Awards nominations aplenty for Peppermint

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I won’t lie.  Despite our best laid plans, the award entries were a bloody nightmare to get off in the post.  The whole hoopla culminated in our lovely office manager, Rachel, having a meltdown moment in Hale post office and being comforted by total strangers.  Anyway, all merrily forgotten today as we toast our fab four nominations. 

OK, we don’t often use this blog to blow our own trumpet…but we’re more than a little proud – and we’re more than happy for everyone to know that. The two campaigns we’ve been nominated for could not be more wildly different. One (nominated for Best Campaign £10K and Under, and Best Use of Media Relations) resulted in blanket coverage of Wayne Rooney and fellow England players holding the Sound Asleep pillow, leading to a 3,300% spike in overall sales and Tesco agreeing to stock the pillows in store for the first time. 

The second (nominated for Best Corporate and Business Communication) is a rather more weighty affair – the repositioning of an exceptional company, Styles & Wood Plc. The company, a leading retail specialist in property design, fit-out, refurbishment and maintenance, had been knocked for six by the recession, its once shining reputation left bruised and roundly battered by media and industry figures alike.  Happily, thanks to an avalanche of positive coverage, its reputation is now firmly back on course.  As delighted as we are to be nominated for an award for our efforts, I think the most gratifying moment came when Styles & Wood’s CEO surprised us with a certificate for ‘Exceeding Expectations’. 

And the icing on the cake? We also find ourselves amongst some extremely illustrious company in the Most Outstanding Consultancy award category.

We’re looking forward to a memorable evening of posh frocks, peacock feathers and a whole lot of cheering. A big congrats to all our brilliant fellow finalists. What an amazingly talented bunch of people the PR community is in Manchester.  See you all there!

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