Bursting with Pride...

They say December is the party season, after all, it is filled with festive fun.  But last week, the r//evolution team had another reason to celebrate…

Friday 5th December saw the 11th Chartered Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards.  The North East’s awards do was held at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle, and saw some of the region’s finest public relations practitioners gather for a night of glitz and glamour, as we celebrated the very best of marketing communications.

Our team was shortlisted for two awards; Best Use of Digital for our work with Visit County Durham and Virtual Lumiere, and Anne-Marie (our PR Manager) was up for Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year.

So after a glass or two of bubbly and a delicious three course meal, our host (none other than BBC Newcastle’s Alfie Joey) pronounced the prize presentations were about to start.  So with baited breath we waited for our categories to be called, and we’re pleased to say, it was worth the wait...

They say save the best ‘til last and (call us biased) it must be no coincidence that the winners of our categories were revealed towards the end of the awards ceremony.  We’re delighted to say we walked away with a silver award in the Best Use of Digital category and Anne-Marie won the accolade of Outstanding Young Communicator.

Here’s what the judges had to say about our very own PR Manager and her award submission:

“As well as providing her clients with a fantastic day-to-day PR service, Anne-Marie has also worked exceptionally hard to carve out her own industry niche. Since her student days, Anne-Marie has gone above and beyond the demands of her own role to find out more about PR and look carefully at how the industry works. She has rightly won praise from the highest quarters for her pioneering work with social media during both her studies and at the start of her career. She's taken an active role in the CIPR and looked to engage with key industry figures to promote debate on many of the hottest topics in PR. It's great to see her now giving something back to the PR industry across the North East with her blogging work aimed at current students in the region.”

The CIPR’s PRide Awards is a hotly contented competition.  This year alone there were approximately 1,110 entries into the awards from across the different CIPR regions, with roughly 350 PR campaigns, teams, consultancies and individuals shortlisted from across the UK.

A big thanks to the judges for recognising our work and the talents of our team, as well as a massive well done to all the other award winners on the evening and shortlisted finalists.  Safe to say, we’re absolutely delighted and celebrated in style; we are thrilled to have been shortlisted in two categories and to walk away from the evening with two prizes. What a r//esult!

Tags: r//evolution

Posted by Gill Burgess
on December 8, 2014