Winners of the 4th ASEAN PR Excellence Awards announced in Vietnam

Winners of the 4th ASEAN PR Excellence Awards announced in Vietnam

ASEAN PR Network in collaboration with Vietnam PR Network and supported by Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism has organised The 4th ASEAN International PR Conference (APRC) and The 4th ASEAN PR Excellence Awards. The event brought together international delegates from the region to Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, 8th September.

The event started with conferences that focused on tourism and viable public relations and ended with the announcement of the winners of the PR Excellence Award. The awards aimed to set a benchmark for the industry and practice standards as well as to recognise and celebrate achievements in the public relations industry.

The full list of recipients is as follows:

Outstanding PR Project - Student
Diamond Award - Blue Energy, Vietnam
Gold Award - Mediaverse, Vietnam
Silver Award - Mangharcana - Batik Cibuluh, Indonesia
Bronze Award - Cozy Village, Indonesia

Outstanding University / Institution in PR
Diamond Award - LSPR Institute of Communication and Business, Indonesia
Gold Award - Monash University Malaysia, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Malaysia
Silver Award - De La Salle University - Dasmariñas, Philippines
Bronze Award - Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Malaysia

ASEAN Young Practitioner of the Year 2023
Diamond Award - Mr. Chris Wong (Vuong Duy Duc), Account Director of SAM Communications, Vietnam
Gold Award - Ms. Khrisma Fitriasari Head of Corporate Communication Management System & Partnership Mondelez Indonesia, Indonesia
Silver Award - Ms. Amelinda Fidella, PT Astra International Tbk., Indonesia

Best PR Programme
Diamond Award - COMS 360: Campaigns Academy, Philippines
Gold Award - PLDT Home, Philippines
Silver Award - Operation Smile Vietnam: Sport Changes Lives, Vietnam
Bronze Award - ASTRA Infra, Lebaran Kembali Berseri, Indonesia

Best PR Practitioners
Diamond Award - Boy Kelana Soebroto, Indonesia
Gold Award - Dr. Nutthaboon Pornrattanacharoen, Thailand
Silver Award - Ronald Jabal, Philippines
Bronze Award - G. Manickam Govindraju, Malaysia

Best PR Agencies
Diamond Award - COMS360, Philippines
Gold Award - Image Dynamics, Indonesia
Silver Award - iOLi Communications, Malaysia
Bronze Award - Shebs PR Empire, Malaysia

Best PR Campaign
Diamond Award - COMS360 - BalikBayan: Bumalik Sa Bayan, Ibalik Sa Bayan, Philippines
Gold Award - Sarawak Tourism Board - Sarawak Rainforest, World Music Festival, Malaysia
Silver Award - PLDT Home Philippines - An Election Campaign: Usap Tayo, Philippines
Bronze Award - DBS Indonesia - Recover Stronger Recover Live, Indonesia

Best Crisis Management
Diamond Award - Department of Information Malaysia (Ja-Pen), Malaysia

Best Government PR
Diamond Award - Bank BRI, Indonesia
Gold Award - Shebs PR Empire, Malaysia
Silver Award - Pag - IBIG Fund, Philippines
Bronze Award - Department of Information Malaysia (Ja-Pen), Malaysia

Best Communication Use of Digital Platforms
Diamond Award - Temus - Step Up into IT: Helping Singaporeans with zero tech skills become builders for the nation’s Digital Economy, Singapore
Gold Award - ASTRA Life, Indonesia
Silver Award - Michau & Damsan by Pencil Group: Promote Full Essence of Hozo International Music Festival, Vietnam
Bronze Award - Indosat ID: Indosat Ooredoo Hutchinson, Indonesia

Best Communication Use of Social Media
Diamond Award - COMS 360 - BalikBayan: Bumalik Sa Bayan, Ibalik Sa Bayan, Philippines
Gold Award - Phu Nhuan Jewelry Joint Stock Company (PNJ), Agency: Climax, Kim Chi, Vietnam
Silver Award - YeaH1 Group, Vietnam
Bronze Award - Megaworld Corporation, Philippines
Runner-Up Bronze Award - Sabah Tourism Board, Malaysia

Lifetime Achievement Award 2023
Jahja Setiaatmadja - President Director of PT Bank Central Asia Tbk., Indonesia

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