COMM PRIX Awards - Past editions


2016 Winners

Winners of the 2016 edition of the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards have been announced in May 2016 during World Public Relations Forum at the joint CPRS - GA Gala Ceremony in Toronto.

The COMM PRIX Awards saw the participation of numerous outstanding entries from every continent. Among the 10 shortlisted entries the jury selected one Supreme Winner for the category PR Programs.

The COMM PRIX Awards saw the participation of numerous outstanding entries from every continent. Among the 10 shortlisted entries the jury selected one Supreme Winner for the category PR Programs.

PR PROGRAMS SUPREME WINNER

"AMBITION2015", Bayer Australia and New Zealand, Australia

Kirsten Impey, Head of Communications for Bayer Australia and New Zealand. David Lawson, Talent and Organisational Development Manager Bayer Australia and New Zealand. Andrew Owens, Ambition2015 Project Manager.

Kirsten Impey, Head of Communications for Bayer Australia and New Zealand. David Lawson, Talent and Organisational Development Manager Bayer Australia and New Zealand. Andrew Owens, Ambition2015 Project Manager.

We’re really proud of the Ambition program at Bayer – it has made a truly positive impact on the culture and engagement levels in the company. To be recognised globally with such a prestigious award is really an honour. There was some very impressive competition and we’re delighted to be in such company.

ACADEMIC CASE STUDIES WINNER

"SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT, INC.: A CYBERSECURITY ATTACK FROM NORTH KOREA", UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

The faculty and students of the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business are grateful and honored to accept the Comm Prix Award for Academic Case-Writing 2016.

This is a wonderful recognition of the diligent, detailed, professional work that went into producing a case study about one of this century’s more infamous online hacks and existential threats to a business. These young case authors, of course, are the promise of tomorrow. They are the Corporate Communication leaders for the years and decades ahead. Our thanks to the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management for their support of higher education in this profession.

2016 COMM PRIX AWARDS SHORTLISTED IN THE CATEGORY PR PROGRAMS


2014 Winners

Winners of the 2014 edition of the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards have been announced in September 2014 during the World Public Relations Forum Gala Dinner in Madrid.

 

Below is the full list of 2014 winners by category.


Academic Case Studies


COMM PRIX Award winner - Susheela Varghese, Associate Professor at Singapore Management University, "Boosting babies: Singapore's drive to raise its birth rate"

Susheela Varghese

Susheela Varghese


Award of Distinction wiinner - José Gabriel Andrade and Patrícia Dias, Catholic University of Portugal, with TAP Portugal, "The PR pyramid: Guidelines for social media management

Patrícia Dias, Catholic University of Portugal

Patrícia Dias, Catholic University of Portugal


Crisis Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - Argyle Communications with Electrical Safety Authority, "Communicating public electrical safety: 2013 ice storm"

"As a ‘best of the best’ competition, the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards are a mark of international excellence in public relations. Argyle Communications is honoured to earn this acclaim from our international peers for the second consecutive year, and we look forward to sharing our work at the 2014 World Public Relations Forum in Madrid."

Daniel Tisch
President


Events and Observances

 

COMM PRIX Award winner - Alberta Energy Regulator, "The AER launch"

"The kind of recognition that comes with the COMM PRIX awards is invaluable to an organization like the Alberta Energy Regulator as we strive towards our vision of being best-in-class. Global recognition for the efforts we make to communicate effectively and build relationships with our publics is tremendously rewarding and a great honour.

Kim Blanchette
Vice President, Office of Public Affairs


Award of Distinction winner - Bombardier Aerospace, "Taking flight: CSeries aircraft first flight event

"The first flight of the CSeries aircraft was an historic milestone for Bombardier. The success of this event was built on the hard work of thousands of employees and partners from many areas of expertise who worked together to showcase this revolutionary aircraft on a global stage. Submitting our candidacy for a COMM PRIX award was a way for us to benchmark our performance with some of the best public relations and communications teams in the world, and we’re proud to join the long list of world-class organizations that have been recognized. The CSeries Aircraft First Flight Event has set a new standard within our organization, and receiving this award is a further validation of our team’s superior performance. This campaign has been a unique learning experience, and we look forward to sharing the knowledge we have gained and in learning from the experience of other winners."

Hélène V. Gagnon
Vice President, Public Affairs, Communications


Integrated Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - Atmoshpere Communications with Burger King, "Launch of Burger King in South Africa"

We are honoured to have been awarded with a prestigious Global Alliance COMM PRIX Award 2014. We worked closely with our partners, King James, Society and Hammer Live to ensure a strategic campaign, creatively executed to achieve widespread coverage and business results. We are proud to have our work acknowledged at this global platform, awarding the best in the industry”.

Marise Lerm
Senior Account Director, Atmosphere Communications


Internal Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - European Training Foundation, "ETF Communication Week 2013"

"We are very proud of this recognition from Global Alliance, especially because we can share it with all of our colleagues who benefitted greatly from the communication project. With the many new platforms and technical opportunities, communication is no longer an isolated task for a communications department, but for all employees. Our job is to provide colleagues the best opportunities to communicate."

