CorpComms Awards 2018

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Location: The Troxy, 490 Commercial Road, London E1 0HX

The CorpComms Awards shortlist has been announced.

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Judges

Sam Billett
Head of communications, Schillings
Wayne Reynolds
Managing director, Birchwood Knight
Andrew Caesar-Gordon
Managing director, Electric Airwaves
Alison Esse
Co-founder & director, The Storytellers
Isobel Bradshaw
Senior corporate communications manager, Vodafone
Chantal Bowman-Boyles
Managing partner, Finn Partners
Andrew Clark
Senior director, public and corporate affairs, Burson-Marsteller
Guto Harri
Communicator
Bian Salins
Head of social - digital, TSB
Tristan Peniston-Bird
Chief corporate affairs officer, Velcro
Alex Gordon-Shute
Partner, Ithaca Partners
Mark Arena
Head of financial communications, Church of England
Christina Mills
Independent consultant
Matt Carter
Founder and managing director, Message House
Caroline Cecil
Founder, Cecil Associates
Ed Watson
Director of global communications, N Brown Group
Blair Metcalfe
Founder, The Agency Partnership
Anouchka Burton
Strategic communications consultant, Burton Anthony

Key Dates

Open For Entry
16/04/2018
Early Bird Submission
20/07/2018
Final Submission
03/08/2018
Event Date
29/11/2018

Shortlist

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Best annual report: FTSE 100 organisation

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Annual report 2017: What science can do
company: AstraZeneca
agency: Superunion
Inspiring science, enhancing life
company: Johnson Matthey
Annual report 2017
company: Legal & General
agency: Superunion
Annual report and accounts 2017
company: Ocado
agency: Jones & Palmer
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Best annual report: FTSE 250 organisation

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Annual report 2017
company: Cairn Energy
agency: Emperor
Annual report 2017
company: Derwent London
agency: MerchantCantos
Annual report 2017
company: Electrocomponents
agency: Conran Design Group
Britvic Annual Report and Accounts
company: Britvic
agency: Luminous
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Best annual report: Listed organisation

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Biffa plc annual report
company: Biffa
agency: Luminous
Annual report and accounts 2017
company: Hotel Chocolat Group
agency: Emperor
The sofa experts: annual report and accounts 2017
company: DFS Furniture
agency: Emperor
A milestone year
company: Mubadala Investment Company
agency: Emperor, Sapient Razorfish, The Village Films
Unleashing value: annual report 2017
company: PJSC Polyus
agency: Instinctif Partners, HBF Design
Transforming the lives of airways disease patients
company: Vectura
agency: Design Portfolio
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Best annual report: Unlisted organisation

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Annual report 2017
company: Channel 4
agency: Emperor
Fuelling Journeys
company: Puma Energy
agency: MerchantCantos
From donor to patient
company: Octapharma
agency: Luminous
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Best annual report: Online

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Fuelling Life Journeys
company: Puma Energy
agency: MerchantCantos
2017 Annual Report
company: Schroders
agency: Black Sun
Annual report 2017
company: Octapharma
agency: Luminous
Annual report 2018
company: Legal & General
agency: Superunion
Annual report 2018
company: United Utilities
agency: Jones & Palmer
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Best sustainability report

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Better Together
company: intu
agency: Conran Design Group
Putting the fizz into reporting
company: PepsiCo
agency: MerchantCantos
Shell Sustainability Report
company: Shell
agency: Nexxar
Bringing our purpose to life
company: Unilever
agency: Amaze Realise
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Best crisis or issues management

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Toys'R'Us UK CVA and administration process
company: Toys'R'Us
agency: Headland Consultancy
Monarch repatriation
company: Civil Aviation Authority
Trust & Safety in the online marketplace
company: Gumtree
agency: Red Consultancy
KFC distribution breakdown
company: KFC
agency: Freuds
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Best corporate publication: External

