BIG Leads the Way in Scottish PR Shortlist

The largest independent PR agency outside London, Scotland's The BIG Partnership has secured the most nominations in this year's annual awards competition celebrating the best of Scotland's public relations industry.

In the Scotland PRide Awards, being run by the Scottish division of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, BIG secured nine nominations across the competition's 26 categories.

The winners will be chosen on November 4, in Edinburgh.

The shortlist was unveiled yesterday. In an ironic twist, at the time of writing, the only PR sent to about the shortlist had come from BIG. 

The shortlist reads:

Corporate and Business Communications

3×1 Public Relations – A Wealth of Media Exposure

Bread PR – Riding the Rapids

Grayling – Reviving Lloyds Banking Group's Corporate Reputation

The BIG Partnership – Banking on Success


Ministry of Defence in Scotland – Support your troops and veterans

Pagoda Public Relations – Edinburgh Mela Festival: Scotland's gathering of cultures

Stripe Communications – Putting the Stigma of Mental ill-health back on the Agenda

Tricker PR – The SWRI gets wired

Internal Communications

NHSGGC Communications – Trusted to tell it like it is …

South Lanarkshire Council – Smarter Choices

Crisis Communications

Falkirk Council – 'It's Snow Every Day this Happens'

Moray Council Communications Team – Never waste a good crisis; securing a Ministerial promise

VisitScotland – Every Cloud has a Silver Lining

Community Relations

Stripe Communications and The Scottish Government – No Knives, Better Lives

The Big Partnership & Scottish Government Communications Directorate – Know the Score (KtS)

Tricker PR for Aberdeen Asset Management – Aberdeen Asset Management Universities Boat Race

Weber Shandwick – From Springside With Love

Weber Shandwick – The Cumbernauld Positive Image Project

Public Affairs

BMA Scotland – Promoting NHS General Practice in Scotland

British Heart Foundation – Cigarette Vending Machines are Totally Out of Order

Pagoda Public Relations – Roman Wall No Barrier to Distillery

Public Sector

Army Scotland Press Office – 3rd Battalion The Rifles Campaign – Sangin, Afghanistan, October 2009 – May 2010

Consolidated PR – Join the Children's Panel, it's Life Changing

Consolidated PR – Organ Donation – The Gift of Life

Pagoda Public Relations – Social Work Changes Lives

Real PR – “You only have to ask” – Five Years of Freedom of Information in Scotland

Best Campaign £10K and Under

3×1 Public Relations – Under the Hammer – the Dalmore Oculus

Beattie Communications – Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival 2010

Cloudline PR – The Cruelsea – Bloodhound Comes to Ocean Terminal

The BIG Partnership – Loganair Tees up Island Golf Trips

Pagoda Public Relations – Roman Wall No Barrier to Distillery

The Global Energy Group and Ross County FC – We're on Our Way…

Consumer Relations 

Beattie Communications – Scottish Campaign For Warburtons 'National Bread Week' 2010

Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster – Mecca Bingo Buddy of the Year 2010

Weber Shandwick – Siriusly Exclusive

Best Use of Media Relations

Grayling – The Union Square Story

Real PR – “You only have to ask” – Five Years of Freedom of Information in Scotland

The BIG Partnership – Cordia – The Birth of the Third Way

The BIG Partnership – The Kwik Fit Insurance Lollipop Person of the Year Competition

VisitScotland – Scotland Gets All Shook Up at Winter

Weber Shandwick – National Blood Donor Week: Scotland's First Human Blood Drop

Integrated Communications

Hartmann Media – Scottish Fashion Awards – 5th Anniversary

Matthews Marketing – Mackintosh 100

The Big Partnership and Scottish Government Communications Directorate – Steps for Stress

VisitScotland – Meet the Scots

Best Use of Digital PR

Weber Shandwick – The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Twitter Tasting

Best Use of Photography or Design

Falkirk Council – 'Shameful, Filthy, Selfish'

Tricker PR – Deelicious

Tricker PR – Knitting the Boat Festival

Weber Shandwick – National Blood Donor Week: Scotland's First Human Blood Drop

Best Newspaper

Midlothian Council – Midlothian News

NHS Lothian – Connections – the staff newspaper that connects

NHS Lothian – Health link – Your healthcare in your community

NHSGGC Communications – Health news

Best Publication

Hartmann Media – Scottish Fashion Awards – 5th Anniversary

RR Donnelley – Government Legal Services Scotland Brochure

South Lanarkshire Council – Tinderbox Heroes

Best Magazine

Glasgow Caledonian University – The Caledonian

Learning and Teaching Scotland – Connected: Moving Education Forward

NHS Ayrshire & Arran – Dialogue

NHSGGC Communications – SN: Staff newsletter online and in print

The BIG Partnership – Green

Best Newsletter

Magnox North – Hunterston A Site, Hunterston Outlook

South Lanarkshire Council – South Lanarkshire View – East Kilbride

The BIG Partnership – Sustainability Matters

Best Website or Microsite

Glasgow Caledonian University Marketing and Communications Department – Glasgow Caledonian University Website

NHS Education for Scotland – Rebrand and Launch of Scottish Medical Training Website

Best Event

Hartmann Media – Scottish Fashion Awards – 5th Anniversary

Learning and Teaching Scotland – Scottish Learning Festival 2009

NHS Ayrshire & Arran – Ayrshire Achieves

VisitScotland – The Launch of the Edinburgh Festivals Summer Season

Outstanding Young Communicator

Diane Primrose – Consolidated PR

Joe Walton – Real Public Relations

Laura Adamson – 3×1 Public Relations

Sabina Kadic – Axis Media Group

Outstanding Small Consultancy

Axis Media Group

Wave PR

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team

Centrica Regional Corporate Affairs Team – Rising to the Challenge

Edinburgh Napier University – Becoming 'Edinburgh' Napier University – Successfully Delivering and Capitalising On a Change of Name

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy

3×1 Public Relations

Stripe Communications

The BIG Partnership

Weber Shandwick Scotland

Scottish Public Sector Team of the Year

Falkirk Council

NHSGGC Communications

South Lanarkshire Council Corporate Communications Team & Public Affairs Team