• THE AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES

     

    Shortlist Announced

    Wednesday 29 April 2015, 12:00

    2015 PRCA DARE AWARDS CEREMONIES

    Edinburgh - 20 May 2015
    Bristol - 4 June 2015
    Birmingham - 11 June 2015
    Manchester - 18 June 2015
    Brighton - 2 July 2015

  • The PRCA DARE Awards recognise excellence within each of the regions of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Open to all parties involved in the use of PR for communications purposes,
    including – PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, digital agencies, marketing teams and media owners.

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Listed below is the 2015 PRCA DARE Awards Shortlist. Categories are listed with the shortlisted entries from across the 5 regions; Midlands; North; Scotland and Northern Ireland; South East and East Anglia; and South West and Wales. The regions are indicated in brackets next to the company name.

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CATEGORY

SHORTLIST

CAMPAIGN CHALLENGES AWARD

 

Albion Drive (SE+EA)

Hack the Space

Arc Seven Communications (SW+W)

Gracewell Healthcare: The Bernard Jordan Story

Camargue (SW+W)

Horizon Nuclear Power: Maximising Inclusion

Cogent Elliott PR (Midlands)

60 Years of the VW Transporter

Confused.com (SW+W)

Million Pound Giveaway

Consolidated PR and The Scottish Government (S+NI)

Don't Get Scared, Get Checked

Copper Consultancy (SE+EA)

North London Heat and Power Project

Cream (North)

The Rotherham Report

Finn (North)

Bringing Back the Honey Monster

Good Relations (SE+EA)

Invictus Games - Building Support for out 'Wounded Warriors'

Good Relations (SE+EA)

Dominating the Headlines with Fifty Shades of Grey

Gough Bailey Wright (Midlands)

The Belgrave Road Flyover

Grayling (North)

Transforming Skelmersdale

Havas PR UK Edinburgh (S+NI)

East Coast I Love Trains Week

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

The Big Bang Experiments

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

O2 Butterflies: Recycled Mobiles Reborn

Lineup Media (SW+W)

Fitness for All

Propel Technology (Midlands)

Preparing the UK Market for Fuel Cell Heat and Power

Remarkable Engagement (Midlands)

Aldi, Oakham

Shackleton PR (North)

Diamond in the Sky

Smarts Communicate (S+NI)

Bushmills Live

Speed Communications (SW+W)

Raising Profile via the Expert Voice of Bath Spa University

Stand Agency (SE+EA)

Grey Matters: Engaging a Younger Audience with Planning for Retirement and Care

Stein IAS (North)

Trelleborg Marine Systems - The Performance People

Stripe Communications (S+NI)

Bags of Coverage

Vision Express (Midlands)

Vision. Taken Seriously

Weber Shandwick (North)

Aldi Wins #BlackFriday

Wire Media (S+NI)

Clydebuilt: Taking Whyte and Mackay to New Heights

Wire Media (S+NI)

Black T: A Bit of a Dark Horse

CONSUMER RELATIONS AWARD

3x1 Public Relations (S+NI)

Scotland: A Land of Food and Drink

Aduro Communications Ltd. (SE+EA)

Hiive Launch

Cogent Elliott PR (Midlands)

Gardening for Life with Hozelock

Confused.com (SW+W)

The Million Pound Giveaway

Frank PR (SE+EA)

Welcome to VW Hotel California by Frank PR

Golley Slater (SW+W)

Cardiff Airport - Launching CityJet

Gough Bailey Wright (Midlands)

Penguin Ice Adventure

Grayling (North)

Putting the Heart into Hillstreet

Havas PR UK Edinburgh (S+NI)

Asda Local Sourcing

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

The Big Bang Experiments

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

Barclaycard "Sand, Hands and Wristbands"

Lansons (SE+EA)

MoneySuperMarket's #EpicStrut

McKenna Townsend (SW+W)

Design a Sub Challenge 2014

Popcorn PR (SE+EA)

Memories Matter for The Perfume Shop

Shackleton PR (North)

Diamond in the Sky

Smarts Communicate (S+NI)

Bushmills Live

Stripe Communications (S+NI)

IRN-BRU: Born to Support

Willoughby Public Relations (Midlands)

Two Together Railcard Launch

Wire Media (S+NI)

Lotto Thanks: Celebrating Scotland's Summer of Sport

CORPORATE, FINANCIAL AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS AWARD

Cohn & Wolfe (SE+EA)

Scottish Widows' Centre for the Modern Family - Putting Family at the Heart of Finance

Cohn & Wolfe (SE+EA)

Scottish Widows 200th Anniversary: Celebrating Two Centuries of Supporting Women

Gough Bailey Wright (Midlands)

The Belgrave Flyover - Engaging Stakeholders

Lansons (SE+EA)

