ABCI awarded Anthony Good, Executive Chairman, Good Relations India and Good Consultancy Limited-UK, with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable contribution to the PR Industry.
Online PR News – 29-October-2012 – New Delhi – PR Veteran, Anthony Good, felicitated with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Business Communicators of India (ABCI)
29 October, 2012, New Delhi: ABCI awarded Anthony Good, Executive Chairman, Good Relations India and Good Consultancy Limited-UK, with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable contribution to the PR Industry. Anthony Good was honored with the coveted award at a special award function held at The Taj in Mumbai.
An internationally known PR veteran, Anthony Good has an experience of over 40 years in the Public Relations fraternity and currently also serves as the Worldwide Chairman of Cox & Kings. He has the credibility of establishing one of India’s first independent public relations firm, Good Relations in 1988, when PR as a practice was in its formative years. Anthony Good is recognized to have raised the standards of professionalism in PR practice in the UK and India.
The tribute was in recognition of the significant contribution in elevating the eminence of the industry as a must-have professional service akin to accounting and law practices.
For the past 51 years, ABCI has been organizing the Annual Awards Night to recognize and reward outstanding talent in the profession of Business Communications.
Speaking on the occasion President, ABCI, Mr. Yogesh Joshi said “It is indeed our honour to present a lifetime achievement award to Mr.Good who is truly a legend and the 'Bhishma Pitamah' in the PR industry. ABCI for the past 51 years has been organizing the Annual Awards Night to recognize and reward outstanding talent in the profession of business communications. These awards are considered as the 'Oscars' of Business Communications in India and we look forward to reach new heights in the future”
Some of the eminent people who have received the prestigious award in the past include Mr. Alyque Padamsee, Advertising & Brand Guru, Mr. Ashok Advani, Founder & Chairman Business India Magazine Mr. Sylvesterda Cunha, Chairman - Da'Cunha Associates among many others. This year the lifetime achievement was awarded to Mr. Shyam Benegal in addition to Mr. Anthony Good.
Receiving the award Mr.Good said, “I have seen the PR profession in India evolving into a strategic advisory practice over the years and it has been priceless to be a part of the transformation. Good Relations India now enters its silver jubilee year stronger and better led than it has ever been and is proud of the strategic role it is playing in its clients’ businesses”.
Earlier this year, Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) also awarded Anthony Good with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ‘Global PR Conclave - 2012’ in Mumbai.
About Good Relations India
Now in its silver jubilee year in the PR industry, Good Relations India is a pioneer of sorts when it comes to the Indian public relations scene. The coming in of the company brought in the concept of an independent PR agency in the Indian market. Good relations India has managed some of the significant PR mandates in the country right from market entry strategies to the Mergers and acquisitions and Crisis Management in addition to offering specialized strategic corporate communications consultancy to its clients across industry verticals.
ABCI is the India's largest non-profit organization for Business communications professionals since 1957. Its nearly 1,000 members represent business and industry, technology, counseling firms, government, associations, and hospitals, schools for communications, professional services firms and non-profit organizations. ABCI has been at the forefront of promoting effective communication strategies and knowledge in businesses.
To this end ABCI conducts many workshops, seminars and programmes all over India including the Annual Awards that recognize excellence in Business Communication in India. ABCI is the first organization in India to have successfully launched the concept of Accreditation Programme in India for the Business Communicators & Public Relations fraternity.