Havas Champagne slay ‘Dragons of Asia’ to bring home three coveted PMAA Awards

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(Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 24, 2019) Continuing its astonishing rise to prominence in the Cambodian advertising market, Havas Champagne is popping corks as it brings home three coveted PMMA Dragons – a Silver, a Gold and the rare Blue.

The PMAA ‘Dragons of Asia’ The PMAA Awards is a highly respected award body that recognises the finest work carried out by Marketing Professionals across all Marketing Communications throughout Asia Pacific. This year the competition was fierce with agencies such as BBDO, Leo Burnett, Mullen Worldwide, DDB Group and Geometry finding themselves in the winner’s circle.

Havas Champagne won its clutch of awards with two highly effective campaigns for UNFPA / UNAIDS “Safe Sex” campaign and the AIP Foundation “Prevent Distracted Driving” campaign.

Mr. Kim Pagna, Country Director of the AIP Foundation commented “We are honored by the Dragons of Asia for the awards bestowed upon our road safety public service announcement video The Road Killer. Winning a Silver Dragon Award for Best Use of Public Relations and a Black Dragon Award for Best Integrated Marketing Campaign are wonderful achievements for Havas Champagne and AIP Foundation. We would like to thank the Cambodian government for their support and advice during the campaign development. We would also like to thank Havas Champagne for their outstanding creative work towards realizing our vision.” For the Safe Sex campaign, Dr. Vladanka Andreeva, Country Director, UNAIDS, Cambodia highlighted that “Talking about relationships, and sex is not always easy. Young people have questions and social media are great platforms for tackling sensitive issues like these that empower young people to make informed decisions about their sexual health.”

In line with this recent win, Ms. Rizvina de Alwis, UNFPA Representative, Cambodia said, “UNFPA congratulates Havas Champagne for receiving this prestigious award from Dragons of Asia in recognition of the Safe and Consensual Sex Campaign, a joint initiative of UNFPA, UNAIDS and Havas Champagne. This is a significant endorsement as it reinforces the importance of our work with young people in Cambodia.”

Dannith Oung, Managing Director of Havas Champagne, had this to say, “It’s truly gratifying to capture those rare dragons for Cambodia. These awards show the importance of creativity and effectiveness for campaigns that matters to our developing country. Texting while driving should not be tolerated and safe sex on valentine’s day should be talked and shared. This win doesn’t only reward Havas Champagne, but also AIP Foundation, the Cambodian government, the United Nations and most importantly, Cambodian people’

Havas Champagne is part of the Havas Group of companies and specialises in 360 communications including digital, activation, event, ATL, PR and media and is located on Level 3 of the Raintree Building, #299 Preah Ang Duong, Phnom Penh.

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