The first awardee of the Global Public Relations Practitioner of the Year is from the Philippines.
This was announced during the inaugural World Public Relations and Communications Awards held on Tuesday, September 21, during the World Public Relations Forum at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel in Chennai, India.
Besting other PR professionals around the world, Ron Jabal, PAGEONE Group Chairman and CEO was declared winner by the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management (GA) which is the confederation of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing over 360,000 practitioners and academics around the world.
According to GA, the winners were chosen by a panel of judges comprised of 25 industry experts and communicators from world-renowned PR agencies and academic institutions across the globe.
Justin Green, President and CEO of Global Alliance remarked, “All the submissions received this year were undeniably impressive. These entries provide a window into how communications are able to shape communities that we would otherwise not have known. It’s a source of delight to affirm that within these entries, we encountered exemplary instances of how PR professionals adeptly enhanced their clients’ messages across diverse platforms.”
He continued, “Above all else, I believe that every participating individual and organization this year unequivocally demonstrated the genuine value that PR practitioners bring to the table. The real reward is the societal change various PR practitioners are able to bring to their part of the world. Congratulations to all the winners – each one of you unquestionably merits a hearty round of applause.”
Jabal, who just graduated from the prestigious Swiss School of Management with a Doctor of Business Administration degree, was also recently declared Best PR practitioner in Southeast Asia during the 4th ASEAN PR Excellence Awards held in Vietnam. He is also bound for Rome this October to receive his several global Stevie awards which include PR Executive of the Year, Thought Leader of the Year (business services) and Executive of the Year in the advertising and marketing management category.
“Gratitude knows no borders, and I am deeply humbled to receive global recognition for my work as a public relations practitioner. This honor reminds me that the power of effective communication transcends boundaries, and together, we can create meaningful connections that bridge the world. Thank you for this incredible acknowledgment; it fuels my passion to continue building bridges and shaping narratives that resonate across the globe. I am truly humbled by these recognitions. I share them with my excellent team in PAGEONE Group and with all the hardworking PR professionals in the Philippines, “ Jabal said.