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Global review 2017
company: BDO Global Office
Antenna
company: Brewin Dolphin
agency: Wardour
Hays Journal
company: Hays
agency: Wardour
The intu difference
company: intu
agency: Conran Design Group
UCLH Magazine
company: UCLH
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Best corporate publication: Internal

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Outside In
company: RBS
agency: beetroot
Renews
company: Renewi
agency: Wardour
The Southeastern Standard
company: Southeastern
agency: Words&Pictures
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Best corporate responsibility initiative

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Forever against animal testing: year two
company: The Body Shop
agency: Another Word
The Eurostar Homework Club
company: Eurostar International
#TooCoolforPlastics
company: Iceland
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Best online publication

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A content hub to make a name for Ageas
company: Ageas UK
agency: BrandContent
Heart Matters
company: British Heart Foundation
agency: Wardour
Dolfin Diary
company: Dolfin
agency: Wardour
Members update
company: Royal London
agency: Wardour
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Best corporate partnership

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GSK & Save the Children
company: GSK, Save the Children
Cards with heart
company: Moonpig
agency: Brands2Life
Thai Union & WWF European Partnership
company: Thai Union (John West)
agency: Hudson Sandler
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Best internal communications

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Towards 97 per cent COR
company: Ageas UK
Reinventing Emperor's internal communications
company: Emperor
GDPR
company: Landsec
Purpose, humanity, openness, together
company: Ministry of Justice
Project Horizon
company: Mubadala Investment Company
Go Home Well
company: Shell
agency: HRG
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Best employment engagement programme

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Big Koru conversations 2017
company: Aviva
Playing with purpose: the Better working world game
company: EY
agency: BigPicture Learning
DLG Bristol Office
company: Direct Line Group
agency: Words&Pictures
O2 launches Workplace
company: O2
The Arthur Webb Challenge
company: Nationwide Building Society
agency: Good Relations
You are the brand!
company: Rentokil Initial
The ADP Story: Making every moment matter
company: ADP UK
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Best City communications

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AIB IPO: Europe's biggest IPO in 2017
company: AIB
agency: Brunswick, Drury Porter Novelli
Co-op's acquisition of Nisa Retail Limited
company: Co-op
Project Golf: contested big for GKN plc
company: Melrose Industries plc
agency: Montfort Communications
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Best international campaign

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You are the brand!
company: Rentokil Initial
Sound so loud you can see it: Snowboarding x Sony
company: Sony
agency: Hope&Glory
Trading Titans: From G7 to E7
company: Standard Chartered
agency: ManBitesDog
What will you be? The world's biggest digital skills and jobs initiative for young people
company: Vodafone Group
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Best integrated campaign

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#LiveLent
company: The Church of England
Teamskills
company: Domino's
agency: Maitland
Communicating The Guardian's redesign
company: Guardian Media Group
Generation-FI-x: Is flexibility working for everybody?
company: Page Group
Protect the Protectors
company: The Police Federation of England and Wales
Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018
company: Virgin Media
agency: Influence, Redwood, RAPP UK, SixThree
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Best media relations campaign

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MewTube: Black Friday at Argos
company: Argos
agency: Hope&Glory, Markettiers
Co-op in the community: helping to support and then connect local causes
company: Co-op
Propelling crypto into the mainstream
company: etoro
agency: Headland Consultancy
The great heist
company: Fairfx
agency: BrandContent
The Great British coin hunt
company: The Royal Mint
agency: Hope&Glory
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Best corporate campaign

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Aviva Equal Parental Leave
company: Aviva
agency: Portland
Teamskills
company: Domino's
agency: Maitland
Mace Insights
company: Mace
Business barometer: Giving van drivers a voice
company: Mercedes Benz
agency: Markettiers
Trading Titans: From G7 to E7
company: Standard Chartered
agency: ManBitesDog
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Best consumer campaign

