Judging panel and compere announced for PRCA Digital Awards 2017

The PRCA Digital Awards 2017 is entering its final week for entries, and can count some of the leaders in digital PR and communications on its judging panel.

The judging panel includes Stanislas Magniant, Online Media Communications Director, The Coca-Cola Company; Neil Kleiner CMPRCA, Head of Social and Content, Golin London; Danny Whatmough CMPRCA, Head of Digital, Weber Shandwick; James Gordon-MacIntosh MPRCA, Founder, Hope&Glory; and Mark Stringer CMPRCA, Founder and CEO, PrettyGreen. The full list of judges can be seen here.

Hattie Hayridge has also been announced as the compere of the PRCA Digital Awards. Stand-up comedian Hattie Hayridge is best known for the playing the part of Holly the computer in BBC's Red Dwarf.

She will compere the black tie event on 4th April at the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.

The PRCA Digital Awards 2017 will recognise the talent and impact of individuals, teams and campaigns from the best of the digital PR and communications profession. Consultancies, in-house teams and individuals are all welcome to enter. To find out more, click here:

The Final Deadline for the Awards is this Friday, 17th February 2017, at 17:00. To enter, click here.

The inaugural PRCA Digital Awards has 11 categories to enter, including: Best Use of Video in a Campaign; Best Use of Paid Media in a Campaign; Best Use of Content Marketing in a Campaign; Best Use of Social Influencers in a Campaign; In-house Digital Team of the Year; and Digital Agency of the Year. The full list of categories can be viewed here.

The PRCA Digital Awards 2017 will be judged by some of the biggest names from the worlds of digital leadership, communications and journalism, meaning that winning one of these awards truly recognises leading-edge PR and communications work.

Francis Ingham MPRCA, Director General, PRCA, said: “The PRCA Digital Awards will celebrate the fact that the PR and communications industry is at the forefront of ground-breaking digital and social media campaigns.”

PRCA Digital Awards 2017 timeline:

  • Final Deadline for entries: 17th February, 2017
  • Shortlists announced: 6th March, 2017
  • Date of awards evening: 4th April, 2017

About PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

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