We’re proud to have won the EuroPAward for working with the Brussels press corps for the second year running. Our entry focused on our #BrusselsCalling series of panel discussions with leading journalists covering EU policy, be it tech, financial regulation, energy, competition or trade.

At Cambre, we’re passionate about media relations, which we view as integral to any effort to build reputation and sway EU policymakers. Despite the rising influence of social media, traditional media still matter. Enormously. We launched #BrusselsCalling in early 2015 with the twin aim of giving journalists a platform to vent about the challenges of their increasingly demanding role and of equipping PR professionals and lobbyists to engage effectively with them.

A special thanks to all the journalists who contributed to the success of the series: Arthur Beesley (FT), Naftali Bendavid (WSJ), Philip Blenkinsop (Reuters), Jim Brunsden (FT), Poppy Bullock (MLex), Lewis Crofts (MLex), Natalia Drozdiak (WSJ), Alissa de Carbonnel (Reuters), Julia Fioretti (Reuters), Magnus Franklin (MLex), Vesela Gladicheva (MLex), Gabriel Grésillon (Les Echos), Ryan Heath (POLITICO), Laurel Henning (MLex), Huw Jones (Reuters), Laura Kayali (Contexte), Tom Nuttall (Economist), Christan Oliver (FT/POLITICO), Emre Peker (WSJ), Alex Pigman (AFP), Joanna Plucinska (POLITICO), John Rega (MLex), Frédéric Simon (EurActiv), Catherine Stupp (EurActiv), Duncan Robinson (FT), Frances Robinson (WSJ/freelance), Rochelle Toplensky (FT) and Julia Verlaine (Bloomberg).

And we shouldn’t forget those who participated in our #BrusselsCalling video interviews: Ann Cahill (Irish Examiner), Stephen Fidler (WSJ), Alastair Macdonald (Reuters), Tom Nuttall (Economist) and Jean Quatremer (Coulisses de Bruxelles/Libération).

The #BrusselsCalling show goes on. Fresh from staging an all-woman tech panel, we’re now planning one with Brussels correspondents from national media outlets….