This week we won best communications agency in the UK by the PRCA in their medium-sized consultancies category, and we're properly reeling from the news!! A very proud team here at Battenhall HQ have been taking a moment to reflect on what has been a transformative and extremely busy year, and this award has been the icing on the cake.
Update: our 2017 dates are now fully booked, so we have launched new dates for 2018 which are now available to book here.
Since day one, we have tried to do things differently to other PR firms and ad agencies here at Battenhall, in the hope that we can find a new, more relevant working model for the social media age we're in. One of these different things is how we manage our time.
It was award ceremony week this week at Battenhall, with both the PR Week Awards and the UK Social Media Awards falling on the same night. We were fortunate enough to have been shortlisted for a 'best agency' award at both, with PR Week putting us through as finalists for Best Specialist Consultancy, and the UK Social Media Awards naming us as finalists for Best Large Agency.
It's busy season here at Battenhall HQ. A raft of new client wins is keeping us on our toes, some major events have come and gone, and we've been shortlisted for five agency awards this year - Best specialist agency at the PRCA and PR Week Awards, best agency at the Social Media Awards and the UK Social Media Awards, and one of our team's up for the 2017 Holmes Report's 'Innovator 25' (we find out if we win any of them over the next month... keep your fingers and toes crossed!). And even with two new team members having joined the good ship in recent weeks, we're still hiring.
This week we held Battenhall's 5th annual social media future trends breakfast briefing at the screening room of the Soho Hotel, to mark the opening of Social Media Week London, and to launch our annual report looking at how some of the world's biggest brands are using social media for communications.
Last month at the annual Facebook F8 conference, where Mark Zuckerberg stands up and forecasts the future of social media and tech, we were given a new proclamation: that we will soon see an end to smartphones and TV.