Winners 2016

In-House Professional of the Year

Michael Hogg
Royal Mail

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this individual was proactive, effective, works well in a team and was prepared to go the extra mile.


In-House Team of the Year

EEF

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this organisation steered agenda and scored strong outcomes in an acute time and stress period, using classic public affairs techniques at national and EU level.


Corporate Campaign of the Year

Liverpool Victoria
"LV and the Financial Advice Market"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges described the campaign as a great campaign with clear objectives, tight strategy and rigorous execution, leading to impressive results.


Trade Body Campaign of the Year

EEF
"UK Steel Crisis"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said the winner made this one of the big issues of the day and secured significant government attention and concessions.


Voluntary Sector Campaign of the Year

Save the Children
"Save the Children - Child Refugees"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this was an impressive campaign with a clear outcome achieved utilising full range of communications channels.


Public Sector Campaign of the Year

Transport for London
"TfL Buggy"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this was a creative campaign with broad reach to a range of stakeholder communications, events, PR and customer engagement.


Consultancy of the Year

Grayling

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this consultancy had a big year with some huge client wins for what must now be regarded as one of public affairs' "big beasts".


Consultant of the Year

Chris White
Associate Director, Public Affairs at Newington Communications

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this individual ran a splendid campaign for LTDA, has grown his practice and is on target to break income targets for the year.


Consultancy Campaign of the Year

PLMR
"LCY Means Business:Making the Case for London City Airport's £334m Expansion"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this organisation had clear strategy, creative and comprehensive tactical execution, with a successful commercial outcome.


Best In-House Consultancy Collaboration

PLMR and Care England
"PLMR and Care England Campaign to Secure the Future of State-Funded Social care"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this was a dynamically focused media and public affairs campaign which demonstrably achieved strong outcomes.


Best Campaign in Scotland

Cancer Research UK
"Scotland Vs Cancer campaign"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this was a well timed and effective campaign using a mix of tried and tested tactics to secure the desired outcome.


Best Campaign in Wales

Deryn Consulting Ltd
"Not the Usual Suspects"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said the winner delivered a cost effective, lively, imaginative, successful campaign using relevant social media, celebrities within a tight budget resulting in winning the 2016 Youth Excellence Award.


Best Campaign in Northern Ireland

JComms
"Transforming a WW1 British Warship into a Vessel of Irish Reconciliation"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said the campaign as a great campaign with very clear objectives, tight strategy and rigorous, creative execution, leading to impressive results.


Think Tank of the Year Award

The Bow Group

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said the winner had a very strong spread of detailed initiatives leading to significant outcomes.


Local Government Campaign of the Year

Teneco Blue Rubicon and The London Taxi Company
"#stayfaremayor" campaign

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said the winner maximised the strength and political weight of London black cabs as well as an innovative use of viral video to engage consumers.


Planning Campaign of the Year Award

Alpaca Communications
"Bridge the Gap"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this was an excellent example of political campaigning and grass roots activation for a complex project in a difficult environment.


Social Media Campaign of the Year Award

Hill and Knowlton Strategies
"Rallying the British Public to Save Solar"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this campaign expertly employed social media to deliver a well-organized, high-impact initiative that influenced the debate.


Party Conference Fringe Event of the Year.

Connect Public Affairs
"The Fraud Fringe 2016"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this Fringe event had impressive panel particiaption from senior politicians, where compelling insights and pragmatic policy options, were debated fully.


Party Conference Stand of the Year

Royal Mail
"Royal Mail 500 Years"

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this stand was a clear and sensible design which played on the traditions of the organsiation.


Party Conference Reception of the Year

The Enterprise Forum Ltd
The Enterprise Forum's Business Reception

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

The judges said this was clearly a reception which focused on the needs and interests of members, and whose practical support was critical in this resounding success.


PRCA Douglas Smith Prize 2016

Liz Laurence
Weber Shandwick

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

Liz showed an absolutely thorough understanding of how communications needs to function post-Brexit. Her commitments to wider political engagement and to significant client achievements far exceed her age and seniority: this, coupled with an outstanding blend of digital campaigning skills and policy analysis, makes her the best young public affairs practitioner and a rising star in the industry. Liz's skillset is the future of public affairs and lobbying for many clients and in-house teams.


Outstanding Contribution Award.

Iain Anderson
Cicero

CATEGORY JUDGES’ COMMENTARY

Judges comments - The public affairs industry, as we all know, sometimes comes in for criticism. But it has been fortunate to have, as one of its strongest defenders, someone always willing to go to Millbank and point out exactly how the latest lobbying scandal once again involves no lobbyists. This has not been at the expense of his own work as one of the top public affairs figures of his generation, whose expansion and status in the industry can only be described as truly remarkable.


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