NEWS-BITE | PR | Internal Comms: The CIPR’s internal comms group is launching a new awards event celebrating the work of those communicators targeting the internal audience, ie good old employees.
Called the #insidestory awards, shortlists for the seven categories set to appear at the inaugural event were announced last week, with the awards themselves due to be dished out at London’s Hospital Club on 28 Feb.
Commenting on the first ever #insidestory awards shortlists, Kevin Ruck, who leads the CIPR internal comms group, said: “Congratulations to the finalists. We have had a wonderful response to our first ever awards. We received an amazing number of entries and they were of a very high quality. Our judges, experienced industry professionals, have spent the past two weeks assessing the entries and today we are very pleased to announce the shortlists”.
He added: “The quality and number of entries show just how much the internal communication profession is growing and moving up the corporate agenda. We are now gearing up for the awards celebration evening, where the winners will be announced. It’s going to be a great evening with some surprising and fun entertainment”.
And the nominations are…
Best Agency: H&H, HarknessKennett, Sequel Group, Scarlett Abbott, The BlueBallroom, Banbury Howard.
Best In-house Team: NSPCC, The Regenda Group, City & Guilds, Essex County Council, Royal Bank Of Scotland, SSP UK.
Best Change Communication: Morrisons Supermarkets Plc, Royal Bank Of Scotland, HarknessKennett, Shell International, onebite
Best Employee Engagement Programme: Direct Line Group with Instinctif, Essex County Council, Public Health Wales – Champions, HSBC, Pret A Manger, Northern Ireland Water.
Best Intranet: Coca Cola Enterprises, Marks & Spencer PLC, South Eastern Railway, The Glasgow Housing Association, National Trust, Leeds City College.
Best International Programme: dunnhumby, HSBC, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Emic Communications, AVEVA Solutions Ltd, HSBC.
Best Internal Social Media Programme: Gatwick Airport Limited, University of Birmingham, Coca Cola Enterprises.