The Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC), a non- governmental organisation, and PRNigeria, a one-stop Press Release platform, have both been nominated for the prestigious annual African Award for Excellence (AEA) in Public Relations and Communication.
The nominees were shortlisted from over 2,500 application by the organisers of Global Excellence Awards, an annual celebration of achievements in communications and public relations across Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Juries of leading communicators evaluate submissions in over 30 categories from companies, non-profits, institutions and other organisations.
The winners of African region will be honoured at a ceremony on June 29, 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
While CCC was nominated for its uniqueness in crisis communication under the Public Affairs category, PRNigeria on its part, was nominated under the category of Platform.
On the whole, the duo were the only Nigerian brands recognised for their strategic roles in public relations and communication in Africa.
Most of the other successful nominees for the African Excellence Award are global public relations and communication brands.
They include, Weber Shandwick, Ogilvy & Mather, FleishmanHillard, Marco de Comunicación, Edelman, Djembe Communications, Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Ogilvy Public Relations, Image Merchants Promotion Ltd, Stratcomm Africa, Clockwork Media and Magna Carta Reputation Management Consultants
CCC was established in June 2015 as a non-governmental organisation with a mandate to engage in crisis information and communication management. The centre also provides capacity building assistance in information and media management to military, intelligence, security and response agencies in Nigeria.
It trained over 300 officers within a year.
PRNigeria has devoted its platforms for syndication, publishing and sharing official press releases from critical institutions and other organisations in Nigeria. PRNigeria platforms have remained the most reliable and credible sources of official information from public institutions in the country.
The African Excellence Awards honour outstanding performance in a wide range of categories. With in-depth categories which cover everything from internal communications to public relations, as well as a wide scope of industries from all across Africa, the awards explore the full range of the profession, and provide a comprehensive look at the most exceptional examples of communications.
The Global Excellence Awards are organised by German-based Quadriga Media, the publishers of Communication Director magazine for corporate communications and public relations, which is distributed worldwide.