Taylor Herring, which won three awards, Kier Group, which managed two, and Loughborough University, which also won two were big winners at last night’s CIPR Excellence Awards. And for fans of Vuelio webinars, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home: Five Year Sentences For Animal Cruelty will be a familiar campaign, which last night picked up the Public Affairs Campaign award – an inevitable decision for outstanding work. JamJar PR and Cwm Taf University Health Board won the Best Use of Digital, sponsored by Vuelio, for their #JoinCwmTaf campaign to solve the health board’s staffing crisis.
The biggest winner of the night was surely the PR industry, which proved its diversity and strength with 31 awards presented to an outstanding selection of comms experts.
CIPR President Sarah Hall kicked off the event, praising the PR industry for its important role in society and those before her for always striving towards best practice. With a crowd of 700-strong, the Awards is a clear sign that the PR industry is in rude health and is as relevant and necessary as ever.
In the public sector, there was recognition for the London Met Police for their crisis response to the terror attacks and Borough Market for its own response following the tragic events of 2017.
In terms of the ‘big’ awards, Large Public Relations Consultancy went to Instinctif Partners, Mid-Sized to Manifest and Small to Talker Tailor Trouble Maker – all three picked out by the judges for their USPs and commitment to their own individual styles of PR practice.
English Heritage won In-House Public Relations Team and Bridget Aherne from Bridget Aherne Communications received the Independent Practitioner award.
The full list of winners is available on the CIPR Excellence Awards website, including each winner’s entry to the competition and judges’ remarks.
Obviously, the most hotly contested part of the night was the Vuelio caption competition. Using custom Instagram frames, guests posed and snapped throughout the evening for a chance to win a bottle of Champagne. Unfortunately, we could only have one winner – congratulations to Amy Hegarty from BT, who pouted her way to first place.
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