Elan Shou, Regional Director of Ruder Finn Asia, has been announced as the winner of the Professional Excellence (Consultancy) category in the 2018 Gold Standard Awards. The annual Awards are given by PublicAffairsAsia, a leading network for corporate affairs, communications and public affairs professionals operating across the Asia Pacific region.
The Professional Excellence Award recognizes achievement by a senior professional who is a leader among peer groups in the communications industry, as well as successful development of the agency’s growth, innovation and business development.
Elan has close to two decades of experience in the communications industry, offering strategic consultation to many global brands. Under her wing, Ruder Finn Asia has successfully transformed beyond a traditional public relations agency to an integrated marketing communications company. With her foresight in the competitive digital domain, she has successfully promoted an artificial intelligence platform with big data analysis to optimize customers’ decisions, while simultaneously enhancing key proprietary services.
Ruder Finn Asia has also been selected and recognized by many industry authorities. According to 2019 China PR Scope, conducted by R3 Worldwide, Ruder Finn was ranked No.1 in both “Agency Performance” and “Agency Professionals”, which owes a great deal to the stable professional team, perfect customer relations management and profound industry experience. Ruder Finn was also ranked #1 in the metrics of “Makes a Positive Contribution to My Business Growth”.