THURSDAY 5 MAY 2022 5:00 PM


The winners of Communicate’s DataComms Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in Central London. The awards celebrated the excellent work of businesses using data in corporate communications in various way.

The awards seek to recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging use of data to inform corporate reputation, brand definition, social media and PR strategy. This year’s entrants displayed an incredible level of innovation and dedication to utilising data to drive new campaigns and streamline existing systems.

Following the successful DataComms conference, looking at best practice in the use of data in communications, the winners of the inaugural DataComms awards were announced.

Boldspace was among the gold winners for the creation of its platform, BoldLens, which used integrated dashboards to collate data that is relevant to its clients. Vattenfall and Caliber were rewarded for the development of a new management tool that tracks and analyses stakeholder perception data.

Aldi and Citypress went home with the prestigious Grand Prix award for its implementation of a new data-based strategy that significantly improved the accuracy and efficiency of its current systems.

Andrew Thomas, publisher of Communicate and founder of the awards said "When we announced the launch of the inaugural DataComms Awards I did not fully understand the potential behind the programme. Although I had read of the data explosion, I hadn’t grasped the enormous problems facing organisations that need to take the vast volumes of data they create and use it to communicate effective messages to their various stakeholder audiences. The entries showed creativity and strategic insight in the ways they met those challenges. The collation, evaluation and analysis made for compulsive reading. Congratulations to all the winners".

The winners were announced at a celebratory awards lunch in Central London.

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Best use of data as part of an integrated campaign
Gold – Commetric
Silver – Post Office and Boldspace
Bronze – Clarivate
Highly Commended – Ivanti

Best use of data to assist reputation management
Gold – Vattenfall and Caliber
Bronze – EY and Signal AI

Best corporate storytelling through data
Gold – Chronos Sustainability and infogr8
Silver – Ebiquity and The Insight Agents Ltd
Silver – WePlay Esports Media Inc

Best data-led employee engagement
Silver – Philip Morris International

Best investor-targeted use of data
Gold – State Street Global Advisors and Living Group

Best use of data in measurement and evaluation
Gold – Aldi and Citypress
Silver - Commetric
Silver – Vattenfall and Caliber
Bronze – Boldspace
Highly Commended – Philip Morris International

Best data dashboard
Gold – Vattenfall and Caliber
Silver – The Connection at St Martin’s and Finsbury Glover Hering
Bronze – Boldspace

Most innovative format to display data
Gold – Boldspace
Silver – Uber and infogr8

Best interactive data display
Gold – Canton of Berne, Amt fur Gemeinden und Raumordnung and Hahn+Zimmermann

Best use of animation
Gold – Hahn+Zimmermann
Silver – Novartis and The Insight Agents Ltd

Best visualisation of data within corporate reporting
Silver – LITRA and Hahn+Zimmermann

Best collation of data
Gold – Boldspace

Best use or visualisation of data by a charity, NGO or NFP
Silver – The Connection at St Martin’s and Finsbury Glover Hering
Bronze – Thomson Reuters Foundation, PACE and infogr8

Best use or visualisation of data from the education sector
Silver – CyberSeek Australia and infogr8

Best use or visualisation of data from the financial services sector
Gold – State Street Global Advisors and Living Group
Silver – Cognito Media

Best use or visualisation of data from the healthcare and pharmaceutical sector
Silver – Open Data Institute, Roche Healthcare and infogr8

Grand prix
Aldi and Citypress