Vote for your IC hero in the CIPR Inside awards

CIPR inside Congratulations to all the professional communicators who have had their work, teams and effort recognised via the CIPR Inside #insidestory awards.

The shortlist was unveiled today, it’s incredibly strong with some excellent campaigns, ideas and channels on the list. Now your help is needed to decide the winner of one of the categories.

CIPR Inside @CIPRInside is the specialist member group for internal communicators in the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

This is the fourth year of the #insidestory awards, created by the group to recognise and share best practice in internal communication.

The entries are judged by experienced industry professionals who rigorously assess the award entries against the set criteria, and I was delighted to be part of the judging panel again this year.

Well done to everyone on the shortlist, I’m looking forward to celebrating with you at the awards evening next month.

Vote for your #ICHero
icheroCIPR Inside needs your help. You’re invited to cast your vote for the #ICHero nominees of the Clare Latham award.

Congratulations to the five shortlisted nominees. In alphabetical order, they are: Asif Choudry, Sue Dewhurst, Gloria Lombardi, Kevin Ruck and John Townsend.

Tough call! Well done to you all. Read more about the shortlisted nominees to help you decide.

Cast your vote for who you think has made an outstanding individual contribution to internal communication.

Votes need to be cast by 6pm on Friday 5 February 2016.

The shortlisted entries for the #insidestory awards are:

Best employee engagement (Small / SME, Medium, Large, Extra Large)  Best change communication
Anchor Imperial Tobacco Group
blue goose Anglo American Manchester Airports Group
blue goose Sodexo Nationwide
Carillion Verve EKHUFT
Coca-Cola Enterprises (Finance)
Deloitte Best public sector or charity campaign
Essex County Council Bank of England
Fast Metro Riyadh Powys County Council
Nationwide – Pensions
Nationwide – SCARF Best digital magazine or newsletter
Powys County Council Imperial Tobacco Group & Powell Media
Sberbank of Russia NBCUniversal International
Wheatley Group Sequel and Nationwide
Best internal event Best use of video
AXA Deloitte
Macmillan Imperial Tobacco and Powell Media
O2 Nationwide – pensions
Top Banana Nationwide – specialists
ustwo Verve EKHUFT
Best use of intranet or ESN Most innovative approach to an internal communication challenge
Barclays Aviva and CA3
Nationwide AXA
NBCUniversal International British Airways
Vodafone GmbH Carillion
Wellcome Trust ustwo
Best in house team 1 – 6 & Best in house team 7 or more Future leader
Imperial Tobacco Group Lisa Pantelli
O2 Russell Norton
Post Office Teri Nicklin
Best agency Clare Latham award (#ICHero nominees)
AB Asif Choudry
Fifth Business Gloria Lombardi
H&H John Townsend
scarlettabbott Kevin Ruck
Sequel Sue Dewhurst
Best print magazine or newsletter (Classes 1, 2, 3, 4.)
AB Courier
AB KPMG Highlights
AB Post Office WOW
British Airways Cabin Crew News
Northstar Bentley
Norton Rose Fulbright
Dixons Carphone with scarlettabbott
SGN with scarlettabbott

Jenni Field, @jenniwheller, Chair of the CIPR Inside group said: “It’s super to see such a fantastic group of organisations on the shortlist. We had a wonderful response to the awards again this year, the competition is tough and the judging rigorous.

“This shortlist shows how internal communication continues to grow in importance for businesses and public sector organisations of all shapes and sizes.”

“The awards are a brilliant way to benchmark your work, get recognition and share best practice. We’re looking forward to the party and finding out who will win and be highly commended.”

Winners and highly commended entrants for each of the categories including the Clare Latham award will be announced at the #insidestory awards party, an informal drinks and canapés reception at The Curzon Cinema, 99 Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 5DY, London on Thursday 25 February from 6pm-11pm.

Tickets are available here.

Well done again to everyone on the list, and do try again next year if you didn’t make the shortlist this time round.


Post author: Rachel Miller

First published on the All Things IC blog 25 January 2016.

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