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Good things come in threes: award success for Conscious Communications!

Last week we won the Community Business of the Year Award at the Cambridgeshire SME Awards 2017. The awards, which focus on Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), are open to all sole traders and businesses in the region with less than 250 employees, and recognise SMEs as responsible for driving innovation and competition in many economic sectors. This particular award recognises the value of giving something back to the community, a principle which falls directly in line with our ethics here at Conscious Communications.

This award follows our recognition as shortlisted finalists at both the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) Awards and more recently for two CIPR Excellence Awards. The prestigious CIPR Excellence Awards are known for being the most rigorously judged awards in the public relations industry and are a celebration of creativity, achievement and excellent results for clients. The first category we are shortlisted for is Corporate Social Responsibility Campaign for the FXP initiative, our very own gaming festival which works to give young people an exciting hands-on game development experience and insight into what careers in the creative digital industry offer. The second award we have been shortlisted for is Education Communications for our work on Brains Eden, the UK’s largest student games festival. Working closely with Anglia Ruskin University, we implemented proactive sponsorship acquisition, a media relations programme, and content marketing and social media campaigns to increase sponsorship, participation and media coverage of the event.

We  are very much looking forward to both the RAR Awards ceremony on Wednesday 26 April and the CIPR Excellence Awards on Tuesday 6 June – keep your fingers crossed for us!

Conscious Communications makes its mark with Non-Executive appointment

This week we announced the appointment of communications stalwart, Mark Squires as Non-Executive Director. Mark held senior roles in marketing and communications at Hutchison, Orange, Nokia and Microsoft, including Global Director of Social Media. At the time of the Nokia’s acquisition by Microsoft he held the position of Communications Director for Western Europe.

Mark has been involved in education for many years as both a school Governor and Trustee of the CMAT Academy Group. Mark will support the company’s growth and development by using his wide experience to contribute to the strategic direction of the company.  Mark said: “The combination of insightful PR and an ambition for creativity at Conscious Communications is creating a terrific advantage for their clients. In this ever-changing market, I believe that Conscious Communications has the key ingredients for the future – fresh ideas and a value proposition built for the digital era. Working with this talented team is a wonderful opportunity and I will be doing all I can to see their elevation as a best-in-class agency.”

Recognising the team’s impact in the PR and marketing industry,the agency was recently announced as a finalist in the PR category (under 40 staff) for the Recommended Agency Register Awards 2017. The awards are one of a kind in the industry, with finalists being shortlisted based on outstanding client reviews and ratings on recommendedagencies.com. Each year the Register downloads the ratings from its database and celebrates the agencies with the highest ratings through the Awards.

Alison Taylor, Managing Director, Conscious Communications said: “It is a very exciting time for Conscious Communications with new appointments, client wins and growth of our in-house design team. Mark’s knowledge will be invaluable to the team, and we are looking forward to working together and seeing where his advice and experience will help take the business.”

We’re PR finalists for the RAR Awards!

We are extremely proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist for the public relations category (under 40 staff) in the Recommended Agency Register (RAR) Awards 2017.

The awards are one of a kind in the industry, with no entries to submit or no papers to write. Finalists are shortlisted based on outstanding client reviews and ratings on recommendedagencies.com. Each year the Register downloads the ratings from its database and recognises the agencies with the highest ratings through the Awards.

The latest achievement follows our Recommended Agency accreditation in January, thanks to our clients who provided glowing reviews of the team’s public relations and marketing services. The team has been recommended for seven different services including: media relations; corporate PR; consumer PR; content strategy and creation; crisis management PR; events management and social media content. View our listing here.

The RAR Awards takes place on Wednesday 26 April – keep your fingers crossed for us!

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