Leading public relations and public affairs consultancy, Weber Shandwick, has been shortlisted for seven prestigious industry awards by its trade professional association, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) in its annual PRide Awards in Scotland.
Work by the consultancy’s teams in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness has been selected to go forward to the final round of the awards by an independent jury of PR and PA professionals from throughout the UK. The shortlisted campaigns include a community relations programme for Cumbernauld; a campaign to promote Springside in Edinburgh which attracted film star, Sean Connery, a campaign to launch Sirius whisky; a digital web based campaign to promote the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and a media campaign for National Blood Donor Week.
In addition, Weber Shandwick Scotland has been shortlisted for the top award of the night, Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy of the Year.
The CIPR PRide Awards have grown in strength and stature, recognising public relations success and achievement throughout the Scotland. With 1,221 entries this year, Weber Shandwick is delighted to be shortlisted across a range of categories.
Nora Senior, managing director of Weber Shandwick Scotland, said: “Weber Shandwick’s teams in Scotland have, once again, demonstrated the quality of their work by being selected against stiff competition. The standard of the shortlist is extremely high and we are looking forward to the ceremony in November. During the last year, the team throughout Scotland has achieved fantastic results for clients and it’s great for our work to be recognised by the industry body in this way.”
The CIPR PRide Awards showcases the best PR work being carried out across the UK regions by a national panel of industry experts assessing the entries and shortlisting work judged to be among the best in the UK.
Jay O’Connor, CIPR President said:
“The CIPR PRide Awards are a celebration of PR achievement and a showcase of campaigns implemented by the best of the best from across the UK. I offer my congratulations to all those who have reached this stage of the competition. Now more than ever, demonstrating the value of what we do, and the positive impact we have, is tremendously important. Thank you to all involved – the entrants, judges and teams.”
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About Weber Shandwick Scotland
Weber Shandwick has four offices in Scotland: Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.
About Weber Shandwick
Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with offices in 77 countries around the world. The firm’s success is built on its deep commitment to client service, our people, creativity, collaboration and harnessing the power of Advocates – engaging stakeholders in new and creative ways to build brands and reputation. Weber Shandwick provides strategy and execution across practices such as consumer marketing, healthcare, technology, public affairs, financial services, corporate and crisis management. Its specialized services include digital/social media, advocacy advertising, market research, and corporate responsibility. In 2009, Weber Shandwick was recognized as PRWeek’s inaugural Global Agency Report Card Gold Medal Winner, an ‘Agency of the Decade’ by Advertising Age, Global Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report, and International Consultancy of the Year by PRWeek UK. The firm has also won numerous ‘best place to work’ awards around the world including PR News and The Holmes Report. Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). For more information, visit http://www.webershandwick.com.