Join PR News for the CSR Awards Luncheon on February 26, 2009 as we salute the year’s most outstanding communications initiatives and programs in the highly competitive and dynamic Corporate Social Responsibilty arena. At this must-attend industry event, winners and honorable mentions will be honored in over 30 categories for outstanding CSR efforts over the past year.

The luncheon will be filled with excitement from the award winners, great food and entertainment; all while you mingle with top PR professionals. Congratulations to PR News’ CSR Awards Finalists!

"Agency/Client Partnerships"
Emily Callahan
Julie Robertson
National Director
American Heart Association
“Go Red For Women”
Emily Callahan
Jens Bang
Cone Inc.

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Legal PR Award Winners

CSR Awards - Finalists 2008


Annual Report

  • Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association for 2008 AAIA Annual Report
  • Cable Positive and the watsons for Annual Report
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises for 2007 Corporate Report: Shape Tomorrow...Today
  • Waggener Edstrom Worldwide for NetHope2008 

Cause Branding Campaign

  • 321 Takeoff Inc for LexisNexis Online Brand
  • A&E Network and Civic Entertainment Group for The Recovery Project
  • Häagen-Dazs and Ketchum for Häagen-Dazs loves Honey Bees: Let's Lick This Problem 
  • Porter Novelli - New York for HGTV Change the World. Start at Home
  • Toys“R”Us, Inc. for Autism Speaks
  • Zeno Group and The Allstate Foundation for “Tell a Gal P.A.L.” 

Community Affairs

  • The Boston Globe and John Hancock Financial Services for Boston Summer Scholars
  • Verizon Wireless for The Florida Clothesline Project
  • Entergy Corporation for Entergy’s Earned Income Tax Credit
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (USA) for Responsible leadership in our Communities
  • Roche for Roche Employee AIDS walk
  • Simon Public Relations Group for Shire Pharmaceuticals: Giving Big to Help Those Less Fortunate 2008
  • World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. for WWE Smackdown Your Vote!

Corporate-Community Partnership

  • Discovery Education & Science Channel for Science Matters!
  • Entergy Corporation for IDA Five Year Anniversary
  • Forum Strategies & Communications for DrinkIQ/Diageo
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem for Evanston Township School School-Based Health Center
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (USA) for Impact* - A Commitment to Taking Bright Minds Further

Diversity Communications

  • Cable Positive for We Have Work to Do
  • Cox Enterprises for Cox Enterprises Embraces UNITY 2008
  • National Restaurant Association for Faces of Diversity Award
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (USA) for Impact* - A Commitment to Taking Bright Minds Further

Employee Relations

  • Deloitte for We are defined by our responsibilities
  • Delta Dental of Colorado for A Contribution to our Communities: Delta Dental of Colorado Gives Back
  • Lumina for BT Community Champions
  • Sanofi-Aventis - Publicis Consultants|PR - Medicus Life Brands for "What You Do Matters" - Frosted Pink with a Twist
  • Stantec for Bike to Work Challenge
  • Weber Shandwick for It's Official: Weber Shandwick is "Green"

Employee Volunteer Program

  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island for Blue Angel Employee Volunteer Program
  • CA, Inc for CA Together in Action
  • Dominion for Military Appreciation Week
  • NorthShore University Health System for Sharing Spirit Employee Volunteer Awards
  • Weber Shandwick for It's Official: Weber Shandwick is "Green"

Environmental Stewardship

  • Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts and Booz Allen Hamilton for Go Green with Wolf Trap
  • Firestone Complete Auto Care & Firestone Racing for Get the Lead Out!
  • Harrah's Entertainment for Atlantic City Code Green campaign
  • Pepsico-Brunswick Group LLC for Pepsico Performance with Purpose-2007
  • JVWCD and Vanguard Media Group for Utah Green Festival

Green PR Campaign

  • Edelman for Brita FilterForGood: Better Water, Less Waste 2007-2008
  • Nova Scotia Liquor Corporation for Plastic Bag Elimination Communication Strategy 2008
  • Seattle City Light for Green Up Seattle 2008
  • The Regional Municipality of Halton for “More Blue and Green for a Better Planet”
  • Trimedia for Land Rover Sustainability Programme

Human Rights Communications

  • The Coca-Cola Company for Sustainability Report 2008
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP (USA) for Responsible Leadership

Media Relations

  • Coca-Cola Enterprises for 2008 National Political Conventions Communications Plan
  • Linhart Public Relations for Soles United: Launching a first-of-its-kind Recycle Shoe Donation Program from Crocs
  • Pulse Communications for Bluescope Tank a Day Challenge
  • Trimedia for Coke Can Creations mark Recycle Week
  • Weber Shandwick for the 2008 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy

