It’s a high five for WPR at Dare awards
EDGBASTON PR and communications agency WPR won five categories at the 2018 Midlands Dare Awards.
Run by industry body the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), the awards celebrate individuals, companies and campaigns in 15 different categories.
The agency took home five separate awards for Consumer Relations, Corporate Affairs, Event, Launch Or Stunt Of The Year, Low Budget Campaign and Media Relations.
Among the other winners was Sutton Coldfield-based WAA Chosen which won a hat-trick of awards for Trade And B2B campaign, Integrated Campaign and Digital And Social Media Campaign.
Grace Rudd, senior account executive at Grayling in Birmingham, was named Rising Star.
Lee Southen, associate director at Grayling, said: “Grace has really grown in confidence and has embraced every opportunity to learn.
“She is also never afraid to have those courageous conversations and has built trusted and valued relationships with both clients and media.”
The event was held at Fazeley Studios in Digbeth and hosted by TV and radio broadcaster Connor Phillips.
Harry Gardiner, communications Manager at the PRCA, said: “Congratulations to all those who took home an award and many thanks to everyone who came for making it such a memorable night.
“It was an exceptionally tough year to judge, with all of the nominations showcasing the outstanding talent and expertise emanating from the Midlands.
“It’s the PRCA’s fifth year in Birmingham celebrating the Dare Awards and the nominations continue to exceed our expectations, consistently highlighting the excellent work currently being produced by the PR and communications industry.”
The other winners were: Campaign Challenges: Spottydog Communications - A new ‘Tail’ for Just for Pets Public Sector: McCann - Midlands Connect Making Regional Transport a National Conversation Charity/Not-for-Profit : Vision Express - Vision Express Gears up to Tackle Glaucoma In-house Team: NEC Group Small Consultancy: The Marketing Pod Large Consultancy: Stone Junction
> WPR collect the Consumer Relations Award
> Rising Star Grace Rudd