PR Awards

Awards in these categories will be presented at The 16th Annual American Business Awards banquet on Monday, June 11, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Tickets are now on sale. Learn about the judging and awards process here.

Public Relations Agency of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
PAN Communications, Boston, MA
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
5W Public Relations, New York, NY
Arketi Group, Atlanta, GA
Bospar, San Francisco, CA
March Communications, Boston, MA
MWWPR, New York, NY
Ruder Finn, New York, NY
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
10Fold, Pleasanton, CA
Karbo Communications, San Francisco, CA
Makovsky, New York, NY
SparkPR, San Francisco, CA

Communications Team of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Cigna, Bloomfield, CT: Cigna's Health Care Reform Consulting and Communications Team
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Cisco, San Jose, CA: #WeAreCisco Talent Brand Team
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Payments Engagement Communication's Team, FIS Payments Division
Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY: Strategic Communications consolidates, reduces costs, exceeds accuracy goals and wows customers

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Community Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Anthem Foundation, Indianapolis, IN: Hands Only CPR: Teaching 100 Million People to Save Lives
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
4Life Research, Sandy, UT: Foundation 4Life Responds to Hurricane Maria
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
BMO Capital Markets, Chicago, IL: BMO Capital Markets | Hospital Makeover
Jefferson County in Golden, CO: Jefferson County Launches Updated Brand
KPMG LLP, New York, NY: KPMG's Read to Succeed initiative

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Corporate Communications
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Collette, Pawtucket, RI: Building Collette's Employer Brand
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Ruder Finn, New York, NY: Launching a Company in 10 Days: US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF)
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
4Life Research, Sandy, UT: Foundation 4Life Responds to Hurricane Maria
Entercom, New York, NY: Winning with Audio: Entercom as America's New Media Powerhouse
Hitachi Vantara, Santa Clara, CA: One Hitachi
Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia, PA: Let PGW Handle It

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Crisis Communications
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA: United Way Worldwide Crisis Communications Response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
National Association of Convenience Stores, Alexandria, VA: Hurricane Harvey Makes Landfall

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Environmental
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA: Blowing Wind in the Face of Opposition - E.ON Twin Forks

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Events & Observances
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA: Oticon Opn Rocks The World’s First Live Concert Broadcast to Hearing Aid Wearers
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
FleishmanHillard, Chicago, IL: Propel Co: Labs - Fitness Festival
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
BMO Capital Markets, Chicago, IL: BMO Capital Markets | Hospital Makeover
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Payments' Women in Leadership Mentor Launch, FIS Payments
Logitech, Newark, CA: National Work from Home Week (#WFHWeek)
Makovsky Integrated Communications, New York, NY: Taking Action Against Global Violent Extremism: Launching the Global Hope Coalition
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD: National Work Zone Awareness Week
STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Birmingham Restaurant Week flourishes, promoting the city’s love of local as Birmingham’s biggest annual culinary event with 70+ participating restaurants
Susan Davis International, Washington, DC: Centennial Commemoration of America's Entry into World War I

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Healthcare
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Anthem Foundation, Indianapolis, IN: Hands Only CPR: Teaching 100 Million People to Save Lives
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
UnitedHealthcare, Minneapolis, MN: UnitedHealthcare Motion walks its way to more than 1.3 billion media impressions
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
MWWPR, New York, NY: Evolving a Brand’s Heart Health Mission

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Internal Communications
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Tenneco, Lake Forest, IL: How Tenneco is Helping Improve its Plants with Best-in-Class Plant Communications
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in Durham, NC: Blue Cross NC’s Spirit Week
Dell EMC Education Services, Round Rock, TX: Dell EMC Education Services Post-Merger Communications Campaign
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Maple Grove, MN: Internal communications plan for Sawai Pharmaceuticals’ acquisition of Upsher-Smith Laboratories
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Cornerstone Home Lending, Houston, TX: Cornerstone Celebrate Campaign
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Payments Pulse, FIS Payments
HomeServe USA, Norwalk, CT: Celebrating the Heroes at HomeServe
Philadelphia Gas Works, Philadelphia, PA: Built to Lead
Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems, McKinney, TX: Raytheon SAS: McKinney Lobby Renovation
RB, Parsippany, NJ: RB Integration Communications Through Global Acquisition
Safeguard Business Systems, Inc., Dallas, TX: Internal Communications Program
United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA: United Way Worldwide Twitter Chat Campaign #UnitedWayChat
Workiva Inc., Ames, IA: My Voice. My Company.

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Low Budget (Under $10,000)
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Entercom, New York, NY: Winning with Audio: Entercom as America's New Media Powerhouse

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Business-to-Business
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Channel V Media, New York, NY: Channel V Media Carves Out a Market for AI in Business
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
T-Mobile for Business, Bellevue, WA: Creating a B2B Moment at a B2C Tentpole Event
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
5W Public Relations, New York, NY: 5W Public Relations: Beyond Ad Trade - Elevating The Trade Desk As a Key Player in the Media and Tech Ecosystem
Leading Authorities, Inc., Washington, DC: Leading Authorities, Inc-- Speaking Of...

