Communications & PR Awards

  

Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, & Public Relations Awards Category Stevie® Award Winners

Awards in these categories were presented at the ABA's traditional awards banquet in Chicago on June 17, 2013.

Public Relations Agency of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
5W Public Relations, New York, NY: Re-writing the Rules of PR: 5W Builds an Agency for a New Media Landscape
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Cohn & Wolfe, New York, NY: Dig Deeper. Imagine More.
Makovsky, New York, NY: Another Record-Breaking Year
Matter Communications, Newburyport, MA: Humble No More: Small PR Firm with Outsized Growth
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: Making MWW Matter More
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
Fifth Ring, Inc., Houston, TX

Communications Department of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
AECOM, New York, NY
Travelzoo, New York, NY
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
LifeLock, Tempe, AZ

Communications Team of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Aflac's Childhood Cancer Awareness Team
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
Mohawk Industries, Dalton, GA: Investor Website Team
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Humana, Inc., Louisville, KY: Grievance & Appeal, Policy Development and Strategic Communications
LifeLock, Tempe, AZ: LifeLock Communications Team
Tanis Communications, Inc., San Jose, CA: Oclaro Campaign Summary

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Community Relations
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Samsung Electronics North America, Ridgefield Park, NJ: Samsung Helps Schools Solve for Tomorrow
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Diageo North America, Norwalk, CT: Diageo Spirt of the Americas: Hurricane Sandy Relief
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: McDonald’s New York Metro Nutrition Network
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
Actiontec Electronics, Sunnyvale, CA: Community Journal...Sharing what's important with the Community

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Events & Observances
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Verivo Software, Waltham, MA: The Launch of Verivo Software
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
MSLGROUP, Chicago, IL: Zurich Insurance: 100 Years Insuring America
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: The Warner Sound Captured by Nikon
Zipcar, Cambridge, MA: Zip to the Polls
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Howden North America Inc., Columbia, SC: Howden Speakeasy Communications Campaign
LifeLock, Tempe, AZ: Educating Law Enforcement to Fight the Fastest Growing Crime
The Herald Group, Washington, DC: PSM's “State of Counterfeit Medicines” Interchange Conference

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Internal Communications
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina, Durham, NC: The 5 Ton Challenge / Weight Warriors
SILVER STEVIE WINNER:
DRC, Reston, VA: DRC Employer of Choice Campaign
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Diageo North America, Norwalk, CT: Diageo North America's The Main Ingredient
Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI: Campus Connection: Building employee engagement for long-term success
Sodexo, Gaithersburg, MD: Sodexo Experience Process Improves Employee Engagement and Customer Service

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Issues Management
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, MD: Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Response to the State of the Bay

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Low Budget (under $10,000)
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Vantage Communications, San Francisco, CA: Building a Startup’s Credibility Among Industry Giants
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
SoundExchange, Washington, DC: SoundExchange's "$1 Billion Campaign"
VerticalResponse, San Francisco, CA: VerticalResponse Launches Search for America’s Next Teen Business Tycoon

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Marketing – Business to Business
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Tanis Communications, Inc., San Jose, CA: Terracotta Campaign
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL: Client Success Stories
Booz Allen Hamilton, McLean, VA: Redefining Booz Allen Hamilton in the Middle East
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
WISE Public Relations, New York, NY: Control Group

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Marketing – Consumer Services
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Bankrate, New York, NY: Bankrate: Checking Fees Continue to Rise
BRONZE STEVIE WINNER:
ICMA-RC, Washington, DC: Ad Campaign by ICMA-RC and Flying Brick

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Reputation/Brand Management
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
American Express OPEN, New York, NY: Big Break for Small Business
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Accenture, Chicago, IL: Client Success Stories
American Specialty Health, San Diego, CA: Silver&Fit Brand Building
Durée & Company, Inc., Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Durée & Company’s Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Campaign: Reinventing a 73-Year Tradition
MSLGROUP, Chicago, IL: DeVry University: Building a Reputation as THE Career University
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: Joe Echevarria: From First Time CEO to Voice of the CXO

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Public Affairs
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
The Herald Group, Washington, DC: NFIB's “I Built My Business” Bus Tour

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Public Service
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Booz Allen Hamilton, Ashburn, VA: Community-Based Summits in Support of Military Families

Communications or PR Campaign/Program of the Year - Social Media Focused
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
MSLGROUP, Chicago, IL: Recharging the Chevrolet Volt’s Reputation through Influencer Engagement
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
American Express OPEN, New York, NY: Big Break for Small Business
Cellairis Franchise, Inc., Alpharetta, GA: Cellairis' Use of Social Media via Tweet Punisher
MWW, East Rutherford, NJ: Nikon Small Moments are Huge Facebook Gallery
USANA Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT: USANA Health Sciences Social Media

Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Bhava Communications, Berkeley, CA: Elizabeth Zaborowska, Founder & CEO
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
5W Public Relations, New York, NY: Ronn Torossian, Founder, President and CEO
Aflac, Columbus, GA: Laura Kane, Vice President, Corporate Communications
USANA Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT: Dan Macuga, Chief Communications Officer
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
Travelzoo, New York, NY: Lisa Moore, VP of Marketing
USANA Health Sciences, Salt Lake City, UT: Ashley Collins, Executive Director of PR and Social Media

Communications Professional of the Year
GOLD STEVIE WINNER:
Direct Energy, Pittsburgh, PA: Bethany Ruhe, Senior Manager, Public Relations
SILVER STEVIE WINNERS:
Domino's Pizza, Ann Arbor, MI: Karen Weldon, Manager, Enterprise Web
iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA: Cynthia Cruz, Junior PR Manager
Mohawk Industries, Dalton, GA: Nathan Horne, Communication Solutions Architect
Rising Medical Solutions, Chicago, IL: Leslie Yeransian, Head of Corporate Communications
Stream Energy, Dallas, TX: Paul Thies, Senior Director of Communications
VSE Corporation, Alexandria, VA: Sylvia Gethicker, Director of Communications
BRONZE STEVIE WINNERS:
iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA: Damien Sarrazin, Senior PR Manager
iolo technologies, Los Angeles, CA: Karen Sorenson, PR Manager
Travelzoo, New York, NY: Christie McConnell, Marketing Director