Wednesday, March 4, 2020

ComCo Southeast Asia Celebrates 4th Anniversary with Anvil, Araw and The Filipino Times Awards in Dubai

ComCo Squadron with the much-coveted metals bagged for impactful campaigns. In photo are (from left): Joan Icotanim, Brand Communications and Administration Director; Rachel Syfargo, Brand Communications and Operations Director; Juan Carlos Sevilla, Senior Brand Communications Officer; Shaina Semaña, Brand Communications Officer; Queenie Resmundo, Senior Brand Communications Associate; Jam Bufi, Senior Brand Communications Associate; Matthew Escosia, Brand Communications Associate; Harvey Llamosa, Executive Initiatives Officer; AC Recio, Digital and Multimedia Arts Officer; and Ferdinand Bondoy, Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director.

Celebrating its fourth year of championing the emerging global disciplines of New PR and Smart Social, trailblazing and fast-rising communications powerhouse ComCo Southeast Asia recently harvested metals at the 55th Anvil Awards, 11th ARAW Advertising Values Awards, and The Filipino Times Awards in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

ComCo Southeast Asia won the Gold Anvil Awards for Public Relations (PR) Program on a Sustained Basis - Community Development (Urban/ Rural) for “Crowdsourcing for Meaningful Solutions: The World Vision Social Innovation Challenge”; for Specialized PR Program - Advocacy Campaign for “#AyokoNgPlastik: The WWF Movement Against Single Use Plastics”; and for PR Program on a Sustained Basis – Youth / Children’s Welfare for “Make Play Happen: The First Play Advocacy Week led by Play It Forward and Unilab Foundation”.

ComCo Southeast Asia won six (6) metals at the 55th Anvil Awards for their impactful campaigns in World Vision, Eastern Communications, WWF, and Unilab Foundation.

The Agency also won the Silver Anvil Awards for Specialized PR Program – Advocacy Campaign for “Eastern@140: A Celebration of 140 Years of Strong Connections”; for PR Program Directed at Specific Stakeholders - Consumers for “Elevating the Customer Experience: The Eastern Communications Link VIP Club”; and for Specialized PR Program - Advocacy Campaign for “One for Children: The World Vision Mother-Baby Friendly Philippines initiative”.

These new awards come on the heels of the Agency and its members’ recent streak of local and international industry recognitions.

ComCo Southeast Asia’s project with Pioneer Insurance, #MoveOnLang Songwriting Competition won a Silver ARAW Award under the Love of Country category at the 11th ARAW Advertising Values Award. ComCo Southeast Asia managed the PR program for this initiative. 

ComCo SEA partner and co-founder Tricia Cusi Jimenea was honored the Advertising Professional of the Year at The Filipino Times Awards in Dubai, UAE.

ComCo SEA partner and co-founder Tricia Cusi Jimenea was also awarded Advertising Professional of the Year at The Filipino Times Awards in Dubai, UAE.

Last year, the Agency won Agency of the Year 2nd Runner Up among 10 other Excellence and Merit Awards for WWF, Unilab Foundation, Eastern Communications, SM Cinema, and its talent incubation program Camp ComCo Mentorship Program at the prestigious 17th Philippine Quill Awards; Boutique PR Agency of the Year in Asia finalist at Campaign Asia Pacific’s much coveted PR Awards Asia in Hong Kong; and Gold and Bronze Stevie®  Awards for Eastern Communication’s Link VIP Club Program and Our Strong Connection campaign, respectively at the 2019 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards in Singapore.

With this, alongside other industry recognitions from Marketing Event Awards in Singapore, MarCom Awards in USA, Kidlat Awards, Mumbrella Asia, and Spikes Asia Festival of Creativity, the Agency was able to garner a total of 56 metals since its founding on March 16, 2016.

With groundbreaking wins and exciting plans for expansion and diversification, ComCo SEA is all set, in full force to what’s next, especially now that they are heading nearer to Year 5. Ferds Bondoy, Managing Partner, Co-Founder and Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director of ComCo Southeast Asia shared, “Largely, we attribute this feat to the new agency culture we’ve created, that is having ComCo SEA as a home for craftsmanship, and as a platform for each one’s life’s work, benefiting our various stakeholders. And all the efforts we are doing are geared towards achieving that shared goal.”

To know more about ComCo Southeast Asia, visit Follow them on social media: on Facebook, and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.

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