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PRCA Awards 2013

Thanks for a great evening!

And well done to Steve, Master of Ceremonies (well…not really…)

In case you’re not familiar…

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The Public Relations Consultants Association, or PRCA, is one of our major clients, a representative body which has been acting for UK PR professionals since 1969. They have over three hundred agency members from around the world and represent over one hundred in-house teams, including many of Europe’s leading corporations.

We do quite a lot of printing and finishing for the PRCA, from business cards to some of their marketing material.  We have also had the honour of acting as sponsors for the awards for the last several years.

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The PRCA awards, 2013

On Tuesday the 12th of November a small group of ambassadors for the FirstpointPrint group was invited to attend the 2013 PRCA awards ceremony, which was held at the Hilton Park Lane.  It was an excellent opportunity to see first-hand how the PRCA operate and to familiarise ourselves with the sort of people and companies the PRCA represent.  A list of the winners appears at the end of this post.

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The ceremony (more like a show, to be honest) was hosted by TV personality and actor George and Larry Lamb and our very own Steve Barber was invited on stage to present several of the awards – which he did with characteristic gusto.  No doubt he was aided by the fact that the stage lights blinded him to the hundreds of people watching his every move!

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Each winner was invited to the stage to their individual backing music and an impressive light show.

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The event was topped off with a fantastic meal, some great wine and a marvellous time had by all.

 

And the winners are…

LARGE CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Ogilvy Public Relations

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR (PRIVATE SECTOR)

O2

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR (PUBLIC SECTOR)

Dogs Trust

IN-HOUSE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

Polly Tracey, American Airlines

CONSULTANCY HEAD OF THE YEAR

Michael Frohlich, Ogilvy Public Relations

YOUNG COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR (AGENCY)

Ewan Livingston, MHP Communications

YOUNG COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR (IN-HOUSE)

Tanvir Nandra, IAM

MEDIUM CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Eulogy!

SMALL CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Hope and Glory PR

NEW CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Hope and Glory PR

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR (NOT UK BASED)

Trans-Arabian Creative Communications

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR (UK BASED)

Edelman

SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

London Communications Agency

AUTOMOTIVE

John Doe: Vauxhall Ampera Season at the Kings Cross Filling Station

BUSINESS TO BUSINESS

Octopus Group: The Global Golden Hour

BROADCAST (IN-HOUSE)

Eurostar and TVC: Eurostar Opening the Way to London 2012

BROADCAST (AGENCY)

MSL London: We can Rebuild Him – Bringing Bionic Vision to Britain

CONSUMER

British Airways: Home Advantage – London 2012 Games Campaign

CONSUMER – HIGH BUDGET

Hill+Knowlton Strategies: P&G Thank You Mum

CONSUMER – LOW BUDGET

Mischief: Happy Hens Lay Tastier Eggs

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (AGENCY)

Unity: Shwoppers Not Keepers

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (IN-HOUSE)

Nationwide Building Society: Driving Employee Engagement Through Citizenship at Nationwide

CORPORATE, FINANCIAL AND INVESTOR RELATIONS (AGENCY)

Brands2Life: Talent Insight is Foresight: Placing SHL at the Centre of the Talent Debate

CORPORATE, FINANCIAL AND INVESTOR RELATIONS (IN-HOUSE)

The Jockey Club: £25m Racecourse Bond: Launching the First Retail Bond in British Sport

CRISIS AND ISSUES MANAGEMENT (IN-HOUSE)

O2: Network Outage

CRISIS AND ISSUES MANAGEMENT (AGENCY)

Westco Ltd: Pork found in halal sausages in Westminster schools

DIGITAL AND NEW MEDIA (IN-HOUSE)

vInspired  and Unity: #ReverseRiots

DIGITAL AND NEW MEDIA (AGENCY)

Splendid Communications: Marmite Oxford Street Christmas Lights

EVALUATION (IN-HOUSE)

Ribena and Unity: Ribena Plus Play

EVALUATION (AGENCY)

Porter Novelli: How a Handful of Almonds Helped Jane to Snack Happy

HEALTH AND WELLBEING (IN-HOUSE)

RNIB: Spot the Signs campaign

HEALTH AND WELLBEING (AGENCY)

The Red Consultancy: Team Give Blood

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS (IN-HOUSE)

Nationwide Building Society: Bringing Nationwide’s Financial Results to Life for our Employees

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS (AGENCY)

Onevoice Connect, Emanate London: Think Pink for Philips

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN (IN-HOUSE)

International Fur Trade Federation: Reversing the Netherlands Trade Ban on Fox and Chinchilla Fur

INTERNATIONAL CAMPAIGN (AGENCY)

APCO Worldwide: TV9: The Free Press Georgia Movement

MEDIA RELATIONS (IN-HOUSE)

Grant Thornton UK: Acing Budget 2013 Through Fun and Insight

MEDIA RELATIONS (AGENCY)

Mischief: Cake Hotel

NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND CHARITY (IN-HOUSE)

vInspired and Unity: #ReverseRiots

NOT-FOR-PROFIT AND CHARITY (AGENCY)

Kallaway: The Launch of the Mary Rose Museum

PUBLIC AFFAIRS (AGENCY)

Hanover Communications: Abolishing the Beer Duty Escalator

PUBLIC AFFAIRS (IN-HOUSE)

Cancer Research UK: A Voice for Radiotherapy

PUBLIC SECTOR, VALUE FOR MONEY (AGENCY)

Cater & Co. The Social Kinetic: JoinedUp Health & Care for South Devon

PUBLIC SECTOR, VALUE FOR MONEY (IN-HOUSE)

Surrey Police: Gone in 60 Seconds

TECHNOLOGY (AGENCY)

The Red Consultancy: RootMetrics: From Nowhere to Everywhere in Three Months

TECHNOLOGY (IN-HOUSE)

EE: The Launch of EE

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (IN-HOUSE)

vInspired and Unity: #ReverseRiots

CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR (AGENCY)

Mischief: Happier Hens Lay Tastier Eggs