Yushau Shuaib, Publisher of PRNigeria
The International Public Relations Association (IPRA) with Headquarters in London, United Kingdom has shortlisted PRNigeria’s campaigns for Nigeria’s military and security among the finalists for the Golden World Awards (GWA).
The Golden World Awards are the world’s most prestigious PR awards.
In a congratulatory message to Publishers of PRNigeria, the IPRA Member Services Manager, Janice Hill wrote thus: “Congratulations you are a Golden World Awards Finalist for your entry: Managing Security Information on War on Terror in Nigeria in the Crisis management – Agency category.”
She said that the first round of judging is complete as a number of entries have been put through as finalists for the next round of in-person judging next month in Brussels.
Through its parent body, Image Merchants Promotion, PRNigeria has been actively engaged in changing the media narratives from Boko Haram propaganda to PR approach strategies of security agencies in Nigeria. It has also remained the major source of official information from military, security, intelligence and response agencies.
Through the establishment of Forum of Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies (FOSSRA) and subsequent Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), PRNigeria ensures the sustenance of mutual relationship between the media and security agencies for improved quality of timely and responsible reporting on counter-terrorism and security consciousness campaigns.
As the operator of most popular Press Release platform in Nigeria, PRNigeria has over 300 top media executives in its unique mailing list and has issued over 2000 Press Releases on behalf of its clients since its inception in 2013
Speaking on the awards, the IPRA’s President Bart de Vries stated that: “We have seen some great entries in 2016. There was an excellent spread of geographies with a record number of entries from Russia as well as from countries we have not seen entering previously. Community relations, Consumer PR Event management and Public sector proved especially popular this year.”
IPRA is the leading global network for Public Relations professionals. It aims to further the development of open communication and the ethical practice of public relations. It fulfils this aim through networking opportunities, its code of conduct and intellectual leadership of the profession. With 60 years of experience, IPRA, recognised by the United Nations, is now present throughout the world wherever public relations are practiced.
The annual IPRA Golden World Awards (GWA) initiative, established in 1990, recognizes excellence in public relations practice worldwide in a variety of categories. The awards meet international standards of excellence in public relations. An overall IPRA Grand Prix for Excellence is presented each year to the entry judged as representing the highest standards that year. While there are many national and regional PR awards, there is only one truly global scheme: the GWA.
The Grand Prix 2016 will be announced and special awards presented at a Gala event in November 2016.