Freelancer of the Year 2008 web links

Thursday, March 05, 2009

From Freelance:UK

'Eight creatives have won the client-dazzling title ‘Freelancer of the Year’ having proved that their independent work for UK plc has been exemplary.

Their unparalleled contributions of services, including PR, marketing, design and editorial, have enriched outfits in major sectors like healthcare, IT and aviation.

The judging panel, staffed by industry captains, said they looked for the key traits of successful freelancers – flexibility, creativity, insight, discipline and value adding.

For creating a similarly “high impact” media campaign which boosted her client’s image and sparked a national debate, the PR Freelancer of the Year went to Vikki Rimmer.

Her work for the Spelling Society generated it unprecedented interest from the media, gifting it today a “strong PR legacy on which the society can continue to build.”

Like the seven other victors, her submission to the awards saw off more than 300 other freelancers all claiming to be, or nominated as, the best consultant in their field.

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PR Freelance of the Year 2008: Vikki RImmer

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Freelance award winners revealed

PR Week, Kate Magee 02-Mar-09

Bowel Cancer UK's Ian Beaumont and the Spelling Society's Vikki Rimmer have won recruitment firm Xchangeteam's annual freelancer awards.

Ian Beaumont, Bowel Cancer UK's director of comms, was named Public Affairs Freelancer of the Year for the second year in a row.

Roger Majerski, Xchangeteam's public affairs expert said, 'For so niche an organisation as Bowel Cancer UK to punch so far above its weight is testimony to Ian's brave new style of public affairs campaigning, integrating media relations, harnessing third party advocates and bringing powerful case studies before decision makers.'

Meanwhile Vikki Rimmer picked up the PR & Communications Freelancer of the Year award. Rimmer was one of eleven finalists.

The category judge and last year's winner Rona Levin said: 'The changes brought about by Vikki's advice, coupled with her skill and creativity, enabled her to deliver a high-impact media campaign on a level never-before experienced by the Spelling Society.'

The Xchangeteam Freelancer of the Year Awards are now in their fifth year. PRWeek sponsored the Public Affairs and PR & Communications categories.

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