Double Award Success at CIPR PRide Awards 2010

Date: 12/11/2010

Scottish Public Relations (PR) agency, Real PR has picked up a gold and silver in the 2010 CIPR Scotland PRide awards.

Real PR won Gold in the public sector campaign and silver in the best use of media relations categories for their work with the Office of Scottish Information Commissioner’s (OSIC) five years of Freedom of Information campaign.The CIPR Scotland Pride awards 2010 were held at Edinburgh’s Prestonfield House on Thursday, 4 November.

The campaign involved working with the communication team in OSIC and Inverness design firm Dynam to highlight five successful years of Freedom of Information in Scotland, reach specialist groups and launch the 2010 annual report.

Company director, Joe Walton was also shortlisted in the young communicator of the year category.

The award nominations  round up a successful year for the Glasgow based company that included driving a local community buy out of Bute forest and work for retained clients, CPA Engineering Solutions, The Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scotland and Unity Enterprises. Real PR is also responsible for local PR for some the world’s best known companies. 

Ilya Scott, Managing Director of Real PR, said, “We thoroughly enjoyed working on the FOI Scotland Five year campaign and the awards were a welcome surprise."

Kevin Dunion, the Scottish Information Commissioner, said the OSIC website:

"I am delighted that our 5th Anniversary Campaign - which aimed to raise awareness of the important rights that freedom of information has given to the public - has been recognised in this way. The fact that a small-budget campaign such as this has been recognised for not just one but two awards by the CIPR is a clear testament to the hard work of all involved.” 

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