A winner in each category will be announced in September, selected among the following finalists:
Theoretical Impact Award
- Ivona Jelicic, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia: The Role and Effect of Hating on Social Media.
- Anne Margaret Cumming, University of Stirling, UK: How racial justice documentaries can be used as a public relations tool: a case study of Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’.
- Caoillin Putti, University of Stirling, UK: Leadership Communication in a Global Pandemic: A Comparative Study of Taoisigh’s Communications in Ireland in Response to COVID-19.
- Nyale Chimbalu, University of Stirling, UK: The untold story of women public relations practitioners in Malawi: A critical feminist analysis of gender in public relations.
- Lisa Dalla Pria, University of Stirling, UK: Communicating CSR on social media: how framing and source affect message credibility, corporate reputation and WOM.
- Lisa Hadwin, Leeds Beckett University, UK: Stakeholder theory in the local public sector organisation: An exploration of the extent to which it can be considered fit for purpose, through an examination of the practitioner perspective.
- Sabrina Müller, Goldsmith University of London, UK: Trust in the New Normal – Tesco’s brand communication during the pandemic.
Practical Impact Award
- Diana Borovik, Vilnius University, Lituania: The Role of Employee Ambassadors During Organizational Change.
- Lucille Cotman-Morrison, University of the Arts London, UK: The Lie of The “Perfect Mom” & The Role of Public Relations in the Construction and Deconstruction of its Discourse.
- Olena Potalakha, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine: Advergaming as the University’s Corporate Communication Instrument.
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