Media: PR awards shortlist unveiled

August 26, 2011

The shortlist has been announced for the prestigious CIPR West of England PRide Awards.

The awards are the only ones of their kind to showcase the best PR work in the regions of the UK. Winners of the West of England awardsd will be announced at a black-tie dinner in Bristol on October 21.

More than 1,000 entries were submitted to this year’s awards. The judging process is rigorous with a national panel of industry experts assessing the shortlisted entries and choosing the winners.

Chair of the CIPR West of England Committee Sarah Pinch said; “I am very proud to see such a high standard of communications work highlighted in the CIPR PRide awards for 2011.

“This region is once again showing real innovation in its communications activities and delivering real results to organisations and companies across the region.

“All shortlisted organisations deserve many congratulations.”

Commenting on the shortlist, Jane Wilson, CIPR CEO, added; “The CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the best PR and campaigns from the profession across the UK. To be shortlisted for an award demonstrates exemplary achievement, impact and value – immediately putting their work in the spotlight. Congratulations to everyone for reaching this stage.”

The shortlist:

Corporate and Business Communications

  • Brandon Hill Communications
    Growing Business – the Big Conversation
  • Brouha Marketing
    Soaring Sales in a Declining Market
  • Coco PR
    Wines of Lebanon
  • Grayling
    Media relations for Frazer-Nash Consultancy
  • JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs
    Sustaining a Healthy Bottom Line in Times of Austerity
  • Target Public Relations
    The Magnetic Force of PR


  • Camargue
    Cut the Carbon
  • Churton Inge Associates with Somerset Community Foundation
    Surviving Winter Appeal
  • Renegade Media
    Please ReTweet Me
  • Spirit Public Relations and The Grand Appeal
    Cots for Tots

Internal Communications

  • Synergy Creative
    Magnificent Seven

Crisis Communications

  • Cornwall Council
    Flooding in Cornwall
  • Oldbury Power Station, Magnox
    Turning a nuclear crisis into an electric opportunity

Community Relations

  • 3G Communications and National Grid
    Community Relations during major pipeline construction
  • Damselfly Communications
    The Lakes by yoo Good Neighbours
  • Flamingo
    The Suit Amnesty

Public Sector

  • Gloucestershire County Council
    Gloucestershire County Council – Meeting the Challenge

Best Campaign £10,000 and Under

  • 10 Yetis PR Agency
    Launch of the H2O Shower Powered Radio
  • KOR Communications
    "Is this love?"
  • MPAD
    Greenbank Fal River Festival 2011
  • North Bristol NHS Trust
    Hot Drinks Harm
  • The Vine Marketing & PR
    Beyond the sea: The Vine's PR campaign for Open Studios Cornwall 2011

Consumer Relations

  • Bath & West Show 2011
    Best in Show 2011
  • Polymedia
    Four steps of the customer journey
  • The Splash Partnership
    Cheese Couture Campaign for Pilgrim's Choice

Best Use of Media Relations

  • Camargue
    The Pledge
  • Geometry PR
    Made in Cornwall
  • Inside Media
    Kettler GB 'Witness the Fitness'
  • PamLloyd Fresh Produce Marketing & PR
    British Asparagus for all!
  • The Vivid Consultancy
    A paralympic dream – helping Mel to get wheels
  • Wild Card
    Fifteen Cornwall turns five

Integrated Communications

  • Brouha Marketing
    Tradelink Triumphs
  • Grayling
    Bristol Style: Establishing Cabot Circus as the South West's Fashion Destination
  • McCann Erickson
    They're Amongst Us – LEGO Hero Factory Launch
  • NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
    TLC: always here
  • PamLloyd Fresh Produce Marketing & PR
    Pink Lady – 100% Sunshine in every bite
  • Synergy Creative
    World's First Talking Freeview Digital Box, Smart Talk

Best Use of Social Media

  • Brandon Hill Communications
    Growing Business – the Big Conversation
  • McCann Erickson
    BRUT – Race for Recovery
  • Media Safari with BitDefender
    BitDefending the Nation

Best Use of Photography or Design

  • Barefoot Media
    Polo on the Beach
  • PamLloyd Fresh Produce Marketing & PR
    Love Radish – Not just a bite on the side

External Newspaper or Magazine

  • Airbus in the UK Government Affairs Team
    On the Radar, Airbus in the UK Parliamentary Newsletter
  • Brouha Marketing
    The Edge
  • Magnox
  • Moose Partnership
    Punchline Magazine
  • PamLloyd Fresh Produce Marketing & PR
    Pink Lady Apple News – It's all in the PLAN

Internal Newspaper or Magazine

  • Bristol City Council
    Making a Difference staff magazine
  • Cornwall Council
    People Matters
  • Plum Communications & PR with Merlin Housing Society
    Bringing a new lease of life to internal communications with The Pulse
  • Synergy Creative
    Employee magazine Insite

Best Website or Microsite

  • Barefoot Media
    Barefoot Media website and press centre

Best Event

  • Airbus in the UK Communications Team
    BAC 100 Service of Celebration
  • Avon & Somerset Police Authority
    The Community Policing Awards
  • Brandon Hill Communications
    ExploreExport 2011, Bristol
  • Brouha Marketing
    Edgetech German Manufacturing Facility Launch
  • Inside Media
    'Cider House Rules': Taking Cider to Westminster
  • Marick Communications, Magnox
    Berkeley Nuclear Power Station Safestore Celebration Event

Outstanding Young Communicator

  • Dani Marlborough
    Spirit Public Relations
  • Lyanna Tsakiris MCIPR
    McCann Erickson
  • Rachel Picken ACIPR
  • Sam Lynas
    Barefoot Media

Outstanding Small Consultancy

  • Brouha Marketing
  • Flamingo
  • Inside Media

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team

  • Oldbury Power Station, Magnox
    Powering Communications Across Magnox

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy

  • Brandon Hill Communications
  • JBP PR & Parliamentary Affairs
  • PamLloyd Fresh Produce Marketing & PR
  • Wild Card

Best Freelance Practitioner

  • Suzie Smith
    Media Consultancy



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