was 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,” Gronntun said.
Service innovation and significant client wins have driven strong financial performance in a majority of H+K’s EMEA markets, including key markets like the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa. Stronger regional cohesion has been a key priority for H+K’s largest region.
He said: “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.”