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March 28, 2019 | The Westin Hotel, Sydney

First entries due December 21

The most prestigious PR & communications awards in ANZ

The Mumbrella CommsCon Awards is where groundbreaking work and talent in the Australian and New Zealand PR and communications industry is recognised. It throws a spotlight on campaigns across a range of verticals, from business to consumer, government to pro-bono, awards the best agencies and internal communications teams of all sizes and seeks out the industry talent that is making the biggest difference. In 2018, almost 350 submissions across 28 categories were entered, with competition set to be stiffer in 2019. The winners will be announced at a gala dinner on March 28 at Sydney’s Westin Hotel.

2019 Award Categories

Campaign Categories

  • Best Social Media or Digitally-led Campaign
  • B2C Campaign
  • B2B Campaign
  • Best Campaign with a Small Budget
  • Best Use of Owned Media
  • Internal Communications / Change Management
  • Launch or Relaunch Campaign of the Year
  • PR-led Event or Activation of the Year
  • Best Government Relations Campaign
  • Best Government Sponsored Campaign
  • Best Use of Technology in a Campaign
  • Best PR-led Brand Partnership Campaign
  • Best Investor or Community Relations Campaign
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Pro Bono Campaign of the Year
  • Best Influencer Strategy

People Categories

  • Best New PR Talent of the Year
  • PR Professional of the Year – Inhouse
  • PR Professional of the Year – Agency
  • PR Leader of the Year
  • Social Media Community Manager of the Year
  • Influencer of the Year

Business Categories

  • Best Use of Research/Insights
  • Best PR Employer
  • Best PR Team of the Year – Inhouse
  • Boutique or Small PR Agency of the Year
  • Midsize PR Agency of the Year
  • Large PR Agency of the Year
First entries close midnight, Friday, December 21

2018 WINNER'S GALLERY

Best Social Media or Digitally-Led Campaign

Stop the Horror - History Will Be Kind and Cummins & Partners for Go Gentle Australia

Best Use of Technology in a Campaign

Outthink Melanoma - Text100 with Ogilvy & George P Johnson for IBM Australia

Best Investor or Community Relations Campaign

Australia’s LEGENDAIRY Capital - Porter Novelli for Dairy Australia

Corporate Social Responsibility

Bullying. So Not OK. - Supre Foundation

PR-Led Event or Activation of the Year

Outthink Melanoma - Text100 with Ogilvy & George P Johnson for IBM Australia

Best PR-Led Brand Partnership Campaign

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 - Tourism Australia with The Cru

Pro Bono Campaign of the Year

Stop the Horror - History Will Be Kind and Cummins & Partners for Go Gentle Australia

Best Government Relations Campaign

Addressing Privacy Breach: The Taking and Sharing of Intimate Images Without Consent - Sefiani Communications Group with Brieana Rose & Fiona McLay for Brieana Rose, Privacy Campaigner

Best Government Sponsored Campaign

Hey Tosser! (Report a Tosser) - Horizon Communication Group for NSW Environment Protection Authority

Best Use of Research/Insights

American Express Economy of Shopping Small: Keeping it in the Community Report - American Express with Ogilvy Public Relations & N2N Communications

Influencer of the Year

Sam Evans - Lampoon Group

Best Influencer Strategy

#ItsgottabeMILO - BIG MILO TIN - FORWARD Agency for MILO

Internal Communications or Change Management

The Journey to Winc: Winning Hearts and Minds in 100 days – Winc Australia & NZ

Best Use of Owned Media

Direct Advice for Dads - Mahlab for HBF

Best B2C Campaign

Cochlear ‘Hearing Test in Disguise’ - Attention + Influence for Cochlear

Best B2B Campaign

Xero Small Business Insights - Xero with Sling & Stone

Best Campaign with a Small Budget

BENCH PR for Code Like A Girl

Launch or Relaunch Campaign of the Year

Philips Unhaunting - Eleven for Philips Lighting

PR Team of the Year - Inhouse

General Motors Holden

Best PR Employer

Mkt. Communications

Social Media Community Manager of the Year

Alycia Bryant - Social Media Community Specialist, Woolworths Supermarkets

Best New PR Talent of the Year

Belinda Punshon - Public Relations Specialist, finder.com.au

PR Leader of the Year

Jo Scard - Founder & Managing Director, Fifty Acres

PR Professional of the Year - Inhouse

Michelle Cull - PR & Media Manager, Queensland Urban Utilities

PR Professional of the Year - Agency

Shane Allison - Senior Account Director, Sefiani Communications Group

Boutique or Small PR Agency of the Year

CampaignLab

Midsize PR Agency of the Year

Sauce Communications

Midsize PR Agency of the Year

Sefiani Communications Group

Large PR Agency of the Year

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