The PRCA Awards 2013 were hosted at the London Hilton Hotel on 12 November 2013. There were 32 awards categories, all contested by top consultancies, in-house teams and individuals.
The categories included two Public Affairs awards, recognising the best Agency and In-House campaigns of the year. Hanover Communications were selected as the winning agency for their campaign ‘Abolishing the Beer Duty Escalator’, seeing off two campaigns from both Bell Pottinger and Weber Shandwick to receive the award.
Cancer Research UK were deemed the most deserving in-house team for their campaign ‘A Voice for Radiotherapy’, ahead of The European Azerbaijan Association (TEAS) and their ‘World Refugee and IDP Day’ campaign.
Trevor Morris, the University of Westminster’s Visiting Professor of Public Relations, was presented with the Mark Mellor Award for outstanding contribution to the PR Industry. The award was named after the Firefly Communications MD who sadly passed away last year.
Francis Ingham, PRCA Director General, said: “The quality of the award entries has really impressed our judges this year, and what we saw last night was a huge testament to the industry’s ability to create, innovate and progress.”
Other notable award winners:
- Large Consultancy of the Year: Ogilvy Public Relations
- Medium Consultancy of the Year: Eulogy!
- Small Consultancy of the Year: Hope & Glory PR
- Consultancy Head of the Year: Michael Froglich, Ogilvy Public Relations
- In-House Team of the Year (Private Sector): O2
- In-House Team of the Year (Public Sector): Dogs Trust