Mumbai–US-based Bulldog Reporter, a renowned journal for communications professionals, has announced a partnership with Concept PR, a division of Concept Group, for the launch of its signature Bulldog Awards in India.

The partnership will afford an opportunity to Indian communications professionals to showcase their work and talent, and compete globally.

The Bulldog Awards celebrate corporate communications and public relations strategic and tactical prowess at the highest level. The Bulldog Awards is the only PR awards programmes to be judged exclusively by working journalists hailing from some of the best-respected news sources.

The five annual awards programmess have always been open to international organisations and agencies, garnering submissions from global agencies in Germany, Poland, Canada and the UK.

Chris Morrison, President of MediaMiser, an affiliate of Bulldog Reporter, said: “There is so much incredible talent in India that is worthy of global recognition through Bulldog Awards. We look forward to seeing some of the great PR campaigns coming out of that country entered into our programmess and witnessing new and innovative ways Indian agencies are reaching their goals in that market.”

Announcing the partnership, Ashish Jalan, Director and CEO of Concept PR, said: “The Indian PR industry is at the cusp of a new and interesting phase where traditional and new media are equally dominant. At the same time, Indian communications professionals are breaking barriers with their extraordinary and innovative ideas.”

“In this context, we are extremely happy to partner with Bulldog Reporter to introduce the Bulldog Awards in India and are confident that with our strong media relations, we can create a good benchmark for the media industry and the PR fraternity at large.”

The first awards programmesme to be introduced to PR professionals in India will be the 2016 Bulldog Stars of PR Awards. This programmes rewards agencies and individuals in the communications arena who are deserving of recognition for their outstanding talent.

The programme was launched globally on Tuesday. There are 32 categories available to enter and win in, with early-bird pricing in effect until September 9, and a final deadline of October 21.

Concept PR will also bring to India the benefits of Bulldog Reporter’s ‘Daily Dog’ — the public relations and communications industry’s best-read, most widely distributed trade journal.

Bulldog Reporter is a leader in media intelligence supplying news, analysis and high-level training content to public relations and corporate communications professionals with the mission of helping these practitioners achieve superior competitive performance.

Concept PR is the public relations arm of Concept Group, India’s largest independent group of communications services. The award-winning public relations consultancy is powered by over 240 professionals having offices in 9 cities and a pan-India associate network that can execute public relations assignments in over 100 cities.