Effective Communications wins big at CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards

Effective Communications scooped three Gold awards at the 2014 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards, including Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy.

Equinox Communications was also a big winner at tonight’s (24 October) awards, with its ‘The Fight for Welsh Charity Shops’ campaign for The Charity Retail Association leading to multiple awards.

It was named Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation, with judges commending the “effective use of data throughout the campaign enabled adaptation when required in order to achieve the required result.”

Other winners include Equinox Communications and Cadw, Welsh Government, whose Cadw's Time Traveller campaign (pictured) was named Best Use of Media Relations.

Said Val Bodden MCIPR, chair of CIPR Cymru Wales:“All the hard work and perseverance has paid off for our deserving winners at this year’s CIPR Pride Cymru Awards evening. It is always a delight to see the smiling faces of the Gold and Silver winners as they step up to collect their Awards and know how much it means to them to be voted at the top of the PR game. They should all be as proud of their achievements as CIPR Cymru Wales is to cheer them on as upholders of creative and professional PR standards of excellence.”

The full list of Gold Award winners from the 2014 CIPR Cymru Wales PRide Awards can be seen below:

Corporate and Business Communications Campaign: Connect Assist: Connecting those most in need, Cake: Brighter Comms

Not-for-Profit Campaign: Adopting Attitudes, Cake: Brighter Comms

Internal Communications Campaign: We are Welsh Water, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Community Relations Campaign: Llandof takes on Llanfairpwll, Gocompare.com

Public Sector Campaign: The School Sport Survey, Sport Wales

Low Budget Campaign: RHS Flower Show Cardiff 2014, Effective Communication

Best Sporting Campaign: IPC Games - it's coming, be part of it, Swansea University

Healthcare Campaign: Bringing cancer care to the heart of your community, Tenovus

Consumer Relations Campaign: Luv Wales, Luv Peter's, Effective Communication

Best Use of Media Relations: Cadw's Time Traveller Campaign, Equinox Communications and Cadw, Welsh Government

Integrated Campaign: Principality's Community Vote, Principality Building Society

Best Use of Social Media: STAEDTLER Teacher's Club UK: using Facebook to create an online community, Equinox Communications

Best External Publication: Coast to Coast, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Best Internal Publication: Creating your Annual Quality Statement,1000 Lives Improvement

Best Event: Launch event for ‘The Wales We Want’ National Conversation, Four Cymru

Public Affairs Campaign: The Fight for Welsh Charity Shops, Equinox Communications & The Charity Retail Association

Issues or Crisis Management: Hepatitis C Look Back Exercise, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Outstanding Young Communicator: Caitlin Allen MCIPR, Golley Slater

Outstanding Small Consultancy: jamjar PR

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy: Effective Communication

Best Use of Research, Planning, Measurement and Evaluation: The Fight for Welsh Charity Shops, Equinox Communications & The Charity Retail Association