Awards: PRWeek Awards 2008 finalists

As awards time draws near again, we reveal the shortlist for the PRWeek Awards, on 21 October.

BROADCAST INNOVATION

Fishburn Hedges for Shell International
Shell International: Influencing the Influencers

Save the Children
For the Kids Day

World Economic Forum
The Davos Conversation/The Davos Question

Unity for Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth

World Vision UK
Millionaires' Mission

CITY
Sponsor - The Works

Lansons Communications for Stobart Group
Bringing Stobart to the Stock Market

Maitland for Chinalco
Acquisition of a 12 per cent stake in Rio Tinto by Chinalco and Alcoa

Maitland for Norilsk Nickel
Defending Minority Investors' Rights at Norilsk Nickel

Smithfield for The Boots Pension Scheme Trustees
Acquisitions takeover of Alliance Boots

Smithfield for Scottish & Newcastle
Carlsberg and Heineken's takeover of Scottish & Newcastle

COMMUNICATOR OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - Media Training Masterclasses
To be announced on 21 October

CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - JFL Search & Selection

Blue Rubicon
Brands2Life
EdenCancan
Fishburn Hedges
Freud Communications

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS AND CORPORATE PUBLICATIONS

Cohn & Wolfe for Diageo Great Britain
Leading Responsible Drinking

Eurostar
Creating a nationally relevant and environmentally pioneering brand

Financial Times
Global corporate communications campaign to refresh the FT brand inside
and out

McDonald's Restaurants
McJob Petition

McDonald's UK and The Red Consultancy
Mums On The Ball

DIGITAL INNOVATION

Band & Brown Communications for Jobsite.co.uk
BeMyInterviewer.co.uk

Borkowski for Cadbury Trebor Bassett
Bring Back Wispa

COI for Royal Air Force
RAF Afghan Diaries

Kaizo for Accantia
Building consumer advocates the Simple way

World Economic Forum
The Davos Conversation/The Davos Question

FINANCIAL
Sponsor - Precise Media

Blue Rubicon for BDO Stoy Hayward
Championing UK Plc in the Competition and Choice debate

Citigate Dewe Rogerson for MoneyExpert.com
Making Sense of Money

Fishburn Hedges for Life Trust
Life Trust launch - Funding for longer lives

The Lounge Group for Alliance & Leicester
Inspired Choice - Alliance & Leicester's Premier 21 Account

Weber Shandwick for MasterCard
UK Launch of PayPass

HEALTHCARE: ETHICAL & OTC CONSUMER

Axon Communications for F. Hoffmann-La Roche
Hepatitis C - Giving a voice to the silent killer

Citigate Dewe Rogerson for Lloydspharmacy
The Lloydspharmacy Million Man Challenge

Ogilvy Health PR for UVIG
Valuing Vaccines

Virgo HEALTH PR for Boehringer Ingelheim
PPS: The Hard Facts

Virgo HEALTH PR for Reckitt Benckiser
Fast Lane Frenzy

INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS
Sponsor - Harkness Kennett

Abbott
Caring for our Community

Corus Strip Products UK
The Journey - Sustaining the steel industry in Wales

GolinHarris for Kenco
Kenco Coffee Vision Internal Launch

Insidedge (Weber Shandwick) for The Dow Chemical Company
Bringing the Human Element to Life

Westminster City Council
CPA - Preparing for inspection

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - Median Directors

AxiCom Cohn & Wolfe
Burson-Marsteller
Text 100
Trimedia
Weber Shandwick

ISSUES AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT
Sponsor - TNS media intelligence

British Red Cross
British Red Cross response to UK flooding crisis

British Council
Closure of British Council offices in Russia

Publicis Consultants
Arrest of UNIBET CEO Petter Nylander

JAMES MAXWELL AWARD
Sponsor - Ketchum

Alexander W. Boyne
Amy Holland
Justine McMenemy

LIVE BRAND EXPERIENCE

Cake for Ben & Jerry's
Ben & Jerry's Sundae on the Common 2007

Focus PR for Beam Global Distribution (UK)
Cockburn's The Official Port of Cowes Week 2007

Markettiers4dc for Virtual Publishing House
Friends, join us for a drink - Laphroaig Whisky

