A QUARTET of Scots entries have triumphed in a competition celebrating the best of public relations in the UK.
Across 24 awards categories in the competition – run by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations – VisitScotland took three prizes, with Artisan PR taking another.
VisitScotland took the ‘Measurement and evaluation’ title, plus the ‘Best publication’ and ‘Outstanding in-house public relations team’ accolades.
Meanwhile, Borders-based Artisan scooped the ‘Not-for-profit’ category for ‘The Flight Fantastic’ – for exhibitions hosted by the National Museum of Flight.
The competition is called the CIPR Grand Prix.
Says Debbie Byers, chair of CIPR Scotland: “To win a CIPR Grand Prix Award is a fantastic achievement, demonstrating to colleagues and clients a commitment to excellent practice and results. This year’s winners all produced outstanding campaigns and are deserved winners. I send my congratulations to all.”
The full list of CIPR Grand Prix winners:
Approach PR, Yorkshire Biz Awards – Triumph Over Adversity (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)
Artisan PR – The Flight Fantastic (Scotland)
Southern Water Services – BAS The Frog (Home Counties South)
E.ON UK Plc – Communicating during climate camp protests at Kingsnorth, Kent (Midlands)
Measurement and evaluation
VisitScotland – Measuring Success to Shape the future (Scotland)
Smarts – ‘At the Interface’ Suffolk & Lenadoon Interface Group (Northern Ireland)
Manchester Airports Group – Campaign against the introduction of Aviation Duty (North West)
Finn Communications Limited – Cough Cough Campaign (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)
Pam Lloyd PR – Save our cauliflower! (West of England)
Dangling Carrot PR – Duo: The Boot Gurus (West of England)
Best use of media relations
Spinoza Kennedy Vesey Communications PR – Blackpool – J’aime La Tour (North West)
FBA Ltd – Rachel’s Organic 25th Anniversary (Wales)
Yorkshire Water – One Million Green Fingers (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)
Best use of new media
Wolfstar – Global Launch of Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 (Yorkshire & Lincolnshire)
Best use of photography or design
Bright Consultancy – Living al Fresco (Midlands)
Best newspaper or magazine
Business Link East – The Know (East Anglia)
VisitScotland – Real Scotland – The Locals’ Guide (Scotland)
Proteus Public Relations Ltd – Plastic fantastic milk bottles (Thames & Chiltern)
Best website or microsite
Belfast Zoo – Belfast Zoological Gardens Website (Northern Ireland)
Brazen PR Ltd – Monopoly – UK National Championships (North West)
Outstanding small consultancy
Brouha Marketing Ltd (West of England)
Outstanding in-house public relations team
Outstanding public relations consultancy
Golley Slater (Wales)