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Public Relations Awards

Awards in these categories will be presented at The 17th Annual American Business Awards® banquet on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City. Learn about the judging and awards process here.

Public Relations Agency of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Matter, Boston, MA
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Karbo Communications, San Francisco, CA
PAN Communications, Boston, MA
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
10Fold Communications, San Francisco, CA
Arketi Group, Atlanta, GA
ChicExecs, San Marcos, CA
Greentarget, Chicago, IL
Nadel Phelan, Inc., Santa Cruz, CA

Communications Department of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, NY: Girl Scouts Blazes New Trails with Strategic Media Relations
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, VA: United Way Worldwide Communications Department
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA: CAST Team Leadership Connection
Cvent, McLean, VA: Cvent Corporate Communications Department

Communications Team of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
T-Mobile US, Inc., Bellevue, WA: The Un-carrier Revolution Continues - and #WeWontStop!
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Duff & Phelps, New York, NY: Duff & Phelps Communications Team

Communications, Investor Relations, or PR Executive of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Adam Ritchie Brand Direction, Boston, MA: Adam Ritchie, Principal
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
PAN Communications, Boston, MA: Philip A. Nardone Jr., President & CEO
RB, Parsippany, NJ: Lynn Kenney, RB North America’s Director of Communications
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
NRPR Group, Beverly Hills, CA: Nicole Rodrigues, CEO and Founder

Communications Professional of the Year
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Cisco, San Jose, CA: Carmen Collins, Senior Social Media & Talent Brand Manager
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Skillz Inc., San Francisco, CA: Roxana Bostwick, Communications Lead
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
The James Agency, Scottsdale, AZ: Jennifer Adler, Director of Public Relations
Sage Communications, McLean, VA: Tommy Morgan, Public Relations Senior Account Executive

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Brand / Reputation Management
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Discover Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico: #CoverTheProgress
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Tyson Foods, Springdale, AR: Tyson Foods Hatches a New Image: From Commodity to Innovator
Winning Strategies, Newark, NJ: NEWARK: A city on the rise. Rise with us.
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Chevron Corporation, San Ramon, CA: California DOERS

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Community Engagement
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA: An Unconventional Approach to Bringing Wind Energy to Louisiana
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Etched Communication, Houston, TX: Tackling The Worst Traffic in Texas
Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee, WI: Giving Gallery: Community in Process
Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Richmond, VA: Virginia HQ2 Public Relations

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Community Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA: Getting the Newland Sierra Development Approved
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Sealed Air Corporation, Charlotte, NC: Pop Away Tax Day

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Corporate Responsibility
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD: Anne Arundel Medical Center's Healthy Minds Campaign
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
AIG Travel, Houston, TX: Promoting Travel Safety for the LGBTQ Community
Brillio - San Ramon, CA: Brillio Bringing Smiles
The Castle Group, Charlestown, MA: Castle presents Consult Café
Mcgarrybowen, New York, NY: Chevron's 2018-2019 Thank Your Role Model Campaign
Mohawk Industries, Calhoun, GA: Believe in Better: Mohawk Industries 2017 Sustainability Report
Pioneer Services, A Division of MidCountry Bank, Kansas City, MO: Assisting Our Military on the Homefront

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Crisis Management
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Etched Communication, Houston, TX: Etched Communication Diffuses Global PR Crisis for Local Nonprofit
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
PAN Communications, Boston, MA: Courageous Conversation about Consumer Privacy: A Crisis Situation that Moved the Industry Forward Category

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Digital Media Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
WP Engine, Austin, TX: Telling A Bigger Story: How WP Engine Shared News of a $250 Million Investment

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Environmental
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Publicis Sapient, New York, NY: Save The Food - Phase Two
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Makovsky, New York, NY: Vericool: Disrupting a Category: Introducing Very Cool Sustainable Packaging

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Events & Observances
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
JBL Harman, Stamford, CT: JBL Fest
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Oregon's Mt. Hood Territory, West Linn, OR: Travel the entire Oregon Trail for the 175th anniversary
PAN Communications, Boston, MA: Forbes Under 30 Summit: Updating Event Strategies in Real-Time as News Breaks

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Financial Services & Investor Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
VSC, San Francisco, CA: How VSC and Clearbanc Designed the “20 Minute Term Sheet” as an Alternative to Venture Capital Without Bias
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
Experian, Costa Mesa CA: Leveling the Playing Field: Experian Drives Financial Inclusion for All
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Makovsky, New York, NY: UHY Advisors: Accounting for the Influence of Social Media Marketing
Nationwide Advisory Solutions, Louisville, KY: The Advisor Authority Study

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Food & Beverage
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL: Built With Chocolate Milk: Your Favorite Athlete's Secret Weapon
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Berk Communications, New York, NY: 24K Magic with The Ainsworth

