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
16 SEPTEMBER 2020
15 OCTOBER 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 15 OCTOBER 2020
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Obviously, it will be virtual.
But we promise you will be able to network with other guests on your table and EVEN guests on other tables - all from the comfort of your laptop (although not your mobile or iPad, sorry!)
We'll have a virtual drinks reception where you can mingle.
We'll have a well-known comedian to get the party started, and announce the winners.
There will even be a raffle, with fun prizes drawn* throughout the ceremony.
And we'll round it all off with a bang! (All will be revealed shortly.)
WHAT WE WON'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.