Local public relations consultancy, Perspective Strategies, won the industry’s coveted Campaign of the Year Award at the recent Malaysia PR Awards 2015/16 (MPRA 2016) for its work with Durex Malaysia to advocate for greater conversations on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) education.
The nationwide campaign themed “Sex Conversations – Making it Mainstream” involved the launch of Malaysia’s first national study on SRH to gauge the level of young Malaysians’ understanding of sexual and reproductive health and use the information to start SRH conversations amongst the general public.
Over a thousand young Malaysians between 18 and 29 years old were surveyed in the nationwide study and the findings were used as a platform to help change mind sets of the conservative communities in Malaysia.
In addition to the top honour, Perspective Strategies also swept four of the 10 Gold Awards given during the prestigious annual event, which was organised by the Public Relations Consultants’ Association of Malaysia (PRCA Malaysia) to recognise the exceptional and creative work of PR professionals in consultancies and in-house departments of Malaysian corporations.
The four gold awards that Perspective Strategies bagged for its work with key clients in the Product Brand Development Category (AIA Bhd.), Corporate Branding (AIA Bhd.), Employee Communications (Fraser and Neave Holdings Berhad) and Public Affairs (Durex Malaysia).
“Today’s milestone win for our campaign with Durex Malaysia reaffirms our core work in the area of stakeholder engagement. The power of conversations and meaningful content, supported by research, were the key pillars of this successful partnership with Durex. The Campaign not only made a case for change in the Malaysian SRH education scene but enabled us to reach to a wider and even conservative audience,” said Andy See, Managing Director of Perspective Strategies.
“We extremely humbled by the multiple wins at this year’s MPRA. The recognition given to us by the industry for our work with key clients such as AIA Bhd., Fraser and Neave Holdings Bhd and Durex Malaysia, will certainly encourage us to push our creative boundaries further. We are committed to continue to deliver impactful campaigns that will help our clients achieve their business goals,” he added.
This will be the third time Perspective Strategies has won the industry’s top award since the firm’s founding in 2006. The agency continues to work with multinational brands and local corporations in developing cutting-edge public relations, corporate reputation and stakeholder engagement campaigns.
The recent MPRA is the ninth edition organised annually by PRCA Malaysia. It serves as a platform to recognise the country’s public relations professionals. This year’s awards covered 15 categories including the Product Brand Development, Public Affairs, Financial Communications, Consumer Launch, Best Use of Digital and the Environmental.
“Brands are built, reputations are earned. This is the belief that we will continue to advocate hence we are proud that our winning campaigns continue to have a mix of internal brand building projects via employee engagement and reputation management initiatives via stakeholder outreach. These pillars are the game changers for the PR industry moving forward,” concluded Andy See.
The original article was published in The Star on 12 November 2016.
Perspective Strategies takes home 3 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze Award.
The Public Relations Global Network (PRGN), one of the world’s largest networks of independent public relations (PR) and communications agencies, recently elected Andy See Teong Leng, Principal Partner and Managing Director of Perspective Strategies as its President. This is the first time that an Asian and Malaysian has been elected as the President of the worldwide network of 55 independently owned firms.