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Award-winning Romanian tourism PR campaign

When the UK’s Conservative government decided to run an anti-immigration campaign in Romania to dissuade Romanians from coming to the UK a Romanian advertising agency came up with a fantastic response. The UK government campaign ‘You won’t like it here’ was intended to keep away Romanian migrants by showing how awful life in Britain is. […]

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UK Social Media Awards

Entries have just opened for the UK Social Media Awards 2013 which are now in their fourth year having previously been known as the Some Comms Awards. I’ve been a judge since the start and am pleased to say that I’m judging again this year alongside some great people including: PRCA chair Sally Costerton; Frank […]

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Almost one year on

It’s almost a year since I sold my 50% stake in Wolfstar and decided to become an independent communications consultant and trainer. The time seems to have flown by, but it can’t of been that long ago as tonight’s SABRE Awards in Brussels reminds me. Wolfstar has been shortlisted for a Gold SABRE Award for […]

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Top 10 tips to win a PR award

Today’s announcement of the PRCA Awards 2011 shortlist reminded me of a post about top 10 tips to win a PR award that I’d started writing more than six months ago, but never got round to finishing. Over the last 18 months or so I have judged PR and social media industry awards for the […]

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Some Comms Awards – last chance to enter

This year I’ve again got the honour of being one of the judges in the second annual Some Comms Awards. There are 19 different categories to enter, including a new one – the Mark Hanson Award, in honour of our colleague Mark Hanson to recognise the brightest and most promising social media communicator under 30 […]

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Social media conference speaking at Some Comms awards

Last year I enjoyed being one of the judges at the first Some Awards for the use of social media in communications and marketing. Don’t Panic, the company behind the awards, has now pulled together a great conference with the judges and winners of some of the awards to showcase some of the UK’s best […]

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Social Media Communications Awards

A couple of months ago I was privileged to be one of the judges for the SOME Awards (SOcial MEdia). The shortlist we drew up is here and includes Liverpool Football Club, JD Sports, McCann Manchester, Seventy Seven PR, Speed, We Are Social, the British Library, Friends of the Earth, BBC, FreshNetworks and 1000heads to […]

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Social media and PR awards judging

The Some Comms Awards are a new set of awards to celebrate the best in UK social media communications and recognise the individuals, companies and organisations that are ‘revolutionising the use of online to communicate in cool and innovative ways’. Unlike many awards these are free to enter, with the only cost being to attend […]

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Will PR ever be free of the curse of AVEs?

Today’s PRWeek has a fantastic story saying that the UK’s Central Office of Information (COI) has recommended sweeping changes to the way in which government PR is evaluated. In particular, the COI has recommended that advertising value equivalent (AVE) be removed from the core set of mandatory metrics. The COI didn’t just decide itself to […]

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