CIPR PRide Awards celebrates outstanding PR across the North West
More than 270 PR professionals gathered at The Midland Hotel in Manchester last night for the 2019 CIPR North West PRide Awards – the region’s annual public relations showpiece.
Lancashire-based agency Viva were the big winners of the night, taking home three Gold Awards, including two for their “Burnley: The Coolest Place in the North West” campaign.
The judges praised the team for delivering a digital-focused campaign that was “creative, cool, quirky and, most importantly, engaging”, putting Burnley firmly on the map.
Frank, Rule 5 and North West Ambulance Service all took home two Gold Awards, with the latter being crowned Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team.
In the individual categories, Down at the Social’s Pippa Nixon was crowned Outstanding Young Communicator, while Catapult PR’s Jane Hunt MCIPR took the title of Outstanding Independent Practitioner.
The North West region is well known for its creative and impactful PR and communications. As seen at our annual CIPR North West PRide Awards, agencies, in-house teams and independent practitioners have once again shone a light on the importance of PR for brands of all sizes. The quality of entries was as high, as always, and the region’s PR community can be proud of what it continues to achieve.
Full Gold Award winners from the 2019 CIPR North West PRide Awards:
- Corporate and Business Communications Campaign – Essity, The School Hygiene Essentials Initiative
- Internal Communications Campaign - Democracy and Dulux, Making everyday quality
- Consumer Relations Campaign – Frank, The D-Day Story: Soldiers of Sacrifice
- Public Sector Campaign - North West Ambulance Service, Star in a car
- Community Relations Campaign - Intelligent Conversation and United Utilities, Burscough Better Together
- Not-for-Profit Campaign - Social and Ministry of Building Innovation in Education, Launching the MOBIE Manifesto
- Integrated Campaign - Cumbria County Council, Apprenticeship Recruitment Campaign
- Transport or Automotive Campaign - One Smart Cookie Communications and Transport for Greater Manchester, Reality Car Share
- Low Budget Campaign - Rule 5, Northern Rail Newsjack with Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
- Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign – Fido PR and Emmeline Pankhurst Statue Committee, Our Emmeline
- Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign – Frank, The D-Day Story: Soldiers of Sacrifice
- Best Use of Media Relations – Rule 5, Northern Rail Newsjack with Legoland Discovery Centre Manchester
- Best Use of Digital – Viva, Burnley: The Coolest Place in the North West
- Best Use of Social Media – Jam_, A ‘pawfect’ Companion for Pet Lovers
- Best Use of Content – BIG Partnership and North West Cancer Research, Celebrities #speakout against head and neck cancer
- Best Use of Influencer Relations – Viva, Burnley: The Coolest Place in the North West
- Best Event – Red Havas and Kellogg’s, Kellogg’s ‘snap, crackle and pop-up’ cereal café
- Issues, Crisis or Reputation Management - Electricity North West, Ashton's blackout
- Best Publication – East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust, A Focus on Human Factors
- Outstanding Young Communicator - Pippa Nixon, Down at the Social
- Outstanding Independent Practitioner - Jane Hunt MCIPR, Catapult PR
- Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team - North West Ambulance Service
- Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy – Viva
- Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy - PR Agency One
About CIPR North West
The CIPR's North West Group houses over 700 public relations practitioners from across Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Clwyd and Gwynedd.
About the CIPR PRide Awards
The CIPR PRide Awards is the UK’s most prestigious nation-wide awards scheme, recognising excellence in public relations and communications across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and six English regions. Past winners continue to reap the benefits of their successes long after achieving them. Now in its 16th year, the PRide Awards attracted around 1,000 entries from public relations teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK.
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations
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 by far the biggest member 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.