Mission for Visa Europe
Visa Swap 2007

Oxfam
Oxjam charity shop gigs

Wendy Akers PR for The Watercress Alliance
The Watercress Festival 2008

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: BUSINESS

Fishburn Hedges, Kazoo, Octane for BT Business
Small Business Week

Gong Communications for Heidrick & Struggles
Chief Executives Uncovered

Man Bites Dog for Hay Group
Dangerous Liaisons

Royal Mail with Eulogy
Direct Action

The Communication Group for City Fringe Partnership
London Jewellery Week - giving the jewellery industry its shine

Weber Shandwick for Microsoft Mobile Communications Business
Free-range Working

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: CONSUMER (ANNUAL FEES LESS THAN POUNDS 100K)

Beatwax for Fox UK
Homer Simpson versus The Chalk Giant

Cake for Visit London
London's Village Green - Turfalgar Square

Citigate Dewe Rogerson for Branston (Premier Foods)
Branston Bean Loans

Energy Saving Trust
Patio Heaters: Wear a Jumper

M&C Saatchi Sport and Entertainment for Orange
Orange at Glastonbury

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS: CONSUMER (ANNUAL FEES MORE THAN POUNDS 100K)

Frank PR for Nestle UK
Kit Kat Senses Launch

Kazoo and Nokia UK
Nokia Meet London

GolinHarris for Arts and Exhibitions International
Return of the Boy King

Trimedia for WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)
Love Food, Hate Waste

Seventy Seven PR for Youth Music
Sing Up

NEW CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - Hanson Search

Allman Communication
GreenTarget
Open Road
Skywrite Communications
TLG

NGO SECTOR DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

British Heart Foundation
British Red Cross
National Autistic Society
RSPCA
The Children's Society

NOT-FOR-PROFIT

Blue Rubicon for RNIB
TV is good for you

Fleishman-Hillard for World Hepatitis Alliance
World Hepatitis Day 2008

Marie Curie Cancer Care
Great Daffodil Appeal 2008

Platform PR for The National Trust for Scotland
Sons and daughters of Culloden

Unity for Wasted Youth
Wasted Youth

PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - Vocus Europe
To be announced on 21 October

PRIVATE SECTOR DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - Propsect Resourcing

EDF Energy
Eurostar
Financial Times
O2 UK
Shell International

PUBLIC AFFAIRS

CBI
Improving public access to GP services

Essex County Council
Fighting for Essex's Post Offices

Insight PA for National Obesity Forum
Campaign for Vascular Assessment

Lansons Public Affairs for MarketGuard
Interest Rate Insurance

Weber Shandwick, Good Relations, HD communications for BPEX and the
National Pig Association
Pigs are worth it!

PUBLIC SECTOR
Sponsor - Trinity Leeds & All Saints and GNN

Amazon PR for Family Mediation Helpline
Frosty Feuding

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Imagination Library Campaign

The Red Consultancy for THINK! DfT
DfT Anti-Drink Drive Christmas 2007: Man In A Pint Glass

The Red Consultancy for Campaign National Lottery Promotions Unit
Everyone's A Winner! The National Lottery Good Causes Community

Trimedia for WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)
Love Food, Hate Waste

PUBLIC SECTOR DEPARTMENT OF THE YEAR

Local Government Association
London Borough of Camden
London Borough of Haringey
Stockport Council
The British Library

RESEARCH

Blue Rubicon for Horlicks
Semisomnia - Making Time for Sleep

Blue Rubicon for Cycling England
Valuing the Benefits of Cycling

CUBE Communications (UK) for Montes Winery, Chile
Montes Music & Wine

Energy Saving Trust
Patio Heaters: Wear a Jumper

Man Bites Dog for Hay Group
Dangerous Liaisons

The Red Consultancy for McAfee
McAfee Virtual Criminology Report: Global Intrigue

SPECIALIST CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR

Colman Getty Consultancy
Four Communications
London Communications Agency
M&C Saatchi - Sport & Entertainment

TECHNOLOGY
Sponsor - GCI London

Brands2Life for Micro Focus
Recognising the Real Value of Software Assets

Porter Novelli for Spinvox
Spinvox - New Breed of Entrepreneurs

Resonate for 118 118
Safe Text

The Red Consultancy for McAfee
McAfee Virtual Criminology Report: Global Intrigue

Travelex and Talk PR
Space Currency

YOUNG PR PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Sponsor - Durrants

Scott Bowers, Weber Shandwick
David Hamilton, Fenland Council
Sophie Scott, Fleishman-Hillard
Paul Stadlen, APCO Worldwide
James Wright, Trimedia UK

The PRWeek awards take place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, on 21 October 2008. For details see prweekawards.com.

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