The Co-operative Bank: Stabilisation and Fightback

Lloyd's of London with Weber Shandwick (SE+EA)

Lloyd's Dream Team

Scottish Widows (Lloyds Banking Group) (S+NI)

Celebrating Two Centuries of Supporting Women

Scottish Widows (Lloyds Banking Group) (S+NI)

Scottish Widows' Centre for the Modern Family - Putting Family at the Heart of Finance

Teamspirit Public Relations (SE+EA)

The Henderson Global Dividend Index

Weber Shandwick (North)

IFA Shops - A one-stop-shop for Financial Advisers

DIGITAL AND SOCIAL STRATEGY AWARD

 

Bournemouth University (SW+W)

The Twitter Tree

Citypress & Fish is the Dish (S+NI)

Omega-3 Awareness Campaign

Cogent Elliot PR (Midlands)

The Snowman & The Snowdog

Consolidated PR, Story and The Scottish Government (S+NI)

Sharing Wishes, Saving Lives

Golley Slater (SW+W)

Cardiff Airport - Name the Plane

Grayling (S+NI)

Borders Railway: New Tracks, New Journeys, New Beginnings

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

#phonies

JAMpr (North)

Employee Motivation Day

MBA (SE+EA)

Sage by Heston Blumenthal - "Bringing Food Thinking to the UK"

onechocolate communications (SE+EA)

PLAYMOBIL Hits the Road: Toys on Tour

Pelican Communications (North)

Drop into a New Sport with Decathlon

Performance Communications (SE+EA)

Citroen Parking Hero: An Integrated Campaign by Citroen Bringing Parking Skills to Life with Arsenal FC

Scottish Government (S+NI)

Should Auld Acquaintance by Forgot?

See.Saw Communications (SE+EA)

Dogs Trust Hot Dogs Campaign

Shackleton PR (North)

Diamond in the Sky

Smarts Communicate (S+NI)

Bushmills Live

Smarts Scotland (S+NI)

How Smarts was There for Border Biscuits When it Came to the Crunch

Stein IAS (North)

Trelleborg Marine Systems - The Performance People

Weber Shandwick (North)

Aldi wins #BlackFriday

Weber Shandwick (North)

Aldi Bring Cheer to #BlueMonday

Weber Shandwick (SE+EA)

Amplifying Women's Rugby

Willoughby Public Relations (Midlands)

A Raisin To Celebrate

Wyatt International Limited (Midlands)

BuildFire: 'Fire Start-Up'

Wyatt International Limited (Midlands)

Cambridge Judge Business School: 'ALP LinkedIn Prospecting'

LIVE, LAUNCHED AND LOUD AWARD

 

Albion Drive (SE+EA)

Albion Drive Hack's The Space

Clark Communications and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (S+NI)

A Night in the Garden

CM Porter Novelli (S+NI)

Golden Milestone for the Forth Road Bridge - Forth Bridges Festival

Frasermedia Ltd (S+NI)

Brewing up the Perfect Festival

Golley Slater (S+NI)

Golley Slater Launched Historic Scotland's Engine Shed Project

Good Relations (SE+EA)

Invictus Games - Building Support for our 'Wounded Warriors'

Gough Bailey Wright (Midlands)

One Day, Two World Records

Grayling (North)

London Fashion Week Hits Manchester

Hotwire & GoPro (SE+EA)

Launching the GoPro Hero 4

Indigo (S+NI)

Road Share: Campaign for Presumed Liability

JAMpr (North)

Employee Motivation Day

Lansons (SE+EA)

MoneySuperMarket's #EpicStruth

Lineup Media (SW+W)

Fitness for All

Longleat Enterprises Ltd (SW+W)

Longleat Festival of Light

Manc Frank (North)

The Baking of Adam for Cake Angels

Manc Frank (North)

Powering Up Weetabix On The Go Breakfast Drinks

McKenna Townsend (SW+W)

The Steel Raymond Difference...

One Marketing Communications (North)

Making Webbox 'Top Dog'

PDSA (Midlands)

PDSA Honours the REAL War Horse

Reverb Events (SE+EA)

TomTom Runner Cardio Launch

Rochester PR & Marketing (SW+W)

Phillips V Mccoy - The Gloves are off

Smarts Communicate (S+NI)

Bushmills Live

Stein IAS (North)

Trelleborg Marine Systems - The Performance People

Virgo Consumer Health & Wellbeing (SE+EA)

Scholl Dare to Bare

WAA (Midlands)

The Gracechurch Centre's 40th Birthday

Wyatt International Ltd (Midlands)

BuildFire: 'Fire Start-Up'

MEDIA, MARKETING AND MEASUREMENT AWARD


 

3x1 Public Relations and Seafish (S+NI)

Frying High! The National Fish & Chip Awards

Citypress (S+NI)

Seafish: Sea You Home Safe

Frank PR (SE+EA)

Welcome to VW Hotel California by Frank PR

Grayling (North)

Plan A - Because There is no Plan B

Influential, NHS Greater Manchester Service Transformation Service and Association of Greater Manchester CCGs (North)

Healthier Together

Lineup Media (SW+W)

Fitness for All

McKenna Townsend (SW+W)

Care South - It's the Care that Counts...

