Taylor Herring scored a hat-trick of Excellence Awards and was crowned ‘Outstanding PR Consultancy’ at the 2019 Excellence Awards ceremony in London.
The Awards – hosted by BBC Presenter Jeremy Vine – celebrated the stand-out agencies, teams and individuals from the last 12 months, in front of a packed crowd of more than 600 PR professionals at The Artillery Garden at the HAC.
This year’s awards featured 31 categories, including two new accolades for Best Use of Influencer Relations and Outstanding new PR consultancy.
Taylor Herring was the biggest winner on the night but there was also success for Brighton-based Pegasus. The agency won Best Public Sector Campaign and claimed the Best Not for Profit Campaign award for an inspiring initiative aimed at preventing railway suicides.
Elsewhere, Ready10 was named Outstanding Small Consultancy and tech-focused Tyto took home the Outstanding New PR Consultancy award. The award for Outstanding Specialist PR Consultancy was presented to Indigo Pearl, while the government’s Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency picked up the Outstanding In-House Team award.
Claire Jarrett, Direct Line Group and Rachel Picken Chart.PR, MCIPR, Agile PR clinched the revered Outstanding Young Communicator and Outstanding Independent Practitioner awards, respectively.
Our profession is making its mark on business and society. It’s heartening to see PR professionals spearhead organisational efforts to engage on key societal issues; from malnutrition to children’s literacy and gender inequality. Our work makes a genuine impact on society, just as it does on business. The next time you hear the value of PR questioned, point to these winners as an example of the exceptional contribution our industry delivers for its clients and organisations. Congratulations to each and every one of our winners and shortlisted entrants.
Emma Leech Found.Chart.PR FCIPR, CIPR President
- Corporate and Business Communications Campaign – Gerard Kelly & Partners- GL Assessment: A Dangerous Diet
- Internal Communications Campaign – blue goose and Financial Conduct Authority – The Future is Here
- Consumer Relations Campaign – Taylor Herring and Greggs – Gregory & Gregory: Undercover Greggs
- Public Sector Campaign – Pegasus, Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry – You vs. Train
- Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign – Talker Tailor Trouble Maker – Deliveroo and Missing People UK #Ride2find
- Public Affairs Campaign – Interel Consulting UK – Cut the Stake Now
- Not-for-Profit Campaign – Pegasus, Samaritans, Network Rail, British Transport Police and the wider rail industry – Small Talk Saves Lives 2
- Healthcare Campaign – M&F Health and BAPEN – UK Malnutrition Awareness Week 2018
- Integrated Campaign – SLB PR, Umpf and Leeds BID – Made Up Leeds
- International Campaign – Man Bites Dog and Korn Ferry – The Global Talent Crunch
- Transport or Automotive Campaign – One Green Bean London – The Pride Flight
- Low Budget Campaign – McCann Manchester – Sipping On Top Of The World
- STEM Campaign – Tin Man and The Institution of Engineering and Technology -The Sound of Engineering
- Arts, Culture or Sport Campaign – PR Agency One and Decathlon -Climbing the Summit
- Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign – Taylor Herring – easyJet tackle gender bias in pilot recruitment
- Education Campaign -Oxford University Press – Why closing the word gap matters
- Best Use of Media Relations – Spink and United European Gastroenterology (UEG) – Establishing political influence: UEG Week
- Best Use of Digital – Vodafone Group – What Will You Be? Digital Skills and Jobs
- Best Use of Social Media – Mischief PR – Huawei – Waistcoat’s Coming Home
- Best Use of Content – McDonald’s UK – Big Mac with Bacon – The Redknapps
- Best Use of Influencer Relations – Chandler Chicco Agency and Ferring Pharmaceuticals – Reaching the IVF community via its superheroes: bloggers
- Best Event – Huawei and Red Consultancy- Huawei Unfinished Symphony
- Issues, Crisis or Reputation Management – Durham University – Reburying the Scottish soldiers – an ethical challenge
- Best Publication – Network Rail and beetroot – Network magazine
- Outstanding Young Communicator – Direct Line Group -Claire Jarrett
- Outstanding Independent Practitioner – Agile PR & Communications -Rachel Picken Chart.PR, MCIPR
- Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team – Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- Outstanding Specialist Public Relations Consultancy – Indigo Pearl
- Outstanding New Public Relations Consultancy – Tyto
- Outstanding Small Public Relations Consultancy – Ready10
- Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy – Taylor Herring
Mark of Excellence
- Internal Communications Campaign – Openreach – #WeAreOpenreach
- Public Sector Campaign – MHP Communications – RAF100: Inspiring the next generation
- Low Budget Campaign – Museum of London – Fatberg!
- STEM Campaign – Stein IAS and Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure – Perfect PR and Marketing Partnership
- Best Use of Content – Man Bites Dog and Korn Ferry – The Global Talent Crunch
- Best Use of Influencer Relations – MSL and Renault – #BehindCarDoors
- Issues, Crisis or Reputation Management – Transport Scotland, Traffic Scotland and associated Operating Companies – Battling the Beast from the East
- Outstanding Young Communicator – Fiona Yeadon MCIPR, First Bus
- Outstanding Independent Practitioner – Jessica Gillingham MCIPR, Abode PR
- Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team – NFU Mutual
- Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy – FleishmanHillard Fishburn