The Chartered Institute of Public Relations celebrated 10 years of its PRide awards last night in a ceremony at Lancashire County Cricket Club’s The Point.
Peppermint Soda won 4 awards, all for its #livetransplant campaign, streaming the first ever live hair transplant, while Weber Shandwick North picked up 3 gold awards and was named outstanding public relations consultancy of the year.
Margaret Aspinall [pictured] was presented with the Communicator of the Year Award for her work during the 25 year fight for justice by the families of those who died in the Hillsborough Disaster.
“It makes me extremely proud to see so much talent and creativity being recognised here in the North West at this year’s CIPR North West PRide Awards. The standard of entries this year was incredibly high and all of those who were shortlisted or who won an award should be congratulated on designing and delivering some of the best public relations campaigns in the UK,” said CIPR North West chair Erin Portsmouth.
The full list of winners:
Corporate and Business Communications Campaign – Sealed Air: Will it break? – Weber Shandwick
Not-for-profit campaign – Crufts Factor 2013 – Smoking Gun PR
Internal Communications Campaign – Your Voice, Our Manchester – University of Manchester
Community Relations Campaign – Not a game – United Utilities and Judge & Howard
Public Sector Campaign – Free breakfast launch – Blackpool Council
Low Budget Campaign – #LiveTransplant – Peppermint Soda
Healthcare Campaign – Love your Liver 2013 – Democracy
Consumer Relations Campaign – #LiveTransplant – Peppermint Soda
Best Use of Media Relations – Hats off to Love Hearts – RMS
Integrated Campaign – Superfoods – Cameron Wells/PMI Health Group
Best Use of Social Media – The BMX Supercross comes to Manchester – Rule 5
Best Technology Campaign – Death of the Desktop – MC2
Best External Publication – This is our life – Regenda resident annual report 2012 – The Regenda Group
Best Internal Publication – Staff magazine gets star treatment – Cumbria County Council
Best Use of Digital – #LiveTransplant – Peppermint Soda
Best Event – #LiveTransplant – Peppermint Soda
Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign – Simple Actions – The Kaleidoscope Consortium
Issues and Crisis Management – David vs. Goliath: Putting the right stone in the sling – Democracy/Black White Denim
Best Use of Photography or Design – Weber Shandwick help Zip World reach new heights – Weber Shandwick
Outstanding Young Communicator – Lee Cullen MCIPR – de Winter PR
Outstanding Small Consultancy – JAMpr
Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team – Cumbria County Council
Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy – Weber Shandwick
Best Use of Planning, Research, Measurement and Evaluation – Crufts Factor 2013 – Smoking Gun PR
Outstanding PR Professional – Brian Beech MCIPR
Communicator of the Year – Margaret Aspinall