Nonprofit/Corporate Partnership

  • Arbor Day Foundation for Citi Cards Plant-a-Tree Paperless Statements Campaign
  • Cone and Jiffy Lube International for Jiffy Lube Maintenance Partners for Life 
  • The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption for Wendy's Wonderful Kid
  • Millipore Corporate Giving Program Partners with Habitat for Humanity
  • Pierson Grant Public Relations for Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day
  • Porter Novelli- New York for HGTV Change the World. Start at Home 

Overall Leader in CSR Practices: Corporation with less than 25,000 Employees

  • Amerigroup Corporation
  • Life Technologies Corporation
  • Symantec Corporation 
  • Timken Company 
  • VHA Inc 
  • XanGo, LLC 

Overall Leader in CSR Practices: Corporation with more than 25,000 Employees

  • Bank of America with RF|Binder Partners 
  • Eaton Corporation 
  • Honeywell 
  • Intel Corporation
  • Oracle
  • Yum! Brands, Inc and Weber Shandwick 

Philanthropy Communications

  • Bank of America and RF|Binder for Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative
  • International Youth Foundation (IYF) and Travelport for Through Their Eyes
  • Chase Card Services and Ketchum for Banking on a Small Town
  • Tele Tech Holdings, Inc. for Corporate Giving

Product Design/Redesign

  • PilmerPR for ElectraTherm Green Machine: Renewable Energy Solutions for a Sustainable Future, Now
  • SYLVANIA Micro-Mini: All Green Hands on Deck! 2008

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Cone and Western Union for Western Union's Our World, Our Family Program 
  • Forum Strategies & Communications for DrinkIQ/Diageo
  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority for MTA “If You See Something, Say Something” 2008
  • Porter Novelli- New York for HGTV Change the World. Start at Home
  • The Coca-Cola Company for Sustainability Report 2007 / 2008

Sustainability/CSR Report

  • Basartan Creative for Arcelik A.S.
  • Burson-Marsteller and Hormel Foods for Hormel Foods' 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report
  • Johnson & Johnson for Johnson & Johnson 2007 World Wide Contributions Annual Report
  • SAP AG for Sustainability Report - Solutions For Today...and Tomorrow
  • Toronto Hydro Corp for 2007 Corporate Responsibility Report

CSR Executives of the Year

  • Agata Tyszkiewicz, Publicis
  • Jeff Glueck, Inc.
  • Kevin Moss, BT Group
  • Rhonda Mims, ING Foundation


Legal PR Award Winners:

Annual Report

Jenner & Block LLP for 2007 Highlights and The Heart of the Matter - 2007 Pro Bono and Community Service Report

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Client Newsletter

Godwingroup/Butler Snow for Best Client Newsletter 2008


Community Relations

MassMedia Corporate Communications for McDonald Carano Wilson LLP Supports Fernley Flood Relief 

Duane Morris for Duane Morris Community Relations Initiative: Alumni Website


Crisis Management/Crisis Response

MWW Group: Boscov’s Beats the Odds and Stores Return to Founding Family

FD Ashton Partners for "All In": A Communicators Campaign to Support the Chapter 11 Restructruing of Tropicana Entertainment, LLC.

Media & Communications Strategies for Saving American Manufacturing Campaign

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Litigation Communications

FD for 290% Greater than Expected: A Campaign to Maximize Returns to Enron's Creditors

AMERIGROUP Corporation for AMERIGROUP Corporation Illinois Litigation

Spada for Cohen Milstein's Air Passenger Victory: Breaking the Mould


Legal PR Blog

Marler Clark LLP PS for Bill Marler's Marlerblog


Marketing Communications

Halleland Lewis Nilan & Johnson + Kohnstamm Communciations + Foote & 

Marler Clark LLP PS for Marler Clark Outbreak Audio News Releases (ANRs)

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Media Coverage

Porter Novelli/King & Spalding for Spotlighting King & Spalding 2008

MWW Group for MWW Group Secures National Media Spotlight for Ohio-Based Law Firm Baker Hostetler LLP

Furia Rubel Communications for Feldman Shepherd Death of Diane Glynn Media Coverage

Shughart Thomson & Kilroy PC for Think like a reporter. How we made our firm the "go-to" law firm for media in our market

Media Relations During Litigation or Crisis

Ron Sachs Communications, Inc for Alia Faraj-Johnson, Alan Crotzer Claims Bill

AMERIGROUP Corporation for AMERIGROUP Corporation Illinois Litigation

FD for 290% Greater than Expected: A Campaign to Maximize Returns to Enron's Creditors

Media & Communications Strategies, LLC for Saving American Manufacturing Campaign

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Press Release

Hellerman Baretz Communications LLC for Creating a PR "Cornerstone": Leveraging a Survey and Academia to "Own" a Market


PR-Legal Counsel Team

Vanguard Media Group


In-House PR Professional

Russell Thomas, Director of Media and Public Relations, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice PLLC

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