With 100% local ownership, Eclipse Communications was opened in 1998. Eclipse Communications CEO Steve Powell says that winning Best Large PR Consultancy is an honour and validation of the investment that has gone into the agency's growth in recent years.

"While we are very proud of this achievement, this is not the destination but a foundation from which to amplify the strategy that brought us this far," says Powell. "We are proud of our team, many of whom are shareholders in the agency.

"This phenomenal team constantly and consistently delivers excellence for clients, conceptualises and executes impactful work, adds value and challenges clients to think differently, on a daily basis," Powell says.

In tune with the agile communications landscape, the 2020 PRISM Awards were hosted in a virtual ceremony, proving that South Africa's communications industry is healthy and relevant.

Founding Partner Jacki McEwen says that global competency and local agility mean the agency operates comfortably with multinationals and local start-ups. "In addition to having a presence in Israel, we are the Africa Hub of SERMO's international network of independent PR agencies," adds McEwan. "We have exciting news to announce in the coming weeks about our agency’s growth."

She says that Eclipse Communications national team ranges from seasoned industry heavyweights to energetic young upstarts. "We have clients in a multitude of sectors: from construction and chocolate, to entertainment and engineering."

"Whether it's a long-term retainer to specialised project, everything we do is rooted in an uncompromising commitment to diversity: of people, skill sets, thinking and styles," adds McEwan.

The PRISMs were judged by more than 67 judges across various categories, including Johannesburg MD and PR maestro Cheryl Reddy. Additionally, 10 young judges form part of the PRISMs.

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