the communication with a difference award goes to...

Balancing the books!

In December last year, I wrote about designing a Shorthand report for Euromoney Thought Leadership and Deloitte on the aviation tax industry. Well, it won 'Communication with a Difference' in the Shorthand Awards 2017! Woo!

Kudos has to go to Shorthand for making such a great platform which makes it a joy to create data-driven stories, and to Euromoney Thought Leadership who really understand how to interpret data to tell a compelling narrative. Shorthand has just launched Shorthand 2.0, so I'm excited to get my hands on that in the coming months and play with the new features and tell more stories! 


This story was praised for the way it used interactive features and data visualisation to make a report, which could have all too easily followed a PDF-format. Instead, this is digital storytelling at its best - proving it pays off to go against the grain.


This is thought leadership brought to life. It really keeps you engaged.
This brings to life a topic that perhaps could be considered more 'dry'. Well done to the team for trying something different.

Check out the other amazing award-winning stories here.


  • Scott Manson, director of content at OglivyOne UK
  • Jora Gill, chief digital officer at The Economist & non-executive board member at Quality Care Commission
  • Sasha Koren, editor of the mobile innovation lab at The Guardian
  • Jonathan Albright, research director at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University & faculty associate at Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
  • Vin Ray, founding director of the BBC college of Journalism & chair of the board of trustees at Ockenden International
  • Charley Sutton, deputy head of editorial at Barcroft Media
  • Robb Montgomery, author & teacher specialising in mobile journalism