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What are the comms2point0 unawards?
An awards celebration, a film and a social.
Well, its four things. Firstly, we want to recognise the great work PR and comms people up across the UK (and beyond) do day in, day out with some awards.
An awards celebration...
We’re thinking public sector people and people who work with public sector people. That means if you work in local government, central government, housing, NHS, fire, police, voluntary sector or you provide services to people in any of these areas, then these awards are for you. There's a private sector category too. You can find out how to enter right here.
For the awards ceremony we're hiring out the wonderful Art Deco Electric Cinema in Birmingham for a day of celebration. The Electric a few minutes walk from New Street Station is the UK’s oldest working cinema and is now home to sofas, a bar and waiter service.
There's food and drink available at the Electric, some of which will be free as part of your ticket to attend. Oh, and it's licensed too if you prefer a tipple with your movie.
And a film...
So, after an awards ceremony we'll settle down to watch Armando Iannucci's 2009 cinematic classic with strong language 'In the Loop' (Certificate: 15). There will be ice cream.
What the critics said about the
"In In The Loop, The War Room has been replaced by drably decorated offices, insane army generals have been replaced by eerily sensible ones, and the man with the most power is not the POTUS but instead a PR-man with a filthy mouth." - Quickflix.
"It's as if Jane Austen and Monty Python collaborated on an episode of The West Wing..." - Flikfilosopher
"It's hard to settle on a standout element because it's all so outstanding, from the performances to the one-liners to the plot." - The Times
And a social...
It will all be followed up rather nicely with optional drinks at a pub of our choice in the centre of Brum. Tickets are incredibly restricted.
Capacity is tiny - just 100 or so. We've release a small number of early bird tickets at the launch of the awards at £20.
We will be then offer a second tranche on November 16 to organisations on the shortlist. These will be priced at £25 each initially with a maximum of one ticket per shortlisted organisation.
We will then offer any unsold on general sale on December 1 at £25.
Who are comms2point0?
We were founded by Darren Caveney and Dan Slee as a blog that grew into a community of comms people. We also help organisations communicate better. You can talk to us @comms2point0 on Twitter or by email dan@comms2point0 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're delighted to say that fine local government communicator Emma Rodgers is joining us to organise this too.
When & Where
The commscamp team
The organising team include Dan Slee of comms2point0, Emma Rodgers of Stoke-on-Trent City Council and LGComms, Kate Norman of Cumbria NHS Trust, Kate Bentham of Shropshire Council and others. Ann Kempster is honorary founding president of commscamp.
We are indebted to the support of Alex Aiken and David Rose of UK Government's Government Communications Service and the many volunteers who make the say a success.