CIPR 2023 Excellence Awards winners revealed
Mischief (MHP Group) and the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board were the big winners as the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) held its annual Excellence Awards last night.
Both took home a hattrick of awards as over 550 people joined host Lucy Porter at the Royal Lancaster London to celebrate the stand-out agencies, teams, and individuals across the public relations industry over the last 12 months.
Mischief won awards for the best Social Purpose Campaign and best Integrated Campaign for the He's Coming Home campaign to raise awareness of domestic abuse that major sporting events can trigger. They also walked away with an award for best Sport or Entertainment Campaign. The North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board won best Public Sector Campaign, best Healthcare and/or Well Being Campaign, and best Low Budget Campaign for their #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign.
This year’s awards - headline sponsored by 3Gem - featured six new categories, including accolades for Best Long-term Campaign and Best Long-term Client Care.
Agencies Cowshed, Taylor Herring, and Ready10 each won two awards with the latter picking up the much-coveted PR Consultancy of the Year Award.
Elsewhere, Fanclub PR won Small PR Consultancy of the Year, Altitude won New PR Consultancy of the Year, Battenhall won Specialist PR Consultancy of the Year, and Irwin Mitchell won In-House PR Team of the Year. Ben Veal took home the award for best Independent Practitioner while David Amos walked away with the award for Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year.
All the photos from the evening can be viewed and downloaded online.
Everyone shortlisted for awards at last night's prestigious ceremony reflected the best of the UK PR industry, particularly those who came away as winners. Public relations, at its best, is an industry that has a positive impact on society, helping deliver effective, ethical, two-way communications that genuinely help audiences. It is clear from the entries to the CIPR Excellence Awards that our industry has a strong future in the hands of innovative and insightful individuals able to deliver an extraordinary standard of work.
- Corporate and Business Communications Campaign Zeno London for Zoom Towns
(Mark of Excellence: Virgin Media with Hope&Glory, Missive and Broadcast Revolution for Creating a National Databank)
- Internal Communications or Employee Engagement Campaign University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust for Staff Engagement Campaign for Cost of Living
(Mark of Excellence: Sony Interactive Entertainment for Introducing Sony Interactive Entertainment's new Values)
- Consumer Relations Campaign Taylor Herring & Mars Wrigley for The No-Bounty Celebrations Tub
- Public Sector Campaign North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board for #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign
- Social Purpose Campaign Mischief (MHP Group) for He's Coming Home
- Public Affairs Campaign Martis Media for Harper's Law Campaign
- Not-for-Profit Campaign Cowshed for When your world stops. We're There.
- Healthcare &/or Well Being Campaign North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board for #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign
- Integrated Campaign Mischief (MHP Group) for He's Coming Home
(Mark of Excellence: Ready 10 for Ready10 x McDonald's: One's Lovin' It)
- Luxury and Lifestyle Campaign Carousel for The Art of Promoting ‘The Art of Banksy’
- Environmental Campaign Pelican Communications for Fishtek Marine & The Scallop Disco
(Mark of Excellence: License to PR for Peppa Pig make waves for World Ocean Day)
- Low Budget Campaign North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board for #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign
(Mark of Excellence: Evergreen PR for Sound of Science: A Tinnitus Biobank)
- STEM Campaign GCHQ for Using GCHQ's puzzle power to inspire STEM studies
(Mark of Excellence: Gerard Kelly & Partners for Limit Less - Physics For Everyone)
- Sport or Entertainment Campaign Mischief (MHP Group) for The Hundred Minecraft
- Travel, Transport, or Tourism Campaign Tin Man for The Most Inclusive Airline in the Skies
- Education Campaign Universities UK International (with Cormack Consulting Group and Waterfall) for The #TwinForHope Campaign
(Mark of Excellence: UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering for Tomorrow's Home: showcasing the future of home technology)
- Best Use of SEO Ready10 for VoucherCodes On Tap: Driving high-quality backlinks
- Best Use of Media Relations Taylor Herring & Mars Wrigley for The No-Bounty Celebrations Tub
- Best Channel Delivery Sunny Side Up for Black is the new blue
(Mark of Excellence: South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust for Our People Podcast)
- Best Long-term Campaign Evergreen PR for Sound of Science: A Tinnitus Biobank
- Best Use of Content Cowshed for When your world stops. We're There.
(Mark of Excellence: The ABI and PLSA for Pension Attention)
- Best Event Pangolin for Beefeater Gin - Key To The Jewel
- Best Long-term Client Care spottydog communications for Ten years of serving up PR for M&B
- Issues, Crisis, or Reputation Management Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for Operation London Bridge in Windsor
(Mark of Excellence: King's College London for Ukraine Explained: Shaping informed coverage and conversations)
- Best Publication Pitch Marketing Group for Dennis the Menace gets his first smartphone
- Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year David Amos MCIPR
(Mark of Excellence: Charlotte Wilkins MCIPR)
- Independent PR Practitioner of the Year Ben Veal Chart.PR MCIPR
(Mark of Excellence: George Oliver Chart.PR MCIPR)
- In-House PR Team of the Year Irwin Mitchell
- Specialist PR Consultancy of the Year Battenhall
(Mark of Excellence: Scala)
- New PR Consultancy of the Year Altitude
- Small PR Consultancy of the Year Fanclub PR
(Mark of Excellence: Orchard)
- PR Consultancy of the Year Ready10
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the world's only Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners with over 10,000 members.
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).