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CIPR Excellence Award Winners 2015

The CIPR Excellence Awards are an opportunity to celebrate excellence in public relations in the UK. Here’s a list of the 2015 winners.

 1,000 public relations professionals gathered at Old Billingsgate in London tonight for the annual CIPR Excellence Awards. It’s a great location on the north side of the River Thames, on the edge of the City.

The evening was hosted by CIPR President Sarah Pinch and comedian Shappi Khorsandi, star of BBC1’s Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News For You.

Congratulations to all the winners. Award ceremonies such as this enable us to celebrate excellence and have a broader conversation with organisations about the value of public relations.

Here’s a complete list of the winners.

1. Corporate and Business Communications Campaign

  • Lansons
    Lansons for The Co-operative Bank: “Stabilisation and fightback”

2. Internal Communications Campaign

  • Aircraft Carrier Alliance
    One team delivering the nation’s flagships

3. Consumer Relations Campaign

  • Tin Man
    The ‘Real’ Apple Store at Borough Market

4. Public Sector Campaign

  • Kirklees Council
    Domestic Abuse Awareness: It’s Never OK

5. Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign

  • Cow
    MORE TH>N Return of the Green Cross Code Man

6. Diversity and Inclusion in Communications Campaign

  • HSBC
    HSBC Ability Stories

7. Public Affairs Campaign

  • Cancer Research UK
    Campaign for plain, standard packaging of tobacco products

8. Not-for-Profit Campaign

  • Cow
    Send a Cow: The Most Important Meal of Their Lives

9. Healthcare Campaign

  • St John Ambulance
    The Chokeables

10. Integrated Campaign

  • iris
    Launch of Robinsons SQUASH’D

11. Global Public Relations Campaign

  • Vodafone Group supported by Golden Goose PR
    The 30th Anniversary of the UK’s First Mobile Phone Call

12. Issues or Crisis Management

  • Department of Health, NHS England, Public Health England and The Royal Free Hospital
    Ebola Health Communications

13. Automotive Campaign

  • Frank PR
    Hotel VW California

14. Low Budget Campaign

  • HTC and Hope&Glory
    #phonies

15. STEM Campaign

  • Proof Communication
    Helping the Solar Cloth Company shine with £1 million crowdfunding success

16. Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign

  • The British Library
    Bringing together the four original surviving Magna Carta manuscripts

17. Best Use of Media Relations

  • Unity
    #FollowTheFairies. Unity and Marks & Spencer (M&S)

18. Best Use of Digital

  • Unity
    Swing The Vote by Unity for vInspired

19. Best Use of Social Media

  • MSLGROUP
    Always #LikeAGirl

20. Best Publication

  • Royal Bank of Scotland and beetroot
    Outside>In

21. Best Event

  • 3 Monkeys Communications
    The Jacob’s #SnackHappy Savoury Ice Cream Parlour

22. Outstanding Young Communicator

  • Valentina Kristensen MCIPR
    Lansons

23. Outstanding Independent Practitioner

  • Samantha Livingstone MCIPR
    Rumour Mill PR

24. CIPR IoD Public Relations Director of the Year

  • Bridget Aherne MCIPR
    Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service

25. Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team

  • Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

26. Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy

  • Popcorn PR

27. Outstanding Mid-Sized Public Relations Consultancy

  • Man Bites Dog

28. Outstanding Large Public Relations Consultancy

  • Hotwire

29. Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy

  • Popcorn PR

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Stephen Waddington

Partner and Chief Engagement Officer, Ketchum and Visiting Professor in Practice, Newcastle University.

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