The 2021 PREScom Awards “The Pressies” are going virtual

Posted 28 October 2021.

​​Unfortunately, due to the uncertainty around alert-levels we have made the difficult decision to move the 2021 PREScom Awards (The Pressies) to a virtual event for the first time in its 4-year history. The awards will now be hosted via the Comms Council social channels on November 24th, 2021, at 7pm.

After another turbulent year for PR professionals, we know everyone was looking forward to an opportunity to come together and celebrate over a glass or two of bubbles. Entries are now closed with a great number of entries and the 40 judges are set to begin deliberating on zoom over the next few weeks.

Sean Brown, Chair of the PREScom Committee said “Simply put, the annual Pressie Awards are to recognise the best PR, experiential, and social media campaigns in New Zealand. But what they’re really about is celebrating our hard work and the impact it has on brands, businesses, and the community. Now more than ever, it’s important for brands to connect with people in a meaningful way and for us to connect together – both in real life and virtually.”

The Pressies wouldn’t be possible without the support of our fantastic sponsors – so a massive thanks to Facebook and NZME for their ongoing support for The Pressies and throughout this year.

The awards will be hosted via the Comms Council Instagram page @commscouncilnz on November 24th, 2021, at 7pm and a full video will be posted to the Comms Council Facebook page and website ( the following day.