Mercury celebrates success at CIPR PRide awards with 1 Gold Award and 4 Silvers!

A Hull-based marketing, design and PR agency is celebrating the success of its clients at a prestigious industry awards ceremony last night.

A wide range of creative work carried out by Mercury Design and Marketing, which has offices in Hull, Leeds and London, was recognised with a raft of awards at the Yorkshire and Lincolnshire CIPR PRide awards in Leeds last night.

The company’s work, which has been carried out on behalf of clients over the last year, was shortlisted in seven categories for eight different projects. Kelly Todd, founding director of the full service agency, is proud to announce that Mercury’s clients brought home four silver CIPR PRide Awards and one gold accolade.

Beverley Racecourse’s Lucky in Love event, which was a new themed racing fixture at the venue for 2011, scooped the Gold Award in the Best Event category. The fun networking event was branded and organised by Mercury Design and Marketing, in partnership with the racecourse, and saw racegoers issued with either a padlock or key along with the challenge of finding their match within the racecourse in order to win prizes. It was deemed so successful that the night will run for a second time on Thursday, June 16 in 2011 and revellers are already lining up for tickets.

Meanwhile, one of Mercury’s other clients, Humber Economic Partnership (HEP) – which is the public private strategic partnership responsible for economic development and regeneration in the Humber sub region – was nominated for an astounding six awards for its work organising and executing Hull Business Week and Global Gateway. The team at Mercury, which works in partnership with HEP on the design, web and PR for Business Week and has also been involved on the Global Gateway work, was delighted when HEP collected the Silver Award for Best Use of Digital PR, Best Use of Photography or Design, Best Website or Microsite and Outstanding In-House Public Relations Team. The partnership was also named as a finalist for a further two awards for another project in the Best Use of Photography or Design category and in the Not for Profit category.

In addition, First Hull Trains was named a finalist in the Internal Communications category, recognising the internal communications campaign Mercury has executed on behalf of the independent train operating company over the last year to ensure its engagement with staff at the company is second to none.

Kelly said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the news. An incredible amount of hard work went into getting Lucky in Love off the ground at Beverley Racecourse and for that to be recognised amongst the cream of the crop in our industry is truly outstanding. We’re incredibly proud of the results all of our clients have achieved this year, Humber Ecomonic Partnership’s recognition with four silver awards is a real achievement as well and for First Hull Trains to be recognised as having one of the most outstanding internal communications frameworks in the region is testament to the level of dedication we have invested with them as a team.”

Not only this, but Mercury also worked for clients Manchester Airport and East Midlands Airport to help write award bids for the CIPR PRide Awards’ North West and Midlands judging regions. Manchester Airport was shortlisted for six awards as a result, with winners set to be announced at the North West ceremony at Manchester Deansgate Hotel on November 24. East Midlands Airport will find out if its shortlisting for the Crisis Communications award in the Midlands region has been successful at a ceremony on December 3 at The Birmingham Hilton Metropole.