Bent Sorensen, Head of ETF Communication Department
Alastair Macphail, Head of ETF Administration Department


COMM PRIX Award winner - Alberta Blue Cross, "Alberta Blue Cross wellness challenge 2013 ... make it your own


Media Relations

 

COMM PRIX Award winner - Argyle Communications with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, "Breathe Right nasal strips sleep pod Hotel Media Tour"

"As a ‘best of the best’ competition, the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards are a mark of international excellence in public relations. Argyle Communications is honoured to earn this acclaim from our international peers for the second consecutive year, and we look forward to sharing our work at the 2014 World Public Relations Forum in Madrid."

Daniel Tisch
President


 

Public Service

 

COMM PRIX Award winner - Ambulance New Brunswick, "CPR Public Education: Paramedics teach the public how to save a life"

"We created our CPR Public Education Program in an effort to empower people with the knowledge, skills and motivation to act quickly and with confidence in a medical emergency to save the life of someone who has suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. The response from media and members of the public has been incredible and has exceeded our expectations in every way. To have our Program’s communications strategy celebrated alongside the best-of-the-best from around the world is a rare and incredible privilege and we are extremely grateful to Global Alliance for this honour.” 

Tracy Bell
Manager, Corporate Communications

 


Award of Distinction winner - Kumba Iron Ore, "Using kids to manage employee fatigue

"Entering a project for the COMM PRIX Awards force you to look critically at what you do and how you do it. So, it is not just about winning, it is about changing the way corporate communicators think, how they plan, and how they implement. Winning an award of this nature is of course truly and utterly amazing!"

Gert Schoeman
Manager, Corporate Communications

 


Award of Distinction winner - Insight Communications with Asbestos Education Committee, "Don't play renovation roulette - Asbestos awareness week 2012

"It is an enormous honour to have our work recognised by our peers in the The Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards 2014 that recognises communication excellence and best global practice in effective public relations.  A specialist boutique agency, and mother-daughter team, Insight is passionate about the organisations we work with and the campaigns we deliver to inform Australians about important health issues.  We are truly humbled by this international recognition and are extremely proud to have delivered a national campaign about the dangers of asbestos that has great ongoing significance to the health and wellbeing of all Australians."

Alice Collins, Director
Clare Collins, Director


Reputation/Brand Management/CSR

 


COMM PRIX Award winner - ANZ Bank NZ, "Banking on the new ANZ

Peter Parussini

Peter Parussini

“The COMM PRIX Awards are international recognition of winning work at a national level. They demonstrate that our work is of an international standard and that our team is just as good as anyone else’s.”

Peter Parussini
Head of Corporate Affairs


2013 Winners

Winners of the 2013 edition of the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards have been announced in November 2013.

 

Below is the full list of 2013 winners by category.


Academic Case Studies


COMM PRIX Award winner - Gas Natural Fenosa, “The Role of Communications in a Merger

"Our Academic Case describes the process of communication in the merger operation between Gas Natural and Unión Fenosa, two giants in the Spanish Energy Sector. We are very proud of our case, and it has been an honour for Gas Natural Fenosa to be recognized by the prestigious Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards, that celebrate the most outstanding case studies and public relations programs."

Jordi García Tabernero, Managing Director Communications and the Chairman’s Office


Crisis Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - LIVESTRONG Foundation, “From the Crisis Trenches: Blazing a New Trail in Communications

"On behalf of the LIVESTRONG Foundation, we want to thank the Global Alliance for honoring our work with this prestigious award.  Our success has never been based on one person -- it's based on providing great service to patients and survivors every day, who approach a cancer diagnosis with hope, courage and perseverance. Our doors remain open to them and anyone living with cancer today"

Katherine McLane, Vice President, Communications & External Affairs


Global Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - Bacardi-Martini Inc., “Bacardi Celebrates 150 Years of Bringing People Together

"Very few companies have the opportunity to celebrate 150 years of exceptional stories, people and successes. Our global integrated communications campaign for the 150th anniversary of Bacardi was a tremendously inspiring project that allowed our team to execute with excellence. We appreciate, and are humbled by, the recognition from the Global Alliance."

Eric Kraus
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer

 

 


Award of Distinction winner - Siemens AG with MSL Germany and Publicis Munich, "Future Influencers - A virtual think tank community initiated by Siemens” 

"Future Influencers is a new and innovative approach that offers the opportunity to gain fresh and innovative insights from different perspectives. The feedback we receive from the community members as well as from our partner, the Harvard Business Review, is tremendous. The Future Influencers project has helped us to build strong and sustainable relationships with tomorrow’s thought leaders and decision makers.”

Sarah Hashish, Siemens AG, Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Market Communications


Integrated Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - Nanyang Technological University, “HEY! It's NTU

"NTU's HEY! magazine is a unique print-digital-social product communication tool that we conceptualised and implemented inhouse to reach out directly to NTU’s target audience of prospective and current students, and improve their perceptions of NTU. 

