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Australia and New Zealand’s most prestigious PR & comms awards

The Mumbrella CommsCon Awards is where cutting-edge work and groundbreaking talent in the Australian and New Zealand PR and communications industry are recognised. It throws a spotlight on campaigns across a range of verticals, from business to consumer, content to strategy, 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. The 2019 gala ceremony saw nearly 500 PR and communications professionals come together to celebrate the best in the business. With over 340 entries, it was one of the most competitive awards to date.

There may be a CommsCon Awards ceremony for winners at a later date in the year where winners will be recognised for a second time and be awarded their physical trophy.

If you hold a ticket for the CommsCon Awards dinner, we are happy to offer you a credit note for next year’s CommsCon Awards or any Mumbrella Summit held over the next 12 months or alternatively a refund. Please get in touch with the events team if you have further enquiries.

The live stream took place on Thursday April 9 at 11am AEST and can be viewed via this link.

2020 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
  • PR-led Content Creation
  • 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 – In-house
  • PR Professional of the Year – Agency
  • PR Leader of the Year
  • Social Media Community Manager of the Year

Business Categories

  • Best Use of Research and Insights
  • Best PR Employer
  • Best PR Team of the Year – In-house
  • PR Agency of the Year – Boutique/Small
  • PR Agency of the Year – Midsize
  • PR Agency of the Year – Large
Final entries have closed.  

THE 2020 WINNERS LIST

Best Social Media or Digitally-led Campaign
Best Influencer Strategy
PR-led Event or Activation of the Year
Best Internal Communications or Change Management
Best Investor or Community Relations Campaign
Best Government Relations Campaign
Best Government Sponsored Campaign
Best Use of Research And Insights
Best Use of Technology in a Campaign
Best PR-led Brand Partnership Campaign
Corporate Social ResponsibilitY
Pro Bono Campaign of the Year
Best Campaign with a Small Budget
Launch or Relaunch Campaign of the Year
Best Use of Owned Media
PR-led Content Creation
Best B2B Campaign
Best B2C Campaign
Social Media Community Manager of the Year
Best New PR Talent of the Year
Best New PR Talent of the Year
PR Professional of the Year – In-house
PR Professional of the Year – Agency
PR Leader of the Year
Best PR Team of the Year – In-house
Best PR Employer
PR Agency of the Year - Boutique or Small
PR Agency of the Year - Midsize
PR Agency of the Year - Large

See last year's winners

Best Social Media or Digitally-led Campaign

5 Minutes Flat with Matt – Edelman for PayPal Australia

Best Use of Technology in a Campaign

Mind Racer – Deakin University with Hardhat and Boom Studios

Best Investor or Community Relations Campaign

Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park Media Industry Guidelines – True North Strategic Communication for Parks Australia, Uluru Kata-Tjuta National Park

Corporate Social Responsibility

We Back Youth: The KFC Youth Foundation – Edelman with Geometry , Ogilvy and MediaCom for KFC Australia

PR-Led Event or Activation of the Year

KFC 50th Anniversary – opr Agency with Ogilvy and Geometry for KFC

Best PR-Led Brand Partnership Campaign

Powershop in partnership with Melbourne Museum present Windwheels, an immersive, educational experience in renewables – Character with Powershop Australia

Pro Bono Campaign of the Year

Project Revoice – Haystac with BWM Dentsu for ALS Association

Best Government Relations Campaign

Endo The Silence – Red Agency for Endometriosis Australia

Best Government Sponsored Campaign

Palau Pledge – Red Agency with Host/Havas for The Palau Legacy Project

Best Use of Research/Insights

American Express Economy of Shopping Small: Back Your Backyard Report – Shop Small Australia 2018 – American Express with opr Agency for American Express

Influencer of the Year

Adele Barbaro - The Real Mumma Blog

Best Influencer Strategy

The Earnbassadors – CHE Proximity with FINCH for Velocity Frequent Flyer

Internal Communications or Change Management

Amrun Pioneers – Channelzero for Rio Tinto

Best Use of Owned Media

Connected Garden – Botanic Garden and Centennial Parklands for Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Best B2C Campaign

Palau Pledge – Red Agency with Host/Havas for The Palau Legacy Project

Best B2B Campaign

University of the Future – Sefiani Communications Group and EY for EY

Best Campaign with a Small Budget

OPPO’s Bali Bundle – CampaignLab for OPPO

Launch or Relaunch Campaign of the Year

#UniResearchChangesLives – Universities Australia

PR Team of the Year - Inhouse

Xero Australia

Best PR Employer

Hotwire Australia

Social Media Community Manager of the Year

Lucille Burkitt – Queensland Urban Utilities

Best New PR Talent of the Year

Savannah Fielder – Red Agency

PR Leader of the Year

Richard Brett - opr Agency

PR Professional of the Year - Inhouse

Bessie Hassan – Finder

PR Professional of the Year - Agency

Rachel Barry – Red Agency

Boutique or Small PR Agency of the Year

Seven Communications

Midsize PR Agency of the Year

Sauce Communications

Large PR Agency of the Year

WE Buchan

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