First ever PR – journalist relations awards launched
The Communicative Relations Awards from PR Professionals (The CRAPPs) have
been launched to celebrate the special relationship between journalists, bloggers and PRs.
The light-hearted awards are split into three steps:
1. Nominations – open until 30th November 2010
2. Voting – open from 1st December until 14th December 2010
3. Results – will be released 15th December
There are five personal award categories, and one group award.
Categories are as follows:
1. The journalist that makes you feel warm and furry on the inside
2. The ‘most likely to tell you to sling your hook’ award
3. The ‘best blogger’ PR award
4. Least twattish Twitterer – the must follow journo
5. Journalist you’d most like to bring to the dark side (employ as a PR)
6. Most approachable national newspaper
Nominators can tweet their nominations, and nominate as many times per
category as they wish.
The ten most nominated names will be shortlisted for step two on Wednesday
1st December, where voters will get the chance to vote for their favourite
Final results will be made public in time for Christmas, on Wednesday 15th
Rich Leigh, account director at 10 Yetis PR Agency, www.10yetis.co.uk, had
the following to say,
“We wanted to have a bit of fun in the run-up to Christmas, and what
better way than to make light of such a hugely contentious issue as media
“The public relations calendar is already full of awards, but the
difference here is recognising the relationship between journalists and PRs
in a way that hasn’t ever been done before, whilst having a laugh at the
same time. Knowing some journalists, being the recipient of the PR-voted
‘most likely to tell you to sling your hook’ award would be the perfect
way to kick off Christmas!”
Daryl Willcox, chairman of Daryl Willcox Publishing, www.dwpub.com, said of
his company’s involvement in the awards,
“As a provider of services that help PR professionals and journalists
connect with each other we couldn’t resist being involved in these awards
and look forward to the nominations and votes rolling in.
“Journalists and PRs may not always see eye to eye, but with the festive
season fast approaching I’m sure hatchets can be buried momentarily as PRs
doff their respective hats in the direction of the media.”
The CRAPPs can be found on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thecrapps.