Brian Kelley’s passion for PR and outside-the-box approach have contributed to a noteworthy year for him and Sage Communications. Just one of his special talents: taking clients from media obscurity to being featured on national broadcast and print coverage.
Within a month of taking leadership, Jodi Brooks led what Harold Burson calls one of the most significant new business wins in the history of Burson-Marsteller. And at SAP, Atle Erlingsson drove an internal campaign on gender pay equality and a successful media campaign that garnered coverage in Forbes, Fox, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal, helping the company to be named for the first time to Fortune’s Top 100 workplaces.
Kate Hardin has a passion for working with corporate healthcare clients and has turned that passion into a highly profitable group within the corporate communications practice at Ruder Finn. And, At Burson-Marsteller, Jane Madden holds a unique position offering clients strategic counsel and acting as an internal expert on CR and sustainability, allowing her to direct new business initiatives.
An all-star lineup of communicators who routinely go above and beyond the call of duty were honored at the 2017 PR People Awards Luncheon, held Dec. 5 at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C. When accepting their awards, many of them expressed the need to be humble, to be receptive to new ideas and ultimately, to be an active listener, as the keys to their success.
Five communications veterans were inducted into the PR Hall of Fame at PR News’ 2017 PR People Awards luncheon on Dec. 5 at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Entry into the PR Hall of Fame is PR News’ highest honor: Inductees are PR professionals who have played longtime leadership roles, serving as sources of inspiration within and beyond the workplace, and helping to redefine and expand the roles communicators play.
At the PR People Awards luncheon, which will be held Dec. 5 at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C., PR News will announce the winners of categories such as Crisis Manager of the Year, Digital Leader of the Year, Marketer of the Year, PR Intern of the Year and Media Relations Professional of the Year, among others. And as we celebrate these champions, we’ll also raise a glass for the future and shine a spotlight on the 2017 Rising PR Stars.
The dedicated PR and communications professionals behind the best PR and marketing campaigns of the past year were honored on Dec. 6, 2016, at PR News’ Winter Awards luncheon, held at the historic National Press Club in Washington, D.C. At the luncheon PR News announced the winners of its 2016 PR People Awards in categories that included Brand Marketer of the Year, Spokesperson of the Year, Social Media Professional of the Year, Intern of the Year and Public Affairs Professional of the Year, among others.
Winner: Pouneh Lechner, Account Supervisor, Sterling Communications Pouneh Lechner treats her work as the account supervisor for Greenwave Systems’ account like a personal mission. Highlighting her achievements over the past year is like laying out… Continued
Winner: Jenna Thomas, Senior Director of PR and Social Media Marketing, Nebo Agency An innovator in the truest sense, Jenna Thomas is dragging PR out of the world of boilerplate, cookie-cutter press releases and irrelevant… Continued
Winner: Janice Kapner, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, T-Mobile When it comes to brand communications in wireless—one of the nation’s most competitive industries—Janice Kapner is an unparalleled leader and innovator. Since arriving at T-Mobile in… Continued