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02 Mar 2018
Victoria Abramenko - the new Head of financial communications practice
A new appointment in the Moscow office of SPN Communications: the practice of financial communications was headed by Victoria Abramenko. Prior to joining the agency, Victoria worked in various industry companies as a PR specialist for 13 years, before that she had been engaged in financial and banking journalism for more than 8 years.
26 Feb 2018
On February 23rd, the solemn awards ceremony of the annual Kazakh award "Ak Mergen" in the public relations development field took place. In the "Digital Communications" nomination a joint project of Beeline and SPN Communications - the first YouTube video festival in Russia "VideoBayga" took the first place!
20 Feb 2018
SPN Communications project won the key professional award of event-industry in Russia "bema!". The All-Russian innovative journalism contest "Tech in Media '2017", implemented by the agency for the Russian Venture Company (RVC), took second place in "The Best Press Event of the Year" nomination.
19 Feb 2018
Two SPN Communications projects receive the Silver Archer Award 2018
On February 16, 2018 The 21st Silver Archer National Award for Public Relations took place. Two SPN Communications projects took first places in "Promotion of state, social and social programs" and "Promoting Technologies of the Future" categories.
06 Feb 2018
SPN Communications is a winner of Global Event Awards-2017
On 2 February, 2018 took place the awards ceremony of the international award among the best event-agencies of the CIS and the Baltic States - the Global Event Awards 2017. SPN Communications won first place in the category "The Best Social Project".
02 Feb 2018
SPN Communications gets 9 short-lists of industry awards - Silver Archer and BEMA in 10 days
On 1 February, 2017 4 projects were included in the shortlist of the National Award in the field of PR "Silver Archer". Last week the names of the finalists also announced the jury of the BEMA - Best Experience Marketing Awards, where 5 projects of the agency would be struggling to become a winner.
29 Jan 2018
SPN Communications becomes one of the three leading PR-agencies by the media rating
The research company "Medialogy" has prepared a media rating of the best PR-agencies following the results of 2017. SPN Communications took 3rd place in the TOP 20 of the most mentioned agencies in the media, gaining 3,821 points.
12 Dec 2017
Two-times winner of the national award RuPoR-2017
On 10 December, 2017 were announced the results RuPoR-2017. Two projects of SPN Communications won the main awards in the contest - All-Russian Competition for Innovative Journalism Tech in Media and The Week of Financial Literacy for Children and Youth 2017. 
21 Sep 2017
Baltic Weekend 2017: Results
The International Communications Forum Baltic Weekend 2017 was held in Saint Petersburg on 14-15 September. The event has already become a traditional platform for discussing issues related to the development and new challenges of the communication industry, as well as place for sharing experiences by way of examples of the best global cases in the field of PR, marketing and advertising. 
21 Sep 2017
SPN Communications is one of the TOP 3 agencies of the National Rating of Communication Companies (NR2K)
SPN Communications has the third place of the national rating for the third year in a row. Just only Mikhailov & Partners and the AGT Group are ahead.
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SPN Communications won 7 IABC Gold Quill Awards and was named one of the world’s TOP 3 communications agencies

22 Jun 2015
SPN Communications became the first agency in the history of IABC Gold Quill Awards to scoop trophies in seven categories. Besides, the company got into TOP 3 Large Agencies of the Year (51 or more employees), according to Gold Quill. The Gold Quill Awards gala took place on the 15th of June in San Francisco within the World Conference hosted by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC).
The “Agency of the Year” special categories, introduced in 2015, highlight the highest-scored entries in the program. The finalists are chosen based on the number of winning submissions from a particular entrant company.
SPN Communications owes this dazzling victory to two campaigns, The Communication Lab  implemented together with RVC and “One Country, One Team”  for the Public Contribution Council of the Russian Olympic Committee, which ran within the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. 
“The Gold Quill 2015 winners list has demonstrated that Russian practitioners are becoming if not new leaders, then at least significant players in the global communications industry. For us, this win is both a professional triumph and a powerful impulse to further development”, says Andrey Barannikov, CEO of SPN Communications.
The All-Russian campaign “One Country, One Team” won in the category “Government Communication Programs”. “Not only did this campaign demonstrate an innovative approach to communications with supporters within international sporting events, but it also allowed uniting the Russian citizens around the national team”, says Oleg Roumiantsev, Director of the Program Department at the Public Contribution Council of the Russian Olympic Committee. 
The Communication Lab, the most awarded entry in the history of the contest, won six Gold Quill trophies in one go (including the special Jake Wittmer Award for the most outstanding approach to research), and was named by the judges one of the best campaigns ever submitted for the program.
Ilya Kurmyshev, Director of Innovation Development Programmes Department at RVC, is certain that the project will successfully develop further. “The Communication Lab gained an international recognition, which means the number of its partners and friends is growing at an exponential rate! I think the last year’s awards were the great beginning, but there are much more important and interesting things ahead!” 
The IABC Gold Quill Awards have been given by the International Association of Business Communicators for more than 40 years and are considered to be one of the world’s most prestigious award programs for excellence in strategic communications.
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