The Excellence Awards
The European Excellence Awards honour outstanding performances in the field of PR and communications since 2007. With in-depth categories which cover everything from internal communications to public relations, the Awards provide a comprehensive look at the most exceptional examples of communication in Europe.
During an online voting session and a two-day Jury meeting, the Jury decides which entries are shortlisted, and who the recipients of the European Excellence Awards are.
The European Excellence Awards recognise the best in the European PR and communications community. By entering these awards you can:
- Let your reputation flourish
- Celebrate with your peers
- Announce your success
- Build your brand
- Motivate your team
- Discover your potential
The Awards are firstly hosted by Communication Director, an internationally-focused magazine for corporate communications, PR and public affairs. Featuring opinion pieces, case studies and reports, Communication Director is a knowledge-sharing platform for communicators.
Secondly, the Awards are hosted by Quadriga, Berlin-based knowledge hub of excellence in education, information, networking and business IT solutions. As an internationally-oriented company, Quadriga already assists 300,000 professionals in their careers, currently professional groups in the fields of public relations, politics, public affairs, IT governance, human resources, marketing, sales and compliance.
Meet the Jury
Salvador da Cunha
He founded IPG agency Creation in 2011 and served as global president, before teaming up with Current to form Current Global in 2018. George is joint CEO of Current Global.
Outside of work he’s often found in his vegetable patch or brewing beer. He’s also a film fanatic, collects original cinema posters and has a cat called Butch Cassidy and a dog called Sundance. George also serves as a trustee for the UK charity Gingerbread.
Our team of communication consultants, strategist and creative bring to the product of the agency what our clients have long valued us for: care for the product, in- depth expertise, content development with great insights, valuable impact on their business and awards winning ideas.
James has been providing communications consultancy to a wide range of clients across the IT, telecoms, B2B and professional services sectors for more than 20 years. His client experience includes AMD, Autodesk, Autonomy, British Telecom, Dell, Ericsson Mobile Communications, Honeywell, LG Electronics, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, Siemens, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Vodafone and Xerox. He has spearheaded the consultancy’s unique ‘Totally Transparent’ and ‘360 Framework’ market propositions, leading to outstanding client retention and prospect conversion rates. This has helped Whiteoaks become one of the UK’s leading B2B and technology PR consultancies and also one of the fastest growing.
James represents Whiteoaks in the WIN PR Group, an international network and partnership of like-minded, owner-managed communications agencies based across the globe, which together provide services in over 70 countries.
James is a member of the Public Relations & Communications Association (PRCA), Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) and Institute of Directors (IoD). He is also a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London, Trustee Board Member of the Charity IT Association (CITA) and has frequently featured in PR Week’s Power Book (the definitive guide to the brightest and most influential PR professionals in Britain) and the Who’s Who of Britain’s Young Entrepreneurs.
Matischak comes to the NBA from Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., an American multinational semiconductor company, where he led EMEA-wide PR activities for the consumer segment. Previously, he held the role of Senior International PR Manager for EA SPORTS in Geneva, Switzerland. Matischak also served as PR Director of NFL Europe franchise the Berlin Thunder, and subsequently as Director of Communications with NFL Europa in Frankfurt, Germany. He lives in London with his wife Nicole and their sons Ben and Flynn.
Núria Vilanova Giralt
She also has broader integrated brand campaign experience across travel, gaming, automotive and utility sectors for clients such as EDF Energy, Adobe, Activision, Stubhub, The Trainline and Emirates.
She is a specialist in consumer consultancy with experience of B2B, tech, CSR, corporate and crisis and issues across both UK and EMEA and global accounts.
Andi previously led the consumer practice at Red Consultancy where she ran the Samsung account for five years in which time they won a Gold Cannes Lions and delivered the brands most successful Olympic activation to date at London 2012.
He believes in the power of business to stand out as a force for good in an increasingly challenging world. He brings together strategy and creativity to help brands find and live their purpose – sparking meaningful conversations that drive engagement and inspire action.
Arnau holds a bachelor’s degree in Advertising and Public Relations from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Branded Content and Transmedia Storytelling from INESDI Digital Business School.
Rose de la Pascua
Rose grew up in the UK, moved to Spain and opened the first then Shandwick office in Madrid and as Managing Director headed up the operation, supervised client service and led new business efforts.
Rose has a BA (Hons) Degree and an MA in Sociolinguistics and Communications from the University of Liverpool. She has undertaken vocational courses in marketing and Business Administration in Madrid as part of her continued professional development. She sits on advisory boards for the Instituto de Empresa Business School and the European University of Madrid (Laureate).
Rose is actively involved in a number of strategic projects with the awards industries. She has been a Cannes juror, a Sabre juror has been on the European Excellence Awards jury for 10 years. She acted as Jury President for the El Sol Latin American Festival of Creativity in the PR Category and this year is a juror for the Latin American Sabre Awards.
Rose is a mother tongue English speaker and also speaks Spanish, Catalan, French and Portuguese.
Andrey is the member of the Executive Committee of International Communications Consultancy Organization, Honorary Chairman of Russian subdivision of ICCO and vice-chairman of Russian Public Relations Association. He has been awarded many prestigious awards including IABC Gold Quill Awards, SABRE Awards, Global SABRE Awards, Cannes Corporate TV& Media Awards, IPRA GoldenWorld Awards. In 2017 he entered the top-100 most professional managers and top-5 best General Managers in Russia. He is the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of International Forum Baltic Weekend, Deputy Chairman of the organizing committee of PROBA ICCO Global PR Awards.
Andrey graduated from Saint-Petersburg State University holding a degree in Oriental studies – History of India.
She believes that projects and programmes will truly come to life when working with people, inside and outside a company or organisation. She is trained in the method and philosophy of Deep Democracy, which aims to get everyone involved (‘listen to the minority’) and to find ways to turn resistance into a force for good.
Inge advocates to work according to ‘The 3As engagement strategy’, a concept which she conceived which stands for authenticity, accountability and audacity; three elements critical to any organisational or business strategy. She is currently writing her first novel.
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Dr. Lutz Golsch
Here is a sneak peak at some of the categories you can apply for. Make sure to click the categories tab above or directly below to see them all!
With over 1,500 entries last year, the European Excellence Awards are Europe’s leading PR and communications awards. For more detailed information on how to enter please see the FAQ.