UNAWARDS17  >>THE WINNERS

 

Best communications/digital professional   [JUDGED]

Melissa Thermidor, NHS Blood and Transplant

 

Best young communicator [JUDGED]

Sam Getliffe, Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

 

Best social media campaign [JUDGED]

NHS England South

 

Best social media account [JUDGED]

NHS Blood and Transplant

 

Best collaboration [JUDGED]

Loughborough University

 

Best ethical communications behaviour/diversity [JUDGED]

Joanna Goodwin and the Office of National Statistics (Digital publishing accessibility champions)

Highly commended - Melissa Thermidor and NHS Blood and Transplant

 

Best crisis/emergency comms [JUDGED]

Greater Manchester Police

 

Best internal communications [JUDGED]

QE Hospital Gateshead

 

Best creative communications [JUDGED]

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

 

Best use of research/evaluation [JUDGED]

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Highly commended - Nottinghamshire County Council

 

Best use of email [JUDGED]

Birmingham City Council

 

Best small communications team [JUDGED]

Selby District Council

Highly commended - Comms Unplugged (Sally Northeast & Georgia Turner)

 

Best low cost communications [JUDGED]

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

 

Best use of video [JUDGED]

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

 

Best work by an agency or freelancer [JUDGED]

Touch Design

 

Best communications team (PUBLIC VOTE)

Enfield Council

 

Best guest post (PUBLIC VOTE)

Lauren Kelly

 

Lifetime achievement [PUBLIC VOTE]

Jill Walden

 

Well done to all 70 shortlisted entries.

See you again in August for the launch of the #UnAwards18.

 

UNAWARDS16  >>THE WINNERS

1. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

- NHS England - @NHS

2. BEST SMALL TEAM

JOINT WINNERS

- South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

- Brake

3. BEST CRISIS OR EMERGENCY COMMS WORK

- Selby District Council

4. BEST WORK BY AN AGENCY OR FREELANCER

- One Black Bear – Genomics campaign

5. BEST COMMS AND DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL

JOINT WINNERS

- Stephanie Collinson

- Daniel Cattanach

6. BEST CREATIVE COMMS

- Westminster City Council - SpeakSense

7. BEST USE OF EMAIL

HIGHLY COMMENDED

- Stafford College

- Redbridge Council

WINNER

- Central Bedfordshire Council

8. BEST LOW COST/FREE CAMPAIGN

- Hertfordshire County Council – Love your bump

9. BEST USE OF VIDEO

- Camden Council - Know you're not alone

10. BEST COLLABORATION

JOINT WINNERS

- Leeds Dying Matters Partnership

- Fife Council

11. BEST USE OF RESEARCH OR EVALUATION

- Northamptonshire County Council

12. BEST USE OF INTERNAL COMMS

- Brent Council – 12 days of Christmas

13. BEST YOUNG COMMUNICATOR (under 30)

- Jack Bowers

14. BEST SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNT

- London Ambulance Service - Twitter

15. BEST ETHICAL COMMS BEHAVIOUR/DIVERSITY (sponsored by the NUJ PRCC)

- Sarah Stimson for Taylor Bennett Foundation PR Traineeship Programme

and decided by you via a public vote…

16. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT UNAWARD

- Phil Jewitt

17. BEST COMMS TEAM

- TransPennine Express Trains

18. BEST GUEST POST OF 2016

- Emma Rodgers

Well done to all of our 77 shortlisted entries.

 

THE WINNERS >> 2015

BEST USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA *WINNER*

London Fire Brigade for 50 Shades of Red

Our judges said…

“A bold, creative, witty and highly effective social media campaign which achieved impressive results. Great use of images, and sense of humour, to attract attention and drive an important messages home.”

“Outstanding campaign stemming from a simple yet incredibly engaging idea, which ran and ran.

Popular because it was creative yet timely. This secured an incredible amount of additional coverage which led to the overall campaign objectives easily being secured. Exactly what a social media campaign should look like. I was very impressed by this.”

