Have you got what it takes to be PR Professional of the Year?

Have you got what it takes to be PR Professional of the Year?

The prestigious trophy for PR Professional of the Year will be awarded to the best financial PR Professional (in-house or agency) of 2023. 

Winning this trophy is a huge boost to the career of any PR and comms individual, as following an initial round of judging and shortlisting, the winner will be decided exclusively by votes from financial journalists.

Entering is a great way to raise your profile and highlight your personal achievements.

Judges will be looking for evidence that you were the best PR/communications professional (in-house or agency), working in the financial services industry in 2023. 

Did you create, or lead successful press campaigns? Did you drive new strategies to increase exposure for your organisation/clients?

Have you revamped your organisation’s social media approach? Overhauled your online media centre? Generally improved relationships with the financial press?

How did these or any other undertakings result in positive outcomes/exposure?

You'll need to submit:

  • A short supporting statement (maximum 300 words) explaining why you should be considered for this award and why your submission deserves to win
  • A 50-word summary of your entry, for use on the Awards website during the journalist vote (should your entry be shortlisted)
  • (Optional) Two attachments to supplement your entry, clippings, data, etc
  • A photograph of yourself for use in relevant Awards collateral, and on the night at the Headlinemoney Awards ceremony itself

Judges refer extensively to supporting statements during their deliberations, so be sure to include:

  • A summary of your media relations strengths and achievements over the past year
  • A clear explanation of your communications expertise when it comes to working with the financial press
  • Details on the success of stories/campaigns produced for your organisation/clients
  • Any strategies you led/developed to increase coverage
  • Examples and data to prove your communications expertise when it comes to working with the financial press
  • Evidence of your dedication, professionalism, reputation for efficiency
  • Use the opportunity to supplement your entry with up to two files - reports, data, clippings etc to support your statement

Past winners:

PR winners hall of fame

Following his success, we spoke to 2023 PR Professional of the Year Adrian Lowery, Senior PR Manager, Evelyn Partners about his win.

2023 winner Evelyn Partners' Adrian Lowery collects his trophy from Chris Mounsey-Thear, Client Director at markettiers4DC
and awards host Ayesha Hazarika MBE

Entries can be made using this form – select your categories and create an account to submit an entry.

Entries will close at 11pm on Friday 5 January 2024 for the PR categories.

Category shortlists will be announced in March 2024 followed by a vote by financial journalists to decide on the winners.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entries!


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