One week on, the Words + Pixels team are still buzzing with excitement about winning Small PR Consultancy of the Year at the CIPR Excellence Awards. The hangovers have, however, thankfully passed.
To win our first PR award at only two years old deserved a serious celebration.
As a new startup...
The recognition meant a lot to the whole team. Every day we help to shine the light on other exciting businesses and their incredible work. To have that beam directed our way for one evening felt special.
In their feedback, the CIPR Excellence judges credited us as “an agency with a clear focus and direction. Securing amazing levels of coverage for clients whilst looking after its people, and growing the business”.
It is this direction and focus that we believe sets us apart.
I launched the agency with the idea of partnering with new, innovative businesses, telling the stories of companies changing the world. To do this, we needed to staff our business with a team of shared values - disruptive, personal, supportive, passionate- and develop the right client relationships to make that work possible. Those relationships needed to be close. For most, closer than they had experienced in their previous roles.
Our clients’ feedback has testified to the success of that approach. In our first 360 degree review, clients scored us 9 out of 10 on the coverage we secured them. They scored us 9 out of 10 for our strategic guidance. And they scored us a near perfect (there’s always room to improve…) 9.8 out of 10 for our client comms.
Even better, when asked whether they would recommend us to other companies, almost everyone said “without question”.
Our great start to this journey is completely down to those that have created those unbreakable relationships - the Pixels. Our team is special and we know it. Our success is only possible together, challenging each other to go further.
This accolade is testament to each person involved. I could not be more grateful.
If you want to join our special group, (and be a part of CIPR's small consultancy of the year) get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always looking for our next superstar. But until then, here’s to the next one!