McKenna Townsend (SW+W)

The Steele Raymond Difference...

Smarts Communicate (S+NI)

Bushmills Live

Wyatt International Ltd (Midlands)

Cambridge Judge Business School: 'ALP LinkedIn Prospecting'

PUBLIC SECTOR AND THIRD SECTOR AWARD

 

City of Lincoln Council (Midlands)

Say No to High Cost Borrowing

Consolidated PR and Children's Hearing Scotland (S+NI)

Volunteer for the Children's Panel. It's Life Changing

Derbyshire County Council (Midlands)

Wasting Food - it's Bananas!

Frank PR (SE+EA)

Frank PR and WRAP - Love Food, Hate Waste. The Liquid Green Machine

Grayling (North)

Putting the Spotlight on YPO

Grayling (S+NI)

Borders Railway: New Tracks, New Journeys, New Beginnings

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

The Big Bang Experiments

Jargon PR (SE+EA)

Positive Peer Pressure

JBP Associates (SW+W)

Creating a National Appeal for the Transformation of Colston Hall into an International Concert Venue

KOR Communications (SW+W)

New Communications Strategy for the Devon Safeguarding Children Board

NIACE (Midlands)

Adult Learners' Week

Prostate Cancer UK (S+NI)

Men United v Prostate Cancer: 5 Inequalities, 5 Solutions

Say Communications Limited (SE+EA)

MS Trust: Making Sense of MS Campaign

Syndicate Communications (Midlands)

Business is GREAT Britain

The City of Edinburgh Council (S+NI)

The Scottish Independence Referendum - All Eyes on Edinburgh - Maximising the Media Opportunity

Translink (S+NI)

Translink Life's Better

Weber Shandwick (North)

Shining a Light of Llyn for the National Trust Wales

Wire Media (S+NI)

Marketing Edinburgh: The High Street Hiatus: How Edinburgh City Centre got its Mojo Back

TECHNOLOGY, TRADE AND B2B AWARD

 

Berkeley PR (SE+EA)

Berkeley PR and Iron Mountain: Targeting the C-suite

Cirkle (SE+EA)

Ferrero: Kinder Surprise 'Pink & Blue'

Citypress (S+NI)

Hudson UK: The Great Generational Shift

Citypress (S+NI)

Bank of Scotland: Energy Evolution

Champion Communications (SE+EA)

The Cost of Cheap

CM Porter Novelli (S+NI)

Raising the Roof for Donaldson Timber Engineering

CM Porter Novelli (S+NI)

Breathing New Life into our Heritage

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

O2 Eureka! Gallery with Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Hope&Glory PR (SE+EA)

Barclaycard Smart Ass: the Contactless Donkey

Hotwire & GoPro (SE+EA)

Launching the GoPro Hero 4

Hotwire & Inrix (SE+EA)

Inrix: Quantifying Traffic Congestion to Drive Business Change

Influential (North)

Redx Pharma - BioInfect

Pelican Communications (North)

Profit from our Expertise

Stein IAS (North)

Trellebord Marine Systems - The Performance People

Willoughby Public Relations (Midlands)

Factory Ergonomics - Driving Quality and Profitability

CONSULTANCY OF THE YEAR AWARD

sponsored by 
 

3x1 Public Relations (S+NI)

4mediarelations (SE+EA)

Citypress (Midlands, North and S+NI)

Finn (North)

Frasermedia Ltd (S+NI)

Hotwire (SE+EA)

JBP Associates (SW+W)

Lansons (SE+EA)

Liquid (Midlands)

Manc Frank (North)

McKenna Townsend (SW+W)

Pelican Communications (North)

Remarkable Group (SW+W)

SkyParlour PR (North)

Smarts Communicate (S+NI)

Stir PR (SE+EA)

Stripe Communications (S+NI)

The Tonic Communications (Midlands)

Virgo Consumer Health & Wellbeing (SE+EA)

Weber Shandwick (North)

Willoughby Public Relations Ltd (Midlands)

Wire Media (S+NI)

Wyatt International Ltd (Midlands)

IN-HOUSE TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD

 

Confused.com (SW+W)


Lloyds Banking Group - Scotland & Insurance (S+NI)


PDSA (Midlands)


Scottish SPCA (S+NI)


Seafish (S+NI)


Slater & Gordon (SE+EA)


The City of Edinburgh Council (S+NI)


VisitScotland (S+NI)