Smarts Communicate, 2017 CIPR PRide Awards

Regional champions crowned at CIPR PRide awards ceremonies

The CIPR PRide Awards season is now in full swing, with 2017’s regional champions being crowned at ceremonies in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Anglia, Thames and Chiltern.

Smarts Communicate dominated last Friday’s Northern Irish ceremony, taking home seven Golds including ‘Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy’ and ‘Best Use of Media Relations’. The event also saw wins for JComms, Navigator Blue, Invest NI and Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council.

Weber Shandwick shone at the Scottish regional awards, claiming five Gold and two Silver awards, including the top prize for ‘Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy’.

Tricker PR also won three Golds, with Holyrood PR, Morrison Media, Muckle Media, Orbit Communications, Pagoda Porter Novelli and Consolidated PR all claiming multiple awards.

The Anglia, Thames and Chiltern PRide Awards crowned Athene Communications this year’s ‘Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy’, while the top ‘Outstanding Mid-Sized Public Relations Consultancy’ award went to CubanEight.

Prominent PR landed Anglia, Thames and Chiltern’s Gold ‘Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy’ award.

The rest of this year’s regional winners will be named in the coming weeks, and a full list of 2017’s PRide winners can be found as they’re announced on the CIPR website.

  • Pictured: The Smarts Communicate team accepting their CIPR PRide awards
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