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We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the IoIC National Awards 2020. 

#IoICAwards20

 

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for; the shortlist for the 2020 IoIC Awards has been revealed! In what has been, and continues to be, a challenging time for everyone, the Judges were truly blown away by the standard of entries this year. It was wonderful to see the dedication and excellence across the whole span of internal communication.
 
All shortlisted entrants will receive an Award of Excellence and are in the running to take the top spot in their class when the winners are announced on 25 September.
 

The IoIC National Awards 2020 Shortlist
 

Strategy & Campaigns

 

Best Culture Communication 
Cultural awareness communication that goes beyond learning to life-changing for Aurizon by Everyday Massive
It's a People Thing for BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions by Home
Our 5 New Culture Principles for GKN Aerospace by GNIUS communications
Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with ICF Next and Mind Gym
Together everyone achieves more for Office of the Public Guardian by internal communications team at Office of the Public Guardian
Things work best when they are 100% for Unilever, Business Integrity by MGA with support from the Client and Media team

 

Best Ongoing Communication  
Team First for BDO for Furlong Flooring by KPC Creative Communication
Making GKN Aerospace A Great Place to Work for GKN Aerospace by GNIUS communications
Prioritising safeguarding at the Met for Met Police by Avvio Reply
ALERT Bert for Southeastern by Words&Pictures
Wonderly - VWG Hub for Volkswagen Group by Wonderly

 

Best Change/Transformation Communication 
Taking Dignity from Good to Great for Dignity by Sequel Group
Starting A Global Culture Change Process for GKN Aerospace by GNIUS communications
HSBC Gamification for HSBC by nrg
Introducing Platform 365: our multi-million-pound technology upgrade for and by LNER
All for one for Societe Generale by Untamed
Transforming culture at XPS Pensions Group for XPS Pensions Group by Emperor

 

Best Engagement Programme
HSBC Gamification for HSBC by nrg 
Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with ICF Next and Mind Gym
LNER and the Campaign Against Living Miserably partnership for and by LNER
Amazing People for Mondelez International by Fresh Communication
Connect Online – working from home for and by Pension Protection Fund    
An onboarding experience beyond expectation for Probuild by Everyday Massive

 

Best Strategic Collaboration
Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by Lloyds Banking Group in partnership with ICF Next and Mind Gym
NatWest Group's new purpose for RBS by RBS Business Communications team and Pablo London

 
Best Crisis/Emergency Communications
Keeping People Safe for and by An Garda Siochana
Come Back Stronger for and by Bentley Motors Internal Communication Team
Coronavirus Response - Community Integrated Care for and by Community Integrated Care    
Healthcare at Home - Business as Unusual! for Healthcare at Home colleagues by In house Communications Team
COVID-19/Coronavirus internal communications response for and by Metropolitan Police Service
MoJ communications: supporting staff through the COVID crisis for and by MOJ    
Crisis communications for NHS Property Services during the Coronavirus pandemic for NHS Property Services by NHSPS Internal Communications team
OUR COMMUNICATIONS RESPONSE TO COVID-19 for and by Northumbrian Water    
Covid-19 crisis communication: keeping our frontline informed for Nuffield Health by Nuffield Health's Internal Communications Team
Smiles2Go: PepsiCo's new normal for PepsiCo by Big Rock digital performance agency & PepsiCo
Coronavirus: supporting and informing our colleagues for Tarmac by Tarmac internal communications and engagement team
Communicating through the coronavirus crisis for the AA by the Internal Communications and Engagement team
Caring through the chaos: Turning COVID-19 into employee wellbeing for Veolia UK and Ireland by Internal Communications Team - in house
 
Best Single Campaign
Phoenix Group intranet launch for and by Phoenix Group
NatWest Group's new purpose for RBS by RBS Business Communications team and Pablo London
Mission 180: a Bullseye for customer and employee satisfaction for RHP Group by Chloe Marsh, Head of Communications and Engagement for RHP Group
Royal Mail Sing into Christmas for Royal Mail by AB
Jordan Harris for Volkswagen Group by Wonderly

 

Skills

 
Best One-Off Feature
Fusion for Hitachi Rail by AB
'An age of chaos?' for RSA Journal for The RSA by Wardour
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS, WINTER 2020 ISSUE for WHITE & CASE by Sequel Group
 
Best Writing (print)
OTM for TfL by AB
We're News for News UK by Neal Harrington
Courier for Royal Mail by AB
 
Best Storytelling
'Living well’ series in Heart Matters for the British Heart Foundation for British Heart Foundation by Wardour Communications Ltd
#ThisIsMe for Direct Line Group by DRPG
‘Celebrating 100 years of Metropolitan police women’ for Metropolitan Police Service by In-house - internal comms team
People will never forget how you made them feel for Ministry of Justice by Ministry of Justice Internal Communications team
 
Best Design (print)
Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
BITESIZE ISSUE 13 (DECEMBER 2019) for NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY by Sequel GroupBest Design (digital)
 
Best Design (digital)
OUR WAY for NOMAD FOODS by Sequel Group
THE REPORTER QUARTERLY SUMMER 2019 for WHITE & CASE by Sequel Group

