jamjar PR’s senior communications manager Jodie Phillips has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ (CIPR) Outstanding Young Communicator of the Year award.
Twenty-six year old Phillips, from Bridgend, is one of three young PR professionals from across Wales to be named a finalist for this prestigious award.
Having joined jamjar three years ago, Ms Phillips has played an instrumental role in the company’s growth and success, advising a portfolio of clients including Cwm Taf University Health Board, Cardiff Bus and Oil 4 Wales.
Commenting on the shortlisting, she said: “I’m thrilled to be shortlisted for the Outstanding Young Communicator award as it’s a fantastic achievement. I’ve been fortunate enough to work with great managers and teams over the last five years which have enabled me to hone my skills and develop as a well-rounded PR practitioner. There’s some really strong competition but I’m looking forward to the night.”
jamjar PR’s managing director, Lyndsey Jenkins, said: “I’m delighted that Jodie has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Young Communicator category as she truly represents the broad role that a PR practitioner has to play in today’s ever changing communications landscape. Not only does she possess excellent skills across the communications mix, she is creative, has excellent media contacts, and is a stickler for detail. She has a gritty determination and never gives up, which means she will always go the extra mile to get the results to exceed our clients’ expectations.”
jamjar PR is also shortlisted in a further five other categories in this year’s PRide Awards. Having won Outstanding Small Consultancy for the last three years, the Cowbridge-based agency is once again shortlisted in this category.
The agency’s work for advisory firm Greenaway Scott is shortlisted in the Corporate & Business campaign category, its ongoing work with Michael Imperato, a leading Public Law expert at Watkins & Gunn Solicitors, is recognised in the Community Relations campaign category, while its campaign for insurance provider Pedalcover is recognised in two categories – Integrated Communications and Best use of digital.
Lyndsey added: “We’ve had an extremely positive year so far which is recognised by these awards shortlists. We work extremely hard to deliver creative, engaging and results-driven communications campaigns while still being cost effective so this external acknowledgement is very gratifying. We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony in October where we hope to build on our success.”
In the last year, jamjar PR has been awarded a Welsh Business Award in the ‘Excellence in Marketing and Communications’ category and a Wales Marketing Award from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Founded in 2012, jamjar PR is a creative communication agency specialising in PR, digital and marketing.