Gong has been appointed on a project basis to provide local and international PR and communications support for SEED’s biennial awards, The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development.
Designed to identify the most innovative, locally-led, eco-inclusive, start-up enterprises in developing and emerging economies, the SEED Awards honour and help scale enterprises in Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Indonesia, India, Ghana, Uganda, South Africa and Thailand.
As part of the project, Gong will promote the Awards winners, working with SEED and its partners to highlight the winning projects and the positive social, economic and ecological impact they have on their local communities.
SEED was founded at the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg by UNEP, UNDP and IUCN as a global partnership for action on sustainable development and the green economy. To learn more, please visit: www.seed.uno.
Gong was delighted to be named among the winners of the 2021 Africa SABRE Awards, which recognise superior achievement in branding, reputation, and engagement, during a virtual award ceremony.
Since 2015, Gong has helped to deliver the Dive In Festival, the insurance industry’s festival for diversity and inclusion, which was celebrated in a record-breaking 35 countries last year.
As the effects of the festival continue to be felt around the world, Gong was named the winner of two categories (Research and Planning and Public Education) and also received a certificate of excellence (in the Financial and Professional Services category) in the awards ceremony (which is run by PRovoke Media) for its work in delivering this iconic festival in Nigeria, alongside its African partners Phyllion & Partners Limited, Aon and Lloyd’s.
To learn more about the Dive In Festival – which will run this year from 21 – 23 September – please see www.diveinfestival.com.
GONG COMMUNICATIONS RE-APPOINTED TO DIVERSITY FESTIVAL BRIEF FOR LLOYD’S INSURANCE MARKET
3 May 2016, London: Gong Communications has been re-appointed to manage diversity and inclusion communications for the Lloyd’s insurance market. Following on from the hugely successful 2015 event, Gong will again curate Dive In, the first London insurance market-wide diversity and inclusion festival on behalf of the Inclusion@Lloyd’s steering group.
Pauline Miller, head of diversity and inclusion at Lloyd’s, said: “Gong’s team delivered superb results last year and they were always on hand to help with a busy programme of activity. I’m grateful that we are able to continue our relationship. I look forward to their support promoting the events and engaging with audiences at this year’s festival.”
Dive In – four days of inspirational speakers, workshops, videos, branding and events – has been shortlisted for five industry awards: as a ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ nominee for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, ‘Diversity Champion’ for the Marketing Week Awards, ‘Best Insurance Event’ for the Insurance PR & Marketing Awards, in the diversity category at the British Insurance Awards and as lead agency for the event, Gong Communications has been shortlisted for the Sabre EMEA ‘Cause-relatedmarketing’ Award.
Narda Shirley, managing director at Gong Communications, said: “To see Dive In recognised in this way is very exciting and testament to months of hard work, creativity and a very successful collaboration with the Inclusion@Lloyd’s team; our warmest congratulations to everybody involved. We look forward to working closely together again this year as Dive In goes global.”
This year’s Dive In festival will be held between 27th-29th Sept 2016 and will include branded events across the globe as well as expanded participation outside the Lloyd’s Market.
Pride of heritage was the flavour of the evening at the Africa Diaspora awards, held in London’s West End on 2 May 2013.
The continent had much to celebrate, with awards presented to the brightest and best from the worlds of Business, Academia, Entrepreneurship, Media and Community. Her Excellency Ms Thandi Modise, Premier of North – West Province, Republic of South Africa, set the tone for the evening with a moving speech on the role played by the African Diaspora in securing the continent’s successful future. “The spirit of internationalism has sustained humanity” she proclaimed, vocally grateful for the benefits that a global perspective can have not only for the individual Diasporans, but also for the separate countries within the continent. Her vision was for a continent that works with its neighbours and international allegiances to build an ever more promising future.
A prime example of her vision in practice is Eric Vincent Guichard, who secured the Entrepreneur of the Year award for his online initiative, Homestrings – an investment platform that facilitates Diaspora investments into their own communities. It was an award we thoroughly toasted, as well deserved of our client!