The inaugural awards program recognizes PR agencies in 23 practice areas, including branding, business to business, community relations, crisis management, digital/social media, internal communications, media relations, mulitcultural PR, nonprofit/association and reputation management. All of the finalists will be celebrated at the PR Agency Elite Awards Luncheon on Sept. 10, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt in New York.
In a more personal vein, five finalists have been announced for a special Agency Awe Professional Award, recognizing a PR executive who has raised the bar on the work being produced by her or his agency. The finalists for the Agency Awe Professional Award are Ilene Adler, CEO, Vantage PR; Stephen Bonsignore, SVP, consumer practice, Cohn & Wolfe; Huma Gruaz, president and CEO, Alpaytac Public Relations/Marketing Communications; Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO, MWW; Marian Salzman, CEO, Havas PR; and Daniel Simon, president, Cognito.
Keynoting PR News' Sept. 10 PR Agency Elite Awards Luncheon will be Aliza Licht, senior vice president of global communications for Donna Karan International and the singular voice behind Donna Karan's social media personality DKNY PR Girl. In her keynote address, "The Brand/PR Agency Marriage & The Other Woman (aka Social Media)," Licht will share her insight into what makes a brand/PR agency partnership successful, and how social media has forever changed the dynamic between an agency and a client.
See the finalists for this year's PR Agency Elite Awards.
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