SUPPORTING GLOBAL, REWARDING REGIONAL COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE
Reward and recognition for great work are important to everyone. As an IABCEMENA member, your colleagues here endeavour to make sure that your work in professional communication gets the full recognition it deserves.
Not only does this involve encouraging our regional members to enter IABC’s Gold Quill awards of excellence programme and contributing to the global efforts in Gold Quill evaluation, but also rewarding our own regional members who are setting the standards for communication excellence.
In the coming days we’ll share a few profiles of some of our regional winners from 2013.
SO WHAT SORT OF WORK CAN YOU GET RECOGNISED FOR?
Ranging from the strategic to the tactical, the external to the internal, campaigns to programmes, the digital to analogue, IABC is always on the lookout for great work, from across disciplines, that can help us drive our industry forwards.
As a member, this opens up a whole host of opportunities to have your work recognised where it matters the most – to you!
Here’s a little glimpse behind the scenes of our work to get you that recognition in 2013.
FROM MOSCOW TO MUMBAI, THE TEAM ASSEMBLES
Under the auspices of the IABC Global Gold Quill, we built a regional EMENA panel.
Over the weekend of April 20 and 21 a team of 26 evaluators from London, Brussels, Paris, Ljubljana, Moscow, Mumbai and Montreal joined us to evaluate more than 120 entries from communicators across the globe – the final stop on a tour with earlier panels in San Francisco, Melbourne, Pretoria, and Toronto.
The evaluation work they did was coordinated under the leadership of co-chairs Charlotte Butler and Neil Griffiths – and the overall leadership of 2013 Gold Quill Chair Tim Buckley (prominently featured in the pic above, holding the tour t-shirt).
Just so you know, these folks came of their own volition. We only paid for their food. Not to say we are cheapskates, but we always aim to put your membership dues where they count. You have to admit, this shows some serious dedication from their side! Respect.
Alongside this, several evaluators from the region were part of a virtual panel, which used the online system to get through the entries that were not evaluated in the live panels.
HIGHLIGHTING REGIONAL COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE
As well as evaluating global Gold Quill entries in coordination with the global panel, we also single out those who are most deserving of regional recognition. We had 46 entries from this part of the world and 26 of them met the regional standards for excellence, taking home a regional award.
Just so you don’t think we’re biased, this year, the EMENA entries were all evaluated by the San Francisco panel!
Over the coming time we will continue to work with IABC to strengthen our ‘army’ of evaluators to allow us to contribute even more next year. We’re continually investing in training and coaching for these fine people.
We’re looking for what works best for you – to get you the regional and global recognition you deserve. We just thought you might like to know!
Our very best,
EMENA Board 2012-2013