PRWeek UK Awards 2014: Tales from the night and your pics

Assist your recovery from the PRWeek Awards with the best of your pictures and gossip from the night.

First off, a heart-warming tale from the winner of the Not For Profit award. Flack has learnt that awards tickets for the team at the British Lung Foundation were paid for by three comms agencies: step forward Citizen PR, PPS and Unity.

The celebrity videos for the Ban Smoking in Cars Carrying Children campaign ­– credited with winning over MPs who earlier this year voted in favour of the move – were put together in-house for the princely sum of £100. Has so much ever been achieved with so little?

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James Corden played a blinder as compere and was of course complimentary about this publication – up to a point. "I don’t know why," he stated, "I trust a magazine called PRWeek – that’s published monthly." Fair point.

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The Gavin and Stacey actor poked fun at one particular table’s lack of appetite after noticing none of them had eaten their starters, referencing the stereotypical PR person’s predilection for alternative fuel.

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However, we must defend the agency he accused of heading straight to the bar after picking up their Specialist Consultancy of the Year award. They were actually dutifully going upstairs to be interviewed by the PRWeek video team.

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One director of comms for a major charity agreed that street fundraisers (that’s chuggers to you and me) are not the best ambassadors for the sector and that, personally, he would never stop for them.

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Overheard: "They just won an account with the Tories. If they get in it will be loads of money. If they don’t it will still be a lot of money."

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As the night wore on, some faded and some got rather energetic:

 


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The morning after, Large Consultancy of the Year winner Blue Rubicon turned to doughnuts. Others applied bacon and at least one person managed to keep their PRWeek Award under their hat.

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