MMW gets ACES award for Asia’s most promising SME in 2018

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MMW Founder Azlan Ahmad (C) received the ACES award for Asia’s Most Promising SME 2018 at Fairmont Hotel in Singapore on Thursday. Image: Courtesy of MMW


Brunei’s leading creative agency MMW was recently awarded Asia’s most promising SME in 2018 from the Asia Corporate Excellence & Sustainability Awards (ACES).

The award recognises aspiring SMEs in Asia that possess clear business direction with strong initiatives for the enterprise’s growth.

The Brunei-based firm received the award in a ceremony held at the Fairmont Hotel in Singapore on Thursday.

Representing MMW at the ceremony were founder Azlan Ahmad, Admin and Operations Director Farah Abdullah, Creative Director Hamdi Matussin, Art Director Azran Yusof and Social Media Manager, Ana Dzulkefdi.

Incorporated in Brunei in March 2009, MMW is a full-service creative agency specialising in graphic design, creative strategy, corporate identity, brand management, social media marketing, digital advertising, web development and magazine publications.

The company employs about 40 people and manages approximately 60 clients and roughly 240 projects annually.

In a statement, MMW said it distinguished itself on the regional advertising playing field by creatively managing the branding of the 2009 APEC CEO Summit, the global leadership conference that attracted a worldwide audience.

The agency also marked another milestone when it was awarded a 10-year contract as the main advertising agency for Standard Chartered Brunei in partnership with TBWA Singapore towards ensuring a high level of consistency and maintaining creative standard for the bank.

MMW was also awarded a 5-year contract as the main marketing agency for Brunei International Airport in 2016.

Commenting on what drives the company, Azlan said that MMW aspires to “help our clients improve their business through the most talked about creative solutions, and to be a fully home-grown agency with international levels of achievements and creative standards.”

ACES described the companies that receive this annual award as having overcome hurdles with uncompromising ethics and having great potential for future growth and job creation for the community in which it operates.

Through ACES, the businesses share a platform to network and exchange ideas while exemplifying Asia’s best practices for sustainable growth.

The Bruneian