Another milestone has been achieved by Global award-winning and trailblazing communications agency COMCO Southeast Asia as it is confirmed that it is the lone Philippine communications agency to be included among the finalists in the prestigious PRCA APAC Awards 2022. The company is a finalist in 5 categories in the industry acclaimed award-giving body in the region.
PRCA APAC Awards 2022 is organized by the Public Relations and Communications Association Asia-Pacific (PRCA APAC), the world’s largest professional PR body representing more than 35,000 PR professionals in 70 countries worldwide and a global advocate for excellence in public relations.
The Agency is vying for the Purpose Award for their “Dear Survivor: COMCO Southeast Asia’s Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2” co-presented by Eastern Communications and Jobstreet, sponsored by AirAsia and Xiaomi Philippines and supported by Teleperformance. It aimed to inspire and empower everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through the stories of bloggers and content creators across the country.
Another campaign that caught the award-giving body’s attention is the “Blazing Sapphire: The COMCO Southeast Asia Year-Long 5th Anniversary Celebration”. The campaign is for the Agency’s 5th anniversary celebration where their growth from a start-up to a multi-awarded boutique communications agency has been celebrated through a 5-part celebration – the Blazing Sapphire kick-off which unveiled COMCO SEA’s brand evolution; the Camp COMCO Alumni Society “Unity Games”, a celebration of the company’s strong alumni culture; the Dear Survivor: Write to Ignite Blogging Project Season 2; Citizen COMCO Advocacy Program’s “5 Gifts to the Community” via the Cause Marketing for Good initiative with World Vision; and Blazing Sapphire Main Event where several major initiatives were unveiled including the launch of COMCO Middle East & Africa and COMCO AOX League of Enterprises which will house the current and upcoming ventures and initiatives of the group.
Another category group that the agency dominated is the Team Awards, wherein COMCO Southeast Asia lands finalist spots for the Medium Consultancy and the Workplace Champions Awards. At the core of COMCO SEA is its unique brand of Meaningful Storytelling based on its corporate mantra and the mission to Ignite Brand Love, Social Change, Talent Growth and Regional Collaboration. In just 5 years, the Agency has done groundbreaking works for more than 70 local, regional and international brands including reputable development and humanitarian organizations and won 85 metals from various local, regional and international award-giving bodies.
In 2021, the Agency has posted a 50% increase in revenues vs. 2020, with 75% growth in gross profits. From 2020 to 2021, COMCO Southeast Asia grew its team by 17% and has a retention of 79%. Of its homegrown talents who started as associates, 46% have been promoted to Partners, Managers, Associate Managers and Officers.
Lastly, COMCO Southeast Asia’s Regional Integration and Chief Executive Director Ferdinand Bondoy, a global award-winning communications practitioner and a certified digital marketer and crisis counselor in Asia-Pacific, is finalist for the PR/Communications Leader Award under the Individual Awards Category. From a PR Academic Scholar in his collegiate years to a PR Industry Thought Leader at present time, Ferdinand is a champion of strategic integration and meaningful storytelling and an advocate of environment conservation and children and youth education.
“This citation from our peers in the Asia-Pacific region is a confirmation of the trailblazing work we do not just in the Philippines but in a global scale. This inspires us to further continue our commitment to excellence in public relations and communications and ultimately contribute to social change,” Ferdinand Bondoy shared.
The unveiling of winners and awarding ceremony of the PRCA APAC Awards 2022 is on March 30, 2022.
To know more about COMCO Southeast Asia, visit www.comcosea.com. Follow them on social media: facebook.com/comco.southeastasia on Facebook, linkedin.com/company/comcosea and @comco_sea on both Instagram and Twitter.