Celebrating our Regional Award Winners


As we posted earlier, 2013 has been a bumper year for IABC’s Gold Quill programme and, as always, the EMENA region is recognising the best of the best from this part of the world.

We set our own criteria for the Regional Award, which means that (as at April 20, 2013) the entries are still in the running to go all the way and win an international-level Gold Quill award!



In the meantime, however, we want to recognise the achievement of our 26 EMENA Regional Award winners, many of whom were able to join us at the opening reception of EuroComm to collect their trophy.

A roundup of this year’s truly fabulous EuroComm is coming very soon. In the meantime, here’s who took home one (or more!) Regional Award this year …


ZIGA FISER (Slovenia) on behalf of Petrol d.d., Ljubljana for Internal Communication (The Energy of Our Actions – New Ethical Values and Code of Conduct of the Petrol).


ULRIKE SEMINATI (Switzerland), Syngenta Crop Protection AG for Internal Communication (Syngenta Demonstration Days).


VANESSA CANZINI (UK) on behalf of eBay UK Limited for Employee Engagement (Heroes Awards).


URSA MANCEK (Slovenia) on behalf of Triglav Insurance for Social Media Programs (Let’s Clean the Mountains and Hills).


JENNY MCCARTHY (UK) on behalf of WMW for Internal Communication (Know Live Love Africa) and for Employee Engagement (RSA Spotlight).


ARPITA PANDA (UK), Tata Consultancy Services, for Brand Communication (From Indian Top 10 to Global Big Four).


SABRINA VEN DER PUTTEN (Germany) on behalf of BASF SE for Publications (The BASF Magazine).


ANA VERCKO GRILEC (Slovenia), on behlaf of Goodyear Dunlop Sava Tires d.o.o. for Corporate Social Responsibility (Pay Attention to the Environment).


JANE MITCHELL (UK) on behalf of HarknessKennett for Internal Communication Training (Building World-Class Employee Communications at HSBC).


BRENDA L TILKE (Switzerland) on behalf of Hoffmann-La Roche for Writing (Storytelling Science).


MATEJA BERGANT (Slovenia) on behalf of Renderspace d.o.o. for Customer Relations (SiOL Beta klub).


CHRISTINE MCGRATH (UK) on behalf of Bupa for Corporate Social Responsibility (Bupa Global Challenge 2012), Internal communication (Well World), Employee Engagement (BUPA Gold Challenge), Leadership Communication (Bupa 2020 Breakthrough Leadership Workshop).


MAGGIE WOTHERSPOON (UK) on behalf of HarknessKennett for Internal Communication Measurement (Measuring internal communications effectiveness in Telefónica UK) and External Communication Measurement (National Grid Grantor Communication Measurement).


JULIET EARP (UK) on behalf of HSBC for Internal Communication and Employee Engagement (HSBC Exchange – MENA Pilot).


VLADIMIR VINOGRADOV (Russia) on behalf of Pro-Vision (Human Resources and Benefits Communication).


MALCOME PADLEY (UK) on behalf of RENTOKIL INITIAL PLC (Raising Employee Pride and Advocacy through Photography and Storytelling).


VITA KERNEL (Slovenia) at Studio Kernel, d.o.o. for Multi-Audience Communication (New Horizons).


And finally …


EVA PECOVNIK (Slovenia), WMW, for Brand Communication (Gorenjka Sweet Messages).


And a sweet congratulations to you all!

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