PR, Films and Fantasies

PRide by @CIPR_midlands

Posted on: December 5, 2010

This weekend I had the chance to take part in some amazing events. I’ll start by telling you a bit about last night’s PRide Awards (Tweet #pridemids in case you want to know more).

For those who don’t know, the awards are a form of recognising excellence and rewarding achievement in UK public relations and communications. They cover all areas of the kingdom according to the different groups of the CIPR. Last night at the HIlton Metropole in Birmingham we had the Midlands awards.

I volunteered a few weeks ago to help with the ceremony and therefore I ended up being the trophy girl (aka handing the trophies to the Gold winners of this edition and spending a lot of time near and on the scene). However, it was obviously not all work as I had a lovely (free) dinner in a lovely venue, with some amazing people (thanks Gayle, Donna and Liene) in outstanding outfits (saw some beautiful dresses last night).

If you are curious about who won what, check the list of winners on @TheDrum.

The photos are not out yet, but I’ll add a phone snapshot I took:

I also had the chance to meet Jane Wilson, CEO of the CIPR which I really admire for her energy and commitment. I must have been quite stunned when shaking hand but I do hope I made a nice impression. (I also heard Jane speaking at the AMEC conference a few weeks ago and she was brilliant!)

I’ll just end by congratulating once again the Student of the Year (Sarah who just graduated from my course:)) and also the amazing team @McCannPR in Solihull for winning Outstanding Consultancy of the Year! I am really proud of having met you guys personally last spring. You really deserved it.

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