Highly accredited PR agency, Catapult PR, has been shortlisted for two national CIPR Excellence Awards 2020, in the categories of Best Arts, Culture, Sport or Entertainment PR Campaign and Outstanding Freelance Practitioner.
The Lancashire-based PR consultancy, with offices in Blackpool and Poulton-le-Fylde, has been recognised for its work for Northumberland Day 2019 and the personal contribution managing director, Jane Hunt, makes to the industry and her clients’ campaigns.
Despite the CIPR Excellence Awards being the PR industry’s premier awards, competed for by all national agencies and organisations of all sizes and budgets, this is the fifth time Catapult PR has reached the finals, with previous shortlistings in 2007, 2012, 2018 and 2019. It already has two national CIPR Excellence Awards in its trophy cabinet.
However, this is the first time Catapult PR has received two national shortlistings in the same year. It is also the first time there will be no PR ceremony or judges’ panel interview to attend.
The coronavirus lockdown has also left the Blackpool-based agency still sitting on three PRMoment awards shortlistings, for work on behalf of Leeds-based commercial insurance brokers, McCarron Coates, loss-assessing and property claims management specialist, Aspray, and London-based kitchen recycler, The Used Kitchen Company. A ceremony scheduled for March 18, 2020, was cancelled at the last minute.
The PR agency, which has offices in Blackpool, is finding its creativity and positivity in great demand during lockdown and is working on numerous PR campaigns, as well as providing valuable website and newsletter content for clients wishing to not just stay in touch with customers but be in the best shape to forge ahead with plans whenever restrictions lift.
Managing director, Jane Hunt, says: “We have adopted a hugely pro-active approach to all of our clients’ campaigns in these unprecedented times, developing strategies based on our 22 years’ experience of peaks and troughs and knowing how to best tackle them. This is helping our clients enormously and that is as satisfying as our two national CIPR Excellence award shortlistings.
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