Judges special merit - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust


BEST SMALL COMMS TEAM *WINNER*

Queen Elizabeth Gateshead

Our judges said:

“Outstanding performance from a small team. Clear objectives were consistently delivered and exceeded. Continue to push the envelope and look at new communications solutions embracing new and old media.”

“A very impressive team built on solid, strategic, foundations and delivering excellent results across the board.”


BEST USE OF EVALUATION OR RESEARCH *WINNER*

Lambeth Council

“An ambitious, well researched and ultimately incredibly successful campaign that exceeded all expectations.”

“A powerful campaign that worked. Impressive to see how a thorough and in-depth suite of research was used to deliver a campaign that was effective and hard hitting, yet didn’t feel stereotyped.

The results show the validity of the planning and ultimate execution.”

Judge's special merit - FirePro


BEST WORK BY AGENCY/FREELANCER *WINNER*

Shadow Giants // #GoBritain

Judge's special merit - Touch Design // Love our learner


BEST CRISIS OR EMERGENCY COMMS WORK *WINNER*

Sheffield City Council

Judge’s special merit - Brent Council & Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue


BEST COMMS/DIGITAL PROFESSIONAL *WINNER*

Tom Stirling, North Yorkshire Police

Our judges said:

“A great example of how an inspirational professional can take an organisation from nowhere to the cutting edge of operations and research.”


BEST CREATIVE COMMS *WINNER*

Leeds City Council

Our judges said:

“Fab storytelling. Loved the use of real-life personal stories to capture imagination and very impressive social media stats. All achieved within an impressively low budget. Longevity, big potential to carry on and develop the campaign further.”

Judge’s special merit - Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Gedling Borough Council & Podnosh

 

BEST USE OF EMAIL *WINNER*

Sheffield City Council

Our judges said:

“Clear objective with a targeted audience, achieving a specific goal and a good outcome especially given the small budget.  Fantastic improvement on previous years with many more subscribers and significant number of measurable registrations. Value to the public and the council was significant.”

 

BEST LOW COST/FREE COMMS *WINNER*

 

Westminster City Council

Our judges said:

“Brilliant – Extremely well thought out and delivered campaign. Fabulous result. This is how local government comms should be done.”

Judge's special merit - Hertfordshire County Council – Scam awareness

 

BEST USE OF VIDEO *WINNER*

Sheffield City Council

Our judge said:

“An immensely watchable film with a frenetic pace and narrative thread that is particularly well crafted from contributed material. The linkages from high-dive to river swimming and campfire to heavy industry for example demonstrate craft and direction that allow the film to flow naturally and unaided.

The range of slow motion, underwater, aerial, time-lapse, handheld, point of view and everything else in between mean that the film is likely to have something for everyone and echoes the positive and inclusive portrayal of Sheffield. The nature of the gathered footage only adds to this perception of inclusivity and shared experience which perfectly exemplify the message of the film.

Above all else the film feels both inviting, honest and genuine - the latter being one of the most difficult storytelling perspectives to achieve in a piece where the primary focus is on promotion. Excellent filmmaking both technically and conceptually.”

 

BEST INTERNAL COMMS *WINNER*

Staffordshire County Council

Our judges said:

“A target busting campaign! An excellent example of how combining channels and honing focus produces results. Refreshing to see an action plan embedded with an employee survey. Well done.”

 

BEST COLLABORATION *WINNERS*

NHS Coventry & Rugby CCG

“This is a tough area to tackle that others are grabbling with up and down the country. It’s great to see such a worthwhile and collaborative approach adopted across so many partners.”

Futures Housing Group

“I really liked the creativity and integration across this campaign. It was well considered, well executed and to have fully co-ordinated this approach across so many partners shows public sector collaboration at its finest."

 

BEST COMMUNICATIONS TEAM [PUBLIC VOTE] *WINNER*

North Yorkshire Police


BEST GUEST POST ON COMMS2POINT0 [PUBLIC VOTE] *WINNER*

Emma Rodgers for Comms Room 101


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD [PUBLIC VOTE] *WINNER*

Sarah Lay