Pressie Awards go virtual

Due to the uncertainty around Auckland’s current lockdown, the Commercial Communications Council has decided that this year’s Pressie Awards will be a virtual event.

The awards will be hosted via the Comms Council social channels on Wednesday November 24, at 7pm, hosted by ZM’s Cam Mansell.

“After another turbulent year for PR professionals, we know everyone was looking forward to getting together in person. Despite now having to pop your own bubbles at home, we’re hoping for a great turn out to celebrate the best PR, experiential, and social work of the year,” says Sean Brown, Chair of the PREScom Committee.

Entries to the Pressie Awards have now closed and the 40 judges have commenced judging the entries, deliberating via Zoom over the next few weeks to see what campaigns will take home metal.

“The annual Pressie Awards are to recognise the best PR, experiential, and social media campaigns in New Zealand. But what they’re really about is celebrating our hard work and the impact it has on brands, businesses, and the community. Now more than ever, it’s important for brands to connect with people in a meaningful way and for us to connect together – both in real life and virtually,” adds Brown.

The awards will be hosted via the Comms Council Instagram page @commscouncilnz on November 24th, 2021, at 7pm and a full video will be posted to the Comms Council Facebook page and website (commscouncil.nz) the following day.

The Pressies are sponsored by Facebook and NZME.

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