John Doe named Consultancy of the Year 2011 at the 25th PRWeek Awards

John Doe scooped four awards at the PRWeek Awards last night, including Consultancy of the Year.

John Doe: consultancy of the year
John Doe: consultancy of the year

The consumer PR agency, set up in 2009 by former Shine Communications creative director Rana Reeves, also walked away with the boutique and specialist consultancy of the year gongs and not-for-profit campaign of the year.

The event – the PR industry's 'Oscars' – took place at Grosvenor House on London's Park Lane, hosted by former No.10 comms director Alastair Campbell.

More than 1,200 senior industry professionals turned out to see Blackpool FC manager Ian Holloway collect his trophy for Communicator of the Year, while Clarence House comms secretary Paddy Harverson accepted his accolade – PR Professional of the Year.

Kaper was awarded New Consultancy of the Year, Ketchum won International Consultancy of the Year and Private Sector Department of the Year went to EDF Energy.

Campaign of the Year went to Clarion Communications and Lakeside Shopping Centre for the Lakeside's Living Christmas Fairy campaign.

For a full list of winners, see below.

Click on the links below for:

1) For scurrilous tales from the night

2) Alastair Campbell's apology to the PR industry for the 'spin doctor' label, and Ian Holloway on winning Communicator of the Year.

3) An indepth look at the winners

Pictures from the night will be available shortly.

PRWeek Awards 2011 Winners

Gold Awards

Consultancy of the Year: John Doe

Campaign of the Year: Lakeside's Living Christmas Fairy, Lakeside Shopping Centre with Clarion Communications

International Consultancy of the Year: Ketchum Pleon UK

Large Consultancy of the Year: Edelman

Mid-sized Consultancy of the Year: Brands2Life

Boutique Consultancy of the Year: John Doe

PR Professional of the Year: Paddy Harverson, comms secretary, Clarence House

Private Sector Department of the Year: EDF Energy

Non-Profit Department of the Year: Samaritans

People & Agencies

Communicator of the Year: Ian Holloway, manager, Blackpool Football Club

New Consultancy of the Year: Kaper

Specialist Consultancy of the Year: John Doe

Young PR Professional of the Year: Victoria Blakeley, Weber Shandwick

Corporate & Public

Public Sector: Barclays Cycle Hire Scheme, Transport for London

Not-for-Profit: Ctrl.Alt.Shift Presents Dear Diary, Christian Aid with John Doe

Internal Communications: Legal Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

City and Corporate Communications: Kazakh Banking: It's Not Funny Money, JSC BTA Bank with Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

Product & Promotion

Global PR: Yota Space, Yota with W Communications

Financial Services: Making 'Contactless' Streetwise with the World's First Cashless Busker, Barclaycard and Barclays with The Red Consultancy

Marcoms: Consumer (annual fees less then £100k): Selling the Sound of Silence, The Royal British Legion with Burson-Marsteller

Marcoms: Business: Solar: A Renewable Power That's FIT for Purpose, Sharp Solar with Brands2Life

Marcoms: Consumer (annual fees more than £100k): Think You Know QVC? Think Again, QVC with Mischief PR

Technology: Digitising the Bletchley Park Archives, Hewlett-Packard Imaging and Printing Solutions with Edelman

Healthcare, Ethical & OTC Consumer: Shedding the Pounds, Allergan with Ketchum Pleon UK and the Royal College of Surgeons

Specialist & Technique

Research: National Shed of the Year, AkzoNobel (Cuprinol) with Grayling

Issues and Crisis Management: Illuminating Blackpool Rock: Looking for Shale Gas in the Bowland Basin, Cuadrilla Resources with PPS Group

Public Affairs: No Second Runway at Stansted Airport, Stop Stansted Expansion

Digital and Social Media: 1940 Chronicle, RAF Benevolent Fund

Broadcast: WWE World Tour, World Wrestling Entertainment with Shine Communications

Live PR Event: Lakeside's Living Christmas Fairy, Lakeside Shopping Centre with Clarion Communications

Special Environmental Award: I Love Natural Cork, The Portuguese Cork Association with Grayling

The Awards 2011 book will be available in this week's issue of PRWeek

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