The shortlist for the 2018 Awards for Excellence in PR was announced on Friday, 11th May.

The Awards for Excellence is the beacon for best practice in Irish public relations and communications and those shortlisted set the benchmark for work within the sector, and showcase the best the PR profession has to offer.

Irish public relations is going from strength to strength, and reflecting the diversity of life in the public relations and communications arena, there are 20 awards in total.

There is amazing public relations work being done throughout our island. At a time of blurred lines and diminishing borders between traditional silos, we see public relations and communications professionals coming to the fore; doing brilliant and creative work that delivers results. The Awards for Excellence has celebrated that work for 25 years and goes from strength to strength.  The winners will be announced at a Gala Awards Luncheon on Friday, June 22nd.  To book your places please call Annmarie Jordan on (01) 661 8004 or email [email protected].

Well done to the following who have been shortlisted:

Awards for Excellence in Public Relations 2018


Shortlisted Entries


Teneo PSG
The Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) supported by Abbvie

Wilson Hartnell
Bord Bia

Teneo PSG
Currys PC World

Three Ireland

‘No Time for Waste Community Chill’, Tesco

“Get in the Games” with Aldi
Gibney Communications/Presence PR
Aldi Ireland

A new initiative – the National Patient Experience Survey

AIB Backing Club & County #TheToughest
Wilson Hartnell

AIG Ireland – Social & Digital Activation
Teneo PSG
AIG Ireland

Airbnb ‘Night At’ the Guinness Storehouse
Wilson Hartnell
Guinness Storehouse

Alcohol – tackling the crisis on our roads
Drury | Porter Novelli
Road Safety Authority

All You Can Eat, Sleep & Breathe: Three Connected Ireland Report
Drury | Porter Novelli
Three Ireland

ALONE’s 40th Anniversary
Limelight Communications

Baileys Treatyard
Wilson Hartnell

Burgers Better. The launch of BuJo
Drury | Porter Novelli

Burning the playbook: McCourt memoir rises from the ashes
Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Celebrating 100 years of Ford in Ireland
Cullen Communications
Henry Ford & Son Ltd.

Centra Live Well

Centra Takes to the Stage with the Eurovision

Centra We Are Hurling

Delivering a better connected life at Three
Three Ireland

Diana A Fashion Legacy
O’Brien PR
Newbridge Silverware

Disability Federation of Ireland’s call for a #MAKEWAYDAY
TRA Brands-The Reputations Agency
Disability Federation of Ireland

Durex #OrgasmsForAll
Teneo PSG
Reckitt Benckiser Ireland

EirGrid; taking moments in time with the GAA to champion the future
Teneo PSG

Engineers Week 2017
Engineers Ireland with support from Q4PR

EPA’s The Story of Your Stuff campaign
Environmental Protection Agency

Food Allergens Campaign
Weber Shandwick
Food Safety Authority of Ireland

Gearing up for the M20 Cork – Limerick Motorway
Cork Chamber of Commerce
Limerick Chamber of Commerce

Genomics Medicine Ireland: Creating a Legacy of Health
MKC Communications
Genomics Medicine Ireland

Glenisk Irish Rugby Trading Cards
Legacy Consultants

Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon PR & Social Media Campaign
Hopkins Communications
Cork City Council

It Starts Here
Hanover Communications
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Josiane – the girl from the box

Lidl esmara by Heidi Klum
Lidl Ireland

Lidl Health & Wellness programme
The Reputations Agency
Lidl Ireland

Lidl Ireland’s Kick Start Supplier Development Programme
Lidl Ireland

Littlewoods Ireland #StyleOfPlay GAA Campaign
Legacy Consultants
Littlewoods Ireland

Making Minors Stars
Wilson Hartnell
Electric Ireland

NUI Galway

Official Launch of Waterford Greenway
Springboard PR & Marketing
Waterford City & County Council

Proving Aldi’s Provenance
Gibney Communications
Aldi Ireland

Public Health (Alcohol) Bill 2015
Hume Brophy
National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA)

Reopening of iconic Dublin landmark Bewley’s Grafton Street

Repak celebrates 20th anniversary
Teneo PSG

Slattery’s Pub St Patrick’s Day Campaign
Limelight Communications
Slatterys Pub

Smithwick’s 10° West
Wilson Hartnell
Smithwick’s Diageo

Sudocrem Care & Protect: Today’s Mum campaign
Teva Pharmaceuticals Ireland

SuperValu Whiskey Exclusives
TRA Brands-The Reputations Agency

Supporting sustainable dairy farming
Keating & Associates
DII (Dairy Industry Ireland)

Team Ireland Winter Olympics
Wilson Hartnell
Olympic Council of Ireland

Telling the Panadol ‘This is what we’re made of’ story

The Burren Perfumery – the story of an authentic Irish brand
Elevate PR
The Burren Perfumery

The Irish Government’s bid to win the EMA
Hume Brophy
The Department of Health

The Rutland Centre – A Life in Recovery is a Life Saved
Vital Communications
The Rutland Centre

Together is better – The HPV Vaccination Alliance
Irish Cancer Society

VAT’s not Fair
Drury | Porter Novelli
Charities Institute Ireland

Wild Lights at Dublin Zoo
Teneo PSG
Dublin Zoo


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Nominees will be announced on 24th May following the second stage of judging.