Posted by Kevin at 12:42 pm
On Tuesday 22nd October 2013 I was proud to attend the PR Week Awards together with the Comms team at Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust (LCH). We had been shortlisted for the ‘Best Internal Communications’ award for our Flu Campaign and were competing against British Airways, Avanade UK, Nokia and Philips.
The flu campaign was designed by Splinter, lovingly photographed by our good friend Matt Goodfellow from Dupe Creative and featured members of Staff and Executives from LCH. The theme had a series of 1950’s scenarios, which pokes fun at common reasons why members of staff can’t have the flu jab.
The LCH contingent (James Brown, Michelle Porteus, Rachel Robinson and Anna Beaumont) and myself (Kev McCann) headed to London’s Grosvenor Hotel. We sipped champagne, enjoyed fine dining, listened to live music from JuNK. TV’s Rob Brydon was our very funny host for the evening and he was ably assisted by ‘Voice of the Natonal Lottery’ Alan Dedicoat.
After a long, nervous wait it was our turn. Lipgloss was applied, bow ties were straightened (and that was just James!), teeth chattered and the ‘Highly Commended’ (or ‘loser’ as Rob Brydon eloquently put it) was announced as Nokia. Bottoms were then clenched tightly and the award was awarded to… Splinter Design with Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust!!!
Rachel, Michelle and Anna’s screams of delight could probably woke young Prince George who was trying to get a nights sleep in before his Christening the following day, whilst James and I enjoyed a man hug! Still congratulating ourselves on stage, I grabbed the award from Jane Wilson (CIPR CEO) whilst Rob Brydon stood shaking hands with no-one before we noticed and turned to accept his congratulations.
Overall an unbelievable night, I personally have never felt as proud as I do now having produced a piece of work that has received a PR Week Award, which are widely accepted by the PR and communications sector to be the equivalent of the film industry’s ‘Oscars’.
Thank you to all at LCH and Matt Goodfellow.