Thought that we would revisit something that we did a while back and see who (as the PR Week Awards confirms their Agency of the Year), the PEOPLE'S choice of "Most Admired Agency" would be.
From the entirely undemocratic list of agencies (which is basically those that were suggested by various folk in Seventy Seven PR), who would YOU make agency of the year ...?
NB. if you can AVOID voting for your own agency, it might make it a bit more interesting. We can't police it, of course, but go on, give it a go ...
UPDATE 17.57, 1 September: anyone get the sense that an email might've gone around Cake? I know that you're good guys, but am not quite sure that you justify 57% of the votes?!
UPDATE 10.26, 4 September: interest in this wee spate of PR jollity has been slightly higher than expected. Which is nice. Mike Matthieson raises a fair point about whether the We Are Social and FRANK scores are a bit higher than you might expect from online supporters alone (ie. they could be taking a lead from Afghanistan in the ballot stakes). Interesting one, that. All my logs say that their traffic is coming from Twitter and facebook and that a lot of it is legit. Which means that I should probably revise my opinion of Cake's score as I noted that Mike was punting his vote about the place. Who knows, maybe this is as much a look at the most web- and socially-connected agencies as it is the most admired.
UPDATE 10.30, 4 September: thanks to Mark for his hat tip and call for honesty.
UPDATE: 16.10, 5 September: it turns out that Poll Gate (as it shall henceforth be known) has gone national as the Telegraph has picked up the "story". Thanks to MikeMath for mentioning it. Am not really sure who comes out worst really, us, Cake or Mark B. Which I suppose is as it should be when journalists write about PRs.