EPIC MSLGROUP again nominated for Africa PR agency of the year award

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Following an extensive judging process involving hundreds of submissions from the best Public Relations and strategic communications firms across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Epic MSLGROUP has once again been nominated for the prestigious 2016 Africa PR Consultancy of the Year award by the Holmes Report.

The agency previously won the title in 2014.

According to Elian Wiener, Epic MSLGROUP Chief Executive Officer the nomination recognises Epic MSLGROUP as one of the leading communication and PR agencies in Africa.

“We are honoured to be considered once again for this award. As one of our clients’ most trusted advisors, this award is a tribute to the work that we do in building and helping to safeguard the reputations of our clients brands.”

Epic MSGLROUP has been nominated for the 2016 Africa PR Consultancy of the Year award alongside Atmosphere, Burson-Marsteller, Djembe Communications and Magna Carta.

Epic MSGLROUP currently services over 40 retainer clients including Samsung, Nedbank, DHL, Cipla and Old Mutual, and employs over 55 communications executives. In line with its integrated communications philosophy, the agency offers myriad services, among others, media relations, crisis and reputation management, investor relations, brand management, content marketing, social media, activations and staff engagement.

Wiener started Epic Communications in 2009, and within five years had grown the agency into one of the most successful consultancies in the EMEA region. Upon acquisition by the Publicis Group in 2015, Epic Communications was an established leader in the South Africa market and delivered an average annualised growth of over 40% since it was founded.

“The key to success lies in being completely passionate about your ideas. Our stated vision is to make Epic MSLGROUP the most admired integrated communications agency in Africa. This nomination signifies that we are well on track to achieving this goal. It also tells us that our agency’s strategic, creative approach and unrelenting focus on delivering tangible business results for our global and local clients is on a par with the very best in Africa and the world,” concludes Wiener.

The awards will be presented as part of the EMEA SABRE ceremony in Berlin on 25 May 2016.

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