The inaugural PRCA Digital Awards 2017, which closes for entries on Friday (17 February), has announced a judging panel which includes senior PR and communications professionals from The Coca-Cola Company, and agencies such as Golin, Weber Shandwick and Lansons.
The PRCA has also announced that stand-up comedian and actress Hattie Hayridge will host the awards.
Judges for the PRCA Digital Awards include Stanislas Magniant, online media communications director at The Coca-Cola Company; James Gordon-MacIntosh, co-founder of Hope&Glory, Lisa Carr, director and partner at Lansons; Mark Stringer, founder at PrettyGreen; Danny Whatmough, head of social, EMEA at Weber Shandwick; Tom Ritchie, product and marketing director, EMEA and India at Cision and Alex Brittain, head of digital at Golin. See the full list of judges here.
The awards ceremony will take place at the St Pancras Renaissance London Hotel on April 4, and aims to recognise the talent and impact of individuals, teams and campaigns from the digital PR profession.
There are 11 categories in the awards including: Best Use of Video in a Campaign; Best Use of Paid Media in a Campaign; Best Use of Content Marketing in a Campaign; Best Use of Social Influencers in a Campaign; In-house Digital Team of the Year and Digital Agency of the Year. The full list of categories can be viewed here.
Francis Ingham, director general at the PRCA, said: “The PRCA Digital Awards will celebrate the fact that the PR and communications industry is at the forefront of ground-breaking digital and social media campaigns.”