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CIPR announces the shortlist for Midlands PRide awards
Thursday, 10 September 2009 10:36

There were 1400 entrants nationally for this years Pride awards, the regional PR awards scheme organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. The awards evening will take place on the 20 November, at The ICC, Birmingham.

The Pride awards are presented over a series of 12 regional awards dinners and details of the shortlists in the other 11 regions can be found here. Booking forms can be downloaded from

The full shortlist is as follows:

Corporate and Business Communications
Bright Consultancy, A Premier for Premierline
Haslimann Taylor, Better Ingredients. Better Pizza. Better Business
Prova Public Relations, 'Charging ahead with the batteries directive'
Willoughby Public Relations, "Go Green with Worcester"


British Heart Foundation, Red for heart in the regions
IChemE, The Top Ten Flash Bang Demos
McCann Erickson Central Limited with Shaw Trust, Workers Keep Silent On Mental Health Issues
NHS Leicester City, Teenage Kicks
PDSA, Long Live Pets

Internal Communications
Everest, Engaging Employees In Tough Times
Iceni Productions, Animated Approach to Health and Safety
Staffordshire County Council, Staff as our most valuable asset
Summersault Communications, Talkabout – Severn Trent Water

Crisis Communications
E.ON UK, Communicating during climate camp protests at Kingsworth, Kent.
Staffordshire County Council, Lapland West Midlands

Community Relations

Derbyshire County Council, What's Stopping You?
HRO'C Public Relations, Bardon Hill Quarry Extension
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Yee-ha! No Rogue Trader Zones
Staffordshire County Council, Supporting local people to improve their neighbourhoods

Public Affairs

Central Office of Information, The Big Drink Debate
Gough Allen Stanley, Sainsbury's Wombourne gets the green light

Public Sector
Central Office of Information, The big drink debate
Lava PR, Inspiring Innovation
Seal Communications, Give Infection the Elbow
Staffordshire County Council, Managing the communications and engagement to support early entry into the BSF programme 2008
Vitis PR, Transforming the Midlands into a Knowledge economy

Best Campaign £10k and under

Derbyshire County Council, Trusted Trader
Golley Slater, The Territorial Army - Midlands Challenge
Haslimann Taylor, Snoring Boot Camp
Haslimann Taylor, Launch of Kingwell Rise, Wincanton
Iceni Productions, The Queen Viral
Trimedia, Bullring 5th Birthday

Consumer Relations

Bright Consultancy, The spare tyre workout
Leader Communications, Magazine Week 2008
Seal Communications, Don't suffer in silence
Trimedia, Highcross Launch
Willoughby Public Relations, Seriously Scary Fun: Launch of the Castle Dungeon

Best Use of Media Relations
Bright Consultancy, Driving consumer motoring issues
Bright Consultancy, A Premier for Premierline direct
McCann Erickson Central with Sharpie, Creating a Signature Brand
McCann Erickson Central with Advantage West Midlands, A Celebration of Imagination
Willoughby Public Relations, Seriously Scary Fun: Launch of the Castle Dungeon
Willoughby Public Relations, Crown Carveries – "A Right Royal Welcome"

Integrated Communications
East Midlands Development Agency, Survive and Thrive: Support For Business In Tough Times
Haslimann Taylor, We are Derby! Network Review
McCann Erickson Central with Advantage West Midlands, Domestic Visitor Marketing
NHS Leicester City, Teenage Kicks
Staffordshire County Council, My County Council/My County Councillor

Corporate Responsibility

McCann Erickson Central with Ember Inns, Drink Pink

Best Use of Social Media
Derbyshire County Council, Local Elections
Golley Slater, Skoda Unleashes the Yeti
NHS Leicester City, Teenage Kicks
Best Use of Photography or Design
Bright Consultancy, Living al Fresco
Prova Public Relations, Picture a greener future for business
Summersault Communications, Gridline – National Grid

Best Newspaper or Magazine
CV One, "Feel Alive" Magazine
National College for School Leadership, LDR Magazine
Staffordshire County Council, Your Staffordshire
University of Wolverhampton, WLV Dialogue
Best Publication
Animal Health, Business and Corporate Plan
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, Safer 2009 – Safer Sandwell Partnership Annual Review
Seal Communications, 07/08 Annual Report – Heart of London Business Alliance
Summersault Communications, New Look Annual Report
Willoughby Public Relations, Reach for the Stars

Best Leaflet
Environment Agency, Flytipping – A Cautionary Tale
Best Website or Microsite
Centro, The letzgogreen website
Derbyshire County Council, TOODOO
North East Derbyshire District Council, A Little Fish in a Big Pool

Best Event
Bright Consultancy, Eagles Meadow Soars
Environment Agency, West Area Market Place
McCann Erickson Central with Parker, Celebrating 120 Years
Staffordshire County Council, Staff Celebration Day

Outstanding Young Communicator
Bright Consultancy, Amanda Wilson
Haslimann Taylor, Anna Jester
McCann Erickson Central, Madeleine Birch
Seal Communications, Lucy Kemp
Willoughby Public Relations, Kelly Edmonds

Outstanding Small Consultancy

Cartwright Communications
Rewired PR

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team

Derbyshire County Council Public Relations Team
NHS Leicester City, Out of Diversity comes ONE Passion
Staffordshire County Council, A Team Together

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy
Trimedia Midlands
Willoughby Public Relations, Bucking The Trend

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