The Stockport Council Communications team has been shortlisted in this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) PRide Awards.
The PR and marketing team has been recognised for their excellent work in engaging with residents in the borough and has been nominated for ‘Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team’.
The CIPR PRide awards recognise outstanding talents and achievements of public relations practitioners and are the most prestigious and rigorous awards of their kind.
Stockport Council Communications and Marketing team is focused on delivering low cost communications and has, in recent years, built up the Council’s online channels. Engagement on these channels has increased significantly in the past year with more than 41,000 followers on all social media accounts – an increase of more than 8,000 from the previous year.
The Stockport Review – the Council’s newspaper delivered to every household in the borough – has reduced from four times a year to just once. To fill the news gap this created, the team has created and further developed the online newsletter The Stockport Review EXTRA. Subscription figures have increase from 400 to more than 6,500 in just a few months.
Councillor David Sedgwick, Cabinet Member for Reform and Governance at Stockport Council, said:
“It’s fantastic news that our Communications and Marketing team has been shortlisted for the CIPR PRide Awards and I’d like to congratulate them for their efforts. It reflects the hard work of our team in delivering public campaigns to inform and engage residents across the borough.”
Over 950 entries received from 114 public relations teams, consultancies and individuals across the UK from 337 companies covering 604 campaigns.
Entries are judged by teams who are based outside the nation/region of entry
About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)
Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR)