Eclipse Communications Scoops Public Relations Consultancy Award


Eclipse Communications won Best Large PR Consultancy at the 2020 PRISM Awards. The PRISMs recognise the achievements of individuals, consultancies and companies that have excelled in the sector.

Entrants for the large PR consultancy are judged on size of agency, strength and length of client relationships, attraction and retention of people talent as well as agency strategy. In tune with the agile communications landscape, the 2020 PRISM Awards were hosted in a virtual ceremony, proving that South Africa’s communications industry is healthy and relevant.

Eclipse Communications CEO Steve Powell said that winning Best Large PR Consultancy is an honour and validation of the investment that has gone into the agency’s growth in recent years. ‘While we are very proud of this achievement, this is not the destination, but a foundation from which to amplify the strategy that brought us this far. We are proud of our team, many of whom are shareholders in the agency. This phenomenal team constantly and consistently delivers excellence for clients, conceptualises and executes impactful work, adds value and challenges clients to think differently, on a daily basis.’

With 100% local ownership, Eclipse Communication has enjoyed stellar growth since inception in 1998. The agency built its success on finding, retaining and growing high-calibre PR professionals and has diversified from a dedicated PR agency into a full-service agency.

Founding Partner Jacki McEwen said global competency and local agility mean the agency operates comfortably with multinationals and local start-ups. ‘In addition to having a presence in Israel, we are the Africa Hub of SERMO’s international network of independent PR agencies. We have exciting news to announce in the coming weeks about our agency’s growth.’

As Africa’s most celebrated public relations and communications awards, this year, the PRISMs were judged by more than 67 judges across various categories, including Johannesburg MD and PR maestro Cheryl Reddy. Additionally, 10 dynamic young judges form part of the PRISMs Young Voices initiatives, one of which was Brenda Sono, Account Manager in the Corporate Centre of Excellence.