Fresh from collecting their gongs at the PRWeek UK Awards, we hear from leading industry players about what the accolade means to them.
See the second batch of photos from the comms industry's Oscars, the PRWeek Awards, which took place at London's Grosvenor House hotel on Wednesday night (18 October).
See the first batch of photos from the comms industry's Oscars, the PRWeek Awards, which took place at London's Grosvenor House hotel last night (18 October).
Flack presents all the gossip from last night's PRWeek Awards at London's Grosvenor House, including: Roger Daltrey sings praise of Alan Edwards, deflating policy on balloons, Weber goes large and more...
A focus on providing creative, innovative solutions and commitment to developing new talent helped Incisive Health win Small Consultancy of the Year (UK fees less than £5m), an award sponsored by YouGov.
After a 'transformative year', Weber Shandwick impressed the judges enough to win the Large Consultancy of the Year (UK fees £15m-plus) award, sponsored by YouGov.
M&C Saatchi PR's 'most successful year to date' helped it scoop the Mid-Sized Consultancy of the Year (UK fees £5m-£15m) award, sponsored by YouGov.
Revenue and profit growth, along with a raft of new clients, helped Harvard take the Specialist Consultancy of the Year award, which is sponsored by 4mediarelations.
The Best Use of Creativity award was won by Weber Shandwick for its innovative #BrutalCut campaign for ActionAid UK, which helped the charity secure £250,000 of funding. The award is sponsored by TNR.
Yours, Mrs Claus, a blog by Unity for ActionAid took home the Most Innovative Use of Digital & Social Media award this year. The charity's Christmas appeal campaign reach of more than 60 million.
One Green Bean won the Best Use of New Technology award for its hugely successful, nostalgic relaunch of Nokia Snake on Facebook Messenger, for client HMD Global/Nokia.
The successful regeneration of a 2011 campaign was enough for Mischief to scoop Best Use of Content for National Trust's The Joy of Sticks. The award is sponsored by OnePoll.
Having almost trebled social revenue for Citypress in her first year, Ruth Lee is PRWeek's Young PR professional of the Year. The award is sponsored by Weber Shandwick.
The Academy took the B2B Campaign award this year for Chasing Payments, which helped client Xero's year-on-year sign-ups grow by more than 60 per cent.
This year's FMCG, Health, Beauty, Retail & Fashion award went to Weber Shandwick for Aldi's Kevin the Carrot Christmas campaign, which achieved more than 10 million views online.
Following impressive first-year financials, PRWeek 'agency to watch' Ready10 is the New Consultancy of the Year. The award is sponsored by JFL.
The winner of PRWeek's inaugural Best Agency Outside London award is Cirkle, a Buckinghamshire firm lauded for its 'positive culture and results to back it up'.
The winner of the Automotive & Transport award is The Power of Nice, which was designed by Tin Man for Monarch and resulted in more than 100 pieces of coverage in less than a month.
Vodafone took home the City & Corporate Communications award this year for ReConnect: the World's Biggest Recruitment Programme for Career-Break Women.
The winner of PRWeek's new Force for Good award, sponsored by Porter Novelli, is Driving Aspiration and Opportunity in Deprived Communities - by Conscious Communications for FXP.
The Real Mr Darcy - a Dramatic Reappraisal, by Taylor Herring for UKTV, deservedly scooped the Culture, Media, Sport & Travel award, sponsored by Opinium.
The winner of the Not-For-Profit award this year is Great Orme: The £1 Farmer, a 'value-for-money', celeb-free campaign by National Trust.
The winner of the Financial Services award, sponsored by Kantar, is Cohn & Wolfe for Barclaycard with its Pay @ Pump campaign, which achieved nearly 200 pieces of branded coverage.
The winner of the Public Affairs award this year is Battersea Dogs & Cats Home, with its 'well-executed' Five-Year Sentences for Animal Cruelty campaign.
The winner of the PRWeek Technology award is Taylor Herring for Samsung with The Mobile Billboard - Capturing Britain's Greatest Views With the Samsung Galaxy S8.
By putting a rhino on Tinder - ie, Hooking Up the World's Most Eligible Bachelor - for Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Ogilvy PR took the award, which was sponsored by Atomic Research.
A new award this year, sponsored by Vuelio, was taken by Iris for its Adidas Glitch launch campaign, which brilliantly utilised football influencers to help drive interest in and sales of the brand's new boot.
The Best Integrated Campaign award this year went to Mischief PR for Dulux - Room With Their View, a multi-faceted campaign that helped sales of the brand's Endurance paint grow by 50% year on year.
A content-led campaign that challenged male taboos helped W win the Best Use of Planning, Strategy and Evaluation award for Lynx: Giving British Masculinity a New Voice. Sponsored by Ginger Research.
Clifford French rebranded 30 English pubs as The Three Lions for Carlsberg Pubstitutions, a Euro 2016 campaign for the beer brand - enough to scoop Best PR Event at this year's awards.
Kindred took the Public Sector award this year with the There's a New Quid on the Block comms campaign, for HM Treasury & The Royal Mint's new £1 coin launch.
The winner of the Internal Comms and Employee Engagement award is Rumaila Oil Field - Drilling for Morale, by ROO C&EA team and Pulse Brands for Rumaila Operating Organisation.
