TUESDAY 14 FEB 2017 5:20 PM


Working closely with a wide range of industry trailblazers, the PRCA Digital Awards are set to showcase a plethora of outstanding projects within the digital arena. In the same way, the curation of a balanced, professional and experienced judging platform underpins the true value of industry success. This week, the PRCA announces its judging panel to accompany the launch of the highly-anticipated awards programme.

Comprised of a collection of industry-wide experts, the panel seats professionals from far-reaching sectors such as communications, digital leadership and journalism. Over 20 judges are set to moderate a wealth of digitally focused works, culminating in the April 4th ceremony at London’s St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel. Gracing the panel, Communicate magazine’s publishing editor, Andrew Thomas, is joined by Danny Whatmough, head of digital at Weber Shadwick, and, among others, online communications director at the Coca-Cola Company Western Europe, Stanislas Magniant.

The inaugural panel will be accompanied by compere for the evening, stand-up comedian Hattie Hayridge, known best for her longstanding role in the BBC’s hit comedy series, Red Dwarf. With entries open for 11 categories including ‘Best use of video in a campaign’, ‘Best use of social influencers in a campaign’ and ‘Digital agency of the year’, the ceremony promises to deliver creativity along with collaboration. Director general of the PRCA, Francis Ingham MPRCA, says, “The PRCA Digital Awards will celebrate the fact that the PR and communications industry is at the forefront of ground-breaking digital and social media campaigns.”

Recognition from the PRCA translates to wider acknowledgement by a wealth of advocates and industry peers, sharing a common interest in the various forms of communications. With the final deadline for entries scheduled for 17 February, the shortlist for the awards is set to be announced in early March.