If you follow us on social media, you may have noticed that this week was the CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire PRide Awards. CIPR Yorkshire & Lincolnshire Pride Awards 2015. Aspire - Leeds 26.11.15 ©Steve Pope - FOTOWALES It’s always nice to win awards, and we were particularly thrilled to scoop two. Outstanding Small Consultancy and Best Integrated Campaign for our ‘Motherhood – the hardest job in the world’ campaign with Interflora earlier in the year.

The CIPR said “The judges were highly impressed by Prohibition’s ability to deliver a creative response to a very challenging brief, utilising a variety of channels and achieving high audience reach across traditional, social and online media. The strong evaluation data presented within the entry, especially in relation to metrics on audience shares of content, made this entry stand out as a worthy winner.”  To celebrate Mother’s Day, we developed an app that allowed mums to input the different tasks they carry out, along with their average working day. This was cross-referenced with our central data to produce a salary. Users could then share their scores on their social networks and challenge their friends. We also recruited a mum mentor/online influencer, Jessica Chivers, to provide advice on motherhood with guest features. The aim was to secure at least 25% share of voice around Mother’s Day. The result led to Interflora having a share of voice of 83%, beating brands like Moonpig and M&S. We specialise in integrated campaigns – but creative ideas and strategic insight also need to be rooted in campaigns for them to be successful and we are thrilled that our work has achieved such prestigious recognition. Outstanding Small Consultancy was a surprise and honour to win. The judges recognised our hard work and said: “Prohibition’s entry showed that they went through a period of strategic soul searching and have created business objectives that are clear and achievable, providing the agency with clear differentiation in their market sector. “Prohibition’s commitment to nurturing the industry’s young talent is not just laudable, but also has a clear business goal as they seek to build a regional powerhouse. “A clear sign that the agency is well on the way to achieving this goal was demonstrated by a campaign for Interflora that was one of the most creative uses of PR techniques to generate conversation that the judges have seen in a long time.” Thanks to our wonderful team for their hard work over the past year and we look forward to creating more award-winning campaigns in 2016.


About Chris Norton

Founder of Prohibition, listed in the world's top 30 marketing bloggers and an award winning online PR and crisis management specialist. Co-author of Share This Too.