Taking home the Issues & Crisis Management award this year is Weber Shandwick, whose Gender-Neutral Titles video for HSBC helped blaze a trail in banking for LGBT+ customers.
With a raft of other gongs, including Large Consultancy of the Year, PRWeek's prestigious Consultancy of the Year for 2017 is all-conquering Weber Shandwick. The award is sponsored by Ginger Comms.
English Heritage took home the In-House Team of the Year award, sponsored by Cision.
Taking home the Healthcare: Ethical & OTC Consumer award is W Enterprise with The Future of Social Care for Cera. The award is sponsored by markettiers4dc.
Weber Shandwick was the big winner at the prestigious PRWeek UK Awards, which took place on Wednesday evening (18 October) at a gala event in London's Grosvenor House.
Judges for the PRWeek Awards 2017 included some of the most influential agency and in-house comms figures in the industry. See below for the full list.
A panel of former judges gathered on Thursday morning in New York at the PRWeek Uncovered event.
Weber Shandwick and Hope&Glory are leading the shortlist for the PRWeek Awards 2017, the annual celebration of the very best of UK PR.
And a goofy goodbye to Sean Spicer from Jimmy Fallon.
McConnell was named chief brand officer of Prudential Financial in 2015.
As this piece is published, around 100 of the industry's leading players are gathering to judge this year's PRWeek UK Awards; always an energetic and enjoyable day.
The deadline for entering the 2017 UK PRWeek Awards has been extended - with 13 June now the cut-off point for submissions to the sector's most prestigious awards ceremony.
"Daltyn's combination of old-school skills and digital savvy makes me proud," added one judge.
Always' #LikeAGirl took home the award for Campaign of the Year.
Always, P&G's feminine care brand, has long been committed to empowering girls through puberty education.
Share Our Strength set out to bring more nourishing dishes to children, while simultaneously stacking support and funds for summers to come.
Procter & Gamble reinvigorated its Thank You, Mom campaign, which took home this year's prize.
The launch of Advanced Micro Devices' new generation of Radeon graphics cards helped re-ignite customer passion.
CVS made national headlines when it announced that it was pulling all tobacco products from its shelves for good.
Juniper Networks' Introducing Hackonomics campaign helped the company regain a foothold in the IT security industry.
Weber Shandwick had "an exceptional year in which it redefined and expanded client reach."
Frates' rousing success in the face of tremendous obstacles makes him a clear choice as PRWeek's 2015 Communicator of the Year.
Gatorade entered the fiercely competitive protein-based recovery product category with the launch of its Recover Whey Protein Bar.
Leveraging new analytics and socialization tools helped Allstate Insurance create the most robust edition of its annual America's Best Drivers Report
Dubbed "clever, moving, and relevant" by one judge, this campaign set out to honor the important role moms play in their children's lives.
WE Infinity is a data-mining and analytics platform built in the cloud that delivers insights to inform campaign strategies and help improve business outcomes.
"A great course with a hugely innovative, world-class curriculum," said one judge.
Judges applauded Kempner for "making bold moves within the industry" and for "truly transforming the business in radical ways."
Judges praised Mónica Talán, EVP of corporate communications and PR at Univision, for her leadership and business accomplishments.
Last year, Fastenberg showed knowledge and experience beyond her youth as she managed more than $1.2 million in accounts.
The deck was stacked against the Illinois Department of Insurance and FleishmanHillard as they set out to enroll state residents for healthcare plans through the Affordable Care Act.
Wintergreen Advisers teamed with Bryant Park Financial Communications to bring the facts about Coca-Cola's plan to light.
Dominion and agency Davies wanted to counter the work of environmental groups, which had rallied against the Cove Point terminal project in Maryland.
CVS Health worked with its integrated agency team on a rebranding campaign to highlight its dedication to healthcare.
US Mint won for an effort that helped Americans remember a key moment in the country's history.
BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Eric Mower + Associates won for a campaign addressing the epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse.
Toyota initiated a campaign to bring its four existing North American headquarter operations under one roof in a new location.
In 2014, revenue at Singer Associates doubled to $9 million from $4.5 million in 2013.
Praytell Strategy's revenue grew 217% to $2.94 million in 2014 as the agency added a number of US and international clients.
All judges recognized Weber Shandwick as a true industry leader that continually breaks barriers and embraces change.
World's Toughest Job rose above the competition and made Mother's Day more special for consumers around the country.
Allison+Partners' acquisition of PR Century last year in Beijing and Shanghai enhanced the China practice, and Asia-Pacific revenue soared 300%.
Far surpassing the brand's expectations, the effort garnered 76 million views on YouTube, making it one of the top viral videos of the year
Last year's Honorable Mention is this year's winner as NASCAR's Integrated Marketing Communications team raced off with top 2015 honors.
As a sponsor of the US Speedskating team at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Under Armour developed the US Mach39, but the suit did not live up to its hype.
MSLGroup knocked it out of the park with this campaign that transformed the insulting phrase "like a girl" into a positive and empowering statement.
Ketchum and the US Farmers & Ranchers Alliance won for a campaign around the documentary film Farmland!
Negroni Week spurred a 50% increase in Campari sales over the same period a year earlier. In 2016, the number of participating venues rose 63% from 2015, with 6,078 total participants.