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We Get a Westbourne 100 Nomination

01.05.14 | News

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We are absolutely delighted to announce that we have been nominated for an award in the Westbourne 100
The Westbourne 100 are the most outstanding campaigns of the past 12 months. Using innovation, personal engagement, political nous and strong story lines the best campaigns not only raise an issue but change opinion. They help people see things from angles they had not seen from before.
Some of the nominees have taken an issue no-one was talking about and enabled change merely by raising their profile, whilst others have turned popular thinking on its head. International, national, local and single issue; some are ongoing others are complete. But all embody the Westbourne philosophy: change opinion.
The Change Opinion Awards 2014 has an independent panel of judges including:
Andy McNab – Author and former SAS sergeant
Emma Crosby – Channel 5 News Anchor
Andrew Pierce – Daily Mail Columnist
Harry Cole – Guido Fawkes Political Editor
Matthew Elliot – Chief Executive of the Taxpayers’ Alliance
Tammy Smulders – Managing Director of SCB Partners
Marcus Roberts – Deputy General Secretary of the Fabian Society
Lord Palumbo – Founder of Ministry of Sound
The panel will decide on the best campaign from the Westbourne 100 in four categories: Innovation, Media, Politics and Stakeholder Engagement. A Best Campaign of 2015 will also be chosen. Alongside this, one Westbourne 100 winner will be awarded £5,000 in cash chosen by Westbourne clients while another will receive a year’s pro-bono work worth up to £100,000 chosen by staff.
In their second year the Change Opinion Awards will celebrate the outstanding campaigns of the last 12 months.
To download a list of nominees and see the reason for nomination, please click here.
Survivors Manchester CEO, Duncan, said:

I am absolutely delighted to have found this out, especially as it surrounds the work we’ve been doing and still are with Hollyoaks. It’s been a real team effort and from the emails and calls we’ve received from people, we know it’s not only changing opinion but changing lives. The Hollyoaks cast, in particular James, Keith, Lizzie and Charlie have been so supportive of our work and are doing an amazing job. Equally, the writers and directors have told this story so well that opinion is being changed, and the commitment that Executive Producer, Bryan Kirkwood, has demonstrated to this story is just amazing. I’d love to win this award for the organisation and Hollyoaks but who ever does, changing opinion is so important and well done to all the nominees.

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