It’s been a busy year here at Cool Blue towers. We’ve worked on consumer and B2B campaigns regionally and nationally, designed some innovative and stylish websites, conjured up a myriad of original and, some might say, slightly wacky ideas and continued our not-for-profit work with the launch of the Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation.

And that’s just a tiny sample of what we’ve been up to! We’ve had a great time but have barely stood still long enough to take it all in.

We were thrilled, therefore, to discover we’d been shortlisted for a whole host of The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) North East PRide awards 2011. With our web work, design, community relations and public sector prowess all being recognised, we feel it’s been a real team effort.

It’s the second year running that we’ve set a UK record number of shortlistings in these awards and  to do that once is fantastic but to do it twice is beyond our wildest imaginings.

We are pleased as punch to be doing such a good job for our clients and representing the North East while we’re at it. So not to sound too smug, but well done to all here at Cool Blue!

The winners will be announced at a black tie event at the Hilton Newcastle Gateshead hotel on Friday November 18, 2011, where we will be dressed in our best and nervously awaiting the results, wish us luck!

To access the full shortlist for the North East PRide awards 2011 just follow the link: http://www.cipr.co.uk/content/events-awards/pride-awards/pride-awards-shortlists-2011/north-east