2015 PRINZ Awards Results
The 2015 PRINZ Awards Gala dinner was held 21 May in Wellington. View and download photos here.
Supreme Award Winner
Corporate Public Relations
Winner: DairyNZ levy vote - demonstrating value in 2014 and beyond - Hayley Gavan, Bernie Walsh, Phillipa Adam, DairyNZ.
Highly Commended: What's in a name? - From Telecom to Spark, rebranding one of New Zealand's best known businesses - Richard Llewellyn, Andrew Pirie, Lucy Fullarton, Conor Roberts, Vicky Gray, Sam Durbin, Todd Parker, Courtney Bennett, Spark New Zealand.
Government / Quasi Government Public Relations
Winner: Home truths - communicating the risk of landslides to Port Hills residents - Anne-Marie Robinson, Linda Bennett, Christchurch City Council.
Highly Commended: 'Are you that someone?' - Preventing sexual violence - Hanna Kilpin, Janice Rodenburg, Ideas Shop.
Highly Commended: Gig-borne: The city that dared to dream - Kerry Donovan, Nicola Chrisp, Express PR.
Winner: Sparking change - the internal journey from Telecom to Spark New Zealand - Courtney Bennett, Andrew Pirie, Todd Parker, Richard Llewellyn, Vicky Gray, Sam Durbin, Spark New Zealand.
Highly Commended: Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) - ‘Vision to Values’- Duncan Croft, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development.
Issues, Crisis or Emergency Management
Highly Commended: Canterbury DHB Heading to Hospital - Plan your trip - Karalyn Van Deursen, Canterbury District Health Board.
Highly Commended: Communicating bad news to 11,000 people - Katherine Trought, Lee Harris, Felicity Price, Environment Canterbury.
Limited Budget Public Relations
Highly Commended: Global first for Emirates in the Cloud - Jessica Wiggins, Robert Wallace, Charlotte-Amelie Milton, Professional Public Relations.
Marketing Communication – Integrated
Winner: The TRESemmé 365 Project - Mikaila Hutchison and Kristy Mayo, Spark PR & Activate.
Marketing Communication – Public Relations
Highly Commended: Spark: ‘Emojifying’ the iPhone 6 - Vicky Gray , Sam Durbin, Lucy Fullarton, Andrew Pirie, Richard Llewellyn, Spark New Zealand; Trish Sherson, Michael James, Skye Pathare, Rewa Willis, Sherson Willis.
Not-for-Profit Public Relations
Winner: Givealittle, help a lot: The journey to becoming New Zealand’s largest crowdfunding platform - Geraldine Ramirez, Lynne Le Gros and Courtney Bennett, Spark Foundation.
Highly Commended: Shining the light on Achilles - Arya Franklyn, Cigna Life Insurance
Paul Dryden Tertiary Award
Winner: Uptown Business Association: Rise & Dine Campaign - Kristy Burden, Lily Batt, Hannah Roberts, AUT University students.
Special Event or Project
Winner: Setting new standards in steel - Hamish Anderson, Lisa van Beurden, Amy Hacon, Hotwire.
Highly Commended: Healthcare Think Tank, hosted by Southern Cross - Louisa Jones, Strahan Wallis, Kaya Arai, Porter Novelli New Zealand.
Highly Commended: Spark Automatic Thanks Machine - Vicky Gray, Andrew Pirie, Richard Llewellyn, Lucy Fullarton, Spark New Zealand; Michael James, Skye Pathare, Rewa Willis, Trish Sherson, Sherson Willis.
Sustained Public Relations
Winner: Buddy Day - it takes a community to raise a child - Amy Meade, Heather Claycomb, HMC Communications; Summer Reid, Child Matters.
Sally Logan-Milne Young Practitioner of the Year
Winner: Brad Pogson, Porter Novelli New Zealand
Highly Commended: Louisa Jones, Porter Novelli New Zealand