PPC presents 2018 best publicity campaigns awards

News - Books Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Campaigns for The Secret Barrister, Normal People, and Becoming among winners


The Publishers Publicity Circle (PPC) presented its annual awards at a dinner in London last night.

THE BOOKSELLER AWARD FOR HARDBACK NON-FICTION
The Secret Barrister by Anonymous - Hannah Corbett, Hannah Corbett PR for Pan Macmillan

THE WATERSTONES HARDBACK FICTION AWARD
Normal People by Sally Rooney - Maria Garbutt-Lucero, Faber & Faber
Highly commended: Circe by Madeline Miller - Ros Ellis, Bloomsbury

BEST CELEBRITY CAMPAIGN SPONSORED BY CONNELL MPA
Becoming by Michelle Obama - Poppy North and Amelia Fairney, Penguin General

THE MO SIEWCHARRAN AWARD FOR BEST DEBUT CAMPAIGN
The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gower - Louise Court and Lucie Cuthbertson-Twiggs, Vintage

THE AWARD FOR BEST LIFESTYLE, GIFT & HUMOUR CAMPAIGN SPONSORED BY BOOKS ARE MY BAG
Feminists Don't Wear Pink (and other lies) by Scarlett Curtis - Maura Wilding, Maura PR & Communications, and Harriet Venn, PRH Children's

THE NETGALLEY AWARD FOR PAPERBACK ORIGINAL: FICTION OR NON-FICTION
She Must Be Mad by Charly Cox - Lucy Richardson, HQ HarperCollins

THE BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF IDEAS AWARD FOR BEST ACADEMIC CAMPAIGN
Making Oscar Wilde by Michele Mendelssohn - Anna Silva, OUP

THE FOYLES COOKERY BOOK AWARD
Bosh by Henry Firth and Ian Theasby - Sophie Calder, HQ HarperCollins and Megan Carver, Carver PR

THE CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD SPONSORED BY THE DAILY MAIL
Julian Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love - Kirsten Cozens, Walker Books

THE YALC AWARD FOR BEST YA CAMPAIGN
Misfit by Charli Howard - Simon Armstrong, PRH Children's

THE EDINBURGH BOOK FESTIVAL AWARD FOR BEST GENERIC CAMPAIGN
Horrible Histories 25th Anniversary - Penelope Daukes, Scholastic Children's Books

BEST SPORTS BOOK CAMPAIGN SPONSORED BY THE SUN
How To Be a Footballer by Peter Crouch - Tessa Henderson, Ebury

BEST NEWCOMER AWARD SPONSORED BY JO JAMES
The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts - Joe Thomas, HQ HarperCollins

PPC JOURNALIST/EVENTS MANAGER/LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR
Events Manager: Rosie Beaumont Thomas, Waterstones Tottenham Court Road
Journalist: Ursula Kenny, Observer New Review
Librarian: Mel Graaf, Bolton Library

The judges, chaired by Waterstones head of events Sandra Taylor, were Zoe Steadman-Milne from Bristol Festival of Ideas, Alice O’Keeffe from the Bookseller, Sally Morris from the Daily Mail, Emma Bradshaw from the Booksellers Association/Books Are My Bag, Stuart Evers from NetGalley, Roland Gulliver from Edinburgh International Book Festival, Patrizia Nosal from Nielsen Bookscan, and festival and events organiser Jo James.

Photo: the winners

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