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MewTube: Black Friday at Argos
company: Argos
agency: Hope&Glory
EE 4G antenna launch
company: EE
agency: Nelson Bostock
The great heist
company: Fairfx
agency: BrandContent
The curve catwalk
company: N Brown Group
The Great British coin hunt
company: The Royal Mint
agency: Hope&Glory
Project Closed Loop
company: Co-op
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Best public affairs campaign

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The dairy dilemma: Choices for the dairy industry, farmers and consumers post-Brexit
company: Arla Foods UK
Total Recalls: Making white goods safer
company: London Fire Brigade
Speaking up for farming's future
company: National Farmer's Union of England and Wales
Made Smarter
company: Siemens
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Best digital or social media campaign

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Amazon Alexa skill
company: The Church of England
Dad dancer of the year
company: DHX Brands for Twirlywoos
agency: 72 Point
Revving up low interest in lubricants
company: Castrol
agency: 3Monkeys Zeno
Light up Xmas: the Memory Tree
company: Marie Curie
agency: Hope&Glory
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Best use of video

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International Women's Day
company: Diageo
#drivenbyquality
company: Gett UK
agency: drp
Let's have the conversation
company: Jaguar Land Rover
agency: drp
The reality of policing
company: The Police Federation of England and Wales
MDT Meeting - like no other
company: The Royal Marsden Private Care
agency: Conran Design Group
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Best live event: Internal

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Prison Officer of the Year, Probation Awards
company: HMPPS
Helping Britain Prosper
company: Lloyds Banking Group
agency: We Are Vista
Our 200th anniversary celebrations
company: Johnson Matthey
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Best live event: External

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BA Summer Showcase
company: The British Academy
Celebrating 175 years of Royal Train Travel
company: GWR
Light up Xmas: the Memory Tree
company: Marie Curie
agency: Hope&Glory
The future, faster: Siemens at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
company: Siemens
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Best use of owned-media

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A content hub to make a name for Ageas
company: Ageas UK
agency: BrandContent
UK managing director's vlog
company: Airbus Defence and Space
Home.barclays: always on publishing
company: Barclays
agency: Speak Media
Road to revolution: from connected cars to new mobility
company: Gemalto
agency: Wardour
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Best corporate website

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ASA-international.com
company: ASA International
agency: Emperor
churchofengland.org.uk
company: The Church of England
Glencore.com
company: Glencore
agency: Conran Design Group
Landsec.com
company: Landsec
agency: MSL
Redefining the world's largest TV and broadcasting company - libertyglobal.com
company: Liberty Global
agency: The Web Kitchen
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Young achiever

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James Lusher, head of external communications
company: Virgin Media
Amaris Cole, digital communications and content manager
company: The Church of England
Anokhi Madhavji, account director
company: PLMR
Patrick Cousens, senior account manager
company: PLMR
Stefanie Lehmann, senior account manager
company: PLMR
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Best in-house team: Corporate communications

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The Domino's Pizza team
company: Domino's
agency: Maitland
The Iceland team
company: Iceland
The Police Federation team
company: The Police Federation of England and Wales
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Best in-house team: Internal communications

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Britvic internal communications team
company: Britvic
HMPPS internal communications team
company: HMPPS
No more just sending out stuff
company: Ministry of Justice
Royal Mail internal communications team
company: Royal Mail

Previous Winners

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Judging

The judging will take place in mid-September. Shortlisted entrants will be notified by email as soon as the comments, scores and decisions have been collated. Further information on judging dates will be available shortly. 

The judges, who have a wide range of backgrounds and disciplines, comprise a mix of agency and in-house. They are divided into groups and allocated categories which match their experience. Prior to the judging session, they receive the supporting materials of the categories they will be considering plus judging sheets on which to make notes. However, while they will have studied the entries, we ask them to make no final decisions until they meet with their contemporaries in mid-September. Each category is then robustly discussed and debated and a final shortlist created. If an absolute winner in a category does not emerge, the majority decision of the judges will prevail as to the recipient of the award.

It goes without saying that judges are not able to audit their own work. Judges are asked to excuse themselves from the room if they identify a potential conflict.