Boutique publishing company Media Wise Communications Inc./ Muse Books was recently awarded its third consecutive IABC Gold Quill Award.
The feat was made even more extraordinary since no one in the Philippines has previously bagged the IABC Gold Quill Award three times in a row in the same category.
“To win just one International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Gold Quill Award of Merit is a great achievement by itself, considering that the candidate must hurdle the exacting IABC Gold Quill Award criteria and IABC’s Seven-Point Scale of Excellence,” said Ramoncito Ocampo Cruz, Media Wise President, CEO.
Media Wise did all that this year with its entry FINEX 50: Leading on to Wider Frontiers, a coffee-table book that is co-published with the Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines, the country’s premier organization for top-tier finance executives.
Significantly, FINEX 50 also won the Philippine Quill Excellence Award earlier this 2021.
Meanwhile, three other Philippine entries won IABC Gold Quills this year, all from major enterprise organizations: the Ayala Group of Companies, Union Bank of the Philippines, and Megaworld Foundation, Inc. The David Media Wise was in the company of Goliaths.
On the way to landing the IABC Gold Quill Award this year, Media Wise won the same award in 2020 with The Front Runner: 150 Years of the Manila Jockey Club, and in 2019 with On the March: The Jesuits in the Philippines Since the Restoration, thus achieving the three-peat.
Both coffee-table books snapped up the local PRSP Platinum Anvil Awards before winning internationally. Media Wise is a member of the United Print Media Group.