When the CIPR Pride awards for 2014 were announced, we proved our team’s excellence
across the whole range of agency skills - picking up three golds and six silvers.
- Regional Campaign of the Year, Gold
- Corporate and Business Communications Campaign
- Consumer Relations Campaign
- Regional Campaign of the Year, Silver
- Best Use of Social Media
- Outstanding Public Relations Consultancy
- Best Event
- Low Budget Campaign
We also scooped two awards at the national 2014 Fresh PR awards.
Bronze for the Best CSR or Green Campaign and Silver for the Best Low Budget Campaign.
We were also shortlisted for three awards at the CIM Northern Conference Awards 2015.
- Best Northern Region Campaign
- Best B2B Campaign
- Best Public Sector Campaign
Working as a newspaper executive across multiple titles, I deal with numerous PR agencies and Cool Blue stand head and shoulders above all others. They deliver to deadline and understand the demands of a busy newsroom.
Angela Upex, Business and Commercial Editor at NCJ Media
The Yorkshire Post has a long-standing relationship with Cool Blue and the columns which the team provides are a key part of our interiors coverage. Covering everything from seasonal trends to best buys, the columns are well-written and sent on time. I hope the relationship will continue for a long time to come.
Sarah Freeman, Features Editor, The Yorkshire Post
Cool Blue are always a joy to work with, giving me the information I need in the way that I need it. Quite simply, they do PR right.
Pip McCormac, Lifestyle Director, Red Magazine
The team at Cool Blue are excellent writers, with a great nose for a story and the ability to get anyone they interview on side. All of these skills translate brilliantly to PR and they are able to spot the best news angle and know exactly what publications are looking for.
Sara Wallis, Features Writer, The Daily Mirror
The Cool Blue team are brilliant. They are friendly, efficient and really great at helping getting everything I need. This included once organising a photographer for us at late notice – which was perfect as we were on a tight deadline.
Chiara Cavaglieri, The Independent on Sunday
Cool Blue understands that effective PR isn’t just about brilliant communication and ideas, it’s also about building relationships that help turn those ideas into a reality.
Giles Kime, Executive Editor, Homes & Gardens
Cool Blue’s understanding of the region, the people and the news agenda is second to none. The team includes several former journalists which means they fully understand the needs of the industry, the deadlines and the demographic and they’re always a pleasure to work with.
Darren Thwaites, Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror North East
Working with Cool Blue is always a pleasure. As a team with former journalists and PR experts they understand the pressures of working within the newspaper environment and can deliver accordingly.
Brian Aitken, Former Editor, The Journal