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Council Communications team wins industry award

Posted: 17th October 2014

The City of Edinburgh Council’s Communications service has been named Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team by the country’s leading professional body for public relations.

The team was awarded gold in the category at the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) Scotland  PRide Awards on Thursday night.

The award recognises a diverse range of Council communications campaigns, aimed at both internal and external audiences.

Judges cited a “superb team and a worthy winner”, praising its consideration of a broad range of audiences through its campaigns.

The Council also won silver for Scottish Public Sector Team of the Year, and was finalist in a further two categories – Public Sector Campaign and Best Use of Social Media.

Council Leader, Councillor Andrew Burns, welcomed the team’s success. He said: “This is fantastic news for the Council and its Communications Team in particular, and recognises the hard work of the team delivering a number of communications campaigns and events over the course of this year.”

The PRide Awards(external link) recognise the work of public relations teams and consultancies in nine UK regions, and are held annually.

Find out more about Thursday night’s awards on CIPR’s website(external link).

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