Orient Planet’s PR & social media campaigns honored at 11th International Business Awards

Agency receives distinguished Stevie® Awards for
Oman Tourism & UAE Ministry of Education campaigns

November 3, 2014

Orient Planet PR and Marketing Communications, one of the Middle East’s most rapidly growing public relations (PR), marketing and communications consultancies, recently won two prestigious Stevies® at the 2014 International Business Awards (IBA) – the 11th edition of the world's premier business awards. The agency was recognized for its outstanding public relations and social media campaigns for the Sultanate of Oman’s tourism sector and the UAE Ministry of Education.

The IBAs are considered the global business world’s own version of the prestigious Oscar Awards; the 2014 entries came from more than 60 nations and territories. Orient Planet received Bronze Stevies® for its “Middle East’s New Tourist Destination, Sultanate of Oman” under the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Reputation/Brand Management category and its “‘Promoting and Strengthening the UAE Ministry of Education’s Social Media Channels” campaign under the Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused category.

Nidal Abou Zaki, Managing Director, Orient Planet, said: “The Stevie® awards bring global recognition to the organizations we developed our winning campaigns for who are making a huge impact on the growth of their respective sectors. Orient Planet will build on this success to continue delivering powerful and distinct business communications solutions and launching effective campaigns across different platforms to help our clients form compelling and enduring relationships with their target audience. We remain firmly committed to rewarding our clients for their unwavering trust and confidence through major achievements such as these.”

The 2014 Stevie Awards winners were selected by more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August 2014. The awards were presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the Westin Paris – Vendôme Hotel in Paris, France on October 10, 2014.

Orient Planet PR & Marketing Communications, one of the Middle East’s most rapidly growing public relations, marketing and communications consultancies, is currently undertaking expansion efforts to further enhance its expertise for the vital market segments it serves – including Public Affairs Sector, FMCG, Education, Information Technology, Defense and Security, Banking and Finance, Energy, Healthcare, Property and Real Estate, Transportation, and Events.

Among Orient Planet’s recent major achievements is its launching of the first-ever Arab Knowledge Economy Report which it prepared in collaboration with market research firm MADAR Research & Development. The pioneering joint study provides valuable information on the components and characteristics of the Arab Knowledge Economy and the field’s impact on the overall development of the regional economy.

The award-winning agency’s key services include media relations, publicity, marketing communications, crisis management, event management, brand marketing, community relations, corporate social responsibility programs, media training, and media monitoring. It currently manages a comprehensive network of 11 offices covering the Gulf, Levant and North Africa regions.
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