ICCO nominates Skills, Stop Finning and Sharkproject 

Skills is one of the three nominees in the category “Best Not-for-profit Campaign” at the “Global PR Awards” of the world PR umbrella organisation ICCO. The award ceremony will take place on 1 December in London. The Skills Group was nominated in the category “Best Not-for-profit Campaign” at this year’s Global PR Awards. Skills supported the ultimately successful EU citizens’ initiative “Stop Finning EU” for several years pro bono in strategy development, public affairs and online and offline media work.

Stop Finning EU campaigns for a trade ban on shark fins in the EU and was one of only a few EU citizens’ initiatives to reach the required one million signatures to be considered by EU bodies and the European Commission.

Sharkproject and Skills in action for Stop Finning

Jürgen H. Gangoly, Managing Director and Partner of Skills: “We have been working pro bono for many years for the shark and species protection organisation “Sharkproject”, which was in charge of Stop Finning EU. As a shark lover and enthusiastic underwater photographer, I am of course very pleased that our joint commitment to species protection has now been recognised with a nomination at ICCO’s international ‘PR Oscars’.” Herbert Futterknecht, Chairman of Sharkproject in Austria: “Skills has been supporting Sharkproject for many years in all areas of public relations on a national and international level. We benefit from the agency’s excellent contacts to media and policy makers and are pleased with Skills about the nomination of Stop Finning EU as the world’s best non-profit campaign.”