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Wales’ thriving public relations community celebrated at CIPR PRide Awards

More than 300 PR professionals gathered at Cardiff’s City Hall on Friday (12th October) for the 2018 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards – the nation’s annual public relations showpiece. 

[aoa id=”1″]Creative communications agency jamjar bagged a hat-trick of Gold Awards with wins in the Healthcare Campaign, Low Budget Campaign and Best Use of Digital categories. Equinox and BrandContent picked up two Gold Awards each, with the latter named Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy.

Homeless charity, The Wallich, struck gold in the Not-for-Profit category for a campaign supporting homeless and vulnerable people across Wales. Judges praised the charity for its “clever use of partnerships and stakeholder engagement” which resulted in the organisation surpassing its fundraising target. [/aoa]

Golley Slater won the revered Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy award, while Rebecca Goodhand MCIPR and Nicola Jenkins MCIPR were named Outstanding Young Communicator and Outstanding Independent Practitioner, respectively.

[bs-quote quote=”“We know we have a huge number of talented communicators in Wales. The results we have seen at this year’s PRide Awards shows the breadth of skill, professionalism and talent through a number of industries. The campaigns and examples of work showcased in the awards proves the value PR and compelling communications bring to businesses, our economy and society. Very well done to everyone who made the shortlist and massive congratulations to all our winners.”” style=”style-11″ align=”center” author_name=”Rhian Moore MCIPR” author_job=”Chair of CIPR Cymru Wales” author_avatar=”https://www.wales247.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/rhian-moore-cipr.jpg”][/bs-quote]

Full Gold Award winners from the 2018 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards:

  • Corporate and Business Communications Campaign – Effective Communication, Quantum Advisory: Restoring faith in pensions
  • Internal Communications Campaign – Wales Audit Office, GREAT Together – changing culture at the WAO
  • Consumer Relations Campaign – BrandContent, Shining the Light on Daylight Robbery
  • Public Sector Campaign – Equinox and Cadw, Live the Legends
  • Community Relations Campaign – Cardiff University, Love Grangetown, Shop Grangetown
  • Not-for-Profit Campaign – The Wallich, Reaching Out to Rough Sleepers campaign
  • Healthcare Campaign – jamjar and Cwm Taf University Health Board, #JoinCwmTaf
  • Integrated Campaign – Working Word and Cymraeg, Dydd Miwsig Cymru 2018
  • Low Budget Campaign – jamjar, Barry Island Weekenders
  • Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign – S3 Advertising, Helping Pride Cymru Take The Rainbow To Wales
  • Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign – Working Word and Visit Wales, Taking Wales to the World
  • Education Campaign – Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Tackling Islamophobia
  • Best Use of Media Relations – Confused.com, The true depth of the UK’s pothole problem
  • Best Use of Digital – jamjar and Cwm Taf University Health Board, #JoinCwmTaf
  • Best Use of Social Media – Equinox and STAEDTLER, Join our Club
  • Best Event – Welsh Water, GDPR Escape Room
  • Best Publication – GWR, WesternLines, Our Greatest Journey Yet
  • Outstanding Young Communicator – Rebecca Goodhand MCIPR, Community Housing Cymru
  • Outstanding Independent Practitioner – Nicola Jenkins MCIPR, Create Communication
  • Public Sector Team of the Year – Denbighshire County Council
  • Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team – South Wales Fire and Rescue Service
  • Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy – BrandContent
  • Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy – Golley Slater