This year’s 25 laureates come from 12 countries
Zagreb, 16th January 2023 – In accordance with the rules of the PRO PR GLOBE Awards, and after the nomination process, a total of 25 renowned experts in the field of public relations from 12 countries, are the winners of the PRO PR GLOBE Awards for 2022. They will get unique statues which are works of art by students of the Academy of Applied Arts, University of Rijeka. The recognition will be awarded as part of a formal dinner on May 5 this year at Hotel Jezero on the Plitvice Lakes, 20th-anniversary edition of the PRO PR Conference is also being held.
This year’s winners are: Katja Fašink from Slovenia, director of communications at ELES Group, Laura Štraus Vuk, public relations specialist at Založba Mladinska Knjiga, Andrej Krajner, director of communications at NLB GROUP (Nova Ljubljanska Banka), from Great Britain: Ian Farrow, Director at Westco Trading LTD (Westminster Council), Liz Ostermann, VIP Public Relations Officer at Saint Hill Castle and Manor, Mandy Seashell, Director of Seashell Communications, from Serbia: Jelena Zlatanović, Corporate Marketing and Communications Specialist at MOL ( Magyar OLaj- és Gázipari Részvénytársaság) and Emilija Lilić, manager of internal communications at Tigar Tyres, from the United Arab Emirates: Khaled AlShehhi, executive director of marketing and communications at the UAE Government Media Office, from Bosnia and Herzegovina: Misijana Brkić-Milinković, head of corporate communication at HT Eronet, Aleksandra Marković, head of public relations and marketing manager at Tropic & Moj Market, Me lisa Čengić, customer relations manager, marketing manager and public relations manager at Porsche, from the Kingdom of the Netherlands: Erik den Hoedt, director of operations at the Ministry of General Affairs, from Croatia: Karla Labaš, PR & Marketing manager of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival, Marina Bolanča Radunović, owner and director of PR agency Abeceda Communications, Davor Jakovac, Head of internal communications at Croatian Post, Vlatka Vučić-Marasović, Head of the Section for Public Relations in the Prefect Office and the Zadar County Information Officer, from Italy: Vicenzo LeVoci, general secretary of the Club of Venice , from Montenegro: Dejan Lučić: expert associate at the University of Montenegro, Mitar Vučković, internal communication expert at Elektroprivreda Montenegro, Amer Ramusović, spokesperson and public relations manager of the Republic Health Insurance Fund, from Vietnam: Mai Anh Le, regional manager Global PR Hub, from North Macedonia: Maja Bajalska – Georgievska, head of corpo of communications at TAV Macedonia, from the United States: Mary Beth West, public relations strategist at Fletcher Marketing PR and from Hungary: Zsófia Bánhegyi, director of marketing and communications at Szerencsejáték Zrt.
PRO PR GLOBE Awards is the only award program for individuals, whose work contributes to a better perception of the positioning of public relations with the public on a global, regional and local level. This is a unique award program, focused on awarding recognition to individuals, not projects. It is also specific because it is intended for individuals who, in cooperation with their teams and colleagues, following business ethics and professional standards, have managed to make a mark in the field of public relations.
The committee, which includes past winners of this award and members of the organizing committee, decides on the winners based on information that is collected after the nomination process, which includes: a review of the biography, media publications, and other relevant public sources of information that can confirm the credibility and expertise of the candidate in the nomination and selection process for the PRO PR GLOBE Awards.
Since 2017, PRO PR GLOBE Awards is the only award program in which winners are nominated by four global communication associations: the International Public Relations Association – IPRA, the International Communication Consulting Organization – ICCO, The Public Relations and Communications Association – PRCA and Chartered Institute of Public Relations – CIPR.
As part of the PRO PR GLOBE Awards, the PRO PR Vision City, PRO PR Vision Manager, and the Infigo Award will also be traditionally awarded for special contributions to the development of communications management.