On Friday 26 October, Birmingham Hippodrome’s Communications team were awarded Silver for Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team at the CIPR Midlands Pride Awards 2018.
The award recognises the team’s efforts in developing and revitalising the theatre’s communication strategy. Acknowledging the department’s creativity, the prize celebrates a year of attention-grabbing campaigns promoting the theatre’s blockbuster main stage productions as well as the theatre’s charitable work in the form of Hippodrome Projects – encompassing community work, creative learning and outdoor performances.
The leading regional awards ceremony ran by the Charted Institute of Public Relations (CIPR), took place at the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in Birmingham in a room full of Midlands-based PR professionals and partners.
Laura Smith, Head of Communications said:
“We are delighted to have taken home this award for the very first time. We are a fairly new team, so to be recognised in the industry in this way is great and just goes to show that all our hard is really paying off.
“We love bringing a campaign to life working with the best people to create memorable moments that really get people talking. Many more to come so watch this space!”
Richard Stone, chairman of the CIPR Midlands, said:
“This year’s PRide Awards truly represent the best work being done in the Midlands.
“The quality and quantity of entries was truly impressive.”
For more information about Birmingham Hippodrome, visit: birminghamhippodrome.com
Caption (L-R): Alexandra Lewington from sponsor Reuben Sinclair with Birmingham Hippodrome team members Laura Smith (Head of Communications), Amy Stutz (Communications Assistant), Ben Wooldridge (Communications Manager) and Nichole Cooper (Communications Executive) at Birmingham Hippodrome).