LK Communications is celebrating a stellar triple win at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations Northern Ireland PRide Awards.

Attended by almost 200 PR professionals, the annual awards recognised and rewarded outstanding work across the industry, with LK Communications potting two Gold awards and one Silver award for its work with Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council and Lidl Northern Ireland.

Crowned Gold winner in the Best Travel, Leisure or Tourism Campaign for their work delivering the Armagh Food & Cider Festival 2018, judges commented that they were “blown away” by the entry, particularly the research undertaken for this campaign, including surveys, perception audits, TGI and Ofcom data and official tourism insights. Judges praised the agency for “a well thought out and focused strategy with a targeted multi-media channel approach was clearly executed well in delivery. LK Communications has delivered an excellent example of measurement and evaluation, linking back to objectives. The judges were particularly impressed with the results of increased visitor numbers and securing future funding, all delivered with a modest PR budget.”

Armagh Food & Cider Festival was also awarded Gold for Best Use of Content, with judges commending the campaign’s rich content; “In an increasingly competitive market, this campaign attracted festival goers with rich content that focused on the quality and variety of Armagh’s finest food and ingredients through expert chefs, media relations and experiential tactics. The use of robust data gave excellent grounding to developing creative content.”

The leading PR and communications agency was also awarded Silver in the Regional Campaign category for its work with Lidl Northern Ireland in delivering on the retailer’s ‘Community Works’ initiative to drive greater awareness of Lidl’s commitment to community by linking more consumers to its local relevance.

Commenting on the win, Nikki Larkin, Managing Director of LK Communications, said, “We are really thrilled to be recognised for our exemplary work across the travel and tourism industry and in delivering well executed, targeted regional campaigns, as well as utilising best practice to create campaigns with real impact. The awards are testament to our fantastic clients and we are privileged to work with some of the biggest and best brands in Northern Ireland. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners who thoroughly deserve recognition for advancing the public relations industry locally and demonstrating the value of PR to business.”

This year’s CIPR PRide awards took place at the Culloden Hotel and Spa Resort.