It has proven its longitudinal effectiveness and just before its second birthday earlier this year, HEY! won the International Public Relations Association’s Golden World Award in the Publications category. Today, as many communicators grapple with traditional, social and new media forms, HEY! shows how an integrated model of communication can reach out to stakeholders and improve perceptions. As the Global Alliance COMM PRIX accepts only entries from award winners globally, participating in it allows NTU to benchmark our communications with the best in the world."

Dr Vivien Chiong, Director, Corporate Communications Office

 


Award of Distinction winner - Atmosphere Communications, “Johnnie Walker One Bottle Store” 

"Atmosphere Communications is honoured to have been awarded at the prestigious Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards 2013 for work done on behalf of our client, brandhouse, for the Johnnie Walker campaign: “The One Bottle Store”. We worked closely with our partners to ensure a seamless innovative and strategic campaign which was executed to deliver both widespread coverage and business results. The campaign is now used as one of Diageo’s best practice case study globally which is indeed a wonderful accolade for everyone involved."

Tessa Crowder, Account Director


Internal Communications


COMM PRIX Award winner - Guardian Holdings Ltd and AKADREM, Inc . “One Group One Team: Guardian Group's Internal Rebranding

Our new brand is actually derived from our new strategic direction, our new vision and mission. Our new brand is a manifestation, a visual representation of a new internal state of being. But until we would have achieved this new internal state of being, which is the alignment of our vision, image and corporate culture, we could not have succeeded in re-branding the Group, regardless of the effectiveness of external communications, new signage, logo and so on. It is for this reason we paid meticulous attention to our internal stakeholders and sought to engage them fully in the process, which in the end, yielded tremendous results and success for our rebranding efforts.

Jeffrey Mack
Group CEO, Guardian Holdings Ltd


Award of Distinction winner - Bacardi-Martini Inc., “Bacardi Celebrates 150 Years of Bringing People Together/ONE Bacardi story” 

"Very few companies have the opportunity to celebrate 150 years of exceptional stories, people and successes. Our global integrated communications campaign for the 150th anniversary of Bacardi was a tremendously inspiring project that allowed our team to execute with excellence. We appreciate, and are humbled by, the recognition from the Global Alliance."

Eric Kraus
Senior Vice President, Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer


Issues Management


COMM PRIX Award winner - NZ Transport Agency, “Manawatu Gorge project

"The NZ Transport Agency is enormously honoured to be recognized in the 2013 Global Alliance COMM PRIX awards. Our communications approach to the Manawatu Gorge slip recognized that our audience weren’t just bystanders; they had a personal stake in what was happening. By giving the public a front row seat to our restoration effort, we were able to make the whole region understand and come to terms with an unprecedented natural disaster."

Anthony Frith
Central Region Media Manager


MEDIA RELATIONS

 

COMM PRIX Award winner - Broad Reach Communications, “Creating Eminence for Deloitte Canada by Leveraging Its Technology, Media & Telecommunications Predictions

We are honoured to win this prestigious international award and our team is beyond thrilled that the Global Alliance selected our work as the best-of-the best in media relations globally. Our top priority as an agency is to create business value for the brands we represent, while making our clients look good internally. I am proud to say that this campaign exceeded both of these priorities by a long shot.

Andrea Lekushoff      
President


Public Affairs


COMM PRIX Award winner - Tahdon 2013, “Tahdon 2013

We submitted our campaign to the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards program as we believe this campaign is of significant importance not only in Finland, but also at the global scale. The cause of the campaign, equal marriage rights, is current in many countries worldwide. By participating the COMM PRIX program we embraced yet another opportunity to get the important message through to international audiences. COMM PRIX winners represent excellence in PR, and we as voluntary campaign leaders are honored to be recognized for our work by global high level PR professionals.” 

Senni Moilanen
Chair of the Board


Public Service


COMM PRIX Award winner - Argyle Communications, “New Transit for Toronto: Involving the Community in the Crosstown

The Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards are about setting and celebrating the highest global standards in communications, and that’s why it’s an honour for Argyle Communications to be counted among the ‘best of the best’ by our peers around the world

Daniel Tisch
President


Reputation/Brand Management/CSR


COMM PRIX Award winner - ANZ New Zealand, “The New ANZ

The campaign demonstrated the power of strong and integrated communications in playing a key role in a business critical change.”

Peter Parussini,
Head of Corporate Affairs 

 

 

 


COMM PRIX Award winner - Nanyang Technological University, “A global university on the rise

"Research should be the bedrock of all communication programmes. At NTU, we take formative and evaluation research as seriously as the planning and implementation of our communication programme. 

The entry requirements of the Global Alliance COMM PRIX Awards were rigorous, which shows it demands only for programmes with the highest standards of professionalism. We had won the Singapore award and participating in the COMM PRIX Awards allows us to benchmark our NTU communications programme with the best in the world."

Dr Vivien Chiong
Director, Corporate Communications Office