ABOUT THE PURPOSE AWARDS
The PRWeek Purpose Awards are back for another great year!
Purposeful business is top of the agenda for most brands and corporations because stakeholders including employees and customers want to know what companies stand for before interacting with them. At the same time, shareholders want positive returns on their investments.
If conducted properly, true purpose results in good business also being profitable business — the two are not mutually exclusive.
But there have been accusations of an increase in “purpose-washing” and inauthentic activities aimed at boxticking and short-term gain rather than truly purposeful long-term strategies.
And critics of ESG (environmental, social and governance) or so-called “woke capitalism” say business has no place getting involved in social issues and should stick to its core operations rather than pursuing what these critics define as a liberal elite agenda.
To navigate this complicated environment, businesses and communicators must tread carefully and construct smart and informed strategies in order to prosper.
The playbook is still being written and the fifth annual PRWeek Purpose Awards will recognize campaigns that use creative ideas to further authentic purpose and acknowledge the organizations and individuals behind them. Open to agencies, brands, public sector bodies, nonprofits and NGOs, the awards spotlight examples other PR pros and marketers can aspire to emulate.
As consumers and staffers insist on brands communicating what they believe in and standing up publicly for those values, winning a Purpose Award is the perfect way to demonstrate your organization’s authenticity in this crucial area.
COUNTDOWN TO THE STANDARD DEADLINE
Standard Entry Deadline: June 9, 2023 11:59 PM ET
Extended Entry Deadline: June 16, 2023 11:59 PM ET
Finalists Announced: August 9, 2023
Purpose Awards Ceremony: October 11, 2023
**The Purpose Awards Ceromony will follow the 2023 PRDecoded Conference in Chicago, IL. Venue: TBD**
Standard Entry Fee: $425 per entry
Extended Entry Fee: $550 per entry
Student Category: Free to enter
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