This is what I posted at Talking Points, Maverick’s corporate Blog
Being named finalist in the SABRE Asia-Pacific Nominations
2011 is proving to be an interesting year for Maverick where awards are concerned.
Back in March Maverick was named a finalist in the Holmes Report’s Southeast Asian Consultancy of the Year Award. But, whether it was because we looked the gift horse in the mouth or not, someone else was named the winner.
The Maverick team at the MIX PR Awards
In June we were ann
ounced winners of Mix Magazine’s PR Agency of the Year 2011 Award. Three of the projects we worked on also won awards for the following clients: AXIS (Silver award) for its Menang Bareng Campaign under the Marketing PR category; the US Embassy in Jakarta (Silver Award) for berbagi Indonesia, a campaign to welcome President Obama; and, perhaps ironically, the embattled Mandala Airlines (Gold Award) for its Issues Management as it sought to restructure the airline.
Then, a couple of weeks after that MIX gave Maverick another award, the strangely titled Most Value for Money Award in yet another award giving ceremony. We’ve still to figure out what the award means but in the meantime its nice to feel awarded.
Now we are told that two of the campaigns we worked on have been shortlisted as finalists in the Holmes Report’s Asia-Pacific SABRE Nominations. They are with Mandala Airlines in How to Survive a Crisis in the Crisis/Issues Management Category and with the US Embassy in the Berbagi Indonesia: A Campaign to Welcome President Obama in Indonesia in the Public Sector/Government Category.
The winners, said the Holmes Report, will be announced at the first annual Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards competition, which will be held in September “at a venue and date to be announced later this week.”