The 10th anniversary of CIPR PRide Awards kicks off in style as winners announced in the North East

The best in public relations in the North East were announced last night at the 2013 North East CIPR PRide Awards at the first of this year’s events marking the 10th anniversary of the Institute’s flagship regional awards scheme at the Hilton, Newcastle Gateshead Hotel.

The big winner on the night was Cool Blue Brand Communications who picked up eight gold awards, including multiple wins for their ‘There’s Something New on the Horizon’ campaign for changing perceptions of Redcar and Cleveland’s seafront building, and work for DigitalCity, which picked up the coveted ‘Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation Award’.

It was also a triumphant evening for freelance practitioner, Kate Slater, who picked up the prize for ‘Best Freelance Practitioner’, as well as scooping a gold award for her work with Kinesio Taping in both the Low Budget Campaign and Healthcare Campaign category.

The evening’s most prestigious awards were handed out to Admiral PR & Marketing and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, winning ‘Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy’ and ‘Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team’ respectively.

View the full list of the 2013 North East PRide Awards winners.

View Cool Blue Brand Communications' winning case study for the 'Best Use of Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation'.

Chris Taylor MCIPR, Chair of CIPR North East
It was a delight to see such a high standard of communications work showcased at this year’s awards.

It was great to see the public sector, private sector, not for profit organisations, sole practitioners, small and large agencies shortlisted for awards; living up to our reputation for a diverse and creative region.
Chris Taylor MCIPR, Chair of CIPR North East
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