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

Notes to editors

About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).