PRWeek Awards 2016: Sponsors

PRWeek would like to thank all the sponsors of this year's awards. The full list can be found below.

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4mediarelations is one of the UK’s leading broadcast PR agencies, specialising in TV, radio and digital comms. Established in 2008 and based in London’s Clerkenwell, our team comprises experienced PR professionals, ex-broadcast journalists and multimedia production experts. Working with some of the world’s leading brands and agencies, we create campaigns that get broadcasters talking. Our client base includes British Gas, Nationwide Building Society and Admiral.


72Point is the commercial arm of SWNS, the UK’s largest independent press agency. We have access to an exclusive newswire, filing page-ready copy and rich media to national and regional titles and news sites. We’re masters of storytelling and have long been the market leaders in survey-driven content. We offer all the in-house expertise and tools needed to create and distribute original and topical stories and visual content for our clients. In short, we will tell your story and share your campaign via survey-led news, case studies, video and animation, infographics, interactives and radio days. We’re not PR experts. We’re not news experts. We’re both.


The APPC is the self-regulatory body for UK public affairs practitioners. It has three main roles: to ensure transparency and openness by maintaining a register of political practitioners and their clients; to enforce high standards by requiring members to adhere to the APPC Code of Conduct; and to promote understanding of the public affairs sector and the contribution it makes to public life.

Ginger Comms

We provide UK-wide and global research data,as well as bright and shiny mass-media exposure, for many of the UK’s biggest brands and PR agencies. Ginger Comms and Ginger Research are run by teams of news-generation PR specialists, alongside former national newspaper editors and journalists. With a collective 20 years’ experience creating national news, we are in a unique position to offer advice and guidance as well as help execute winning national media campaigns. As pioneers of research-based PR campaigns, we have more than a decade of experience delivering quality, survey-based news stories to the national press and online news platforms.


Golin is a global comms firm with 50 offices around the world. For 60 years, it has been committed to delivering the deepest insights, boldest ideas and broadest engagement to the world’s leading brands through seamless integrated comms. McDonald’s, Diageo, Unilever and Cadbury are just a few of the brands that the agency represents. Within its revolutionary ‘g4’ model, specialist communities use proprietary tools to plan and execute powerful campaigns designed to create positive change for clients.


Hanover is an independent consulting firm that specialises in advising global brands, businesses and organisations on reputation, comms and public affairs. From our offices in London and Brussels, we create and deliver integrated programmes that are designed to ensure organisations bridge the gap between where they are and where they want to be. Our independence, depth of specialist experience, highly skilled practitioners and integrated approach underpin everything we do. We ask the right questions, challenge convention and only create work that we believe in and can be proud of. We help to ensure that comms is a critical operational asset within organisations by managing reputations and creating business value.


JFL Search & Selection is a specialist recruitment consultancy sourcing talent for the comms industry. We recruit permanent, freelance and contract positions from graduate to board director level. Our expertise covers corporate comms, marketing, digital, internal comms and government relations, and we work with UK, global and FTSE companies as well as most of the top 150 comms agencies.

Kantar Media

Our clients rely on our data and services for all aspects of media measurement, monitoring and selection. At Kantar Media, we provide the most comprehensive and accurate intelligence on media consumption, performance and value.


Ketchum is a leading global comms firm with operations in more than 70 countries across six continents.


Markettiers4dc is the UK’s leading broadcast consultancy with more than two decades at the forefront of broadcast PR. We offer traditional broadcast media services in radio and TV with innovative new routes to audiences, including live streaming to mobile, online and social TV content creation.


OnePoll has been working with PR and comms teams for more than a decade. Our research findings are used to add depth to brand storytelling across traditional and digital media – data is brought to life through media stories, infographics, reports, animations, video and vox pops. In addition to our own UK and US panels, we have access to panellists around the world and work with trusted panel partners to deliver single and multi-country research from every continent.

PR Newswire

PR Newswire, a Cision company, is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms and distribution that marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor-relations officers leverage to engage key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry more than 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimise and target content, and then distribute and measure results. Combining the world’s largest multichannel, multicultural content distribution and optimisation network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire powers the stories of organisations around the world. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific regions. Cision is a leading global media intelligence company, serving the complete workflow of today’s comms professionals.

Research Now

Research Now is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision-making for clients in market research, consulting, media, and corporate entities through its permission-based access to millions of deeply profiled consumers, using online, mobile, social media and behavioural data-collection technology platforms. Research Now has a proud track record working with PR agencies across the globe utilising B2B, consumer and healthcare panels. The company operates in more than 35 countries, from 23 offices around the globe, and is recognised as the quality, scale and customer- satisfaction leader in its industry.


We are TNR, the creative content and broadcast PR experts of the Press Association, the UK’s leading provider of multiplatform content. We help brands and organisations connect and engage with audiences through creative and editorial content strategy, production and distribution. We create and amplify impactful, quality content and use our insider and expert knowledge to ensure your content gets the top-tier results you want, standing out from the clutter and reaching your demographic. From video production, photography, radio days and media training, explore our full range of services at

Virgo Health

Virgo Health is a global comms agency that brings consumer creativity to the world of health and wellbeing. We take killer insights and use them to challenge clients and produce bold campaigns that make a positive difference. By applying our ‘Being Human’ ethos, and recognising what people genuinely feel, believe and do, we develop multichannel strategies that transform behaviour and reap commercial success. Creativity runs through every piece of comms, whether visual, digital, social or experiential. Our services range from corporate reputation, issues management and employee engagement to content creation, design thinking and media/blogger relations – truly integrated PR that puts storytelling first. We’re proud to be the agency behind the first R&D innovation hack at Cannes, the ‘Durex Sexlection Box’, Roche’s internal pipeline event and the ‘Here & Now’ campaign to raise the plight of women with advanced breast cancer.

Weber Shandwick

Weber Shandwick is a leading global public relations agency with a diverse team of strategists, analysts, designers, developers and campaign activators, which has won the most prestigious awards in the world for innovative, creative approaches and impactful work.


YouGov is a global market research and data company that provides services including audience profiling, fast turnaround research, brand tracking and market intelligence reports – helping you to better understand what the world thinks.

Corporate Partners

Brand Film Festival

The Brand Film Festival made its debut in New York 2016, celebrating the best of brand storytelling throughout the US. As a result of the festival’s incredible success, industry-leading brands PRWeek and Campaign are introducing the festival to London. Brand Film Festival London will showcase the best of Europe’s branded-content films, from Vines and YouTube videos to long-form documentaries. The festival will not only honour the agencies, brands, film-makers and storytellers behind the films, it will also provide educational seminars and workshops providing expert insights into the growing industry of new advertising.


Dawbell was founded in 2009 from a tiny office opposite Charing Cross station at a time when the media landscape and entertainment industry were going through rapid change. We wanted to stay at the forefront of our industry by evolving with these changes – a finger on the pulse while constantly looking ahead. Our goal was to reinvent the model of the traditional music and entertainment PR agency into something bolder and smarter, designed to stay agile enough to adapt to continuous change. Whether it is a superstar or a super-brand, our clients all want two things: relevance and reputation. Given that we look after some of the most powerful influencers and brands in popular culture today – Paul McCartney, Gary Barlow/Take That, Vevo, Rihanna, Radio 1’s Clara Amfo, Google Play, YouTubers Dan & Phil, Pharrell Williams, Casio, James Corden and, most recently, Harry Styles, all of whom interact with hundreds of millions of people every day – we sit at the centre of popular culture, giving us a unique perspective on engagement with every type of audience.

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