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Gaming & Virtual Reality
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA: Launching a pro-style controller made for every gamer

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Global Issues
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Yulu Public Relations, Vancouver, BC Canada: The Cleantech Innovation That Gave The World Hope For The Climate Crisis

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Healthcare
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, VA: Deloitte's Take Command Campaign
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD: Anne Arundel Medical Center's Healthy Minds Campaign
Makovsky, New York, NY: Advanced Accelerator Applications, a Novartis Company: Educating Oncologists about a Rare Cancer with a Rare Treatment and Raising the Company’s Profile

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Influencer Management
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Intrepid Travel, New York, NY: Intrepid Travel Vegan Influencer Campaign
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
UL, Northbrook, IL: UL Xplorlabs - Fire Forensics: Claims & Evidence Teacher Influencer Program
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL: Beyond the brand: how MilkPEP built consumer confidence with trusted voices

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Integration of Traditional and New Media
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Honeywell, Phoenix, AZ: Delivering Digital & Paper Communication Advances Industrial Cybersecurity Preparedness in Highly-Dispersed Audience

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Internal Communications - 100 or More Employees
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina in Durham, NC: Blue Cross NC's 2018 Spirit Week
SILVER STEVIE® WINNER:
AECOM, Los Angeles, CA: AECOM's Global Well-Being Week
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Astellas, Northbrook, IL YOUR Story. We live it.
Duff & Phelps, New York, NY: Duff & Phelps - Integration Communications
Trinseo, Berwyn, PA: Trinseo Corporate Strategy ePub
Upsher-Smith Laboratories, LLC, Maple Grove, MN: Managing Vision Change in an Evolving Corporate Environment

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Issues Management
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Discover Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico: #CoverTheProgress

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Low Budget (under $10,000)
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Huge, Brooklyn NY: Hooha: The World's First Smart Tampon Dispenser
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Denton County Transportation Authority, Lewisville, TX: DCTA’s Positive Train Control Progress Report Campaign Leads to Successful Public Image & Branding
Cigna, Bloomfield, CT: Cigna's Informed on Reform Breaking News Alerts

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing – Business to Business
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Arketi Group, Atlanta, GA: First Data & Arketi's Protecting Personally Identifiable Information Campaign Delivers Results & Revenue
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
The Dow Chemical Company, Houston, TX: Dow E-Commerce Communication Campaign

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Marketing – Consumer Products
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Weber Shandwick, Chicago, IL: Milk Returns to Its Roots: Kids

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Media Relations
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Adobe, San Jose, CA: Adobe UX Movie Magic
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Sage Communications, McLean, VA: Halifax International Security Forum, Sage Communications & Summa Strategies
Tanis Communications, Mountain View, CA: Flex Logix Media Relations Campaign

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Multicultural
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Republica Havas, Miami, FL: Nielsen Knows Representation Matters

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - New Product or Service Launch
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
VSC, San Francisco, CA: How VSC and Gametime Became the Dominant Ticketing Brand for Millennials + Gen Z Through Post-Start Tickets
SILVER STEVIE® WINNERS:
Girl Scouts of the USA, New York, NY: Thirty New Girl Scout Badges Power Girl Leadership in Key 21st Century Issues
Huge, Brooklyn NY: Hooha: The World's First Smart Tampon Dispenser
Momentum Worldwide, New York, NY: American Express Jersey Assurance
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Gregory FCA, Ardmore, PA: Launching a pro-style controller made for every gamer

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Non-Profit / Charity
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
PACIFIC, San Diego, CA: San Diego Blood Bank - #DonateASelfie Campaign

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Affairs
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
American Gaming Association, Washington, DC: Protecting Consumers and Unlocking the Social Benefits and Economic Potential of Legal Sports Betting
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Davies, Santa Barbara, CA: An Unconventional Approach to Bringing Wind Energy to Louisiana
Gabriel Marketing Group, Mclean VA: Unite America/Neal Simon for U.S. Senate

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Public Service
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Pioneer Services, A Division of MidCountry Bank, Kansas City, MO: Serving Military Families with Free Financial Literacy

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Social Media Focused
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Aflac, Columbus, GA: How Aflac Navigated Facebook Changes to Support Kids with Cancer
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Silverado Records, Nashville, TN: Major Stream Growth With Social Media Use

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Technology
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, El Segundo, CA: Shining a Spotlight on FOX Sports’ Revolutionary World Cup TV Workflow
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNER:
Huge, Brooklyn NY: Hooha: The World's First Smart Tampon Dispenser

Communications or PR Campaign of the Year - Travel & Tourism
GOLD STEVIE® WINNER:
Discover Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico: #CoverTheProgress
BRONZE STEVIE® WINNERS:
Caster Communications, Inc., Wakefield, RI: Caster Communications grows private island resort's Instagram account by 90 percent