Best Photographic Image
OTM for TfL by AB
 
Best Illustration
'Inside your food' in Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
Mental health cover for The Review for The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment by Wardour
 
Best Writing (digital)
No award
 

Channels

 
Best Use of a Social Channel
Work Together As One, Leveraging The Present To Prepare The Future for Randstad by LumApps
 
Best News Magazine (print)
The Exceptional for Mitie employees by the Mitie internal communications team with support from an agency called A Story Called
Pep Talk for PepsiCo UK by beetroot
 
Best Feature Magazine (print) 
Network magazine for Network Rail colleagues by Network Rail Internal Communications and beetroot
OTM for TfL by AB
Zest magazine for Voyage Care by Words&Pictures and Voyage Care

Best Newspaper/Newsletter
Courier for Royal Mail by AB

Best New Channel
Leading a Digital Transformation with OneImerys for Imerys by LumApps
Launching Workplace by Facebook for and by Longhurst Group
BEE Vloggers for and by NatWest Group 
 
Best Channel for Members/Stakeholders/Volunteers
Heart Matters for British Heart Foundation by Wardour and the British Heart Foundation
 
Best Feature Channel (digital)
Direct from... for Virgin Money UK by Internal Communications and Sustainability

Best News Channel (digital)
Wonderly - VWG Hub for Volkswagen Group by Wonderly
2GETHER: A WELL-READ ONBOARDING APP FOR MR GREEN for WILLIAM HILL by Sequel Group

Best Video/Animation
C&A FOUNDATION INSPIRING WORLD 2019 for C&A FOUNDATION by Sequel Group
Lloyds Banking Group Branch Network TV 2019 for Lloyds Banking Group by Limehouse
We're nothing without you for Mitie employees by the Mitie internal communications team with support from an agency
BEE Vloggers for and by NatWest Group     
VIRGIN ATLANTIC SUSTAINABILITY FILMS for VIRGIN ATLANTIC by Sequel Group

Best Channel for a Remote Audience
Best channel for a remote audience for Aldi by McCann Synergy 

Best New/Relaunched Publication
Life at the Bank for Bank of England by Daisy McGinley, Internal Communications team, Bank of England
Highway for Highways England by beetroot
Spotlight for Network Rail by AB
 
Best Event
Achieving More Together for Anchor Hanover by Anchor Hanover and H&H
Citizen Conference 2020 for and by Citizen Housing    
Consumer Live for BT Consumer by DRPG
A Leadership Experience To Kick-Start A Culture Change for GKN Aerospace by GNIUS communications
Engaging and Inspiring Our People Leaders around the world for GKN Aerospace by GNIUS communications
Primark: Forward Think for Primark by The Park
Principality Building Society - Celebrating Brilliant People Awards 2020 for and by Principality Building Society    
Best Event - Together-ing for and by Virgin Media

Best Intranet
Ascenti's Pulse: Powered by Oak for Ascenti and Oak Intranet by Ascenti's in-house Communications Team and Oak Intranet
Government Finance Function intranet for Government Finance Function by Connect Internet Solutions Ltd
The Hub - PlayStation Europe for and by Sony Interactive Entertainment    
 

Innovation

 
Game Changer 
Redline for Coca-Cola European Partners by Coca-Cola European Partners in partnership with Sociabble
Your Best for Lloyds Banking Group by ICF Next, Mind Gym
The Hub - PlayStation Europe for and by Sony Interactive Entertainment    
Our Strategy: Unplugged for Yorkshire Building Society by YBS's In-house Internal Communications Team

Innovative Use of Media 
Mission Possible for NatWest Group by McCann Synergy 
Against the Clock: Season 2 - an animated graphic novel for Richemont by Richemont and blue goose
 
Success on a Shoestring
No award
 
 

Team

 

Best Agency
blue goose
H&H 
Home
 
Best In-House team
Ministry of Justice Internal Communications team
Network Rail Corporate Internal Communications Team
Personal Banking, Natwest Group
Principality Building Society



Best Public Sector or Not for Profit Team
Anchor Hanover Internal Communications Team
Community Integrated Care's In-House Team

 

People


Best Internal Communications Newcomer (supported by FutureNet)
Laura Griffin, An Garda Siochana
Rachel Wood, Volkswagen Group

 
Internal Communicator of the Year
Jordan Harris, Volkswagen Group
Nicholas Wardle, One Housing


Although we cannot have our usual Awards dinner this year, it is really important to us that we can still celebrate together. Our virtual ceremony will be held in the evening on Friday 25 September. Whilst you will have to make your own dinner (go on, get a pizza delivered!) and pour your own glass of fizz, we will still be coming together to have fun and honour the individuals and teams who have worked so hard.  Full details of the ceremony will be announced soon but you can reserve your place here now. We are asking that all teams/those involved in the same entry book together, as one booking, so we know who to expect. Places are limited and priority will be given to those who are shortlisted.
 
If you have any further questions about your entry or the ceremony, please email [email protected].
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