THE 2014 SHORTLIST:
Winners announced Thursday, December 4

For details on attending The Gold Standard Awards ceremony please contact events@publicaffairsasia.com

THE PROSPECT GOLD STANDARD AWARDS
FOR PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE

Sponsored by: Prospect

Prospect

THE SHORTLIST:
Felicity Koch and Marius Rummel from the Crop Protection Communications Team Asia Pacific, BASF
Rachel Catanach, Senior Vice President and Senior Partner, Managing Director, Fleishman Hillard Hong Kong
Kiri Sinclair, Managing Director, Sinclair Communications
Georgette Tan, Group Head, Communications, Asia/Pacific, MasterCard
Bob Grove, CEO of Edelman North Asia

* One award will be made to an agency and in-house representative.

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: HP

HP

THE SHORTLIST:
The Hon. Manny Pacquiao, Ambassador for SAFE STEPS
Matt Friedman, The Mekong Club, for the ‘Business for Freedom’ Campaign
Paul Salnikow, Chairman & CEO, The Executive Centre

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR POLICY-MAKER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: HP

HP

THE SHORTLIST:
Michael Malabag, Minister of Health of Papua New Guinea and the Ministry of Health of Papua New Guinea
The Singapore Ministry of Health
Narendra Modi and the Government of India

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP

Sponsored by: Eon


THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP (IN COUNTRY)

THE SHORTLIST:
• Edelman:
Volvo Construction Equipment China – Trash to Treasure
• PanAust: Generating Shared Value: Stakeholder Engagement as a Driver of Business Growth
• Tencent a Pledge for Play (Ogilvy Beijing)
• WeatherPhilippines Foundation, Inc.: Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation using Local Weather Technology

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP (REGIONAL)

THE SHORTLIST:
• HEINEKEN Asia Pacific:
Have a Good Night Out
• Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Asia Pacific (KKR):
Getting Social Enterprise "Investment Ready"
• Prudence Foundation:
Safe Steps

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP (GLOBAL-ASIA)

THE SHORTLIST:
• Adecco Australia & New Zealand: Giving Young People a Way To Work
The Code: Protecting children from sex tourism
• Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd: Plan W – Empowering Women Through Learning
• Kohlberg Kravis Roberts Asia Pacific (KKR): Getting Social Enterprise "Investment Ready"

THE YAHOO! GOLD STANDARD ‘INTERNET FOR GOOD’ AWARD

Sponsored by: Yahoo!

Yahoo!

THE SHORTLIST:
• The I Touch Myself Projec
t (Hill+Knowlton Strategies Australia)
• The Mid-Day Meal Authority
• Weather Philippines Foundation
• World Vision: Child Safe Tourism

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD
FOR COUNTRY OR TRADE PROMOTION

THE SHORTLIST:
• Food Industry Asia (FIA):
Empowering the Food Industry in Asia to Speak with One Voice
• Education New Zealand: Think New - Think New Zealand *
• Ryan Financial Communications Ltd.: Promoting the British Virgin Islands in Asia
• The British Council: Dare to Speak

* please note that in our original announcement described this entry as New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (New Zealand Embassy): New Zealand F&B Export Expansion Campaign in APAC, which has been shortlisted in The Gold Standard Award for Diplomatic Engagement


THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR
GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

Sponsored by: Political Monitor

THE SHORTLIST:
• Alber & Geiger:
The Release of Political Prisoners from Azerbaijan
• CallidusPR: Gender reporting is not "red tape"
• Edelman India: Pallium

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR
CORPORATE FINANCIAL COMMUNICATIONS

Sponsored by: AmCham China

Amcham China

THE SHORTLIST:
• FTI Consulting: Driving Towards Success on a Global Stage and Launching one of the Year’s Most Successful Chinese Company IPOs in the U.S.
• SPRG: Setting the Stage for a Retail Pioneer
• SPRG: MAGNUM – A Toast to Success

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR DIPLOMATIC ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored by: 21st Century Fox






THE SHORTLIST:

A. K. M. Atiqur Rahman, The High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Malaysia
The British Council New Zealand: Stages of Change
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (New Zealand Embassy): New Zealand F&B Export Expansion Campaign in APAC
The U.S. Embassy New Zealand Public Affairs Section: NXT:14 LGBTIQ Youth Leadership Conference

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR ‘IN HOUSE’ TEAM OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Edelman

Edelman

 

 

 

THE SHORTLIST:
• The DBS Communications Team
• The Food Industry Asia Team
• The Microsoft Asia Pacific Communications Team


THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR ISSUES
MANAGEMENT AND CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Sponsored by: CS&A

CSA

 

 

 

THE SHORTLIST:
• Danone Nutricia infant formula contamination scare: Crisis and reputation management campaign – Weber Shandwick Australia
• Master Kong: “Who Framed Master Kong?” – Weber Shandwick China
• Sarawak Energy – Edelman Malaysia

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR NGO ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored by: The Research Pacific Group

 

 

 

THE SHORTLIST:

• The Code: Protecting Children from Sex Tourism
• Hong Kong Forum for Responsible Drinking: “Together, Our Voices can Stop Drink-driving” –nominated by APCO Hong Kong
• Using Big Data to Have a Massive Impact on Children’s Lives: nominated by HP
• The Launch and Expansion of TechSoup Asia: TechSoup Asia, Microsoft, and Pearl Consulting Services

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP

Sponsored by: Food Industry Asia

 

 

 

THE SHORTLIST:
Intel India:
Iris National
Microsoft Mobile Oy: Text2Teach in the Philippines
The Weather Philippines Foundation

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS

Sponsored by: The Media Village

Amcham China

THE SHORTLIST:
• MSLGROUP
: Taiwan Excellence Care
• Ogilvy
: Tencent Charity Foundation – “A Pledge for Play” WeChat Campaign
• Ogilvy
: The British Council: IELTS – "Dare to Speak!"

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARD FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT

Sponsored by: North Head

Edelman






THE SHORTLIST:
• FrieslandCampina AMEA Pte Ltd:
Competitive advantage through shared value creation among stakeholders
• Microsoft Mobile Oy: Local Government of Silay City in the Philippines
• Ogilvy Public Relations Bangkok: Reach for the Stars – Reframing a Campaign to Inspire a Country
• Ruder Finn Asia: GrabTaxi: Beating the biggest competitor – fixed human behaviour

THE GOLD STANDARD AWARDS FOR CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: PR Newswire


CATEGORY A: IN-COUNTRY CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

THE SHORTLIST:
• Edelman Indonesia
Weber Shandwick Australia
Weber Shandwick China

CATEGORY B: SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

THE SHORTLIST:
• Artemis
• CallidusPR
• Ryan Financial Communications Ltd

CATEGORY C: REGIONAL NETWORK OF THE YEAR

THE SHORTLIST:
• APCO Worldwide South East Asia
• FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific
• Weber Shandwick Asia Pacific


  • AWARDS TIMELINE 2014:

    • July 1, 2014
      2014 Gold Standard Awards categories and judges announced
    • August 1, 2014
      Nominations open for the
      Gold Standard Awards
    • September 26, 2014
      The Gold Standard Awards
      nominations close (late nominations up to October 5 by agreement)
    • November 5, 2014
      The Gold Standard Awards shortlist announced
    • December 4, 2014
      The Gold Standard Awards cocktail reception at the Foreign Correspondents' Club in Hong Kong
  • Confirmed 2014 Sponsors: