CIPR Excellence Awards shortlist is announced

Congratulations to all the Comms and PR professionals who have been shortlisted in this year’s Excellence Awards.

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) has just announced who is on the 2023 list.

It’s been a pleasure to help judge them again this year and I wish you the best of luck ahead of the awards evening in June.

CIPR logo. Excellence awards 2023 shortlist announced

Here’s who has been shortlisted.

Corporate and Business Communications Campaign

  • Hard Numbers
    Highspot – State of Sales and Marketing Alignment
  • Hood & Woolf Ltd
    Celebrating a challenged hospital’s improvement journey
  • Man Bites Dog
    Sustainable Cities Index 2022: Prosperity Beyond Profit
  • Mischief (MHP Group)
    Three Black Friday
  • Rooster PR
    Zeus: The ambassador for sustainable freight
  • Sage Group PLC
    Champion of SMBs
  • Virgin Media with Hope&Glory, Missive and Broadcast Revolution
    Creating a National Databank
  • Zeno London
    Zoom Towns

 Internal Communications or Employee Engagement Campaign

  • AstraZeneca
    Crowdsourcing a Bold Ambition for 2030 and beyond
  • Enthuse Communications
    Be your best
  • KPMG
    KPMG Values Week
  • Lloyds Banking Group
    Helping to reshape our organisation
  • Sellafield Ltd
    The Last Days of Magnox reprocessing – documentary
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
    Introducing Sony Interactive Entertainment’s new Values
  • University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
    Staff Engagement Campaign for Cost of Living
  • Wincanton
    Wincanton: It’s OK not to be OK

Consumer Relations Campaign

  • Launch
    Hotel Hyundai
  • Lounge Group
    A Summer of Preloved Tales
  • Ready10
    Ready10 x McDonald’s: One’s Lovin’ It
  • Red Consultancy
    Love at first bite babes: Launching the McCrispy
  • Taylor Herring
    Crouchy Conducts the Classics
  • Taylor Herring & Mars Wrigley
    The No-Bounty Celebrations Tub
  • The Pharm/WPP
    The Dermatologist comes to the High Street

Public Sector Campaign

  • Companies House
    Register of Overseas Entities (ROE)
  • Cowshed
    It Starts in School
  • Influential & Champs Public Health Collaborative
    Simple Things Still Mean A Lot
  • London Borough of Lewisham
    Discover Lewisham this Summer
  • Met Office
    Communicating Extreme Heat in Summer 2022
  • North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
    #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign
  • Sussex Police and Surrey Police
    Drink Driving – Together We Can Stop It
  • UKAEA
    Fusion is coming: JET Record Results

Social Purpose Campaign

  • Frank PR
    Lewis Pugh’s Red Sea Swim
  • Good Relations
    The All Inclusive Photo Project
  • Grayling
    Chopstick Goals with YO!
  • Hanover Communications
    WalkSafe+: A responsible partnership in the night-time economy
  • Mischief (MHP Group)
    He’s Coming Home
  • Pitch Marketing Group
    Dennis the Menace gets his first smartphone
  • Tin Man
    The Most Inclusive Airline in the Skies
  • Virgin Media with Hope&Glory, Missive and Broadcast Revolution
    Creating a National Databank

Public Affairs Campaign

  • BB Partners
    Rebuild General Practice
  • BCW
    Grundfos: From Energy Crisis to Energy Efficiency
  • Kingston University
    Kingston University – Future Skills Campaign
  • Malaria No More UK
    SECURING UK LEADERSHIP IN ENDING MALARIA
  • Martis Media
    Harper’s Law Campaign
  • Norwich Research Park
    Putting science in Norwich on the map
  • The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
    Restore Rehab Service and Rehab Space
  • WA Communications
    Saving the UK’s Cash Infrastructure

Not-for-Profit Campaign

  • Cowshed
    When your world stops. We’re There.
  • Mischief (MHP Group)
    He’s Coming Home
  • Ready10
    Project Light: Bringing 54 Ukrainian orphans to safety
  • Red Consultancy
    #NotComingHome
  • TEAM LEWIS FOUNDATION
    Supporting the Magic of Music
  • Tin Man
    Open Doors to Guide Dogs
  • Woodrow
    Rwanda Deportations: fighting for asylum seekers’ rights

Healthcare &/or Well Being Campaign

  • BCW
    Together Against RSV
  • Evergreen PR
    Sound of Science: A Tinnitus Biobank
  • markettiers and Prostate Cancer UK
    Find the 14,000 men
  • North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
    #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign
  • South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS)
    Defibrillators: A deadly game of hide and seek
  • Third City and Zurich Insurance
    Fertility in the Workplace
  • Virgin Media O2 and British Heart Foundation
    Virgin Media O2 x British Heart Foundation
  • West Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership
    Check In With Your Mate

Integrated Campaign

  • Grayling
    Bring Your Own Gran with YO!
  • Loughborough University
    Loughborough at the Commonwealth Games
  • Mischief (MHP Group)
    He’s Coming Home
  • Nestle
    Quality Street – behind the brand
  • North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
    #DoubleYourDefences Flu and COVID-19 Joint Vaccination Campaign
  • Ready10
    Ready10 x McDonald’s: One’s Lovin’ It
  • Taylor Herring
    Crouchy Conducts the Classics
  • The ABI and PLSA
    Pension Attention

Luxury and Lifestyle Campaign

  • Battersea Power Station Development Company
    Battersea Power Station
  • Carousel
    The Art of Promoting ‘The Art of Banksy’
  • Catapult PR
    No. 1 Topiary Garden
  • Pangolin
    Beefeater Gin – Key To The Jewel

 Environmental Campaign

  • Barley Communications
    Eat Your Pumpkin
  • Brands2Life
    Appetite for Action – Creating Resilient Supply Chains
  • Fugu
    #WorldBankWorldProblems: Campaigning for a sustainable energy future
  • License to PR
    Peppa Pig make waves for World Ocean Day
  • Man Bites Dog
    Aquanomics
  • Man Bites Dog
    Sustainable Cities Index 2022: Prosperity Beyond Profit
  • Pelican Communications
    Fishtek Marine & The Scallop Disco
  • Red Consultancy
    Get Dirty to Save Earth’s Skin

Low Budget Campaign

  • Energy PR
    Sport’s Biggest Name Influencers
  • Evergreen PR
    Sound of Science: A Tinnitus Biobank
  • Hard Numbers
    National Broadband – Better Connected in Space
  • Hunt & Gather
    Coral Reef Gardener
  • Mindfully Wired Communications
    Fortune favours the bold: Influencing sustainable tuna policy
  • North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board
    #OUCH Bye Bye UTI Campaign
  • Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    No Excuses – tackling abuse in the NHS
  • Tillymint Communications
    Karnlea – from kitchen table to cupboard staple

STEM Campaign

  • GCHQ
    Using GCHQ’s puzzle power to inspire STEM studies
  • Gerard Kelly & Partners
    LIMIT LESS – PHYSICS IS FOR EVERYONE
  • JComms
    NI Science Festival: Putting the ‘A’ in STEM
  • JFG Communications
    Furrer+Frey Decarbonisation and Electrification of Freight Terminals
  • Liberty Communications
    Becoming the people’s password manager
  • UKAEA
    Fusion is coming: JET Record Results
  • Virgin Media with Hope&Glory, Missive and Broadcast Revolution
    Creating a National Databank
  • Royal Society of Chemistry & Weber Shandwick
    Broadening Horizons in the chemical sciences

Sport or Entertainment Campaign

  • Brands2Life
    Follow In Her Footsteps (UEFA Women’s EURO 2022)
  • Grayling
    Levelling the playing field for women
  • MHP Group (Mischief)
    Play Makes Anything Possible
  • Mischief (MHP Group)
    The Hundred Minecraft
  • Pangolin
    Pepsi Nutmeg Royale
  • Taylor Herring
    Crouchy Conducts the Classics
  • Third City and Starling Bank
    Make Women’s Football Equal
  • University of Stirling
    Recruiting the 12th man: campaign drives 1,000 fans to historic match

 Travel, Transport, or Tourism Campaign

  • Catapult PR
    No. 1 Topiary Garden
  • Good Relations
    The All Inclusive Photo Project
  • Skyscanner
    Travel Trends 2023
  • Sunny Side Up
    Be Yourself
  • Tin Man
    The Most Inclusive Airline in the Skies
  • TUI UK
    Find Your Happy with TUI BLUE
  • VisitScotland
    Scotland’s Witch Trail
  • Words + Pixels
    Lime launches world-first Helmet Hair Salon

Education Campaign

  • Cowshed
    It Starts in School
  • Grayling
    Fraudulese
  • iNHouse Communications and Northumbria University
    Becoming University of the Year
  • Kingston University
    Kingston University – Future Skills Campaign
  • KPMG UK
    National Numeracy Day 2022
  • Taylor Herring
    NatWest Scammer House of Horrors
  • UCL Institute of Healthcare Engineering
    Tomorrow’s Home: showcasing the future of home technology
  • Universities UK International (with Cormack Consulting Group and Waterfall)
    The #TwinForHope Campaign

Best use of SEO

  • Ready10
    VoucherCodes On Tap: Driving high-quality backlinks

Best Use of Media Relations

  • Brands2Life
    Follow In Her Footsteps (UEFA Women’s EURO 2022)
  • Carousel
    The Art of promoting ‘The Art of Banksy’
  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
    World-first use of ‘base editing’
  • Lexington & Oxford University Press
    Oxford Word of the Year: The People’s Choice
  • Taylor Herring & Mars Wrigley
    The No-Bounty Celebrations Tub
  • Tin Man
    The Most Inclusive Airline in the Skies
  • UKAEA
    Fusion is coming: JET Record Results
  • Zeno London
    Hidden Talent

Best Channel Delivery

  • Headland Consultancy
    The Body Shop – Best Channel Delivery
  • KPMG UK
    KPMG ‘Pull Up a Chair’ podcast
  • South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
    Our People Podcast
  • spottydog communications
    #ChewsJoy with Earth Animal UK
  • Sunny Side Up
    Black is the new blue
  • TEAM LEWIS
    An Interactive Platform Brings PETRONAS Syntium to Life
  • Tin Man
    Getting the Nation Talking… In BSL
  • Zeno London
    OnlyNans

Best Long-term campaign

  • Evergreen PR
    Sound of Science: A Tinnitus Biobank
  • Fareham Borough Council
    Live Love Local Fareham
  • iNHouse Communications
    UK Spirits Alliance
  • Lloyds Banking Group with Citypress
    By the side of business
  • Man Bites Dog
    Sustainable Cities Index 2022: Prosperity Beyond Profit
  • Wyatt International
    Challenge 2025: Supporting change by transforming outdoor power.
  • Zeno London
    Hidden Talent

Best Use of Content

  • Brands2Life
    United for Financial Health: Getting GenZ financially fit!
  • Cowshed
    When your world stops. We’re There.
  • Man Bites Dog
    The Pathway to Inclusive Investment
  • Oxfordshire County Council
    Our strength comes from you
  • Taylor Herring
    Crouchy Conducts the Classics
  • The ABI and PLSA
    Pension Attention
  • University of Bath
    Research with Impact
  • Zeno London
    OnlyNans

Best Event

  • Met Office
    Met Office COP27 Webinar Series
  • MHP Group (Mischief)
    Big to Bigger… Relaunching the new-look LEGO® Store
  • Pangolin
    Beefeater Gin – Key To The Jewel
  • Perago
    Bringing us together – Digital in Wales event
  • Sunny Side Up
    Black is the new blue
  • The Gambling Commission
    Colleague conference – Introducing the Commission Story
  • Universities UK International
    UK-Ukraine university twinning conference 

Best long-term client care

  • Alfred
    Alfred x Oatly: Best long-term client care
  • Cowshed
    Cowshed and National Adoption Service achieving more together
  • spottydog communications
    Ten years of serving up PR for M&B 

Issues, Crisis, or Reputation Management

  • Aurrera Communications
    Against the clock: Communicating an investment case
  • Cadent Gas Ltd
    Stannington Water Ingress – a co-ordinated response
  • Citypress
    Wagatha Christie: Winning the ‘wag war’ 
  • King’s College London
    Ukraine Explained: Shaping informed coverage and conversations
  • Lounge Group
    Help Us Find You!
  • Met Office
    Linking Weather and Climate through Extreme Heat
  • Pic PR
    Pic PR and Coast & Country Hotel Collection
  • Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
    Operation London Bridge in Windsor.

Best Publication

  • Durham University
    Dialogue Magazine
  • On The Tools
    The Women On The Tools White Paper
  • Pitch Marketing Group
    Dennis the Menace gets his first smartphone
  • Satsuma Group
    The Hard Hat – a communications crowning glory
  • The Glenmorangie Company
    Spirited Magazine Issue 2
  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
    Best Publication: Our Journal
  • Tillymint Communications
    PIF Matters

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Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year

  • Charlotte Wilkins
    Birketts LLP
  • David Amos
    iseepr 

Independent PR Practitioner of the Year

  • 1284
  • Ben Veal Chart.PR MCIPR – Second Mountain Comms
  • Karen Mignon Communications Ltd
  • Mackle Communications
  • Olivia Rickman Communications
  • Onboard PR
  • Paul Sutton Ltd
  • Tillymint Communications

In-House PR Team of the Year

  • Battersea Power Station Development Company
  • British Heart Foundation
  • Companies House
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT)
  • Wheatley Group
  • Yorkshire Building Society

Specialist PR Consultancy of the Year

  • Battenhall
  • HN Communications
  • Indigo Pearl
  • iseepr
  • Man Bites Dog
  • Playtime PR
  • Scala
  • Words + Pixels

New PR Consultancy of the Year

  • Altitude
  • Satsuma Group

 

Small PR Consultancy of the Year

  • Aver PR
  • Fanclub PR
  • Orchard
  • Pier
  • Red Lion PR
  • Satsuma Group
  • Viva PR

PR Consultancy of the Year

  • Aspectus Group
  • Brands2Life
  • Citypress
  • Pangolin
  • Ready10
  • Sunny Side Up
  • Tin Man
  • WA Communications.

Well done to you all.

Rachel

Post author: Rachel Miller.

First published on the All Things IC blog 6 April 2023.

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  1. […] We joined over 500 people at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, and it was lovely to catch up with comms friends in person and see their hard work celebrated. Well done to all the winners and everyone shortlisted. […]

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