IoIC awards 2013: Headlines enjoys quadruple success

Headlines celebrates IoIC awards 2013 success

September 30, 2013

Headlines’ internal communications expertise has been recognised at the IoIC awards 2013 – picking up FOUR prestigious awards.

We scooped a vaunted Gold Award for the Best Digital Entry for the Association for Project Management digital newsletter Penguin at the glitzy bash, known as the Oscars for the UK’s internal communications industry.

It was the second award of the night for Penguin, the online “cheeky chappy” younger brother version of the APM magazine Project, which is produced by Headlines.

Journalist Andrew Hubbard, who edits both titles, said: “We’re thrilled to have won this recognition.

“Penguin is quirky, original and engaging.

“It has been specifically written and delivered in a certain style that we felt would connect with an online audience.

“The response has been amazing – we’re reaching a completely different type of reader from the print edition and, therefore, enhancing the publication’s overall appeal.”

The print version of Project magazine was also among the winners, landing the coveted Feature-led Magazine Design award at the annual Institute of Internal Communication awards.

Lead designer Duncan Boddy said: “This was a real team effort.

“We achieved this by working together, having a clear vision on how the publication should look and continually striving to push the boundaries of a printed publication.”

And the success for Headlines didn’t end there.

Headlines' IoIC award winners

The awards – which took place at the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London – saw Headlines’ journalist Sue Kiddy win the prestigious Best Writer award for her outstanding work.

She said: “Being named ‘best writer’ was a very proud moment – for once, I was almost lost for words!

“It’s lovely to get personal recognition, of course, but I’m especially pleased that Headlines overall featured so strongly in the awards – we have some exceptional talent on board and it’s great to see everyone’s efforts rewarded.”

Headlines also won three awards of excellence at the awards – we were short-listed for Best Agency while Andrew and colleague Alicia Babaee were named in the ‘Best editor’ category.

IoIC president Suzanne Peck, who presented the awards along with National Lottery announcer Alan Deadicoat in front of 400 IC professionals, told the audience: “We’re here to celebrate what’s great and good about internal comms.”

She added the awards judges faced a particularly difficult year because of the strength in depth of the entries.