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PAGEONE Group CEO recognized as Thought Leader of the Year in Asia Pacific at the Stevie Awards

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The prestigious Stevie Awards has recognized Chairman and CEO of PAGEONE Group, Dr. Ron F. Jabal, APR, as one of the eminent thought leaders in Asia Pacific.

In an announcement, the Asia Pacific Stevie Awards recognizes Dr. Jabal with a Bronze award in the Thought Leader of the Year category which awards innovative achievements of individuals who have demonstrated excellence in thought leadership on behalf of themselves and/or their organizations. The award will be presented in May this year to be attended by other winners in Asia Pacific. 

Dr. Jabal received excellent commendations from all the judges making him one of the select few that will be given the prestigious recognition of Thought Leader in Asia Pacific.   

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One of the judges praised him for showcasing excellence across academia, professional practice, and digital innovation. “From pioneering crisis management strategies to spearheading digital transformation initiatives, his impact extends beyond PR into education and government communications. His accolades and achievements underscore his exceptional leadership in shaping the PR landscape, making him a trusted resource person and a driving force behind PAGEONE’s success as the most awarded PR agency in the Philippines,” the judge said. 

Another judge underscored his advocacy for continuous learning advocacy. “His commitment to continuous learning is evident through their pursuit of a Doctorate in Business Administration and his educational campaign initiatives such as the Campaigns Academy, PR Institute, and The Reach Project. These efforts demonstrate a dedication to education and skill development, positioning him as a thought leader in fostering learning and growth within the PR industry,” the judge stressed. 

One judge said, “Clearly, Ron Jabal, a distinguished figure in the field of Public Relations (PR) and Reputation Management in the Asia Pacific region, has established himself as a trailblazer through his innovative approaches to PR, crisis management, and digital transformation.” He added, “The nominee’s accomplishments reflect an impressive blend of academic expertise, industry leadership, and innovative contributions to the fields of public relations, crisis management, and digital transformation.” 

Dr. Jabal attributed his accomplishments to the excellence of his team in the network of agencies he manages. At the same time, he expressed gratitude to his agency’s clients and supporters.  

“I share this award with all my colleagues in PAGEONE Group. They are the real heroes that enable us to produce excellent work for our clients. I share this as well with my peers in the PR and reputation management industry in the Philippines and Asia Pacific for continuously challenging us to come up with campaigns that are not only worth awards but also meet the objectives of both business and society. Rest assured that we will continue to use PR as a tool for social good,” Dr. Jabal stressed. 

Dr. Jabal has already received over 200 trophies from award-giving bodies in the United Kingdom, Canada, the US, China, Hong Kong, Japan, and the Philippines. In 2013, he was one of the eight Internal Communicators of the Year in the UK-based Melcrum SCM Awards. In 2020, he was recognized as People of the Year (Communicator of the Year) at the Golden Flag Awards in Beijing China. In 2021, he was awarded Best PR Practitioner in the 3rd ASEAN PR Excellence Awards. In 2022, he was declared the Most Innovative PR professional in Asia Pacific by APAC Stevies. In 2023, Ron was recognized as a Thought Leader in Asia Pacific by APAC Stevies. The International Business Awards declared him PR Executive of the Year, Executive of the Year for Advertising, Marketing, and PR, and Global Thought Leader of the Year. He is also the first-ever awardee of Global PR Practitioner of the Year by the Global Alliance for Public Relations & Communication Management – the confederation of the world’s major PR and communication management associations and institutions, representing over 360,000 practitioners and academics around the world. 

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