Cornish firms up for PR awards


The shortlist has been announced for the annual CIPR West of England PRide Awards, showcasing the region’s PR industry.

A number of Cornish companies have made the final list, from an initial regional entry of more than 1,000. Winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held in Bristol on October 21.

Among the local agencies up for an award are Truro-based MPAD, which has been shortlisted for the Best Campaign £10k and Under for its work with the Greenbank Fal River Festival. MPAD director Rachel Picken is also in the running for Outstanding Young Communicator, along with Barefoot Media’s Sam Lynas.

Falmouth’s The Vine is also named in the Best Campaign £10k and Under category for its Open Studios Cornwall campaign

Wild Card, which has offices in Truro and London, is in line for Best Use of Media Relations for its Fifteen Cornwall turns five work, and will also battle with three other agencies in the Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy category.

Newquay-based Barefoot Media has a hat-trick of nominations. Together with Lynas’ individual mention, the agency is up for Best Use of Photography or Design; and Best Website or Microsite.

Local PR consultant Suzie Smith is in line as Best Freelance Practitioner.

Cornwall Council has been shortlisted in the Crisis Communications and Internal Newspaper categories, while NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly is one of six shortlisted in the Integrated Communications section.



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