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Consumer Products
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
5W Public Relations, New York, NY: 5W Public Relations: Stopping Traffic in NYC with It's a 10 Haircare's National Love Your Hair Day
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL: BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK - Transforming Classic Kid's Drink to Athlete's Secret Weapon

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing - Consumer Services
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
T-Mobile, Bellevue, WA: T-Mobile USA: Unlimited 55+

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Media Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL: Downsides to Dairy-free Diets - Media Relations Campaign
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Arketi Group, Atlanta, GA: Content Marketing Drives 8x ROI for Supply-Chain Challenger Snapfulfil
Novartis, New York, NY: Novartis brings first-ever gene-altering immunotherapy Kymriah to pediatric cancer patients
Bospar, San Francisco, CA: Varo Money Announces National Bank Charter Application

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Multicultural
GOLD STEVIE® WINNERS:
STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Fiesta sparks conversation in two languages for its Quinceañera celebration, boasting a 1,044% increase in presale tickets among target demographic
Toyota Motor, North America, Miami, FL: Toyota - Juntos Somos Imparables (Together We're Unstoppable)

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - New Product Launch
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
5W Public Relations, New York, NY: 5W Public Relations: Revolutionizing the Culinary Standard With the All-Clad Prep & Cook Launch
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
VSC, San Francisco, CA: Turning Machine Learning Tech into Financial Independence for Generation Z; How VSC and SelfScore Designed the Deserve Credit Card
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA: Reality Shares: Taking Blockchain Investing from Concept to Reality

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Affairs
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA: Disrupting the Development Approval Project with Vint Hill

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Anthem Foundation, Indianapolis, IN: Hands Only CPR: Teaching 100 Million People to Save Lives
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Pioneer Services, A Division of MidCountry Bank, Kansas City, MO: Empowering Military Families thru Financial Literacy

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Reputation/Brand Management
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: No ducking the deficit: Aflac raises CSR profile and childhood cancer awareness
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
4Life Research, Sandy, UT: Foundation 4Life Responds to Hurricane Maria
Entercom, New York, NY: Winning with Audio: Entercom as America's New Media Powerhouse

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Cisco, San Jose, CA: #WeAreCisco #LoveWhereYouWork #Maythe4th Be With You!
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Durham, NC: Human Intelligence
GOLD PR, Irvine, CA: Invisalign 'Made to Move' Teen Influencer Campaign
MWWPR, New York, NY: Nikon Inc. Proclaims Its Love For New York City Through New Love Letters Campaign
Silverado Records, Nashville, TN: Explosive Growth With Social Media Use
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, Baltimore, MD: Severn River Bridge and MDOT SHA Cares
Ruder Finn, New York, NY: SubYAY Social Media Campaign

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Technology
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
MWWPR, New York, NY: Ushering in the New Digital Era for Public Libraries
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
EventBooking, Knoxville, TN: EventBooking's Road to VenueConnect Road Trip

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Travel & Tourism
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Newlink, Miami, FL: Igniting Transformation for Quito, Ecuador

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Communications Research
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
VSC, San Francisco, CA: VSC and HoneyBook Empower the Creative Economy with Fair Wage Insights and Legal Protections

PR Innovation of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction, Boston, MA: T.R.I.P. Through The Multiverse: PR invention turns the digital into the drinkable

Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Truth Initiative, Washington, DC: Tricia Kenney, Chief Communications Officer
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Entercom, New York, NY: Esther-Mireya Tejeda: VP, Head of Corporate Communications & PR.
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Audrey Pannell, Vice President of Public Relations

Communications Professional of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Truth Initiative, Washington, DC: Sarah Shank, Managing Director, Communications
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Darcy Brito, Aflac Business PR Manager
Jive Communications, Orem, UT: Sterling Snow, Marketing Communications Director, has changed Jive for the better.
PAN Communications, Boston, MA: Sydney Holmquist, Senior Account Executive
Sports 1 Marketing, Irvine, CA: Justin Pugh, Digital Marketing Manager
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Dakota County, Hastings, MN: Garrett Zaffke, Community Relations and Volunteer Services Coordinator
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA: Christopher Joseph, Senior Project Manager, Davies Public Affairs
FIS, Jacksonville, FL: Steven Barefield, Senior Director of Communications
GREAT WINE, Inc., Seattle WA: Michella Chiu, Director of Brand Marketing
K9s For Warriors, Ponte Vedra, FL: Samantha Epstein, National Nonprofit Education Manager
Landmark Home Warranty, South Jordan, UT: Whitney Bennett, Digital Marketing and SEO Content Manager
Lone Wolf Technologies, Cambridge, ON Canada: Kristen Warner, Marketing Communications Lead
NBC News, New York, NY: Emily Passer, Director of Digital Communications
Sports 1 Marketing, Irvine, CA: Bradley Hartman, Director of Public Relations
STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Katie Beck, Director of Public Relations and Digital Media
STYLE Advertising, Birmingham, AL: Kirsten Funk, Director of Digital Content & Strategy