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The judging process is now complete and we are happy to announce the 2017 IoIC Scotland Awards shortlist.

We were overwhelmed at the outstanding quality and diversity of work entered this year, which added to an exciting and interesting judging process. We look forward to seeing you all for this year’s gala dinner at Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on Friday 3 March. This glamorous evening will feature dinner, dancing and, of course, the awards ceremony itself, click here to book

Best Printed Publication

SNS Group, SSE News – SSE
Wheatley Group, The Key Magazine – GHA
Wheatley Group, Living Life to the Full – GHA

Best Member Publication

Edinburgh University Students' Association, Undergraduate Guide 2016/17
– Edinburgh University Students' Association
Think, Historic Scotland – Historic Environment Scotland
Think, Be Healthy – Benenden


Best One-off Publication

Think, WDC Annual Review 2015 – Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Scottish College for Educational Leadership, SCEL Annual Review 2015-2016 – SCEL
Weber Shandwick, Employee Communication & Engagement Team – Scottish Enterprise


Best Annual Report

Wordpicturestory, People/Pride/Process/Production/Profit – Mactaggart & Mickel


Best Audio/Visual Employee Communication

RBS, Watch – RBS
20/20 Productions, Royal London Trust Video – Royal London
ScottishPower, 15 Second Facts – ScottishPower
ScottishPower, Shareholders’ Week: Feel the Energy – ScottishPower
The Art Department, Joined Up Thinking – Step Change in Safety
Heineken UK, Heineken Today – Heineken UK
Wheatley Group, Tenancy Support Service video – Loretto Care

Best Audio/Visual Stakeholder Communication

Greenroom Films, Harder – ASC/Medics Against Violence/The Scottish Government
Think, Benenden video content – Benenden


Best Use of Interactive Media

Wheatley Group, Putting the Power in Customers’ Hands – Wheatley Group
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Launching the Bank's first communication app
for branch staff – CYB

Best Use of Social Media

RBS, Workplace by Facebook – RBS
Scottish College for Educational Leadership, Using social more strategically – SCEL
Heineken UK, Workplace by Facebook – Heineken UK
Wheatley Group, Facebook campaign: Modern communications for Modern Apprentices
– Wheatley Group

Best Online Site

20/20 Productions, My IT Intranet Portal – Heineken UK
Historic Environment Scotland and Storm ID, Historic Environment Scotland website
– Historic Environment Scotland
The University of Edinburgh, Brexit microsite – The University of Edinburgh


Best Ezine

Wheatley Group, W.E. are Wheatley: Keeping Staff in the Picture – Wheatley Group

Best Rebrand

Historic Environment Scotland, Historic Times – Historic Environment Scotland
Wheatley Group, Fresh New Look for Loretto Care – Loretto Care
Heineken UK, Your Wellbeing, Your Future – Heineken UK

Best Use of Copywriting & Story Telling

Think, Connect – Crohn's & Colitis UK
Think, Be Healthy – Benenden
Wheatley Group, Real People, Real Voices – Wheatley Group

Best Use of Design & Imagery

20/20 Productions, Heineken Craft Beer Video – Heineken UK
Think, The RPS Journal – The Royal Photographic Society
Think, Be Healthy – Benenden

Best Communications Event

ScottishPower, ScottishPower Does Strictly – ScottishPower
20/20 Productions, CRW Conference 2016 – Standard Life
Think, BHJAs – Benenden
Wheatley Group, The W.E. Excel Awards – Wheatley Group


Best Communication Strategy or Campaign

Skyscanner, Ctrip’s Acquisition of Skyscanner – Skyscanner
Heineken UK, Safety. Our No.1 priority – Heineken UK
Heineken UK, Faces of Heineken – Heineken UK
Heineken UK, Workplace by Facebook – Heineken UK


Printer of the Year



Communications Team of the Year

Wheatley Group Communications Team
Scottish Natural Heritage Internal Communications Team
Scottish Enterprise Communication and Engagement team
Think Glasgow


Young Communicator of the Year (FREE)

20/20 Productions, Marii Stoltsen
Scottish College for Educational Leadership, Louise Henderson

Most Innovative Communication

StudioLR, Workplace Experience – Terex Trucks
SP Energy Networks, Virtual World Asset Management Project – LCNI Conference 
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, Launching the Bank's first communication app
for branch staff – CYB
Midlothian Council, Tell Ken! – Midlothian Council

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