Last night saw the best and brightest PR talent descend on the Old Billingsgate in London to celebrate the annual CIPR Excellence Awards.
The awards, which are Public relations’ longest running and most rigorous awards scheme is now in its 31st year of rewarding best practice in public relations, acknowledging personal and team achievement at the highest professional level across the UK, Europe, and beyond.
Approximately 700 guests squeezed into the venue including over 110 leading PR consultancies, teams and individuals, all competing to win 29 prestigious CIPR Excellence Awards.
We are sure there will be a few sore heads this morning, but among those with a good excuse will be the winners listed below.
Category-by-category winners of the 2015 CIPR Excellence Awards:
Corporate and Business Communications Campaign: Lansons, Lansons for The Co-operative Bank: “Stabilisation and fightback”
Internal Communications Campaign: Aircraft Carrier Alliance, One team delivering the nation’s flagships
Consumer Relations Campaign: Tin Man, The ‘Real’ Apple Store at Borough Market
Public Sector Campaign: Kirklees Council, Domestic Abuse Awareness: It’s Never OK
Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign: Cow, MORE TH>N Return of the Green Cross Code Man
Diversity and Inclusion in Communications Campaign: HSBC, HSBC Ability Stories
Public Affairs Campaign: Cancer Research UK, Campaign for plain, standard packaging of tobacco products
Not-for-Profit Campaign: Cow, Send a Cow: The Most Important Meal of Their Lives
Healthcare Campaign: St John Ambulance, The Chokeables
Integrated Campaign: iris, Launch of Robinsons SQUASH’D
Global Public Relations Campaign: Vodafone Group supported by Golden Goose PR, The 30th Anniversary of the UK’s first mobile phone call
Issues or Crisis Management: Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England and The Royal Free Hospital, Ebola Health Communications
Automotive Campaign: Frank PR, Hotel VW California
Low Budget Campaign: HTC and Hope&Glory, #phonies
STEM Campaign: Proof Communication, Helping the Solar Cloth Company shine with £1 million crowdfunding success
Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign: The British Library, Bringing together the four original surviving Magna Carta manuscripts
Best Use of Media Relations: Unity, #FollowTheFairies – Unity and Marks & Spencer (M&S)
Best Use of Digital: Unity, #FollowTheFairies – Unity and Marks & Spencer (M&S)
Best Use of Social Media: MSLGROUP, Always #LikeAGirl
Best Publication: Royal Bank of Scotland and Beetroot, Outside>In
Best Event: 3 Monkeys Communications, The Jacob’s #SnackHappy Savoury Ice Cream Parlour
Outstanding Young Communicator: Lansons, Valentina Kristensen MCIPR
Outstanding Independent Practitioner: Rumour Mill PR, Samantha Livingstone MCIPR
CIPR IoD Public Relations Director of the Year: Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, Bridget Aherne MCIPR
Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy & Winner of Special Award for Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy: Popcorn PR
Outstanding Mid-sized Public Relations Consultancy: Man Bites Dog
Outstanding Large Public Relations Consultancy, Hotwire
A huge congratulations to all the winners.