Founder and Group CEO Hans Geelmuyden opened the show, receiving the main SABRE Award of Nordic Consultancy of the Year.
Geelmuyden Kiese went to win Gold in the category Employee Communication for its campaign “The Social Ironman” for PwC Norway (Western Region), Gold for Best Nordic Campaign in Geographic Categories for the
“Try my hybrid” campaign with Saatchi & Saatchi for Toyota, and Gold in the Marketing to Youth category for its “ClearasilBFF” campaign for Reckitt Benckiser / Clearasil. The latter awards is also Geelmuyden Kiese Sweden’s first SABRE Award.
Geelmuyden Kiese enjoyed eight SABRE award nominations this year, more than any other agency.
Geelmuyden Kiese also took home one Gold and six “Certificates of Excellence” in the In2SABRE Awards for innovative communication. The “Joy of Fishing” campaign for the Norwegian state-owned land and forest enterprise Statskog won Gold, and Certificates of Excellence were awarded to the campaigns “The Devold Protection Challenge” for Devold, “The Creative Online Gaming Company” for Betsson, “Try My Hybrid” with Saatchi & Saatchi for Toyota, “Renvasket.no” for the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority, and “Journey of Knowledge” for the University in Stavanger.
Platinum and best in show for Trigger and one Gold award to Schläger confirmed that Norwegian agencies are among the very best and most innovative communication agencies in Europe.
– Our four SABRE awards, and especially the award for Nordic Consultancy of the Year, confirm that we are on the right track, and that our Nordic model and commitment to creativity has succeeded, says founder Hans Geelmuyden. – We share the honor and have to thank our many demanding clients for providing us with exciting challenges and great cooperation in realizing these campaigns.
The SABRE Awards is presented by The Holmes Group in recognition of the best PR agencies and work in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. SABRE is the industry’s most prestigious ranking. More than 2,000 works were nominated for the awards. This year’s Nordic Consultancy of the Year award and three Gold awards brings Geelmuyden Kiese’s total to 9 SABRE Awards and 16 nominations in three years, which is the highest number among Norwegian agencies.