Blueberry has been shortlisted in the categories Best Campaign £10,000 and Under and Outstanding Small Consultancy categories. The shortlisted campaign involved work for clients Constables Mobility, also based in East Sussex. Blueberry helped the company to achieve positive exposure after Constables donated a wheelchair accessible vehicle to SKY TV for the show Noel’s Christmas Presents.
Suzi Christie, Blueberry Public Relations Managing Director, said: “We are really thrilled to have been shortlisted alongside some tough competitors. We have some wonderful, inspirational clients with really interesting businesses and without them our entries would not have caught the judges’ attention.”
CIPR CEO, Jane Wilson MCIPR, commented: “The CIPR PRide Awards celebrate the best PR and communications campaigns and teams from the profession across the UK. To be shortlisted for a CIPR PRide Award demonstrates exemplary achievement, impact and value – immediately putting your work in the spotlight. The sheer number of high quality entries received this year, especially when things are still pretty tough out there economically, is testament to a thriving nationwide industry.”
Gill Dandy FCIPR, Senior Consultant at The Centre for Strategy and Communication and panel judge, commented: “I would like to congratulate all of the individuals and teams that have been shortlisted across the twelve regions and nations in the UK. The standard of entries continues to improve year on year which demonstrates an increasingly vibrant public relations profession.”
The winners of the 2012 Home Counties South CIPR PRide Awards will be announced at black-tie dinner on 28th September at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.
Blueberry PR is a small communications agency based in Rushlake Green, Heathfield, East Sussex, offering public relations and marketing services that blend traditional and online PR techniques.
Managing Director Suzi Christie has more than 20 years’ experience in journalism and PR working for high-profile organisations. PR Assistant Jenny Prus joined Blueberry in 2010 and has experience in a number of sectors, including animal welfare and social care. Before starting her career in PR, Jenny gained a National Diploma in Animal Management and also holds a BHS Stage 3 certificate.
Blueberry Public Relations can be contacted on 01435 830031 or via www.blueberry-
About the CIPR PRide Awards
The CIPR PRide Awards is the only UK wide awards scheme that recognises excellence in public relations and communications work across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the English regions. Now in its 9th year the CIPR PRide Awards grow year-on-year as consultancies and organisations increasingly recognise the benefits of industry awards, and past winners continue to reap the benefits of receiving one.
Alongside CIPR Scotland, CIPR Wales/Cymru and CIPR Northern Ireland, taking part in the 2012 CIPR PRide Awards are East Anglia; Home Counties South; Midlands; North East; North West; Thames and Chiltern; West of England; Wessex and Channel Islands: and Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
About the CIPR
The CIPR is the professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK. With 9,000 members involved in all aspects of public relations, it is the largest body of its type in Europe. The CIPR advances the public relations profession in the UK by making its members accountable through a code of conduct, developing policies, representing its members and raising standards through education and training.