The team at Social Communications is celebrating after being shortlisted for four prestigious PR industry awards.

The complete communications agency has been nominated in categories spanning social media and the arts at this year’s Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Awards.

The £2million turnover agency has been shortlisted in the not-for-profit and best use of social media categories for campaign work with TV architect George Clarke.

George Clarke (Photo: Social Communications)

Social Communications supported his educational charity The Ministry of Building Innovation in Education (MOBIE) in sharing the love for well designed homes and neighbourhoods with heart and soul – helping to create the strategy for the charity’s #lovehome agenda.

The Instagram and Twitter campaign, #lovehome generated conversation and engagement around the spirit of home and robust communities in the run up to a key Government summit on the built environment.

George Clarke, TV architect and founder the charity, MOBIE, said:

“The agency’s social media and influencer campaigns celebrated both the spirit of home and the importance of people-first design in shaping strong communities of the future.

“Social Communications helped highlight my charity’s agenda by posing pivotal questions to influencers and the general public alike as the crux of the content strategy. MOBIE has collated these valuable responses and will continue to use this key User Generated Content across its activities in 2019.”

George Clarke (Photo: George Clarke)

Other shortlisted categories include arts, cultural or sport campaign and community relations campaign for the agency’s work with One Manchester, the housing services and community provider, and The Royal Exchange on a resident-led arts and mental health project entitled ‘Can you hear me from up here?’

The project involved working with residents, living in four tower blocks across Hulme and Gorton in Manchester, to address issues of loneliness, depression and disengagement.

Laura Lewis, PR & External Affairs Manager at One Manchester, said:

“This resident-led arts and mental health project made a real difference to many of our customers living in tower blocks, who were at risk of loneliness and depression. We’re thrilled to have worked jointly with Social Communications and the Royal Exchange on this award submission and to be shortlisted is amazing news.”

“Can You Hear Me From Up Here?” (Photo: Joel Fildes)

Diana MacCarthy, Director of the Manchester office at Social Communications, said:

“We’re so proud to be recognised for our community-led campaigns across PR and social media. They have been designed to socially engage social housing residents, improve wellbeing and attract and inspire future creators of the Built Environment.

“Our creative campaigns are empowering young people in the property sector and demonstrating the inclusivity of the arts in developing meaningful social projects to benefit communities.”

Social Communications has offices in Manchester, Leeds and Bristol and a 35-strong team which includes practitioners spanning public relations and social media, marketing, planning consultation and public affairs alongside design, videography and animation.