Jcomms Secures Awards And Accreditations As It Marks 45 Years In Business

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15th Oct 2021

JComms has secured a series of leading awards and accreditations as it marks a major milestone.

The company won five awards at the CIPR PRide Awards this month – four Gold and one Silver.

It also recently secured the Investors in People (IIP) accreditation and has been accredited by the Good Business Charter (GBC) which encourages and recognises responsible business practices in areas including the environment, employees, customers and suppliers.

This comes as JComms marks nearly half a century in business during 2021, having been founded in 1976.

The company provides services including consumer and corporate PR, digital content, video production and event management.

In 2020, JComms was named UK Outstanding Small Consultancy by the CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations). In 2019, the company was named Outstanding NI Consultancy at the CIPR PRide Awards.

The Gold awards that JComms won at the 2021 CIPR PRide Awards are for Best Use of Content, Best Covid Response, Best Education Campaign, and Arts, Sport, Culture or Entertainment campaign. The Silver Award was for Regional Campaign of the Year.

Commenting on JComms securing the Investors in People accreditation for the third time, Paul Devoy, CEO of IIP, said: “We’d like to congratulate JComms. Being accredited with We Invest in People is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places JComms in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people.”

Judges of the CIPR PRide Awards said:

Best Use of Content, Ulster Bank

This campaign was a real favourite amongst the judging panel. Not only was the creative execution utterly brilliant, and the wraparound plan to drive social reach and media coverage solid, but the judges were particularly impressed by the level of insights used – to both identify the target audience, and inform influencer selection, to ensure both the messaging and content landed as intended. A great campaign, and a richly deserved Gold award winner.

Best Covid Response, #fightback

#fightback encapsulates everything this category was created for. Simple, effective messaging, bold proactivity and useful content delivered when it was needed most. The fact that two competing agencies banded together for the campaign embodies all the good that came out of 2020.

Best Education Campaign, Ulster Wildlife

At a time when the great outdoors have played such a key role in keeping people’s spirits high, it was great to read about the important work that Ulster Wildlife are doing to connect young people with nature. The judges were impressed by the clarity of what this campaign set out to do, namely influence key political decision-makers, and by the robust plan to get there. The use of authentic visual storytelling, coupled with solid media relations and public affairs, makes this a worthy recipient of the Gold award in this category.

Arts, Culture, Sport or Entertainment, Belfast Photo Festival

A hard-working creative campaign that left no stone unturned to find engagement and impact.