MEPRA reveals shortlist

The Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) have revealed the shortlisted entries  for this year’s MEPRA Awards.

Leading the nominations tally was Weber Shandwick MENAT with a total of 60 nominations in 31 categories followed closely by Hill+Knowlton Strategies being nominated for 23 categories. Other top contenders also include Dubai-based homegrown boutique agency Matrix Public Relations, Four Communications and Gambit Communications. Top hotly contested categories include Best Launch / Live Event / Stunt, Best Use of Media Relations (Consumer/Trade) and Best Integrated Campaign, with a combined 30 nominations from 142 entries.

“We are proud to announce the finalist of the 14th edition of the MEPRA Awards – an achievement that signifies the continued growth of MEPRA as a resource center for excellence in public relations and the entire Middle East PR industry. The 2022 MEPRA awards attracted near-record-breaking entries from agencies and internal teams across the GCC, showcasing their best work and the impact the respective campaigns had on society. On behalf of the judging panel, we congratulate all the finalists for their hard work, dedication, and contribution to the industry,” said Rym Rahal, general manager, MEPRA.

The 2022 MEPRA Awards attracted nearly 800 entries – significantly more than the year before – from regional public relations agencies and in-house communications departments. Agencies and in-house communications teams submitted multiple campaigns in several categories, including Best in Market, People & Teams, Techniques, and Sector & Services.

The winners in their respective categories will be revealed on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at its awards ceremony.