THURSDAY 10 SEP 2009 10:52 AM


There were 1400 entrants nationally for this years Pride awards, the regional PR awards scheme organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. The awards evening will take place on the 18 November, at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate Hotel.

The Pride awards are presented over a series of 12 regional awards dinners and details of the shortlists in the other 11 regions can be found here. Booking forms can be downloaded from

The full shortlist is as follows:

Corporate and Business Communications
Brazen PR, Chicago Town – Takaway voted tastier
Cameron Wells Communications, Raising Navman Wireless's Profile
Co-operative Financial Services, An annual report with a difference
IAS B2B Marketing, Best green foot forward
IAS B2B Marketing, On a tight lease
Kellogg's, Making Kellogg's as famous for its Employer Credentials as it is for Brands

de Winter Marketing, Spreading the Love for Newlove FM
Frontier Public Relations, Think ahead stroke group – How a charity found its voice
Impact Media PR, Be not part of it in 2009
Keep Britain Tidy, "BANDS REUNITED" – Bouncing elastic bands back to Royal Mail
NHS Halton & St Helens, Get Checked Cancer Campaign
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Kill The Chill – Battling the Stigma

Internal Communications
Cumbria County Council, SiX Aims
Greater Manchester Police, Putting People First
Greater Manchester Police, 'Worth the Risk?' Driver Standards Campaign
IAS B2B Marketing, Profile, Pitching and People
Lancashire Constabulary, The Policing Pledge & Chocolate
Manchester Airports Group, Vision and Strategy Campaign

Crisis Communications
National Grid, National Grid's Christmas Gas Crisis
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Maintaining Investor Confidence in a Crisis
The Scout Association, Scout Coach Crash

Measurement and Evaluation
Communique Public Relations, Stop the Charge
IPB Communications, Plymouth City Council's Housing Transfer Consultation
Weber Shandwick, Aldi – Don't Change Your Lifestyle: Change Your Supermarket

Community Relations
BJL Group, Be Cotsafe
Creative Concern, Wythenshawe Real Lives
Cumbria County Council, Appleby Horse Fair
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Kill The Chill
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Active Stockport

Public Affairs
Manchester Airports Group, Campaign against the introduction of Aviation Duty
Manchester City Council, Pushing Pedlars to Parliament's Door
Staniforth, Staniforth and Smokefree Northwest

Public Sector
BJL Group, Strengthen to Change
BJL Group, Be Cotsafe
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Re:freshing Local Health and Wellbeing
Weber Shandwick, The Big Drink Debate

Best Campaign £10k and under
BJL Group, Be Cotsafe
JAMpr, The Velcro Brand Celebrity Art Challenge
Merseytravel, John Peel Train Naming Event
Osprey Communications, Launching Lakes Alive
Spinoza Kennedy Vesey Communications PR, Ringing the Changes – The 2009 Futuresonic Festival
Weber Shandwick, Express Yourself

Consumer Relations
Brazen PR, A Global Monopoly
Peppermint PR, The Red Recession Dress for the Big Discount Store
Tangerine Public Relations & Coaching, Atkins – Revival of a brand
Weber Shandwick, Aldi – Don't Change Your Lifestyle: Change Your Supermarket

Best Use of Media Relations
Brazen PR, Silentnight – £1million bum
IAS B2B Marketing, On a tight lease
Keep Britain Tidy, "The brands lying in a gutter near you..."
Liverpool City Council, European Capital of Culture 2008
North West Regional Development Agency, NWDA Response to the Recession
Spinoza Kennedy Vesey Communications PR, Blackpool – J'aime La Tour

Integrated Communications
Bell Pottinger North, Save a Million Years of Life
Cameron Wells Communications, Promoting Navman Wireless
Communique Public Relations, Stop the Charge
IAS B2B Marketing, When it comes to the crunch
Stockport College, 'Outstanding' Campaign
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Kill The Chill – Battling the Social Stigma

Corporate Responsibility
Co-operative Financial Services, An ethical policy that leads the way
McCann Erickson Communications House, Rediscovering food and flavours

Best Use of Social Media
Co-operative Financial Services, 2 Young 2 Die
McCann Erickson Communications House, Things that make you go o!
Spinoza Kennedy Vesey Communications PR, Blackpool – J'aime La Tour
Staniforth, PR Media Blog
Staniforth on behalf of Chill Factor E, Boarding the Web

Best Use of Photography or Design
Amaze Public Relations with Sayers, Olive Boyle Pizza
Brazen PR, Denise van Outen bares all for Bionsen
Lancashire Police Authority, Typecast...we don't all act the same
Staniforth, Painting A Picture of Whole Body Health

Best Newspaper or Magazine
North West Regional Development Agency, 315° – The NWDA Magazine
Sellafield, Energize
Stockport College, Flagship Newsletter
Wigan Council, Borough Life Magazine
Wigan Council, One Wigan Employee Magazine

Best Publication
IPB Communications, Turning Around – Annual Report
Manchester Airports Group, "Airport Awareness"
Midas, Manchester – The Black Book
Staniforth, The New F-Word Report
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Kill The Chill Talking Leaflet

Best Leaflet
Midas, Bank of New York Mellon Case Study

Best Website or Microsite
BAE Systems, Worklife Barrow
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, Kidzone
Weber Shandwick, Phil's Cooking Academy

Best Event
Brazen PR, Monopoly – UK National Championships
Impact Media PR, Y-3 Presents
IPB Communications, Gorton Graduation

Outstanding Young Communicator
IAS B2B Marketing, Victoria O'Toole
JAMpr, Jaime Markey – Jaime's Insatiable Appetite for Jam
Spinoza Kennedy Vesey Communications PR, Heather Price
University of Salford, Jamie Brown – An Issue of Trust
Weber Shandwick, Andy Poole

Outstanding Small Consultancy
Cameron Wells Communications, Not Big, But Clever
JAMpr, Toast and Jam is the Recipe for Success
MTJ Associates, Small – It's the New BIG

Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team
Allerdale Borough Council, Communication and Marketing Team
Cumbria County Council,  Communications Team
Kellogg's, Communications: Corporate policeman to brand town crier
North West Regional Development Agency, Responding to the Recession

Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy
Brazen PR
IAS B2B Marketing, IAS B2B Public Relations
IPB Communications
Tangerine Public Relations & Coaching