PR firms scoop industry awards

Essex and Suffolk firms were among those celebrating at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) East Anglia PRide Awards 2011.

The winners, announced at an annual awards dinner last night at Newmarket Racecourse, included Essex County Council for best in-house team. Louise Alabaster from Essex County Council won the outstanding young communicator accolade and the council also picked up a further two gold awards.

Pier Marketing Felixstowe scooped gold awards in the corporate and not-for-profit categories and a silver award for best use of media relations.

Quay West Communications of Coggeshall scooped a silver gong for the best campaign under �10K.

Rachael Paddick, Chair of CIPR East Anglia, said: “The winning campaigns all demonstrated clear, targeted objectives and measurable results.”

She added: “Being named as a CIPR PRide Award winner is a fantastic achievement and I congratulate all of this year’s worthy winners”.

The Gold Awards winners were: Outstanding public relations consultancy, Tribe PR, Norwich; Outstanding in-house public relations team, Essex County Council; Outstanding small consultancy, Jungle PR, Yaxham Norfolk; Outstanding Young Communicator, Louise Alabaster, Essex County Council; Corporate and Business Communications, Pier Marketing, Felixstowe; Not-for-Profit, Pier Marketing, Felixstowe; Community Relations, NHS Norfolk; Public Sector, Norfolk County Council: Best campaign under �10K, Tribe, Norwich; Consumer Relations, Jungle PR, Yaxham Norfolk; Best use of Media Relations, Holdsworth Associates, Cambridge; Integrated Communications, Essex County Council; Best use of Social Media, Mosaic Publicity, Colchester and NHS North East Essex; External Newspaper or Magazine, University of Essex; Best Website or Microsite, Cambridgeshire County Council; Best Event, Norfolk County Council; Best Use of Measurement & Evaluation, Essex County Council; Silver Awards winners were: Outstanding in-house public relations team, Norfolk County Council; Outstanding small consultancy, Holdsworth Associates, Cambridge; Not-for-Profit; Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital; Best campaign under �10K, Quay West Communications, Coggeshall, Essex; Consumer Relations; Phillips Profile Ltd, Cambridge; Best use of media relations, Pier Marketing, Felixstowe; Best use of Social Media, Norfolk County Council Fire and Rescue Service; External Newspaper or Magazine, Jungle PR, Yaxham Norfolk; Best Event, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.