SINGAPORE — Edelman and its clients have received more nominations for the 2023 Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards than any other firm, with 31 finalists in the Gold and Diamond categories, which recognize the best public relations campaigns of the past 18 months.

Edelman's haul put it narrowly ahead of Ogilvy, which racked up 30 finalists, with Weber Shandwick (25), Dentsu (23) and BCW (20) all scoring at least 20 nominations. 

Australian consultancy Provocate and global firm WE Communications scored 12 finalists each, ahead of H+K Strategies and the Hoffman Agency (11), and BlueFocus and First Partners (10). 

Other firms with multiple finalists include Golin Group and MSL (8), Archetype and Zeno (7), and GCI Health (6). 

The winners will be unveiled at the annual SABRE Awards ceremony, which returns to Singapore on 27 September. Tickets and tables for the awards ceremony — as well as the accompanying PRovoke Asia-Pacific Summit — are available here.

A complete list of Asia-Pacific SABRE Awards finalists can be found here, determined by more than 60 jurors, who judged remotely and in virtual group sessions to determine finalists and winners. 

Winners of the IN2 SABRE Awards categories will be posted tomorrow, while Agency of the Year finalists and Best Agencies to Work For will also be revealed before the end of August.