PR Awards Asia taps One Plus One’s Kelly Bennett as judge


Kelly Bennett, founder and Managing Director of independent corporate communications consultancy, One Plus One, has been selected to judge at the 2017 PR Awards Asia - one of the Asia Pacific region’s most prestigious industry forums.

Kelly is one of only two New Zealand representatives to have been invited, alongside other senior, internationally experienced PR and communications professionals.

The award ceremony takes place in Hong Kong on 6th June, 2017 – and judges will be required to consider work across a full range of disciplines, from throughout the APAC region.

Commenting on his appointment, he said, “I’m excited about the prospect of reviewing all the best work from around the region and will be looking for insightful, creative ideas that have created really effective outcomes for clients. New Zealand has done well in this forum previously, so it’ll be interesting to see how all the different APAC countries stack up against each other, and the contrasts in approach and style.”

Last year, the PR Awards Asia received 695 entries from 18 countries, and anecdotal feedback to date suggests the 2017 competition will be even tougher. In 2016, the Campaign of the Year went to SG Heart Map, for SG50, the nationwide effort to celebrate 50-years of independence in Singapore. Network of the Year went to One Plus One affiliate network, MSLGROUP.

Kelly has previously judged at Spikes Asia in Singapore, and, most recently, at the 2016 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.