Vocus announced as 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards sponsor

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has today announced leading provider of PR software, Vocus, as the sponsor of the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards category for ‘Best Use of Social Media’.

Vocus joins 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards headline sponsor, Precise, and category sponsors, ComRes, The Communication Directors' Forum, Croner, DWPub, FOX, Hiscox, Newspress, Specialist Speakers and USP Content.

With the shortlist for the CIPR Excellence Awards already announced, shortlisted entrants are now being put through their paces at face-to-face panel interviews. The winners will be announced at a glittering black-tie dinner at Old Billingsgate, London, on the evening of Tuesday 17 June.

John W. Hayes, Marketing Manager, Vocus UK
Vocus is delighted to sponsor the Best Use of Social Media category at this year’s CIPR Excellence Awards. The PR industry is not immune to digital disruption and social media represents a significant change to the way things used to be done. Traditional media outlets no longer have the monopoly over mass communication and influence. If PR professionals and the organisations they represent are to remain effective they must adapt to this brave new world. As a leading provider of social media marketing and Public Relations technology, Vocus are best placed to support organisations moving their PR activities into the realm of social media and we look forward to rewarding excellence in this category.
John W. Hayes, Marketing Manager, Vocus UK

The CIPR is currently seeking further sponsors for a range of categories including Best Technology Campaign, Outstanding Small Consultancy and Outstanding Young Communicator.

Interested parties can download the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards rate card or contact Sarah Ion, CIPR Marketing and Events Manager to find out more on 020 7631 6932 or email

Keep up-to-date with the latest news and announcements on the 2014 CIPR Excellence Awards homepage or search twitter for #CIPREXCEL.

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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).