This has been the most demanding of times for communicators.
Their expertise, insights and resilience have been called upon like never before. From a standing start, often without playbooks, they have responded to the needs of their organisation.
We want to celebrate their extraordinary achievements with this one-off celebration. Each category reflects the unique challenges they have faced... and are continuing to face.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
4 SEPTEMBER 2020
EXTENDED FINAL DEADLINE
25 SEPTEMBER 2020
18 NOVEMBER 2020
Best online internal event
From virtual town halls to Zoom quizzes, organisations have been creative in their efforts to communicate with employees. We're looking for events that were either initially planned as physical ones and forced to adapt, or bespoke online events, that engaged employees as never before.
Best online external event
From AGMs to virtual summits, organisations have been creative in their efforts to communicate with external stakeholders. We’re looking for events that were either initially planned as physical ones and forced to adapt, or bespoke online events created to reach different stakeholder groups.
Best use of social media
During the current crisis, many organisations have relaxed their social media rules, allowing them to demonstrate a more authentic voice. We are looking for examples of how organisations have reflected the new normal in their social communications.
6PM 18th NOVEMBER 2020
WHAT GUESTS ENJOYED
Two musical interludes.
Comedian Michael Spicer guiding host Helen Dunne.
Helen Dunne muddling up her PowerPoint presentation. Oops.
A raffle hosted by our friends at Polpeo.
WHAT WE DIDN'T HAVE
Queues for the cloakroom
Queues for the toilets
Queues for the taxis
Interminable delays while winners walk to the stage, collect their trophies* and pose for pictures
Embarrassing photos (or will we?)
*Delivered after the event.