Awards! Awards! Awards! The December edition

Christmas has come early for a number of MSQ agencies these past few weeks – so much so that it was only right we shared a round-up of the sheer number of new awards glistening across our 13 offices!

We start in London – but not in our Bow Street office, but St James’ Palace! Our B2B gurus Stein IAS were honoured last week with a Princess Royal Training Award, recognising their outstanding and impactful training and development programmes, and their dedication to driving people-focused solutions. The silverware was presented (pictured above) to them by none other than Princess Anne herself!

Whilst Stein IAS’ Chief HR Officer Cal Jackson and HR Officer Megan Clarke were picking up that award, just down the road at The Drum’s Studio, the agency was being announced not once, not twice, but five times as winners at The Drum B2B awards! Stein IAS won three awards for their Paper & Packaging Board campaign (in Best Experience or Event, Best Metaverse campaign and Best Use of Technology) as well as individual awards in Copywriting and Art Direction.

To Singapore now, and lots more award wins and nominations for our Elmwood team in the region. Their rebrand for Heineken Vietnam’s Bia Viet won bronze at this year’s Transform Asia Awards, whilst the Studio is up for Southeast Asia Brand Design Agency of the Year at this year’s Campaign Asia-Pacific Agency of the Year Awards.

Over to our media specialists at Walk-In Media, and not content with winning one of the biggest accounts in their history last month (hello Burger King!), WIM also took home the ward for Best Lead Gen Campaign for their work with RBC Brewin Dolphin at the Performance Marketing World Awards.

And finally, ending on an Agency of the Year. And not just that, but an International Agency of the Year! Smarts was named thus at the recent PRCA awards in recognition for an outstanding year of great work and big new business wins. For Christmas, we think a new trophy cabinet is in order…

J.