2017 CIPR Excellence shortlist revealed live

  • Integrated agency Mischief lead the shortlist with five nominations
  • Brands2Life secure four nominations, including 'Outstanding Large Public Relations Consultancy'
  • Ketchum and Nissan's 'Excitement Index' and Red Consultancy's Zookeeper 'Zoe Eye Check Storybook' lead the campaigns with three nominations each.

View the full shortlist

The shortlist for the 2017 CIPR Excellence Awards – public relations’ most established celebration of creativity and professionalism - was revealed in an exclusive announcement live on Facebook today.

Chairs of Judges Paul Mylrea Found.Chart.PR FCIPR and Sandra Macleod FCIPR announced the names of the shortlisted entrants, having overseen the judging of more than 550 entries from agencies, in-house teams and individuals based across the UK.

All shortlisted entrants will now be put through their paces in face-to-face interviews, taking place during April and May at the CIPR's offices in Russell Square. At this final stage of judging, expert CIPR judges will be joined by distinguished judges from other associated disciplines.

Tickets are now available for the prestigious Excellence Awards ceremony on Tuesday 6 June 2017 at the Artillery Garden at the HAC in London via the CIPR website.

Being praised by friends and clients is pleasant but the praise that really counts is from your peers.

That's why the CIPR Excellence Awards have become the way to demonstrate best practice, to showcase your best work, and to set the path for other PR practitioners to follow. They give you the chance to motivate your team, to shine a spotlight on your creativity, and to stand out from the crowd.

Winning is not all. Taking part and getting shortlisted is a huge achievement, especially as the standard is rising year on year.

Why do the Excellence Awards have such a reputation? Well, it's not enough just to draft a clever entry. Each year, panels of experienced judges interview entrants in depth, probing their understanding of innovation, implementation and impact.

Good luck to all of our finalists – you are shining examples of professional excellence. We look forward to celebrating your success at The Artillery Garden at the HAC on Tuesday 6 June.
Chairs of Judges Paul Mylrea Found. Chart.PR FCIPR, Past CIPR President and Sandra Macleod FCIPR
Notes to editors

About the CIPR Excellence Awards
The CIPR Excellence Awards are the longest-running and most-rigorously assessed awards in public relations.

Now in their 33rd year, the Excellence Awards showcase the highest levels of professional achievement from PR professionals and teams across the UK and throughout the world. The Awards are distinguished by their unerring commitment to professional standards. Shortlisted entrants compete across 29 categories, facing panel interviews with over 85 esteemed judges.

In 2016 – for the second consecutive year – the CIPR Excellence Awards were recognised at the Association Excellence Awards 2016, receiving a Mark of Excellence for Best Association Awards Event.

This year’s prestigious Excellence Awards Ceremony takes place at the Artillery Garden at the HAC, London on Tuesday 6 June 2017. Over 700 guests from over 100 consultancies and in-house teams are expected to attend.