Leading public relations and public affairs consultancy, Weber Shandwick, has been shortlisted for 14 prestigious awards at the annual PRide Awards in Scotland, operated by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).
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 an integrated communications programme for Scottish Textiles, a pan-Scotland public information programme for the digital television switchover, recognition of social media success with Jura whisky, a media relations programme for Cumbernauld and the public affairs category for ScotlandVotes.com.
In addition, Weber Shandwick Scotland has been shortlisted for the top award of the night, Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy of the Year.
Moray Macdonald, managing director of Weber Shandwick Scotland, said:
“Weber Shandwick Scotland has been nominated for more awards than any other consultancy at this year’s PRide Awards. The CIPR has recognised our work across a diverse range of categories, demonstrating the scale of our team’s expertise.
“Over the last year, Weber Shandwick has achieved fantastic results for clients and this success demonstrates that our work is judged to be some of the best in the UK. The PRide Awards have grown in strength and stature, recognising public relations success and achievement throughout the Scotland and we’re looking forward to the ceremony in October.
The CIPR PRide Awards showcases the best PR work being carried out across the UK regions following a rigorous judging process involving a panel of industry experts.
Commenting on the PRide shortlist, Jane Wilson CIPR CEO said: “The CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the best PR and campaigns from the profession across the UK. To be shortlisted for an Award demonstrates exemplary achievement, impact and value – immediately putting their work in the spotlight. Congratulations to everyone for reaching this stage.”